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Droid DNA Disappears as Verizon HTC One Release Nears



The Droid DNA has vanished from Verizon Wireless’ website amidst rumors of a Verizon HTC One release taking place on August 15th.

Earlier today, we learned that the Verizon HTC One release may have been pushed from August 1st to August 15th for unknown reasons. Droid-Life is saying that another source has backed up that date for a Verizon HTC One release and from the looks of things, it might be true as the Droid DNA, the device that the HTC One is said to be replacing, has vanished from Verizon’s website.

Read: Verizon HTC One Launch is Unacceptable.

Verizon's HTC One release is rumored for August 15th.

Verizon’s HTC One release is rumored for August 15th.

As early as yesterday, the Droid DNA was available for $50 through Verizon’s website. A search of Verizon’s website today reveals that the device has disappered without a trace. Verizon’s HTC smartphone listing shows only two devices, the Droid Incredible 4G LTE and the Windows Phone 8X and the Droid DNA’s page now takes users to a navigation menu on Verizon’s website.

A quick search for the words ‘Droid DNA’ brings up several results but none of them are the device itself. This isn’t the first time that we’ve seen the Droid DNA vanish though given how close we likely are to the HTC One’s arrival, it’s possible that it may not make a triumphant return like it did last time it pulled a disappearing act.

Those who still wish to buy the Droid DNA right now can still find it through avenues like Amazon, but there is no telling how long supplies might given that it’s set to be replaced by the HTC One. Verizon has already been rumored to be trying to offload stock of this device, evidenced by the price drop down to $50 on-contract.

The Droid DNA has vanished, paving way for the HTC One.

The Droid DNA has vanished, paving way for the HTC One.

HTC and Verizon remain mum on a specific Verizon HTC One release date but all signs are pointing to August 15th which means that we could see an announcement sometime in the near future.

Verizon’s HTC One is expected to feature the same hardware as the other models but come with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean over Sense 5. HTC and Verizon have yet to confirm anything, however.



  1. Steve

    07/31/2013 at 2:43 pm

    I have a feeling I will be more disappointed tomorrow when I wake up than I currently am with MLB’s trade deadline.

  2. Rand

    07/31/2013 at 2:48 pm

    My DROID DNA is the best phone on the market today.

  3. sandy stewart

    07/31/2013 at 3:12 pm

    I have had just about every high end Android handset for last 3 years and the DNA is the very best that I have used.I have been using since release and I’m still amazed with this phone. Once you start using 1080P screen there is no going back. Have also had 0 problems with this handset..

    • Sue

      08/12/2013 at 7:18 pm

      I have the DNA and cant wait to get something else. The bluetooth is horrible connecting to an Infinity vehicle. Can’t understand anything. Verizon told me to install a new bluetooth app. My email does not work..Verizons fix…install new email app. Why must i install other apps to make the phone work? Just fix it or replace it! Big let down..

  4. Jon Gebarowski

    08/01/2013 at 5:51 pm

    The DNA is still available at Amazon and its $39.99… I grabbed two of them and it let me upgrade a week before my upgrade eligibility went into effect.

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