Verizon Lists Droid DNA on Website, Likely the HTC DLX/Droid Incredible X
It seems that Verizon has had a pretty uncomfortable track record with its official documents over the past few weeks. Just a short while ago, an internal document that lists the minimum advertised prices (MAP) of the carrier’s smartphones hit the internet, which hinted that a new upcoming Android handset manufactured by HTC will be arriving later this month.
That document – which listed the HTC Droid DNA at the $200 price point for release on November 20 – has been followed by an updated online support page that also jumped the gun on the new device’s introduction.
This webpage showed off soft reset instructions for devices without removable batteries. Clicking on the link for the Droid DNA sent us to an empty apology page, so we didn’t get an early official picture of the upcoming device.
Still, this essentially confirms that there would be an upcoming HTC Droid DNA that would be offered by Verizon. The leaked MAP gave it the HTC6435LVW model number that was previously linked to the “DLX” or the “Droid Incredible X” which was rumored to be a 5-inch device with a 1080p screen.
HTC has already announced the J Butterfly, a 5-inch, 1080p smartphone that for now is a Japan-only device. This hybrid smartphone/tablet is equipped with the impressive quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, and would hit that market in December. It’s certainly a possibility that the Droid DNA will be the Verizon variant of the J Butterfly. Either way, the rumored mid-November release of the DNA isn’t too far off, and we’d get confirmation one way or another then.