Peter Chou must be in danger of going bold, pulling his hair from frustration by now.
I understand that this huge demand may have come as a surprise to HTC. And, suddenly increasing the output of AMOLED displays might be hard for Samsung, if their production lines are already running at near 100% capacity.
But what an interesting coincidence. While HTC is scrambling, and failing to meet the demand, loosing frustrated customers, Samsung is able to ramp up the production of it’s own direct Android 2.1 competitor – Galaxy S. And launch it in multiple countries, with multiple operators, almost at once. Without any supply issues at all…
Well, both HTC and Google have had enough of Samsung for now. According to Korea Herald, HTC is ditching Samsung AM-OLED displays, and replacing them with Sony’s SCLD (Super TFT LCD) displays.
Right now, Korean telecom KT confirmed the display switch for Google Nexus One’s produced from July.
But I’m pretty sure, that HTC has the same display switch coming to Droid Incredible, as soon as they get Verizon’s nod. HTC Desire should follow along in the nearest future, too.
Source: Pissed at Samsung, HTC ditches AMOLED in favor of Sony’s SCLCD displays Unwired View