No HTC Deluxe DLX for Europe

No HTC Deluxe DLX for Europe
The HTC DROID DNA at one time was being addressed as the HTC Deluxe or DLX. As it turns out, it looked like the name was going to be applied to an international version of the phablet and a couple of renders added to that expectation. But now, directly from HTC, comes word that the 5 inch phablet and its 441ppi pixel density might not even see the light of day in Europe.

A person interested in buying the HTC Deluxe DLX posted on the Taiwan based manufacturer's German Facebook page, a link to one of the evleaks renders of the device. HTC responded by saying that the beast "will unfortunately not come to Europe." Which then begs the question, where in the world is Carmen Sandiego will the HTC Deluxe DLX hang its coat? Or maybe the 5 incher never goes anywhere else than the U.S. or Japan. In the latter country, the model is known as the HTC J Butterfly, a totally perfect moniker for that market.

We feel bad for those Europeans who won't get a shot at that 5 inch 1080p screen, and as far as where the HTC Deluxe DLX ends up, it could be that we will see this hit the rest of Asia or perhaps it is intended for non-Verizon carriers in the states. That thought should warm the cockles of many a heart in the U.S. as the post holiday work week looms.

source: HTC, HighTechX (translated) via GSMArena

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1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I don't understand why, neither do I want to, but I got to say this is unfortunate. I don't know how big the European market is, but I know its substantial and if HTC can't even compete over there, how does it exepct to come out of this 6th most popular Original Equipment Manufacturing grind its in? Someone tell me the answer because this kiddo doesn't see one... All I can say is that for whatever pathetic reason this HTC Deluxe DLX won't hit the European market better be a good one... Lord knows I hope this is a horrid attempt at a PR stunt...

10. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

They will probably just rename it by February and release it. OneXL or something.

2. XYZ360

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 01, 2012

Nooooooooooooo hope they will come up with a better phone and design next year

3. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Haha, im not in Europe :D

18. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

js theres probably a european version coming out

4. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

That's the reason HTC is slowly dying, they have a localistic strategy, however nowadays, companies must have a worldwide market approach if they really want to be successful in the long run. I don't feel sorry for Europeans but for HTC officers and employees.

5. sportsinger75

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

This is only the first of many 1080p smartphones that will come out, so people in Europe shouldn't worry much. Just wait until Sammy gets their hand in the game...HTC will regret this decision once the competion starts putting out 1080p smartphones

6. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Well they don't need to worry about any screen Samsung may come up with, HTC has always beaten the rest of the Android OEMs with screen technology, especially Samsung with their awful Pentile noisy screens

9. sportsinger75

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

True, but who sells more? Exactly.

13. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Neither you nor me are getting any of that money, so that's not the point and it's irrelevant, and everybody and their grandma know who sells more. I never said I don't like Samsung, I'm waiting for my Galaxy Note 2 to arrive, right now I'm using a Galaxy Nexus, and I used to have a Galaxy S and also a Galaxy S 2, I'm just saying I would love it if my Note came with that screen HTC used on the One X instead of the one it has; and I would love it if my Samsung phones would have come with the radios HTC uses, they always have better signal strength and data speeds than Samsung's.

19. sportsinger75

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Yeah, I see what you mean. I've got the One X and that screen really cannot be beat by any other phone I have, even by my Note 2.

7. wendygarett unregistered

I have no interest for this phone... This is not even the HTC flagship... Just to make it for public to pay attention... I rather wait for the next year...

20. sportsinger75

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

The problem that I have is that HTC seems to stand by its products less and less. How long have they been promising an ICS update for the Thunderbolt that could desperately use it? They said the Jelly Bean update would be out for the AT&T One X in the early part of November and they've been hush hush about that too, seemingly forgetting about it and just releasing the One X+ instead. I used to love HTC devices, but I don't plan on buying another one for a long time, or at least they show that they can actually stand by their claims and their phones.

8. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

It looks so much better in white than the DNAs red and black.

21. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Yeah and when checking your "period tracker" app it will really contrast well against the screen:)

23. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

The red and black reminds me of pants the hot topic Goth kids used to wear in high school. You know, with all the chains and stuff.

24. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Since I live in Europe and here there is no Verizon, I've always wanted a Droid and the black/red combo. Also, Korn.

11. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

the phone is very attractive!

12. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

could someone tell whats the difference between dolby and beats audio?

17. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

cant say for sure, but the thing is that DLX has implemented a dual amp system, which means other than software optimizations you get two dedicated amplifiers for your speaker and your headset, which is hardware. So it will most likely sound much better on dlx

14. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Its not a phablet!

15. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Is probably just coming to the other carriers on the U.S. Most likely Sprint maybe AT&T (but seeing as at&t just got the HTC One X+) I see this one going to Sprint, it will probably get the sd card slot back as well like the original J Butterfly model. Said it back when the dna was announced for Verizon and still stocking with it now. It will hit another U.S. Carrie just renamed. Most likely with either the sd card slot added or a larger battery, possibly both but most likely in my opinion it'll come with the sd slot.

16. userx

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

So far, this is not your first mistake in delivering wrong information. Better for you to check your info before publishing this kind of rumors

22. pocketdrummer

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Give it 32GB of storage on AT&T and I'll be the first person in line to buy it. As it stands now, I'm not going from a phone with 32gb down to 16gb. I can't understand why Android phone manufacturers keep missing this incredibly important aspect. Why buy a phone perfect for watching HD content and not give it the capacity to store the content?

25. paulM

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

Ok they wont release an EU version. but my question is since the droid dna is open for use of other gsm cards. can we buy in usa and use in Europe ? if yes then I understand why HTC played this game . if no then commercially speaking they have no idea what they are doing.. and I will never use an htc product ever again . knowing that I have 9 htc's being used right now in my office . cheers

26. Misterthomas32

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

I hope HTC will bring this phone to Europe, because HTC is the only Android manufacturer I like :( And if it takes them too long I'd rather wait until their next phone because the DNA is geting older every day and I want my phone to be the newest out there for as long as possible. I crave this phone but if it doesn't get release here (Belgium) in 2012, I'll just wait. :'(

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