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

0. phoneArena 05 Nov 2012, 19:27 posted on

Not only did the HTC DROID DNA visit the FCC, but there is now speculation that the device will launch on December 6th; this will certainly be a beastly model witrh a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor and 2GB of RAM on board to go with that 5 inch 1080p screen...

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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: 5711; 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: 5711; 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: 5711; 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: 5711; 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: 1164; 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: 5711; 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: 5711; 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 (unregistered)


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 (unregistered)


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 (unregistered)


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: 639; 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: 639; 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

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