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28 responses to “Droid Incredible Not Being Discontinued, Is Dropping AMOLED”

  1. kilari

    Good to have some news on how HTC is doing due to Samsung suckage. Which also explains why EVOs are still sold out. But I thought the EVO had a standard TFT display and you totally have the sizes wrong on the Evo and Incredible. Evos got a 4.3″ and the Incredible has a 3.7″ screen. But other than that good story.

  2. incredibleuser

    what is your source on the last paragraph?

    “It will also likely include Android 2.2, Froyo out of the box, along with Mobile Hotspot. The original Droid Incredible will later receive these features in an upcoming firmware update.”

  3. Tyler

    If they put an LCD in my Incredible, I’m returning it. I might as well just get the X if I’m getting an LCD.

  4. incredibleuser

    Well is this just a rumor that the Incredible will run Android 2.2 out of the box or is it definitely confirmed? I can’t find reports anywhere confirming this information.

  5. Jon R.

    Verizon isn’t changing new models right? I just ordered one.

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  7. Dihce

    I laugh at this because if Apple were to do anything like this everyone would be fired up and getting their pitchforks and torches out.

    HTC needs to get their act together and supply their current line sufficiently before kicking out 25 new models before year’s end (yes, 25 is an exaggeration, but not by much I bet LOL)

  8. daniel

    I hope mine comes as spec’ed. I ordered it at a verizon store on June 8th, under the assumption it would be shipped by June 25th, as stated by Verizon. I called the verizon store on the 25th to get my tracking number and they told me it would be shipped by the 29th, and to called back then. I called back today, the 29th, and still no tracking number. I could have acquired a new iPhone by now, fashioned my own phone out of random item from around the house. I’ve waited a while now, so if it comes with different components, I will officially be super-ultra-mega-upset. That is the highest level of upset known to mankind.

  9. JJ

    So what is the main difference between a super tft and an amoled? So is the screen on the incredible better than the one on the evo?

  10. Christopher Price

    The screen on the Droid Incredible is AMOLED, which is considered a better display technology than TFT. Think of it as the difference between an OLED HDTV and an LCD HDTV.

    The “Super TFT” will simply be a very powerful LCD meant to rival the AMOLED screen that was in the original Droid Incredible hardware revision. And no, we haven’t seen it, so we can’t tell you how much HTC is shortchanging new customers with the downgrade.

    (And we also have no idea if there will be a price cut or not to make up for it, sorry).

  11. Benjamin A

    What will this change do to the battery life?

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  14. Christopher Price

    Some on other sites are misrepresenting a part of this article. Any software upgrade that would ship on the new revision to the Droid Incredible would also be offered to the original Droid Incredible.

    When one Droid Incredible revision gets Android 2.2, so will the other revision. It’s not clear if there will need to be a separate Droid Incredible firmware files, but both clearly will be updated with future Android updates at the same time.

  15. ezun

    I actually reposted the article, but reposted it word for word with no intention to misrepresent anything. I’m not sure how it’s being misrepresented when I copied directly from what you posted.

    “It will also likely include Android 2.2, Froyo out of the box, along with Mobile Hotspot. The original Droid Incredible will later receive these features in an upcoming firmware update.”

    Is that misrepresented?

  16. Christopher Price

    It’s pointless to get defensive here, we were mostly referring to the phased rollout of Android updates and Google’s FOTA process. If there is a time gap between when new Droid Incredibles ship with Android 2.2, and original revision units are updated, it will be minor.

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  18. ezun

    Chris – sorry if it came about as defensive. I was just trying to understand how I misrepresented, I wanted to represent it as it was stated. If you can help to clarify that I will correct my posting.

  19. Christopher Price

    Mostly we were responding to comments that inferred that Android 2.2 was not coming to the original revision, from people that clearly never read the article.

  20. Droid Incredible Shipping? - Page 300 - Android Central Forums

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  23. Droid Incredible Shipping? - Page 321 - Android Central Forums

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  24. kyle

    If I can’t get my hands on the model that has the AMOLED screen, then I will definitely be selecting a different phone to go with.

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