Droid Life has word from a source of theirs that the Verizon Droid Incredible has an OTA update ready to go that will give the device the ability to act as a mobile hotspot, take 720p video, and includes a the signature Droid boot sequence video. In other Droid Incredible news, Verizon is reportedly sending out $25 gift cards to customers that have a Droid Incredible on order, but have yet to receive it, due to display shortages.
Unfortunately, this rumored update is little comfort for all the users still waiting on their phone to ship. However, it may be possible that by the time that they get their phone, this update may be available for download immediately. No exact date on when this update is likely to launch, but BoyGeniusReport adds that "HTC would be wise to push Verizon to release it prior to July 15th" because that is when the Droid X is supposed to launch.
Phandroid notes that "It’s not surprising that this functionality was locked up until this point: HTC’s been known to put some pretty capable hardware in their devices only to unlock more of their potential over time (or wait until some crafty developers unlock them for us)."
Shortages of Samsung's AMOLED display caused incredible delays in shipping the device to consumers. In an effort to keep consumers satisfied, AndroidCentral is reporting that Verizon is starting to send out $25 Verizon gift cards.
AndroidandMe wrote that the "main reason for the handset shortage and shipping delays for many of HTC’s new handsets is due to a shortage in supply of the Samsung AMOLED display." Rumors are going around that HTC may be switching to a different display in order to start shipping devices to consumers. Samsung's launch of their Galaxy S line of phones is a likely culprit in the shortage of their displays.
Here is an excerpt from the reported Verizon letter:
Your satisfaction is important to us, so we’re also sending you a $25
Verizon Wireless gift card which may be redeemed online or at any Verizon
Wireless retail store as a way of saying “thank you” for your patience in
this matter. No additional action on your part is required – we will send
the gift card to the address you provided with your order in the next two
Here is the video showing the new boot sequence for the Droid Incredible.
Image from Droid Life