Droid Incredible 4G LTE Release Date Remains Unclear
With the HTC EVO 4G LTE release date now known, the HTC One X presumably becoming stocked again soon and the HTC EVO V 4G launching on Virgin Mobile today, that leaves the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE as the only big name smartphone without any sort of launch details to speak of.
It has been over three weeks since Verizon first announced the next addition to the Droid Incredible family and thus, it has been over three weeks of silence from Verizon.
Release dates for the device have been thrown around for weeks. We heard May 10th, we heard May 17th, and I even heard whispers about a May 23rd launch.
Read: HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE Hands On Video.
Obviously none of those panned out and given the issues that HTC had with U.S. Customs and Apple and it would seem as though the device may have missed its original launch date due to those, considering they happened on May 17th.
Problem is, Verizon, like AT&T, has decided to keep quiet about the issue. Sprint, on the other hand, has been extremely communicative with its customers.
I get the feeling that those looking to get the Droid Incredible 4G LTE were hoping for the same and I know for a fact that they deserve some type of communication for better or worse.
My point is, consumers deserve answers, especially because Verizon already announced the phone. And I think this is a phone that many people want to buy as it features 4G LTE speeds paired with a speedy processor and a unique 4-inch display.
I think we’ll hear something soon though because the One X, EVO 4G LTE and EVO V 4G have all been released from captivity and that bodes well for the launch of the Droid Incredible 4G LTE.
Anyone still buying the Droid Incredible 4G LTE or have you moved on?
05/31/2012 at 1:54 pm
I’m about to move on. If Verizon doesn’t release this before Monday I might end up with something else, and possible on someone else’s network.
05/31/2012 at 2:00 pm
Verizon needs this phone. The RAZR, Rezound, and Galaxy Nexus all date back to November. An inventory full of 7-month-old “flagship” phones is simply disgraceful.
05/31/2012 at 2:02 pm
I’ve been impatiently waiting on this to replace my original Incredible. Love the size, but don’t want to give up my Google integration and go with an iPhone.
05/31/2012 at 2:41 pm
I have also been waiting on this phone to upgrade to my first smartphone. I wonder if Verizon is about to announce their new Shared Data plan and also launch this phone with a BOGO deal to encourage new activations?
05/31/2012 at 5:48 pm
I think they are deliberately holding out so if you get this phone, you have to participate in their new data plan package. They are definitely yanking the consumer around this time. I, too still hold an original Dinc. I am reluctant to change brands, and if forced, I’ll just buy my next phone on eBay. That can be done!
05/31/2012 at 7:30 pm
Frustrated, but still likely to buy it if reviews are positive and battery life is good.
06/01/2012 at 4:39 am
They dropped the Incredible 2, in my opinion, off the inventory list way too far off from the launch date for the Incredible 4G. I LOVE my I2 but really need a new phone due to some minor issues. I have been limping along with the I2 in hopes of a sooner rather than later launch to the I4G. Since this is a work furnished phone, I have to go through Verizon. So, for now at least, I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the launch date happens soon.
06/01/2012 at 11:18 am
got tired of waiting so i got the bionic. 2 of em actually and waiting on the third due to bsod issues.if this one doesn’t work and there’s no definitive release date for the inc 4g then i guess i’ll have to give sprint a call… tired of not having a phone that works properly with rude customer service people who dont seem to have the time to help a 5+ year customer with their issues.