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5/25/2010
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Eric Ogren
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Droid Shadow Materializes, Droid Incredible Vanishes

It's not quite the same story as getting drunk and leaving it in a bar, but a Motorola Droid Shadow was lost (and then found) in Verizon corporate gym. At the same time, the Droid Incredible has mysteriously vanished from Verizon Wireless' web site.

It's not quite the same story as getting drunk and leaving it in a bar, but a Motorola Droid Shadow was lost (and then found) in Verizon corporate gym. At the same time, the Droid Incredible has mysteriously vanished from Verizon Wireless' web site.According to (who else) Gizmodo, a gym employee found the wayward Android device in a facility offered to Verizon employees. The employee used the device long enough to come to a few conclusions about it. First, it has 16GB of internal storage. Second, it has a Snapdragon processor on board. Third, it has an 8 megapixel camera. Fourth, it has an HDMI out port. Last, it has a 4.3-inch screen.

Based on this information, it matches the description of the Motorola Shadow. That was all the finder was able to discover before the device was remotely locked. The Shadow is most likely headed to Verizon Wireless in the June/July timeframe.

In other Droid news, the Incredible is in such incredibly short supply, Verizon Wireless isn't even listing it for sale at the moment. Looking quickly at all the Motorola devices posted for sale, the Droid Incredible isn't one of them. That's odd.

After performing a search, the general information page of device appears on the web site, but says "The selection you made is unavailable at this time."

The device is extremely popular, and Verizon has had difficulty keeping it in stock.

Update: Verizon Wireless responded to the Incredible's absence from its site:

The Droid Incredible is still available from Verizon Wireless. By the time you get this email, the device should be back up on the web site. We are now packing a 2G mini SD card with the device and requiring a new internal order number so the Internet team removed the old post to insert the new one…with a new internal order number. No one realized the stir it would create so apologies for not notifying you sooner but all is well in Droidville:) The Droid Incredible is still available…those who order today their phones will ship on 6/15.

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