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Whats the deal with VZW not pimping the dInc?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rsarno, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!
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    They know the world is iPhone crazy, and they also know the press and the entire world is all over the fact that "Android is about to take over"

    Wouldnt it make business sense to push the sh*t out of your product which is closest to the iPhone?

    Its close in size, it downloads apps, its specced wayyyy better, has wayyy more functionality and features ..

    I dont see any commercials, support is minimal, updates/bug fixes should be rolling out daily as needed

    but nothing. I see D2 and X commercials left and right.

    What gives? Im feeling like i bought "The best phone you never heard of" lol

  2. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    'Cuz it's out of stock and way backordered. There's no sense in heavily pushing a phone that you can't meet demand for.
  3. FramCire

    FramCire Android Expert

    I still see ads here and there, but you would expect MORE ads for the newer phones!
  4. FramCire

    FramCire Android Expert

    Right now the Incredible is showing a 1 day "backorder" and the X is showing a 2 week backorder.

    So, I don't believe you are correct.
  5. stuckpig

    stuckpig Member

    Because [?]:

    - They want clueless mainstream consumers using Motorola devices
    - Motorola is paying through the nose to be in the spotlight
    - HTC devices have always been for people 'in the know' ("Quietly Brilliant")
    - The EVO is much more like the iPhone in features
    - The Galaxy S is much more like the iPhone in appearance
    - Verizon may be getting the iPhone soon and wants a stronger showing when it debuts

    I dunno... just some ideas...
  6. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!
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    VZW site says its 1 day backordered. That is not terrible.

    I waited 4 weeks lol
  7. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!
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    IMO even if it WAS an iphone, the size of the EVO would be enough to shun off most housewife-types who are wanting to stick to that comfort-shape the iphone and dinc have
  8. killadanny

    killadanny Android Expert

    Yeah surely they got more in stock. :)

    Be glad we are not getting slapped around by Verizon :eek:
  9. quest7

    quest7 Android Enthusiast

    I agree, my inc is a great phone. But, I also like having something different from the mainstream. I guess when you a good, you dont have to adversitse.:cool:
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  10. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!
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    Oh yea ... im sure thats exactly what the marketing team feels ROFL!
  11. quest7

    quest7 Android Enthusiast

    Nah, just me. Lol.
  12. stuckpig

    stuckpig Member

    Compared to the dinc, the iPhone is ugly and wide-- it also has no [track]balls. Nor does it have a notification LED and a host of other ignorant design decisions.

    Why would someone dumb enough to buy Apple hardware really want an Incredible short of being told you were not cool unless you owned one?
  13. dgold82

    dgold82 Well-Known Member

    Yes, but that is online. They are out of stock in almost all the retail stores around me (Cleveland). How many regular consumers buy their phone online?
  14. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!
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    Apparently there are many many millions of people who either completely disagree with you, or really don't give a sh*t.

    But lets keep this on topic rofl
  15. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!
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    You play with it in the store, get sold from a rep, place the order and have it in 24-48hrs.

    That is acceptable in most cases.
  16. codybear

    codybear Lurker

    They had quite a few incredible commercials before it was originally released, and then during the first few weeks it was on backorder.
  17. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    I clearly haven't paid enough attention. I thought this was still the case.
  18. Bing

    Bing Well-Known Member

    Commercials cost money to air. HTC is less about spending their money on ads and more about making better phones. The only reason you see Evo being "pimped" is because Sprint is tauting it's 4G abilities and thus advertising it's network more than the hardware. Motorola, however, is all about getting back to their Razr (and Droid1) glory days.
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  19. FramCire

    FramCire Android Expert

    hhhmmmmm pay $300.00 and get $100 rebate in store or pay $180 with free overnight shipping?

    If you are smart, you buy your phone online. INSTANT rebate and sometimes lower overall price.
  20. TheSultan

    TheSultan Android Expert

    I see the mention of the one day backorder being enough. If the implication by this thread that advertising would sell more phones, then by the same logic, the backorder would probably be much more than 1 day. It's not good service to be back ordered at all, so they probably don't want to spend a ton of money to advertise and then piss people off.

    Do you know how much advertising costs?? For a single device?? They really should just advertise the "droid' line in total, then have people come in to a store.

    Plus, why should they pay for advertising?? We do it for free by telling our friends our great it is! That alone was enough to have orders backlogged for 2 months!
  21. b1gg134

    b1gg134 Well-Known Member

    Wait you didnt just mention the trackball like it was a useful feature did you? Everytime i look at the trackball i just think of the space wasted by putting it on the phone. I seriously have never used it.
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  22. Stam2000

    Stam2000 Newbie

    I agree. Companies like New Balance and ASICS use word of mouth over commercials and they are popular brands
  23. killadanny

    killadanny Android Expert

    Those HD2 ads were annoying after a while, one every ten minutes...then again, I switch a lot of channels..
  24. hookem

    hookem Android Enthusiast

    I find it quite useful. I had a couple of friends with iphone comment on how they wish they had an optical joystick. Makes it easy to go to certain spots in a text to make corrections.
  25. TheSultan

    TheSultan Android Expert

    what is all this talk about a trackball?? do some of you have some special edition Incredibles that have trackballs on them???

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