Recent leaks of Verizon Wireless EOL lists have placed the HTC Droid Incredible as being poised to be discontinued. This is not a fully accurate depiction.
The Droid Incredible has suffered from launch due to an AMOLED shortage. HTC has struggled to meet demand for AMOLEDs as the display technology expanded beyond the niche Nexus One. HTC has said recently that some AMOLED models would be downgraded to “Super TFT” displays. However, it was not clear which phones would be downgraded, until now.
The 3.7-inch Droid Incredible took the most demanding toll on production quotas, creating the longest backorders of affected devices. As such, it will be downgraded to the high-quality TFT display.
In doing so, Verizon will have to replace the SKU and notify customers that the Droid Incredible coming next month, is not the same Droid Incredible being sold today. This will be bold markings on the product packaging, as well as on marketing, literature, and possibly even advertisements.
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.