Are they currently shipping LCD or AMOLED?

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    Or do we not know for sure?

    I was reading a lot of comments on other forums, implying the changeover has already occurred and if i order right now im sure to get an LCD

    I doubt id even notice the difference, tbh ... just wondering whats shipping. I receive mine on 8/2/10
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    I believe all Incredible's being made at this point are using the high-quality TFT display. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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    a what?? So its not LCD or Amoled (or whatever) its something else??

    BTW i have no idea what any of this means, i just dont like to be short changed. What differences will i notice?
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    yes ive read those, they still discuss it as being rumor.

    just wondering if an official change has been noticed
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    Your guess is as good as mine...
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    According to the Verizon rep I talked to yesterday these were just rumors. I don't know what to believe or how I can even tell a difference when I receive mine on Monday.
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    i know enough to not listen to any rep haha.

    But i did see the "phase out" list, and it makes perfect sense the dInc was on that list if they will be changing the glass, since it would have a different model number. And that makes perfect sense to do, since the current glass obviously isnt working out in terms of shipment delays.

    I did notice the shipment delay dropped by about 2 weeks, about a week ago.
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    No, when they start shipping the TFT LCD versions we will know about it, I promise.
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    A quick check of VZW and HTC sites makes no mention of this whatsoever.

    One thing I did find ridiculous about these LCD rumors is that they claim the LCD'ed Droid Incredible will ship with Froyo, which made the entire claim ridiculously improbable, considering HTC has already said it will be Septemberish before we see Froyo on the Incredible.

    There will be NO confusion whatsoever as to which display the Incredible will have as they'd require a different SKU for pricing, contracts, support etc.

    I'm chocking this up as one big huge rumor.

    Order your Incredible.

    I held a Droid X in my hand and compared it to my Incredible, and that's when it became apparent that there is NO comparison :)
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    I doubt that they would switch, as some users like the AMOLED technology and that may have been the tipping point for them. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe Samsung had a deal to complete.
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    Yeah I'm sure feedback about the screen switch didn't set well with people who had already ordered one or were thinking about ordering one. AMOLED is the way to go for sure, it's better just to wait for the better screen.
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    I dont agree totally that amoled is better. tft is better for me because i work in the sun all day and cant see a amoled screen umless i hide in the dark if i can find some. TFT you can see at least. Depends on how you look at it
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    I would like to see a side by side comparison. I really don't think there is a big difference visually.
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    How in the world could you say such a thing if you've never seen an AMOLED screen?

    The difference between a traditional LCD and a AMOLED is jaw-dropping.

    I can't tell you how many people assumed my DI was an iPhone4 due to AMOLED screen on the DI. They go slack jaw when I tell them it's an Android phone. Funny how civilians just naturally assume that something that looks sharp simply must be made by Apple?

    Seriously, the screen is astonishing. I wouldn't gave paid retail for it if it had a simple, washed out TFT. AMOLED is the future, and you'll agree once you lay eyes on a good AMOLED screen (to say nothing of how little power they require).

    The Droid X looked weak in comparison. I might consider a Samsung Fascinate one it's released, as the Super AMOLED is supposed to have even better contrast. It's a bit larger than the DI, which would make typing a bit easier.
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    I agree it's a great looking screen. The point here is what good is it if HTC can't obtain the parts for manufacturing their phones. At some point, unless these amoled screens start becoming readily availabe, we will start seeing other screens being used. They can't have this back order issue forever, there are other acceptable options out there. The Sony Super TFT display, although offering a lower contrast ratio than AMOLED and Super AMOLED displays, is able to deliver a higher resolution and lower power consumption performance than the AMOLED panels.

    *On another note: I'm sure you have been outside and tried to view your amoled screen? Virtually useless, even at max brightness. I know nothing is perfect but I'm still waiting for a screen that can be viewed easily in sunlight.
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    Well I used my Incredible as my camera for a Church renovation project outdoors in the bright, sunny, and really hot Oklahoma sun. And out of habit I used my hand to cast a shadow onto the screen then I realized I didn't need to do that. So I love AMOLED screens for both indoor and outdoor use. In my opinion it's like going from DVD to BLU-RAY as resolution goes.
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    The only reason i asked about this is because of a few facts

    1. it was known that the Glass manufacturer couldnt keep up

    2. it was known that there was a roughly 4 week backorder because of this

    3. it was known (or rumored) that vzw was phasing out the old sku of the incredible, easily assumable is the fact that a new sku would replace it, carrying a different screen

    4. few weeks later the backorder is cut to roughly 2 weeks

    So some of that is rumor, some is fact. But collectively, it makes sense that the change has been made now.

    My question was, if anyone has noticed and confirmed the new screen is being used?

    BTW i already have ordered my phones, just asking so i know what to expect when i get them.
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    LOL there is no way you can say the amoled is good for outdoor use. The TFT is far better and its still hard to see in the direct sun. Now if you indoor the amoled is much better, better color, better quality all around. The most valid point as mentioned by kmo is they just dont have to amoled screens available to use.
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    Funny...I've taken my Incredible out in the hot Southern sun, and on full brightness had no trouble whatsoever seeing it. I do have an anti-glare screen protector on it, but that decision was made more for the anti-fingerprint properties of the screen protector (didn't want my pattern to be apparent in finger smears.)

    My LG enV Touch really sucked in the sun.