HTC Droid DNA is still available with Verizon

HTC Droid DNA is still available with Verizon
We got a tip about this earlier this morning and indeed, the HTC Droid DNA is off Verizon’s website. So, we looked around and did a quick on-line chat with a Verizon rep to make an inquiry.

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.

Of course, you know what this means right? This will start fresh conjecture about the 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?

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35 Comments

1. thethird

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Another fail for HTC? [+]

31. JohnnyBravo

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 02, 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: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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: Dec 22, 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: 24; Member since: Feb 12, 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: Dec 22, 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.

3. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

lol and I just sold one on an upgrade xD

4. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

LOL its already DOA. next thing you know the One is dead

25. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

No, htc has said that they won't do with the One what they did with the HOX

5. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Verizon probably wouldn't have but HTC might've.

6. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: Nov 18, 2012

The phone is still available check out droid-life.com for a full story on it

8. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

It can still be ordered via Iconic Orders

30. Gbrunner24

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 18, 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.

35. jbjr43

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

+1 on battery life vs. S3

9. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

14. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

fail for verizon now get the ONE

16. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

They better offer the ONE since most carriers will be getting it. Obviously, ONE>DNA

15. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I was at a Verizon store just this afternoon and they had several on display.

17. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

i thought it was sold out?? where are you now htc bitter fans hahahaha HTC one is very good, but the delay wont help

18. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 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

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Just Root it and install Android 4.2.1 Vannila stock!

23. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's impossible to do if you have the latest firmware and you hadn't unlocked before updating to it.

22. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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: Nov 18, 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: Sep 21, 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.

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