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HTC DROID DNA visits the FCC, may launch December 6th

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HTC DROID DNA visits the FCC, may launch December 6th
The HTC DROID DNA visited the FCC

The HTC DROID DNA visited the FCC

We have a double dose of HTC DROID DNA news to pass along to you, including a speculative launch date of December 6th. Meanwhile, besides having a possible launch date revealed, the phablet did visit the FCC. Inside, the rubber stampers found Verizon flavored CDMA and LTE support along with some HSPA thrown in for good measure in case of roaming. Big Red has yet to make this model official, but its inclusion on the carrier's MAP list makes it a fait accompli.

The latest speculation about a launch date for the HTC6435LVW is pointing to December 6th. That would still be in time to grab some last minute holiday shoppers although at the rumored $249 two-year contract launch price, you're going to be more apt to gift it to yourself than buy it for a buddy. And why wouldn't you want one? From the expected 5 inch screen, 1080p resolution and monster 440ppi pixel density, to the quad-core 1.5GHz processor and the 2GB of RAM, this phablet is the most beastly DROID ever to put money in the Steven P. Jobs Trust.

So circle that calendar, hide the kids and wife as it would appear that the HTC DROID DNA is about a month away from landing at Verizon.

source: FCC via Engadget, AndroidCommunity

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posted on 05 Nov 2012, 19:31 4

1. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Cue the epic music. The era of new quad-core beasts has begun.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 03:33 2

36. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1086; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Absolutely! and the phablet market is just starting to grow...however I do feel that being HTC's first phablet they shouldn't be pricing it close to the Note 2 as the Note series is already a proven success...HTC has to price this bad boy better I am saying somewhere around $149 fora two year contract and about $500 for an unlocked one.
That being said I know HTC too well....they never price their products in the reasonable range...the company has some sort of fixation on premium brand imaging!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 19:36 7

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


when this Droid rises all of the other phones will fall before it's might...until it's battery dies then the MAXX HD will be the supreme Droid while the DNA charges. ;]

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 19:47 3

4. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


I lol'd hard on that one, but I'm still getting the DNA bro.=)

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 00:02 1

31. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


go for it. it's a worth-while purchase, just not the one i'd really want to make. it's a device worthy of the Droid name and i'll look forward to seeing it in action. (:

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 20:16 1

13. Aeires (unregistered)


Until a Nexus rises up and shows everyone the way.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 23:32 1

27. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


without LTE that Nexus will need some luck on it's side here in the states.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 00:03 2

32. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


But it support 42mbps Hspa+ on t mobile , which is fast enough .
For me LTE is nice , but I don't need it

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 07:11 1

41. Aeires (unregistered)


Sounds like someone hasn't experienced HSPA+, this phone will do fine without LTE.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 10:26 1

48. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i've experienced HSPA+ 42mbps but the experience doesn't compare to the one received from using Verizon's massive LTE network.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 21:00 1

17. Birds (Posts: 1001; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Actually just reading the first five lines of your sentences....the Droid Rise will be a perfect name for another droid in the future....Just saying...But Droid DNA does stick better for a 5 inch 1080p phablet with a S4 pro chipset and the sexiest sexiest piece of sexy on the biggest sexy sexiest slab of red and black hardware on this side of sexy. Not to mention this device WILL BE SECKSEH!!!!!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 23:33

28. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


hahaha, well said. at least someone is rather fond of the name. Droid DNA just isn't doing it for me. i would've liked the Droid Supreme for a powerful phablet like this. ;D

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 19:40

3. mydi.maus (unregistered)


htc dna will smoke all motorola droids

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 10:27

49. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, maybe it will in all of the 5-6 hours it's alive. :P

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 19:47 5

5. oldghost (Posts: 8; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Please, oh please let it have a Micro SD slot.
Irregardless of what Mr. Duarte claims, choice is good for consumers.
If I wanted less choice in my cellular hard wear I would go to iOS.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 19:49

8. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


It will have a microSD card slot from all sources I've found and been emailed by.=)

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 20:05

11. greekmanx (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


it does not have a sd slot nor removable battery

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 20:47 1

16. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


I have to disagree with that. The closest phone to it, the J Butterfly in Japan, has a microSD card slot. I know it doesn't have a removable battery, but that hasn't stopped the RAZR line.

I seriously doubt you can say for certain that it won't have one. Please do provide some sources that says it won't, b/c I'm an agent location manager for Verizon, and all sources I hear(inside and out) say it WILL have a microSD card slot.

If it doesn't have one, I will be happy to say I was wrong and you are right, but I believe it will have one.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:22

44. greekmanx (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


Well I work for Verizon corporate and I had the device in my hand. I can tell you it is 16GB internal storage and no SD slot and 2500mah battery Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and Sense 4+ as they are calling it. The Sim card slot is on the top of the device. The screen is mind blowing don't know how I can read all these articles saying that 1080p on a phone won't make a difference it does. Also it is fast the s4 quad core is blazing fast and google now works well also.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:56

47. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


If that is true then I apologize, and will have to rethink buying this device, as I need more than 16GB of storage. Plus, I like the security of knowing that if my phone fries for some reason, my pictures etc are still safe on my microSD card.

Can't tell you how many customers I've had with a fried phone and no microSD card get very upset that they have lost their pictures, and I don't want to be one of those people......

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 12:01

52. greekmanx (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


that is what dropbox camera upload feature is for

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 12:05

53. alouden (Posts: 204; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I would have to rethink buying the DNA also. 16 GB is not enough storage for me. Even if it were enough storage, I too am hesitant to rely on the phone's internal storage. Moreover, accessing on-line storage (assuming it's available) will tax data allotment. Well, I guess I will have to wait and see...

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 12:08 1

54. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


The data allotment doesn't affect me since I have unlimited data and will buy a phone at retail(no discount for agent reps on phones that amounts to anything). It's also not just pictures but music. I've got my iTunes sync'd to my Rezound(iSyncr app ftw) and other music I've downloaded and I'd rather not have to replace it.

As I've said before, I've got a 32GB microSD card filled with movies, music, and pictures, and actually have a need for the card that the dropbox storage just can't cover.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 16:00

61. alouden (Posts: 204; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Glad I read this...I must get iSyncr to ssynch my itunes to my cell phone. Thanks for the inadvertent tip...

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 14:55

56. greekmanx (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


that's why unlimited data is awesome

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 15:55

60. alouden (Posts: 204; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Unlimited data is awesome. But I cannot afford to pay $600 for a mobile phone. So I will lose unlimited data when I upgrade. Of course I could get one from eBay, but I couldn't get the latest releases. So when I upgrade to the DNA, Note 2 or Optimus Blaze (A guy can hope it is an option, yes?) I will lose unlimited data.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 20:20

14. KParks23 (Posts: 452; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Irregardless lmao go to school much? that's not even a word! #grammer police

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 21:22 5

19. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Umm isn't it GRAMMAR? /slap

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 21:42

21. KParks23 (Posts: 452; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Haha yea but misspelling using a phone keyboard and making up words are 2 different things!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 22:53 1

23. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Grammar includes punctuation, capitalization, etc. Major fail when you pick out spelling mistakes, call yourself the "grammer" police, but forget or don't know what makes up grammar.

#Grammar FBI. :P

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 02:46 1

33. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irregardless

I call shenanigans.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 03:27

35. KParks23 (Posts: 452; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


it says right in ur link its not a word! that regardless is..LOL sorry u guys missed the humor in my post

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 05:14

37. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


"The most frequently repeated remark about it is that 'there is no such word.' There is such a word, however."

You should read more carefully. It says it IS a word, just not hugely accepted as of yet.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 06:13

39. KParks23 (Posts: 452; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


its not proper english so its not a word. the proper word is regardless.. it only says its accepted as a word because people are retarded and keep using it in other words its slang. Y U MAD BRO?

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 08:09 1

42. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I never said it was proper English, I said it was a word. My point still stands on the fact that your original statement, saying "irregardless" wasn't a word, is wrong.

Y U USE WORN OUT AND STUPID INTERNET SAYINGS BRO?

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 10:59

51. KParks23 (Posts: 452; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


O ok my bad I mean... Y U MAD BRUH?

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 05:53

38. skier51423 (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)


Your phone did not misspell 'grammar'... you did =)

On a side note, why does it always seem like the grammar police are equally guilty of flubbing up the English language?

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 23:36 1

29. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


HAHAHA! someone needs to make a trip to Walgreen's for some Ointment because he just got BURHURHURNED! xD

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 23:03

24. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Making fun of someone over grammar... Who's really the cool one here?

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 03:25

34. KParks23 (Posts: 452; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Me :)

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 19:48

6. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Once I fuse my DNA with the HTC Droid DNA, I shall become the all powerful.......um, yeah, forgot where I was going with that, but the HTC Droid DNA will still kick serious a$$!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 23:39 1

30. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


please don't become a Droid infused Supervillain, the world has already got enough problems.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 06:17

40. KParks23 (Posts: 452; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


yeah his names OBAMA

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 10:29

50. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


just don't even go there.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 08:41

43. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Don't worry man, I'm all about tech, and right now, Android has the best tech imo. WP8 could be awesome, and Apple is always capable of making really cool stuff, IF they could gtfo of the courtroom lol.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 19:49

7. The_Innovation (Posts: 562; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


I only have one question.

Where, is Harvy Dent....

Just kidding. I'm actually curious on what the battery capacity is with all these "beastly" features. Because they're useless if the phone doesn't last.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 19:50

9. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Current speculation is a 2500mah battery, which isn't bad. Hopefully this is the case, b/c otherwise it will have the 2020mah battery the J Butterfly does in Japan, which is not so nice.....

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 20:06

12. greekmanx (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


it is 2500mah battery

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 19:51 1

10. darkskoliro (Posts: 990; Member since: 07 May 2012)


My holy grail is coming!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 20:22 1

15. mydi.maus (unregistered)


come to papa...

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 21:17

18. Twisted247 (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


hopefully HTC pulls it off with this one. Can't wait to see how it does when I head to the Local Verizon to drool upon it! Not to mention after this badboy launches It'll be nice to see what the competition within android fires back with!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 21:34 1

20. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


only 2020mah battery? seriously not enough for a 5 inch quad core behemoth.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 14:56

57. greekmanx (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


2500mah

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 22:26

22. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


the DNA of a beast!! wow.. likey!

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 23:07 1

25. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 626; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


The jury is still out on that 2500mAh battery, it still seems too paltry for a phone this size and packing such a high density LCD. I seriously hope that S4 Pro is a power miser and that Super LCD screen doesn't use much power for this thing to last anywhere near 8 hours of regular usage, which is garbage on a phone this big. Big batteries are a must, Motorola has shown that this is key, even the Note II comes with a 3100mAh battery, why HTC why would you shoot your greatest phone by spec standards in the foot before it even gets out of the gate?

I swear it's like some Android manufacturers go to lunch on some part of the decision making when it comes to their kick ass products. Motorola tends to do that when it comes to cameras, HTC does it with measly batteries, Samsung does it when it comes to having sturdy outer shells...what the hell is wrong with these guys?

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 23:19 1

26. downbeat4 (Posts: 71; Member since: 03 Dec 2010)


I got to use this device tonight at a VZW quarterly kickoff....it's badass! It's VERY light and considering its a 5" screen, it's easy to use with one hand. Also saw the Note 2 (real big), the HTC 8x and Lumnia 822 which got me thinking about given MS a shot, but when I saw the DNA I was sold. The screen is unreal, the OS is snappy and the camera was impressive. I got caught trying to snap a photo of it. The rep wasn't too happy with me...to put it mildly. We have some nice devices coming to the line up, but the DNA is a standout fo sho!!

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:25 1

45. greekmanx (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


I was there also it was an amazing phone I was sold on the Note 2 until I played with the DNA and now I want that phone it is amazing looking.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 09:55

46. McLTE (Posts: 711; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Ugh.. now you've got me thinking.. Note II or the DNA???

I'm generally not all that impressed with HTC phones and their UI, though my wife LOVES them.

I was really impressed with my brother's Note II.. the size is BIG.. but its' great for web pages and the S-pen is awesome!

I'm not sure what to do now..

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 12:41

55. downbeat4 (Posts: 71; Member since: 03 Dec 2010)


I walked away from the Nokia table thinking "im gonna go for it", but then I held the DNA and quickly changed my mind.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 14:57

58. greekmanx (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


like windows phone 8, don't love it myself. But apps are what do it for me need dropbox which they dont have only a viewer. and other apps I use regularly but Nokia on Verizon is tempting

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