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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DROID DNA
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2020 mAh

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64 Comments

1. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Cue the epic music. The era of new quad-core beasts has begun.

36. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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!

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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. ;]

4. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

I lol'd hard on that one, but I'm still getting the DNA bro.=)

31. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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. (:

13. Aeires unregistered

Until a Nexus rises up and shows everyone the way.

27. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

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

41. Aeires unregistered

Sounds like someone hasn't experienced HSPA+, this phone will do fine without LTE.

48. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i've experienced HSPA+ 42mbps but the experience doesn't compare to the one received from using Verizon's massive LTE network.

17. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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!!!!!

28. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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

3. mydi.maus unregistered

htc dna will smoke all motorola droids

49. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, maybe it will in all of the 5-6 hours it's alive. :P

5. oldghost

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 30, 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.

8. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

It will have a microSD card slot from all sources I've found and been emailed by.=)

11. greekmanx

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

it does not have a sd slot nor removable battery

16. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 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.

44. greekmanx

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 06, 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.

47. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 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......

52. greekmanx

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

that is what dropbox camera upload feature is for

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...

54. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 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.

61. alouden unregistered

Glad I read this...I must get iSyncr to ssynch my itunes to my cell phone. Thanks for the inadvertent tip...

56. greekmanx

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

that's why unlimited data is awesome

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.

14. KParks23

Posts: 718; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

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

19. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Umm isn't it GRAMMAR? /slap

21. KParks23

Posts: 718; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Haha yea but misspelling using a phone keyboard and making up words are 2 different things!

23. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 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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