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HTC Droid DNA Officially Announced Coming to Verizon Nov 21st for $200 On Contract

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. dgstorm
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    The Verizon and HTC joint press event just kicked off, and just as predicted the HTC Droid DNA was just officially announced. The phone is up for pre-order now, and will hit retail shelves on November 21st. The device will sell for $199.99 on a new Verizon contract. The new superphone/phablet has some serious specs which you can see below.
    • 5-inch HD 1080p Super LCD 3 screen (1920x1080) - 440PPI
    • 8MP, f/2.0, 28mm wide angle lens, smart LTE flash, BSI sensor, autofocus, HTC ImageChip and 1080p HD video recorder; 2.1MP front-facing camera with BSI sensor and 1080p video recorder.
    • 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 and MDM9615m Graphics
    • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean + HTC Sense 4+
    • 16GB eMMC, (11GB usable storage)
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 2020mAh lithium ion - embedded
    • 4G LTE, CDMA, Quad GSM, Quad UMTS
    • Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n
    • 141 x 70.5 x 9.73 mm
    • 138 grams / 4.86 ounces
    • NFC
    • HDMI via MHL
    • HTML5, Bluetooth 4.0 aptX
    • A microUSB and microSIM
    • Headset and speaker amplifiers
    • 3.5mm 2.55v stereo audio jack
    • Dual microphone noise cancellation
    • Embedded wireless charging
    • G-sensor, ambient light sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, gyro sensor
    This is one powerhouse device! It's pretty good looking too. This is like a nerd's ultimate wish-list of features, although the battery is a bit weaker than the rumors suggested and is not removable. Still, it has embedded wireless charging which might offset that inconvenience a tad for some. What do you guys think? Does it wow enough?

    Please join the discussion in our new HTC Droid DNA Forums.

    Source: Verizon and HTC Press Event
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    HTC hit a homerun with this handset. They needed something big (no pun intended) and this handset definitely delivers the goods.
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    I knew it wasn't going to be stock Android, but I wish it was...

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus running Liquidsmooth JB v2.0 RC5!
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    This is a dam sexy phone...
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    If only it didn't have Sense.
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    Pretty good! Too bad it'll probably only see one software upgrade in it's lifetime.
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    Why is the razr maxx hd $300 and this only $200 and what will be the price on amazon for this? I know the maxx hd is $200.
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    You are absolutely correct in that HTC ruined the thunderbolt by ONLY updating it to Gingerbread despite all of their promises for more updates. I love this phone but the fact that I have a thunderbolt is making me leary of buying it.
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    The battery, The battery, the battery. Beautiful phone, but with those specs I'm thinking thunderbolt with no removable battery. Happy Charging. ;)

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    Battery, poo. Probably won't keep this one pass the 14 days.
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    ^^^ precisely... maybe get a case with a built in battery like all those iPhone ones? Oh wait... the defeats the purpose.

    this is one incredibly sexy looking phone, but that battery... why HTC... and I hate sense more than Samsung's UI...

    but that screen... that screen is beautiful.
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    Ridiculously small battery.....it would be sweet except for that...
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    Aesthetics are great. Internal specs are decidedly better than the RAZR HD series which should move units. This is definitely looking to be the best "DROID" branded phone released, and it looks like they are returning to what made the series so successful in the first place, only the newest and highest quality phones. Releases like the droid 3 , X2 , and droid charge somewhat diluted the brand but it looks like they are steering the ship in the right direction.

    After saying all that though, it isn't enough to win me over the Note 2. Small battery, no SD slot are killer flaws. I also want the bigger size and s pen features of the Note 2. But I'm glad to see this high quality phone being releases at the fair price.

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    No card slot? 11 gigs usable storage? Meh.
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    yeah after reading that I think it's the razr series for me.
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    Maybe they took Motos business plan, HTC DNA DLX coming to a store next month. Lol.
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    Epic fail. To drum up such an awesome screen and processing power but then forget to also get a decent battery and cut out an SD card slot.... Why even bother? If you are like me then you get a phone this size so you can leave the tablet at home and have a fair sized screen for games, movies, and looking over some boring business report.

    I commute via train/bus for 2 hours to get to and from work as I refuse to drive 200 miles a day. I can not always have my phone topped off before leaving work and to have to worry about a phone's battery defeats the purpose. Couple that with the need for me to have to swap out movies/games almost daily and it becomes more of a chore.

    So much hype around this phone that I would have pre-ordered yesterday. Then they annouced it today and confirmed the feared lower battery level and no sd card slot...
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    Can someone please get me the phone number for the CEO of HTC and post it in this thread. Better yet, post his e-mail. Perhaps a few thousand, "build a phone with a freakin bigger battery!" spams over the course of a month might change HTC's thinking. Then again, maybe not.

    I was seriously leaning towards this device over the Note 2 if it had a 2500 mah battery, but now I'm probably leaning toward the Note 2. Still, I'll compare both in the store and see what the reviews say. The battery may not be THAT bad. Plus, an insanely georgeous screen and camera are a bit compelling.
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    I equate it to buying a Ferrari but only being able to buy a gallon of gas at a time. Sure you might laugh at the guy down the street with the Nissan GTR since his might not be as fancy and high tech but he is able to buy a full tank of gas....

    I would go GTR all day every day
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    Shoulda named it the DNU (Do Not Unplug) :D
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