Verizon MAP list shows 5 inch HTC DLX to be called HTC DROID DNA

Verizon MAP list shows 5 inch HTC DLX to be called HTC DROID DNA
Verizon's MAP list is a treasure trove of information

Verizon's MAP list is a treasure trove of information

Verizon's minimum advertised price list lays out the lowest price that Verizon will allow a third party reseller to advertise a device for. It allows Big Red to have some control over resellers pricing decisions. The MAP list is also a good source of information and in the past it has revealed launch dates and pricing information. Now, Verizon's latest MAP list gives us the name that Big Red will be calling one of its most eagerly awaited devices.

We've seen the HTC 6435LVW go from a rumored device to an actual phone ready to be launched. We also have seen the name of the device go from the HTC DIx (Droid Incredible X) to the HTC DLX (pronounced Deluxe) to the latest moniker courtesy of Verizon's MAP list. According to a leaked copy of the list, the 5 inch phablet from HTC will be known as the HTC DROID DNA. The MAP price, which is often the actual two-year contract price, is $199.99 and a possible November 20th launch date dovetails with earlier word that the phablet would launch around Thanksgiving. Last month, we called the device the first DROID phablet.

Also on the MAP list we can see that the Samsung GALAXY Note II appears ready to launch today in silver or black, at a price of $299.99 with a two-year pact. No surprise there. In addition, we can see a couple of Windows Phone 8 models including the HTC Windows Phone 8X. Just the other day we showed you the phone being tested on the Verizon network. According to the MAP, that phone will be available in blue, black or red at $199.99 on contract, starting November 12th. The Nokia Lumia 822 apparently will also launch on Verizon the same day in grey or white for $99.99.
It also looks like the Samsung Galaxy S III will soon be available in different colors, Amber Brown and Black. Just remember that the MAP list isn't supposed to reveal pricing and launch dates of future devices although it has done a good job at predicting these in the past.

source: AndroidCentral



1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

eh, i dunno how i feel about the name but bring it Verizon! ;D

2. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Just tell me if it has a microSD card for my music and movies and This will be mine on the 20th! Retail unfortunately, but hey, I'm one of those guys that uses his unlimited data........

23. ohiwastedmylife

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

Butterfly J has SD slot so I am 95% sure this version will also have an SD slot. I think i might still get the Note 2 though, I have been waiting all year for DLX but the Note is here NOW and it looks like it performs just as well.

29. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

I feel ya, I just can't see myself with a 5.5" phone. I barely see myself with a 5" phone. That, and I've really loved my Rezound, especially since ICS hit, so I'm expecting them to up the ante with this device, and really knock it out the park.

43. alouden unregistered

I have decided to hold off on the note. Well Verizon helped. Having to wait til the 26th of November has made me realize I can check other phones out. More news will come out about the DNA. Maybe an Optimus Blaze that has been rumoured for a while. Maybe a Nexus (although Verizon does not deserve the Nexus). Right now, though, I liked what I saw with the Note 2. But since I have had lots of HTC phones in the past and only the Thunderbolt disappointed, they are worth me waiting a bit.

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I like Droid Incredible X better, just because it has a X in it. X just makes everything more badass. I wonder if this would have red buttons as well... Red buttons.

20. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

biggest reason why I think they changed it. Droid Incredible X is an acronym for DIX. Now say that out loud, then say. See my reasoning lol.

24. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yeah lol, but it's still a cool name... Without the acronym

41. ChangMin2012

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Yeah, we can tell them Note Hores, that they can look at our DIX and marvel at it's huge size not to mention that it's screen size is so big, they wouldn't want to have it any other way when we shove it to them.

4. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

I don't see the Galaxy Note 2 on Verizon! Come take my money!


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I just went into a T-Mobile store to feel one up; sheer gratification!!! Then, after seeing this article, I stepped into the Verizon Store in Union Square (across the street from PETCO) to ask about the Verizon release date and citing the information contained herein. The dweeb at Verizon wouldn't give me any info and played dumb (at least I think he was playing, sad to think he really might be that dense). I looked at him and said, "that's okay, I'll go to another store." Geeez, you'd think with the quotas they give these guys there would be more of an effort to lock in a sale. I'll just go back to him (after I buy it at another store) and wave the $700, or so, he lost in his dweebie face.

8. Lesser_Version

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 11, 2012

Pre-order starts tomorrow via a Verizon employee who always gets me hands on with phones not released yet. Go back tomorrow

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I soo hope you are right on pre-order start. Normally I get an e-mail heads-up from VZW (I have an upgrade available, and they want me to use it) when pre-orders are about to start. So far, it has been silent this week.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Thanks but, there's always a glitch in the system specific to the Unlimited Data feature when you pre-order on-line. And, then, God forbid, something is wrong with the unit (you know, sh¡t does happen - look at all those "other" phones that were brand new with nicks and cuts of all sorts, not to mention defective purple-picture-taking camera sensors, bad wi-fi radios, etc, etc, etc....the list is just too long). I wanna make sure my Galaxy Note 2 is PURRRFECT before I take it home forever. No worries, I have a discrete connection at the SOHO store, I'm stopping in before 5pm (will update if I get anything). I'm still going back to the Union Square store, though, to wave the lost $700 in that reps dweebie face. (bet he's not an Android user).

25. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I feel you on being 100% sure your unit is perfect, but I never go to a Verizon store for anything unless I want to see the phone I want in all its full glory. You can go to Amazon Wireless & get the phone shipped the next day & ALWAYS pay less. That goes for phones that are not upgrades also. WireFly is also very good with full prices. Verizon always rapes you on full price as well as upgraded prices. I always pay less online than at a Verizon store, be it full price or upgrade price. If I were a robot the Samsung Galaxy Note II would be my girlfriend because DAMN that phone is SEXY! lol


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I feel you on that, the only problem is [heaven forbid that 1 in every 1,000,000th that something is wrong with the unit] then you have to ship back-and-forth. And, if it's Verizon on-line or Customer Service, the unit has to get back to them before they exchange it or you can pay twice and wait for 1 credit. Don't mind going into a Verizon Corporate as, there's more accountability there. Besides, I've been raped before (no biggy)

31. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

That is the risk. That is true. Let's just say I haven't had those troubles yet. I just hope you didn't jinx me now. lol If I have a problem with my next phone I'ma come'ing knocking. lol +1


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Don't worry, I won't jinx you! :)

5. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Galaxy Note 2 will hit Verizon, but I'll take this phone over the Note 2. I'm not a huge fan of the big screens, and 5" is the max size I'll take on a phone. That's just me. For those that want the Note 2, more power to ya, I'm sure it rocks. Just not for me.

11. alouden unregistered

Can't go wrong with either one. It would be nice to compare them both in my hands before making a choice.

14. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

I cannot disagree with you at all.

7. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Only x in a phone im interested in is Nexus

9. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

"It allows Big Red to have some control over resellers pricing decisions". Wow!

10. alouden unregistered

With the exception of the Thunderbolt, I have loved each HTC phone I have owned (besides the thunderbolt, I have owned the Incredible, Incredible 2 and Rezound). My only constant complaint has been the LED notification. Always a source of irritation for me: too small, not really customizable, etc. So, I would give the DNA (I too prefer DLX or Droid Incredible X) a chance, but there are a couple things i am concerned about: no SD slot, battery life. I will say the price, as listed, is surprising. I wonder if a 32 GB variant will go for 299.

16. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

So far no word on the SD card slot. Really that is all I'm concerned about if it comes with the 2500 maH battery I'm hearing it will have.

12. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

COOl phone, s**tty name, on a expensive carrier.

17. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

May be more expensive than most competition, but you do get what you pay for in the best overall network in the nation.

21. alouden unregistered

I thought the same about the Rezound. the other name thrown about was the Vigor. I remember thinking that they could never use a crappy name like Rezound....It has to be the Vigor. But gotta say it's the best phone I have ever owned. I can cut some slack about the name.

33. letsb4real25

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

I totally agree with you. I have personally had several HTC phones going all the way back to the Touch Pro 2, Hero, EVO, EVO 3D, and Rezound and it was my fav. It's definitely an underrated phone. Ive had it since last November and it has been pretty awesome. I owned a Epic Touch 4G (GSII) before the Rezound bc I switched from Sprint to Verizon and haven't looked back but I will definitely be checking this one out.

36. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Love my Rezound, can't wait to check the DNA out.

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