Verizon support pages confirms HTC DROID DNA name before it's announced
0. phoneArena 31 Oct 2012, 17:52 posted on
Verizon just outed the name of HTC's upcoming DROID phablet on their own customer support pages, confirming that it will be called the DROID DNA...
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47. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
Yeah I expect an announcement very very soon. No way they miss Black Friday on this one if they are smart. The timing has been off for some of HTC's recent phones such as the Droid Incredible 4G, and they simply cannot afford to mess up and release this one too late.
48. alouden (unregistered)
They better hurry up...my fingers are starting to itch.
49. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the Droid Incredible 4G's delays were mostly due to Apple's preliminary injunctions that they had on HTC's new devices of the time. my sister was going to get it but in order to preserve her unlimited data she had to get the SIII.
50. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
Yeah I know, Apple screwed HTC bad on that one. What else is new lol.
31. alouden (unregistered)
Why do you say the GSII has weaker cell reception? I am just curious. Am leaning toward the Droid DNA myself.
32. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
I don't think he's really knocking the GS2 as much as he's saying HTC has a history of really good radios, which I totally agree with having owned 3 HTC smartphones and never had a lick of trouble with reception on any of them.
Samsung has good radios, just in his and my opinions, HTC radios are superior.
37. alouden (unregistered)
Yeah, I have owned several HTC phones. Reception has never been a problem. In fact, the Rezound is the best cell phone I have ever owned.
I have never owned a Samsung, so I cannot comment on them.
34. ben7337 (Posts: 6; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)
In my experience, testing phone signal strength measured in dbm, the Galaxy S3 had somewhat weaker 4g reception than the other phones out there at the time. To be honest, that may have just been an outlier at the time. I have more recently tested and my galaxy nexus, compared to the razr hd, htc rezound, etc, all had the same dbm signal strength on 4g within 1 or 2 dbm. On 3g samsung does sometimes have weaker reception, but this varies from what I've seen, and overall is not a problem. However 4g is becoming more and more prevalent and is what I care about, and while I love everything else about the GSIII, the weak cpu and gpu are a bit of a downer, as is the potentially weaker cell reception.
38. alouden (unregistered)
Thanks for explaining things to me. Another reason why I like HTC.
44. psycholist (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)
I agree with the weak GS3 reception! I live in the Sierras and although the Moto X and Moto Bionic that I used for a few year had NOOO issues with dropped calls on my drive home from the Valley, the GS3 drops calls in about 3 different locations once in the hills. Verizon, who I love, tried an OTA settings update and a new SIM Card to try to fix the issue. No luck. As an experiment, I bought the Razr Maxx HD, for a day, and the phone was rock solid all the way home. No surprise. Unfortunately, the Razr's camera sucks and their idea of a 4.7 screen SHOULDN'T include the menu/back/recent apps buttons on the bottom that never go away. Back to the GS3 for now and very happy to hear about the HTC Radio! Just hoping for a SD Card slot. 16 gig internal.....? Really??
46. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Samsung devices typically have worse radios than any of the other heavy hitters in the Smartphone Market here in the States. the SIII was an improvement for them there and it's radios aren't even bad but current high-end Motorola, HTC & LG devices are typically better in this department. Motorola definitely has the best radios of them all.
23. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Thank you guys for the input it was awesome! I always turn to the knowledge on here it's seems to be more accurate than some of the store employees!
33. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
Believe it or not, some of us are actually store employees lol. I manage a large agent location myself, and have been in the business for over 2 years now. I just like to stay informed on the items I sell since they change so quickly. It's awesome watching the tech advance so fast these days.
24. roldefol (Posts: 4308; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I just don't "get" the name. Is DNA supposed to be an acronym, or are they just playing on, well, DNA? I'm lost on how a giant One X+ represents the DROID DNA. I've always thought of Motorola as carrying the DROID heritage while HTC just got pulled into the brand by Verizon.
Sounds like a great phone and a unique offering sizewise by VZW, but HTC needs to demand more input into naming their phones. I love my Rezound, but it was so clearly a Verizon brand.
29. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
Could be worse bro. Could be named the Butterfly like in Japan lol. Not sure I could own a phone with that name, no matter how awesome it is.
39. roldefol (Posts: 4308; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Also beats the rumored Droid DIx.
Pun intended. :D
27. hawaiian (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
im getting the note 2 i love the biger screen and games sweet cant wait for the 32gb note 2
51. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
Just saw the leaked photo of this device. Aside from the hard buttons on the bottom, it is one sexy phone! Based on another web site I was looking on, this device WILL have a microSD card slot, so I'm sold. I'll deal with whatever battery they put in it, but will be sad if it's not at least 2500mah......