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Live: HTC and Verizon announcing the HTC DROID DNA

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Live: HTC and Verizon announcing the HTC DROID DNA
Quickly, everyone! The day has come! Take your seats and start enjoying the announcement of HTC's new behemoth of a phone, the DROID DNA for Verizon Wireless.

With the DROID DNA, HTC is entering the 5" phablet fray, taking on opponents like the Galaxy Note II and LG Intuition. Although the Intuition didn't make much of a splash, we cannot deny the success that Samsung's Note line has had. Obviously, HTC hopes to be its first real challenger with the DROID DNA and its display of 5" and the absolutely mind-blowing 1080p resolution.

What exactly will the DROID DNA present us with? What other surprises might be found in HTC's pocket today? Stay with us for our liveblog, as the event is scheduled to begin at: 11AM EST | 10AM CST | 8AM PST | 4PM GMT | 5PM CET


Live event tracker

10:27This is John V signing off for now folks! Thanks a lot!
10:26Ad we are done folks! We will be checking it out! Stay tuned for a hands on look.
10:26And now Jason is back on stage now.
10:25That's one amazing price considering hardware, screen size, processor, and cameras!
10:25
10:24It'll launch nov 21st for 199. Preorders start today though.
10:24
10:24And tami is back to talk about pricing and release.
10:23So far, the droid DNA has one stunning design, so we're curious to see how it feels in the hand.
10:22Beats audio is on board, of course, plus 2 amplifiers - one for the speaker and another for the headset jack.
10:22Photo gallery also get an update. View photos by event or location. Keeping things organized.
10:21New sense software adds some additional photo modes....like sightseeing mode. Allowing you to launch the camera Asap
10:20Front camera also has f2.0 lens enabled for 1080p recording. 88 degree wide angle lens like the 8X
10:19f2.0 lens on the Droid DNA
10:19Wireless charging is available with the droid DNA. Comes with Android 4.1 jelly bean with HTC's Sense 4.0+ software.
10:19
10:18"Inspired by a Lamborghini engine" powered by qualcomm's quad core processor with 2GB RAM.
10:17Tapered edges help to give it a very slim look. Red accents of course are littered all around the handset.
10:17Droid DNA is slimmer than the Note II, while maintaining the same profile as the One X.
10:16
10:15Gorilla glass 2 with its curved edges make it look seamless.
10:15They mention that its viewing angles are better than the SGSIII. 50% brighter than the SGSIII too. Everything is going to look amazing
10:14"this is the kind of resolution that professional photographers require"
10:14
10:145 inch Super LCD 3 1080p display at 440 pixel per inch pixel density.
10:13Jonah Becker from HTC is on stage to talk about the design on the Droid DNA.
10:13
10:13
10:12There she is folks! The HTC DROID DNA!!
10:11Here comes the unveiling!
10:11Jason is back on stage now, asking how the can ate droid to the next level.
10:10Now that was a quick tease! No look at the handset yet.
10:09
10:09Quick short video time'
10:09"No two phones are ever the same, which is how the DROID franchise is able to stand out"
10:08"80% of the population has access to Verizon 4G LTE....changing the way people work and play"
10:07Apparently, she went without power for 12 days during it all.
10:06A quick shout out to Verizon's reliability during Sandy's rage a couple weeks back.
10:06
10:06VZ's Tami Erwin is now on stage
10:05"In short, we built the ultimate droid"
10:04The DROID brand is being attached to this HTC-Verizon. "Taking it to the next level."
10:03"We're super excited to show you something cool"
10:03Giving some credit to all the people who helped bring the city back up after Sandy's impact.
10:02
10:02HTC pres Jason Mackenzie is out on stage!
09:59Announcement just came on, so we're getting closer at this point.
09:58Now the wait begins folks! The crowd is starting to build here.
09:50We are finally in folks!
09:35Hey people! John V here as your host for this joint HTC-Verizon event. We're just waiting to get inside at this point.

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posted on 13 Nov 2012, 10:00 2

1. PAPINYC (Posts: 2177; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Ray, is that you on the left??

Find out if the Galaxy Note 2 is going to get an early release; I spoke to a connection who said Verizon was going to try to push it out before Black Thursday!?

And, do something with your hair dude!!

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 10:03 1

2. KParks23 (Posts: 443; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Lmao at the person to the left in the first pic!

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 10:26

3. twashington4 (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 May 2010)


Ok...let's get to how small...I mean how big the battery is. Sorry...HTC is still suspect with battery life and 4G LTE.

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 10:27

4. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


If I have to wait until the 27th for the note 2 i ordered but this thing is available the 21st even thought it was announced like a million moths later I'm going to have some rude words to say about verizon.

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 11:28

9. PAPINYC (Posts: 2177; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Oh stop your yackin', at least you have the best service.

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 11:40

10. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


True story. And unlimited data. I'm just really Impatient is all.

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 10:27 1

5. twashington4 (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 May 2010)


Holy crap, dude...$199?? You gotta be kidding me. How about storage?

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 10:30

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


Didn't see anything about storage, and that is what worries me. That and battery size....

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 10:39 1

8. twashington4 (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 May 2010)


Another site is reporting 2020 mAh battery...that's smaller than the freakin' Droid Razr HD...and16GB internal storage with no MicroSD. Freakin' HTC. Can't even consider this without a good battery life test.

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 10:32 2

7. twashington4 (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 May 2010)


Yep...HTC smoke and mirrors again. Of course, the 1080p screen is going to have the biggest impact on the battery. They are so full of crap.

posted on 13 Nov 2012, 16:50 1

11. darkskoliro (Posts: 935; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Wireless charging? For real?

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