Verizon Offering Droid X to Those Waiting on HTC Incredible

It’s no secret to any Android fan that the HTC Droid Incredible is one awesome piece of technology. This explains why, over two months after the phone’s release, it is almost impossible to get your hands on one. This is due largely to the fact that Samsung, who manufactures the AMOLED screens that HTC uses for the phone, cannot keep up with the incessant demand for the device.

While most people are ordering their phones and patiently waiting, Verizon is offering another option to those who’ve ordered the Incredible but just can’t seem to wait: the Droid X. Announced last week by Verizon, the Droid X has some impressive specs. With a 1 GHZ processor, a 4.3″ display, 8 MP camera with 720p video capabilities, and a multitouch keyboard, the phone certainly rivals both the HTC EVO 4G and iPhone 4.

Verizon will be releasing the Droid X on July 15th, while if you order the Incredible today it won’t be shipped until at least July 27th. Verizon is now allowing those who’ve ordered the Droid Incredible online to switch their order to the Droid X in order to get an Android device in their hands as soon as possible.

It’s definitely nice that Verizon is offering this to customers, especially those who jumped on the Incredible and realized they’d rather have the latest and greatest Droid X when it was announced a few days ago. But speaking from my experience with the Droid Incredible, it’s the best Android device I’ve ever used and is more than worth waiting a few weeks for.

Regardless, with the change from AMOLED to LCD and the release of the Droid X, the strain on HTC will helpfully be alleviated and those who are waiting for the Droid Incredible will finally be able to get one.

UPDATE: We were contacted by Verizon and they sent us this official statement regarding Incredible pre-orders:

“The Droid Incredible by HTC, as you know, definitely lives up to its name and is a fantastic device. It has proven to be very, very popular with our customers. Should a customer who has ordered a Droid Incredible decide that the Droid X (or any other device) better meets his/her needs, he/she can take advantage of the Verizon Wireless Worry Free Guarantee and choose the Droid X when it goes on sale July 15. Customers cannot pre-order the Droid X with us.”

There you have it. Does that jive with your experiences? Let us know in the comments.

  • Jeremy
    June 29, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Rob, That’s the same thing that I was told – which means, it’s not exactly a “swap your order” type deal – if anything, it’s almost just as much a crapshoot in terms of when you’ll get your phone. They cancel your Incredible order, and refund your payment. When the Droid X is available for sale, they will follow up the call. They told me they’d call me at 2pm on July 15th – by then, this phone will have sold like hotcakes. I thought it would be more of a straight “swap” – it’s more like order cancellation.

    • Rob
      June 29, 2010 at 12:50 pm

      Well not exactly.. I was not refunded any money, the CSR told me that there was nothing more that I had to do. I have still paid for my Incredible. Hopefully its not a crapshoot as I didnt get any money back.

  • Chris
    June 29, 2010 at 10:46 am

    http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives/2010/06/verizon_lets_you_change_droid_incredible_pre-orders_to_motorola_droid_x.html

    just found this site with an “official” VZW press release that says otherwise

  • Chris
    June 29, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I DO think that this little “hole” in the ordering system is working. I’ve been cruising around the net this morning and have ran across a couple of forums where users have had success changing their DInc order over to the X. Some of the posters have said that it took them a couple of calls to VZW and talking to DIFFERENT reps on the phone because some didn’t know what they were talking about and would not allow the switch. I haven’t tried it personally, but maybe someone else can post their experience with this trick?

    • Rob
      June 29, 2010 at 10:51 am

      I ordered my Incredible on June 9th.. I called Verizon yesterday and told them I heard about the switch online. I told them I wanted to cancel my Incredible order and place the order for the Droid X.. the CSR made it happpen… Not sure what else I can say. It worked for me, may depend on who you get on the phone and if they know what they are doing. If all else fails ask to speak to a supervisor.

      • Chris
        June 29, 2010 at 11:13 am

        thats what i have been seeing online. My question is:

        Can i order a droid inc. then turn right around and call back and say that i want to cancel my order/opt for the droid x?

        hhhhhmmmmmmm ????? 🙂

      • Rob
        June 29, 2010 at 11:23 am

        I would order it… then wait a week.. worth a try though.. Best of luck

  • Jeremy
    June 29, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Actually, they are not just letting you “switch” – Verizon can’t put any orders in for the Droid X until July 15th. They will let you cancel your Incredible order and refund your money and will follow up with you to purchase a Droid X.

    • Rob
      June 29, 2010 at 10:15 am

      That is 100% UNTRUE!! I canceled my Incredible order yesterday and placed the order for the Droid X… Check your facts!

      • Jeremy
        June 29, 2010 at 10:34 am

        Rob, how the hell did you do that? The phone isn’t available for order yet – I called Verizon myself just now. They said they will do an online pre-order for the phone, but no date set. You can pre-order the phone from Best Buy. There is NO ordering this phone yet.

      • Rob
        June 29, 2010 at 12:05 pm

        I just called & verified with Verizon… While I will not need to call back.. It looks like they are noting the accounts for follow-up from a CSR to go back in and place the actual order once they can. CSR told me that phone should ship the same day its released to stores if not a few days early. Hope this helps, and yes it can be done

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