HTC Droid Incredible

The date 4/20 is usually associated with things of mellow nature, and apparently some of Verizon’s employees or the shipping system itself seems to have been affected by it - a few lucky people who pre-ordered their HTC Incredibles got notices saying it would be delivered 4/20, and sure enough there are reports of these units being received.

What Is Going On?

It is a bit confusing as to what is actually happening right now in regards to the HTC Incredible. While some people put in their preorder and the actual release date is not until the 29th of April, they received order confirmations stating they would be receiving their new phones on either 4/20 or 4/21.

Allegedly, Verizon's over-the-phone preorder system is to blame as it marked some orders OK to ship, letting them go out early.

SoSmarmy over at AndroidForums was one of the lucky people to get his HTC Incredible early and was kind enough to post a video showing it off, to squelch anyone accusing him of being a troll.


Verizon's Statements

Here are some statements given to Androidforums members calling in Verizon's customer service about the whole ordeal:

Hi all, I just spoke to an online ordering customer service rep (1-800-711-7773) regarding the early shipping of phones, and they informed me that: (1) VZ is no longer taking orders over the phones, (2) phones ordered online won't starting leaving the warehouse until 4/27 for delivery on 4/29 and (3) people who "claim" to be receiving phones and/or shipping confirmation emails already are the result of a an over the phone order "screw up" and phone orders through a third party (hince the no longer accepting of phone orders). – Pooh434

Just got off the phone who said that the phone would ship tomorrow — but then she kept running into an error message. Couldn't figure it out and then she read "item not available until the 29th." Rats. – Misterdoop

Source: AndroidForums


Andrew Huff
Ever since he was old enough to walk, Andrew has been a computer geek and gaming fanatic. This took a turn for the worse after getting the G1 the moment it was released, becoming an Android addict, and eventually snagging a Nexus One.
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  • dontno

    It is cool phone but the battery is suspect. I ordered it on 19th and no sooner than i ordered it i received notice from fedex saying the phone was shipped I received it on the 21st not sure why but really cool phone.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii


      What do you mean by battery is suspect?

  • Jeff Leatherman

    Got mine a few days ago- The battery only lasts about a day- and I can't find a car charger yet for it.. phone is sweet so far