Verizon HTC DLX: Retail Name & Non-Removable Battery All but Confirmed
While Verizon hasn’t announced or revealed the name of its upcoming HTC DLX 5-inch Android phablet, the name Droid DNA is now looking like the name it will be taking on when it hits shelves sometime in the future.
Droid-Life discovered a listing on Verizon’s very own website that seems to out the Droid DNA as the retail name of the HTC DLX, an upcoming 5-inch phablet that was once thought to be called the Droid Incredible X, a much better name.
A Verizon support page reveals the name listed amongst a handful of official Verizon devices which again, seems to confirm the name that showed up in a MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) listing that appeared just a short time ago.
So, that name appears to be what potential customers will be dealing with when the device arrives, possibly as soon as November.
Whispers have been swirling about the Verizon HTC DLX’s release on Verizon and thus far, November has been the month that we’ve been hearing. The leaked MAP also seemed to hint at a possible November launch date as well, combined with a $199.99 price tag. The MAP listed November 24th and it could be that Verizon is planning to launch it that day or soon after that.
The carrier is already rumored to be pushing out the Galaxy Note 2 to market on November 29th and it might be that Verizon is planning a massive Black Friday launch including both of these phones. Nothing is for certain yet but that remains a distinct possibility given the rumors.
As for the HTC DLX aka Droid DNA itself, the device is looking like it will be a 5-inch phablet, with quite possibly, a 1080p display. The device is said to be based on the HTC Butterfly J, already announced for Japan, but it could be that HTC launches the device with a lesser LCD-2 display. It remains unclear. It also, according to this listing, has a non-removable battery which will likely make potential customers cringe as well.