HTC Droid DNA is still available with Verizon
At the time, the rep mentioned that the DNA was still in the system, but noticed it was off the website. To be fair, Verizon’s website has been going through some redesigns, especially the “My Verizon” part, so maybe it was an oversight due to some site maintenance.
We checked again, saw that the DNA was nowhere to be found and made a second inquiry. This time the story changed, and the word from Verizon is that the carrier no longer offers that phone. If you had your heart set on buying one, you might be able to get one at a corporate store or indirect channel. Outside of that, eBay or another online portal will surely be able to hook you up.
HTC One, or renamed version of the new super-phone from HTC, making a debut on “Big Red” after all. HTC is putting a lot of effort behind this new flagship, and the manufacturer needs as much carrier support behind it as possible.
As the saying goes, out with the old…
UPDATE: We have a reliable source informing us that HTC Droid DNA is not off the market after all. We will provide more details as we get them.
UPDATE 2: And just like that, the Droid DNA by HTC is back on the site and available as if it never left. An inventory adjustment, as noted in the comments, appears to have been the culprit. All is well with the world it would seem. What does this mean for the rumors of a version of the HTC One making its way to Verizon?
31. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)
I wouldnt call it a fail for HTC. You have to realize how much power the carriers have so when a lesser player like HTC comes knocking Verizon pretty much has their way.
In my opinion Verizon needs to drop this"droid" brand as its confusing and only appeals to 14 year old boys.
I look forward to the One but fear that Verizon will call it Droid DNA+ an have it in black and red only.
2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10087; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Verizon should still offer the HTC DNA along side with the one. From what I've been told, the DNA is pretty popular with the Verizon folk.
19. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Well, another possibility could be clearing the way for a DNA Plus. Or, the One is coming to VZW. Interesting, interesting, interesting. Maybe there is more to the delay of the One than parts shortages. Although any delay isn't working to HTC's benefit, given that the GS IV is going to be launching end of April to mid-May, and Sammy doesn't biff their launches.
21. Mr.Verizon (Posts: 23; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
Fear not, sometimes verizon takes phones off our website whenever there is a shortage. My store is still receiving shipments and i am still able to order the devices in any capacity that i see fit. Unfortunately the s3, i5 and razr Hd are more popular at my location so i don't order them often
24. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
"...sometimes verizon takes phones off our website whenever there is a shortage."
Really? A nation-wide (world-wide) site? Not challenging you, but.... What happened to the ships on date that is out into the future? I remember when the iP5 first dropped - after the pre-order book filled, the ships on date stretched out into almost forever. Why would a different approach be taken with the DNA? Again, not challenging you, just trying to process in light of recent experience.
4. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
LOL its already DOA. next thing you know the One is dead
25. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
No, htc has said that they won't do with the One what they did with the HOX
5. KParks23 (Posts: 521; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
I still think this is just a oversight.. Even if they were releasing a new phone I highly doubt they would just EOL the dna
10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5690; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Verizon probably wouldn't have but HTC might've.
6. JunBringer (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
They still have a giant billboard for the DNA in downtown Baltimore. Hopefully they learn that getting these "exclusives" isn't as beneficial as just having a phone available like the other carriers will with the One.
12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5690; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
go back to the holiday season of 2012 and tell Verizon that. there's a method to the madness.
7. Gbrunner24 (Posts: 11; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)
The phone is still available check out droid-life.com for a full story on it
30. Gbrunner24 (Posts: 11; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)
I got a thumbs down for stating the truth? I love how everyone jumped to all these conclusions and claim they called reps etc...wouldn't you know it? It's back up on the Verizon website. All that happened was a SKU change.
I have the DNA myself and absolutely love it. Sense isn't the greatest skin to put on top of Android, but that can always be replaced thanks to launchers and other things of the like. I hate when people claim that the DNA was hampered by it's "poor" battery. I'm not sure if they've used it in the real world but my DNA always makes it through an entire day. Battery life is fantastic compared to my old S3.
9. roscuthiii (Posts: 1952; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Weird they stop carrying this. Could have had the DNA branded under their Droid moniker with all their um *ahem* "Verizon features", and the HTC One (if they are getting the one and not just rebranding that one as a Droid DNA HD or what have you) as an OEM flagship. Although, HTC seems pretty adamant about not watering down their HTC One branding... just not sure they have the clout to keep Big Red from just putting it on the shelves as a Droid DNA HD, or DNA+, etc since they've gone and pulled the DNA down.
Best of luck to you HTC, still using my old n' defunct Droid Eris as my cordless house phone with Google Voice and GrooVe IP. It's been a little champ for me.
11. RomeoJDR (Posts: 242; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
16GB internal storage with no means to expand is this phone's Achilles heal. It is quite a shame as this is the best phone out there until the next gen phones start hitting the market next month.
13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5690; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it's a decent phone, ultimately i wish that the Droid DNA and the Droid Razr MAXX HD would have a baby for me to have because that would be the perfect phone now. i hate that the DNA isn't unlockable on the new firmware though.
16. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 423; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)
They better offer the ONE since most carriers will be getting it. Obviously, ONE>DNA
15. Planterz (Posts: 1704; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
I was at a Verizon store just this afternoon and they had several on display.
17. pyradark (Posts: 820; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
i thought it was sold out??
where are you now htc bitter fans
HTC one is very good, but the delay wont help
18. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Goodness, they are no longer receiving shipments from HTC for the HTC DNA. So VZW will sell out whatever stock they have left, after that it's a done deal. Great phone only marred by lowly battery and crummy HTC sense that doesn't even have a bloody file manager. I own one and I have been through a lot of the phone's features and I can tell you that the software is buggy, HTC needs to stop adding useless crap to Android, it just makes the footprint larger and prone to issues, which the DNA has.
20. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Just Root it and install Android 4.2.1 Vannila stock!
23. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5690; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it's impossible to do if you have the latest firmware and you hadn't unlocked before updating to it.
22. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Don't they learn from there mistakes?
No SD card
What is there problem giving consumers the phone with a 2800MAH battery!
How much extra would that cost$10 dollars more. They are all complaining cause the battery sucks!
Listen and give you're customers what they need, not what you think and like!
32. Gbrunner24 (Posts: 11; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)
From a 3 month real world user I can say that there is nothing wrong with the battery in the DNA. Unless you're playing games 10 hours a day that battery will do you well.
27. knowah (Posts: 15; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
I work for an indirect agent that sells Verizon. Our notes for the week definitely stated the DNA stock is being pulled and replaced with the HTC One. I don't know if that's company wide for VZW or just a deal between VZW and us due to having a limitation on number of SKUs.
33. Gbrunner24 (Posts: 11; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)
I also work for an indirect agent and you're full of crap. The DNA is back up on the Verizon website.
36. knowah (Posts: 15; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
I don't care who you are or what you do or where it is back up.
My company will be replacing their HTC DNA offering with the HTC One. They have already issued a return call for the DNA.
I even gave way to it may be just the inventory for my company. It could be only for MY market as well.
Why be hostile for no god damned reason, aside from lack of reading comprehension?
28. rick2340 (Posts: 21; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)
It's actually back on the website this morning. Verizon needs to get its act together.
34. mahsan88 (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Mar 2010)
The DNA had been out of stock from Verizon for a while and was backordered. I just learned the reason was a change in SKU. The original DROID DNA was ADR6435LVW. The new SKU is ADR6435LVW2. There has not been an explanation as to why the SKU was changed, but the phone is still the same exact as before. Only the SKU changed, as well the full original name. From "DROID DNA 4G LTE" to something like "DROID DNA 16GB 4G LTE"
37. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I wonder if this is related to Bluetooth. I've noticed some odd connectivity with my Bluetooth since I've had this phone.