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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Hawkmech, May 20, 2010.

  1. Hawkmech

    Hawkmech Newbie
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    Get everyone hyped up about your new phone and then run out of them for weeks to come. Even to the point of running commercials advertising the phone you dont have any inventory on. Come on you knew it was going to sell well, the first real competition to the Iphone on Verizon. The best way to kill hype is to run out of stock. I am not sure if I will be patient enough to wait for you to get stock.
     



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  2. fortesquieu

    fortesquieu Android Expert


    There have been many threads about this. IT IS NOT VERIZON'S FAULT.

    HTC has trouble getting the parts to build the phones.

    From http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37159445/ns/technology_and_science-wireless/,
    "In particular, McAdam said Verizon is unable to keep up with strong demand for the Droid Incredible smartphone from HTC, due in part to component shortages such as the advanced screens made by Samsung Electronics."
     
  3. narf

    narf Well-Known Member

    specifically SAMSUNG who makes the screen is way behind in production.
     
  4. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)

  5. krokem44

    krokem44 Newbie

    Then maybe Verizon should put a hold on its ads for the time being.

    "Hey guys, let's not market the phone before it comes out, but once it's out, and we don't have inventory, let's start marketing it!" - Verizon.
     
  6. paimon.soror

    paimon.soror Android Enthusiast

    Agreed ... people need to realize that the folks over at HTC marketing are not ******ed. Its not like they are sitting there and were like "dude, how do we sell this? .. oh i duno, lets just make 100 ... oh man, thats a lot, you sure?"

    Surely if you as a consumer are sitting here thinking "there isn't enough in stock" you can 100% bet that HTC as the supplier is thinking "shit lets get this stuff out as fast as possible"

    Also, preorders are usually done to create marketing estimates ... they obviously knew it was gunna sell well....you would be naive to think that they just sat back and let it happen. Relax...its worth the wait
     
  7. fortesquieu

    fortesquieu Android Expert

    Go get Evo 4G, I'm sure they wouldn't run out, since they are using TFT not AMOLED as Samsung has trouble making enought AMOLED.
     
  8. potterdood

    potterdood Android Enthusiast

    I'm just happy I pre ordered my DINC, :) Gotta be advantageous sometimes.
     
  9. closhedbb

    closhedbb Newbie

    Everyone I know who has ordered it through Verizon online has seen it ship within a week of placing the order, well before the "Will Ship By" date on the website.

    Order it online, and you'll have it within a week...
     
  10. brandonhutch

    brandonhutch Well-Known Member


    Ohhh ... this always works. Hold your breath and kick & scream 'til you get your way.

    Are you writing this in hopes that Ivan Seidenberg will read it? 'Cause I hear he frequents these forums quite a bit.

    As has already been stated ad nauseum ... it's not Verizon's fault. There have been some delays in manufacturing due to lack of hardware. If you were so worried about getting one ASAP, then you should have pre ordered it.
     
  11. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)

    From my little knowledge of marketing/advertising, contractual agreements on duration, time-slots, etc. are made beforehand with networks and the OEMs/carriers. So unless VZW/HTC magically already knew ahead of time that they were going to have a shortage of screens, the ads were going to be aired at the agreed time. I may be wrong on this since I'm in a completely different field of work
     
  12. FrozenIpaq

    FrozenIpaq Well-Known Member

    I'd also like to point out that Verizon didn't hype this up at all, they just had a pre-order page open for it, but aside from that they didn't send out any other kind of promotions or ad material
     
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  13. heyeaglefn

    heyeaglefn Android Enthusiast

    LOL, I must have missed the Hype. This isn't the Moto Droid.
     
  14. egghead79

    egghead79 Newbie

    All kinds of electronics components are backordered now apparently. A guy on another forum said he works in the industry and some parts his company needs have a 3-4 month lead time now.
     
  15. sgtmilstack

    sgtmilstack Member

    AMOLED supplies running low. Doubtful hype machine is involved. And you aren't the only one waiting. There could literally be tens of thousands waiting for it. Patience is a virtue, my friend. :)


    Too funny, I was thinking the same when I heard a commercial on the radio. I even posted a tweet about it. However Woop has a valid idea.


    That could be true, especially if VzW put money in to reserve those slots and contract signed.
     
  16. sgtmilstack

    sgtmilstack Member

    Maybe early on or depending on the region. I've ordered online 5/10 and it's going on 8 business day without package in hand.
     
  17. Kev13Dd

    Kev13Dd Newbie

    Since today is Thursday, I can now confirm this is not true

    K
     
  18. gorenut

    gorenut Well-Known Member

    I think you should try some of the small indie cell phone stores. I really had no idea there was even a shortage. I just walked into mine, picked one up that very day. I think he had like half a dozen more and said he was gonna buy one himself.
     
  19. TheGoatLantern

    TheGoatLantern Android Expert

    Blame the Chinese they're the ones sucking up all the electronic components.... that they themselves make... weird... ;)
     
  20. Kilo7

    Kilo7 Well-Known Member

    exactly!!. buying advertising time, making a commercial(hiring, marketing firms), forecasting..atleast they have a product that's hot, there are other consumer items that aren't so lucky..
     
  21. plim

    plim Member

    maybe samsung is withholding amoled sales to other brands in favor of the galaxy....

    tin foil hats unite! =)
     
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  22. I wouldnt doubt that they stopped production until they fix all the signal fadded/dropped calls, terrible reception, and many other bugs in the phone.
     
  23. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)

    You're basing that on a troubleshoot forum (this forum). How many users does this represent compared to the entire pool of Incredible owners? I have not had any of those problems you listed and I know a good number of people who also havent experienced anything listed.
     
  24. We switched from AT&T for better service and better customer service. We added 18 incredibles because the corporate salesmen told me they would be the best phones out there. Well from the 18, we got replacements for 16. We currently only have 1 left. Dont tell me there are not massive problems. Maybe you dont care because you dont use your phone a lot or for business, but they constantly would drop calls - people would have a hard time hearing me, the signal strength NOT THE FREAKING BARS FOR THE 3535235 TIME sucked, battery was pathetic, tons of bugs on the phones, lots of them randomly restarted
    Just an expensive POS if you ask me. iphone is the same price for a way higher quality phone - but yes the service sucks
     
  25. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)

    Considering you just made this thread:
    http://androidforums.com/htc-incredible/82267-trident-needs-relax.html

    I will ignore that post due to your possible unstable mental status.
     

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