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

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: 1236; 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: 5713; 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 05 Nov 2012, 20:16 1

13. Aeires (unregistered)


Until a Nexus rises up and shows everyone the way.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 21:00 1

17. Birds (Posts: 1171; 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, 23:32 1

27. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


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

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 23:33

28. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; 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 06 Nov 2012, 00:02 1

31. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; 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 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: 5713; 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, 19:40

3. mydi.maus (unregistered)


htc dna will smoke all motorola droids

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 10:27

49. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; 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, 20:20

14. KParks23 (Posts: 675; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


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

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 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: 675; 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, 23:03

24. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


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

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 05 Nov 2012, 23:36 1

29. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; 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 06 Nov 2012, 02:46 1

33. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


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

I call shenanigans.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 03:25

34. KParks23 (Posts: 675; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Me :)

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 03:27

35. KParks23 (Posts: 675; 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: 4275; 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, 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 06 Nov 2012, 06:13

39. KParks23 (Posts: 675; 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?

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