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EVO supply constraint is due to production change- not demand

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rushmore, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 13, 2008
    Two points of evidence:

    1. Sprint backtracking on sales numbers and not clarifying if sell-in or sell through. Why not tout the numbers now?

    2. HTC has already stated they have revised their production with special focus on display revisions. Why continue production of units that have high potential for faults? They would not.

    The good news is an already good device is even better now, but the bad news is there is an inherent supply gap when you stop production to intitiate a design change. HTC is having a rough time lately, since they shot themselves in the foot with EVO's display and Samsung shot them with the Incredible's display. At least LCD displays are not a supply problem, so good for EVO.

    That all said, it appears that the EVO may run into the same issue that the Inc has. Both devices are supply constrained and the new and equal (or better) Samsung and Moto devices are a month or two away. A lot of people may wait.


    Verizon have not released sales numbers for Inc either, so perhaps same scenario.


  2. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2010
    Always the same story with these type of production foibles. Ultimately, the problem is that there are simply too many new phones being introduced in rapid succession. Undoubtedly one of the reasons iPhones have been able to sustain quality is that they have time to do fixes without focusing on the next version of phone. Sure, they use some of the same manufacturers, but they also make sure that Apple production lines don't go through changeovers or aren't being used to produce other phones.

    I've been fortunate enough to have 2 Evos that don't show any of the known build issues yet. I hope they stay that way. But it does indicate that HTC is just moving too fast.

    Moto and others will run into similar issues because they're all now sourcing parts from some of the same parts makers even if they maintain build ownership and control.
  3. dandm4life

    dandm4life Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2010
    Customer Service Rep
    Grand Rapids MI
    I've considered returning the evo to go with the galaxy s pro, but am not going to for 2 reasons.

    1. It will have a keyboard which will make the phone very thick
    2. I've never been impressed by samsung phones. Sure, the display will be gorgeous, but on a mobile phone I dont see myself really noticing the difference.
  4. edlex

    edlex Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2010
    Miami, FL
    Well I would be very happy if the revision theory is true since I've been waiting for exactly that to buy the evo. And as far as new phones coming possibly hurting sales, I see it the other way around. Which would you rather have, a revised version of an awesome phone that's now bug free or once again, the risk of another first run phone. Give me the the mature revised evo and I'll be on my way thank you.

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