Nov 06 AT 3:19 PM Nick Gray 28 Comments

Verizon and HTC to show off “latest collaboration” at press event on November 13th

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Are you ready to see the latest device that Verizon and HTC have been working on? If so, make sure you circle November 13th on your calendar. HTC and Verizon have just sent out invitations to an event to be held in New York City on, inviting member of the press to “experience our latest collaboration.”

The invitation doesn’t reveal any definite clue as to what will be unveiled on November 13th, but we have a feeling that the rumored HTC DROID DNA may finally be ushered into the limelight. The HTC DROID DNA is expected to feature a stunning 5-inch Super LCD 3 with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 (that’s 440ppi for those of you trying to keep count) and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.

Rumor has it that the Verizon will start selling the HTC DROID DNA in early December for $199.99 with a two year contract. Hopefully the price, launch date and spec rumors will all be confirmed on November 13th.

Are any of you still excited about the HTC DROID DNA or have you already given in and purchased the Samsung Galaxy Note II in an attempt to appease your fetish for an extra-large device?

Via: HTC Source

Source: Engadget

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • redraider133

    Can’t wait until people get hands on and see how it performs and how the battery holds up.

    • zerosix

      And how the updates… oh…

      • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

        At least with HTC they have a pretty decent Dev community on XDA. That is one of the main reasons I will be going with this device. I am hoping this comes with 4.2 already on it…but I won’t be holding my breath for that. If it has some form of JB, then I will be happy.

  • Bill Nye

    These carrier exclusive devices are exactly why HTC is being consistently outdone by Samsung in terms of sales.

    • jian9007

      Agreed wholeheartedly. I was just talking about the same thing in an android forum about HTC yesterday. Apple and Samsung blanket the market with their phones and they sell tons of them because of it. Apparently HTC doesn’t understand the idiom about not putting all your eggs in one basket.

    • Galen20K

      Couldn’t have said it better myself! Carrier exclusives absolutely KILL sales numbers, its a FACT.

    • Nate B.

      And this will have another version of Sense that will not be on previous HTC phones. I honestly think HTC is good but desperate. There all over the place but not in a goof way. I will welcome this device but it will blow over. Just saying.

    • RAPTOR mocking HTC

      “We at HTC have a vision…” that with carrier exclusivity and integrated battery we will take Apple for the balls.

  • Hom0ncruse

    final nail in the coffin for HTC

    • horx

      seems like you’ve got so much “final nails” there, bud.

  • uknowme

    Sounds pretty awesome. I just wish
    HTC would stop making all these different phones. I do love HTC products but this is why they are in the situation they are in.

    • jamal adam

      Actions speak louder than words and in this case, it’s true for HTC because they said they would cut down on all these phones but they just keep making new ones, one after the other. They are diluting their brand and it’s not helping in any way.

  • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

    This will be my next most likely. I will be buying my phone off contract so I can keep my unlimited data plan. So hopefully this will be cheaper than the Note2.

    There are rumors that this may be a world phone with GSM radios inside…that would be icing on this cake.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      The FCC documentation shows global GSM capabilities: http://htcsource.com/2012/11/htc-droid-dna-passes-through-the-fcc/

      • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

        Nice. Thank you for the info/link!

      • Rookie

        This might be a stupid question, but how can it be gsm if it’s a Verizon exclusive phone?

    • LukeT32

      I might be picking this up off contract also due to my unlimited plan.

  • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

    Sooooo… HTC… how are those carrier exclusives working out for you? And how about that whole “we’re going to focus on fewer, higher quality devices”?

  • JAMman

    I pre-ordered the Note II for Verizon today. While the HTC DNA’s specs are appealing (especially the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution) the Note II just has way too many pluses: S Pen, 5.5″ screen, 3100 mAh battery and countless rave reviews across the web. My iMac’s 24″ display has a 1920 x 1200 resolution. IMHO most human eyes just cannot detect 1920 x 1080 pixels. But, I will play with the DNA just for grins.

  • BigCiX

    I rather have this then at&t’s One+

  • saps

    I just hope it has the rumored 2500mah battery and not the 2020mah the J Butterlfy has

  • jamal adam

    Exclusivity is not the way to go but I hope they have one hell of a battery on this beast otherwise it would be a big fail on HTC’s part.

  • RonWeez

    Anyone thinks its interesting that they are announcing it the same day the Nexus 4 is available for purchase ?

  • Sith-Republican

    Romney just said he still hates 47% of all americans

  • alexanderharri3

    Fewer, high quali…………..revenues down….let’s keep releasing ALL the phone models and hope they sell enough combined… and yes, make it harder to get a OneX+. or a OneX++SuperHD in a few months….

  • Lucas

    I really hope this phone becomes a nexus in the near future…

  • ChrisLH

    HTC needs to drop carrier-specific phones and reduce the number of devices it puts out. Focus on 1 really high end phone, a couple mid to high level phones and MAYBE an entry level device.

    Reducing the number of devices/carrier exclusives will reduce their R&D, design, and manufacturing costs significantly while allowing them to expand their brand marketing efforts to cover their entire portfolio. This will make their marketing efforts much more cost effective and more effective in general.

    Finally, they need to ditch (or completely overhaul) Sense and make it very minimalist. They also need to differentiate themselves by maintaining removable batteries and including expandable storage.

    All of these things are very fixable and could be implemented with relatively minor short-term impact and it would make their long term strategy much more viable.

    • drcmda

      i want to like htc, i really do, i think they’re the only android manufacturer with a hardware-design clue. but i will never buy any of it as long as they insist breaking/adulterating android. if “sense” were minimalist to the point of touching not a damn thing and leaving aosp as it is, if they’d finally use software buttons and go with androids flow, and if they’d leave their bootloader unlocked – i would love to get one.
      its strange that they seem to do mostly everything right on the windows plattform, though. just why do they have to pull this shit on android and loose millions because of it?

  1. Can’t wait until people get hands on and see how it performs and how the battery holds up.

    • And how the updates… oh…

      • At least with HTC they have a pretty decent Dev community on XDA. That is one of the main reasons I will be going with this device. I am hoping this comes with 4.2 already on it…but I won’t be holding my breath for that. If it has some form of JB, then I will be happy.

  2. Bill NyeGuest 3 years ago

    These carrier exclusive devices are exactly why HTC is being consistently outdone by Samsung in terms of sales.

    • Agreed wholeheartedly. I was just talking about the same thing in an android forum about HTC yesterday. Apple and Samsung blanket the market with their phones and they sell tons of them because of it. Apparently HTC doesn’t understand the idiom about not putting all your eggs in one basket.

    • Couldn’t have said it better myself! Carrier exclusives absolutely KILL sales numbers, its a FACT.

    • And this will have another version of Sense that will not be on previous HTC phones. I honestly think HTC is good but desperate. There all over the place but not in a goof way. I will welcome this device but it will blow over. Just saying.

    • RAPTOR mocking HTCGuest 3 years ago

      “We at HTC have a vision…” that with carrier exclusivity and integrated battery we will take Apple for the balls.

  3. Hom0ncruseGuest 3 years ago

    final nail in the coffin for HTC

    • horxGuest 3 years ago

      seems like you’ve got so much “final nails” there, bud.

  4. Sounds pretty awesome. I just wish
    HTC would stop making all these different phones. I do love HTC products but this is why they are in the situation they are in.

    • Actions speak louder than words and in this case, it’s true for HTC because they said they would cut down on all these phones but they just keep making new ones, one after the other. They are diluting their brand and it’s not helping in any way.

  5. This will be my next most likely. I will be buying my phone off contract so I can keep my unlimited data plan. So hopefully this will be cheaper than the Note2.

    There are rumors that this may be a world phone with GSM radios inside…that would be icing on this cake.

  6. Sooooo… HTC… how are those carrier exclusives working out for you? And how about that whole “we’re going to focus on fewer, higher quality devices”?

  7. JAMmanGuest 3 years ago

    I pre-ordered the Note II for Verizon today. While the HTC DNA’s specs are appealing (especially the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution) the Note II just has way too many pluses: S Pen, 5.5″ screen, 3100 mAh battery and countless rave reviews across the web. My iMac’s 24″ display has a 1920 x 1200 resolution. IMHO most human eyes just cannot detect 1920 x 1080 pixels. But, I will play with the DNA just for grins.

  8. I rather have this then at&t’s One+

  9. sapsGuest 3 years ago

    I just hope it has the rumored 2500mah battery and not the 2020mah the J Butterlfy has

  10. Exclusivity is not the way to go but I hope they have one hell of a battery on this beast otherwise it would be a big fail on HTC’s part.

  11. Anyone thinks its interesting that they are announcing it the same day the Nexus 4 is available for purchase ?

  12. Sith-RepublicanGuest 3 years ago

    Romney just said he still hates 47% of all americans

  13. Fewer, high quali…………..revenues down….let’s keep releasing ALL the phone models and hope they sell enough combined… and yes, make it harder to get a OneX+. or a OneX++SuperHD in a few months….

  14. LucasGuest 3 years ago

    I really hope this phone becomes a nexus in the near future…

  15. HTC needs to drop carrier-specific phones and reduce the number of devices it puts out. Focus on 1 really high end phone, a couple mid to high level phones and MAYBE an entry level device.

    Reducing the number of devices/carrier exclusives will reduce their R&D, design, and manufacturing costs significantly while allowing them to expand their brand marketing efforts to cover their entire portfolio. This will make their marketing efforts much more cost effective and more effective in general.

    Finally, they need to ditch (or completely overhaul) Sense and make it very minimalist. They also need to differentiate themselves by maintaining removable batteries and including expandable storage.

    All of these things are very fixable and could be implemented with relatively minor short-term impact and it would make their long term strategy much more viable.

    • drcmdaGuest 3 years ago

      i want to like htc, i really do, i think they’re the only android manufacturer with a hardware-design clue. but i will never buy any of it as long as they insist breaking/adulterating android. if “sense” were minimalist to the point of touching not a damn thing and leaving aosp as it is, if they’d finally use software buttons and go with androids flow, and if they’d leave their bootloader unlocked – i would love to get one.
      its strange that they seem to do mostly everything right on the windows plattform, though. just why do they have to pull this shit on android and loose millions because of it?