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HTC USA: One Will Not be Available on the Verizon Network

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Yesterday afternoon, in response to a question about the HTC One’s availability on Verizon, the official HTC USA account essentially shot down any chance at the device arriving in the near future. This news comes on the heals of a report out of AllThingsD, which suggested that there would be a Verizon HTC One after all, but that it wouldn’t be for a couple of months as Big Red needs to finish up their extensive testing on it. A day after that report, we also caught wind from a source out of Walmart, who gave us a document showing that the big box retailer was expecting an HTC One variant to arrive this month that would replace the DROID DNA. We remained skeptical at the time, and you can see why. 

But while HTC has done their best to shut down One-Verizon rumors, we do know that a new Verizon device is in testing with almost identical specs to the One. It’s currently carrying the code name “DLXPLUS,” which is very similar to the DNA’s codename of “DLX.” This device has already cruised through Bluetooth SIG and popped up through HTC insiders. If it’s not a One, don’t be surprised if it’s called the DROID DNA+ or something of that nature.

There are no current rumors of a release time frame, but we’d imagine it won’t be too far out. Then again, you would think HTC would want their flagship One out before Verizon does their own song and dance. The One isn’t expected to arrive until April.

Via:  @HTCUSA

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  • Jason Bittner

    Maybe this is HTC’s decision to not have this on VZW?
    If i ran HTC I would not want a phone on that network, all the bad publicity that comes from every phone they release on VZW hurts their image.
    VZW may be the largest carrier in the US, however its nothing in the grand scheme of things.

    • Tim242

      You are sadly mistaken my friend.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

    As a driod dna owner, I wanted the one to come to Verizon, because I think it great when phone markers have their top of the line phones on all carriers

  • http://twitter.com/luckycael Chris B.

    Droid Incredible One

  • turb0wned

    Don’t worry, Verizon will have a “Verizon Pimped out” version down the line!

  • mini-me

    After they troll samsung galaxy s4 announcement. This is what they have to say. Blinkfeed will get them far. Far away from the top. I got fed up with HTC since the Tbolt. Had almost every phone they put on VZ. Always buggy. No you are not the one and never was the one.

  • http://profiles.google.com/davidukfl David Wanless

    And I’m sure the verizon “dna+” or whatever will only be available in black/red color scheme, have a giant verizon logo on it, and be filled with verizon bloatware.

    Just one more reason for leaving Verizon and going to tmobile

  • Dan

    I actually like the DNA design better than the One. the giant bezels on the one, especially the bottom one and the funky button arrangement kills the One for me. of course I rock a Note II so I’m not getting either, but if I had to choose I would pick the DNA

  • Xavier Fields

    HTC is still trying to ride that EVO wave that died a very long time ago

  • Steve Douglas

    Did anyone sign up for the $100 rebate? HTC had verizon listed as a carrier?? So confused!

  • Rodeojones000

    This doesn’t surprise me and I’m fairly certain this is because of Verizon and not HTC. They’re not idiots, HTC knows to be successful and compete against the S4 it needs to carry the phone on Verizon.

  • http://twitter.com/JayGood259Ozz Kris

    The DNA is not that different, firmware could make it identical.

  • yummy

    Cripes. If there was even one
    fairly good reason for all this
    fooforaw, it would be one thing,
    but you are not fooling anyone furizon.
    All you are doing now is making
    it very very easy for me to dump
    you like a used condom. And for that
    I thank you. I used to think it was gonna be
    a hard breakup.

    • n900mixalot

      Mmm buh bye.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Fitzgerald/1188365034 Bob Fitzgerald

    Well… So long Verizon. After 9 years I’m outta here..

  • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

    This is #2 reason that I left Verizon after the #1 reason being the amount I was paying monthly for me and my wife. Verizon always ends up not getting some phone that I may want. On the GSM carriers, you just have more choices of devices.

    • vega25

      And of roaming abroad using local SIM cards.

      • Diablo81588

        All new Verizon LTE phones are GSM compatible.

    • n900mixalot

      True true. If you are going to want to switch phones left and right, Verizon is not the way to go.

  • yungqb7

    The DNA screen is nice, but no microSD card slot and that small battery. Sorry HTC, there’s no way I can call that awesome.

  • Austin Warren

    Don’t see why anyone Is mad or surprised. The One and DNA are the same product. You should know HTC by now.

    • LionStone

      Two different size screens, DNA has built-in wireless and the One has front facing speakers, two different body materials and two different designs…not exactly the same.

      • Austin Warren

        “oh my god, pulled another iPhone 4S-5″

        • LionStone

          huh?

          • Austin Warren

            Are you serious? After everyone complaining about samsung and their apple move, HTC Did the same.

          • LionStone

            How is different materials, different design, the same!?

          • Austin Warren

            The S4 is a different design. The DNA and One also have the same specs. the S3 and S4 have completely different specs.

          • LionStone

            Barely :-)

          • Dain Laguna

            the dna and the one have totally different specs man. you are smoking some crack.

          • Tim242

            The DNA and ONE do not have the same specs. Not too different though.

  • Bewara2009

    That’s one less decision how to make!

  • Bewara2009

    The S4 is looking like a winner again! Even tho its not out yet.. That’s crazy huh

  • Anon

    This smacks to me of Verizon wishing to ensure that phones that operate on the Verizon network are locked in such that if you want to switch, well, too bad, you can’t take your phone with you.

    I’m wondering when the trend of Verizon having a specific phone for their own network, combined with phones being released that don’t work with Verizon (e.g., Nexus 4) will end. I’d very much like to buy a full-price Android smartphone next time around that will work on any North American network.

    And

  • richard melcher

    Hey HTC, if you want to make more money than Samsung you need to make a better phone than Samsung.

    And then you need to make it available for me to buy; IE: available on Verizon

    • Tim242

      They did make a better phone, except for the camera.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CONCEITEDMOFO Freddy Oxford III

    LOOKS LIKE IM GETTING THE SG4

  • Christopher Moore

    Samsung won again!!! The S4 and Note 3 will be the only 2 Android phones released on all the carriers within the US and around the world. HTC can talk all the smack they want but they lost already.

    Won’t they learn.

  • http://twitter.com/slaphappyhobo slap happy

    I would have considered the One because it has 2 different storage options 32/64, where as the DNA only has 16gb. HTC and verizon really dropped the ball on this one. I like the DNA it is a very sexy phone but 16 gb is a deal breaker.

  • KrispyKrink

    Looks like after 8 years, I’ll be leaving Verizon. If they can’t or wont carry the One as-is the way HTC presented it, I ain’t gonna stick around.

    • Austin Warren

      You should part ways with HTC

      • Dain Laguna

        dude…why do you care so much?

        • Austin Warren

          I like how everyone assumes that I care.

          • Dain Laguna

            you care enough to post your anti htc antics all over the place whenever the opportunity presents itself.

            you care.

          • Diablo81588

            He’s not anti HTC, he’s anti anything that’s not copycat shamesung.

          • Austin Warren

            I like how you call samsung copy cats when LGs Optimus G Pro is a blatant rip off of touchwiz and the Note 2

    • Joe

      I am inclined to agree with you here. I really want either the One or the S4 and if Verizon won’t carry it, I’m out of here. They can kiss my ass

      • Austin Warren

        Verizon is definitely getting the S4.

  • bravsfn1

    In the future of Verizon doesn’t come out and promote the next phone than we know they are not going to sell it. They do have a plan whether we like it or not.

  • J Davis

    HTC phones are all DOA when they reach the market.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      I honestly don’t think ALL their phones are, but a majority definitely yes. This device is running Android 4.1 and the S4 is running THE latest Andy. Why? Because HTC just doesn’t know what it’s doing.

  • hashtagtroll

    #whatHTCgivethVERIZONtakethaway

    • n900mixalot

      HTC Jetstream, OnLive, Evo 3D … HTC suckered those people hard and fast.

      • Dain Laguna

        ….and none of them were EVER on verizon.

        but you know what was? the samsung fascinate and droid charge…head and shoulders above the devices you just mentioned/s

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    The only thing the HTC One has going for it is design (which I personally think is kinda ugly, but I know I’m in the minority). The lack of carrier support, expandable storage, a removable battery, and the fact that it’s not even on Android 4.2.2 will really kill it (it’s on 4.1.2). Everyone used to rag on Samsung for not updating their hardware, yet HTC is STARTING with outdated software and everyone’s suddenly fine with this?

    • J Davis

      “The lack of carrier support, expandable storage, a removable battery, and the fact that it’s not even on Android 4.2.2″. Those all use to be “deal breakers” in the past now its ok?

      • Austin Warren

        Will never be okay

  • http://twitter.com/bendystrawboy Morrell B.

    just proves they shouldve called it the incredible from the start.

  • Dylan Patel

    God Damn It! Why Verizon! Why?

  • Finire

    Well it was between the S4 and the HTC One… I guess this answers the question for me.

  • SGS4-TheNextBigFlop

    I already have the DNA(Since December). Android is still fast as it is.

    • LionStone

      Fastest phone out right now, lovin my DNA beast!

      Today is my last day under contract with VZW!! Woohoo!! Freedom on my 3 lines finally! Nexus 5, wherever you are, I’ll be there…hopefully it will be by HTC! I won’t give up my Unlimited data though, not just yet :-)

      • Austin Warren

        Google wouldn’t trust them to make one. Hope it’s samsung or Motorola.

        • LionStone

          I don’t know man, I really think HTC will be a natural choice :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.t.roach.90 Andrew T Roach

    Verizon is complete trash. Left them years ago and couldn’t be happier. They’ve always had the worst selection of devices hands down. The network used to be the main draw; but AT&T’s LTE network is faster and in practically every metro area and by years end will be nearly as wide spread. Plus the HSPA fallback blows Verizon 3g out of the water as well.

    Oh and people blaming HTC are idiots. Verizon controls the product on their shelves and as long as they have a backstock of Droid DNA’s dont expect to see the HTC One anytime soon.

    • hkklife

      Grandfathered VZW unlimited LTE. Still (barely) makes up for ALL of their other shortcomings. Now, when that disappears entirely in the next 6-12 months, then I’m outta there pronto!

    • n900mixalot

      Lets see, Verizon knew the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S3 were going to be hits and they shelved those bad boys as quickly as they could. HTC’s feats of idiocy include the Jetstream, the Evo View, the Evo 3D, and HTC One series (fine mid-range phones but the naming strategy shows ZERO thought).

      Go ahead and keep buying HTC though, and see how quickly you get dropped.

      • Dain Laguna

        the one series was never mid range bruh.

        if verizon hadnt kept forcing htc to build them specific devices, they’d enjoy more success.

        • n900mixalot

          They don’t need Verizon. They need to stick with their plans and just build one flagship, then improve upon it. Verizon-specific devices should be helping them but they aren’t because everything they start, they leave behind–half-assed and unfinished. I wouldn’t be surprised if the DNA is left to rot (like the Rezound and Thunderbolt and Evo 3D and Evo View and Flyer and Incredible … And countless others).

          They never finish what they start, with any carrier. I really hope this is a new chapter for them because it’s pathetic.

      • Tim242

        Wrong. Verizon launched them over a month after every other carrier.

    • paul_cus

      +1

    • Austin Warren

      I forgot where this article was talking about data speeds. oh, wait.

    • Tim242

      I agree with most of what you said. However, that HSPA+ fallback is crap. 1-2 down, right under a tower.

    • Diablo81588

      First off, the only reason AT&T lte is faster its because it’s a full year newer with nowhere near the load as Verizon’s. In addition, just because they say a market is covered, doesn’t mean the whole city is saturated. Their lte coverage is extremely spotty. As far as their “fallback” HSPA+ network, you’ll be lucky to get more than 1mbps in most populated areas on that overloaded trash.

  • http://twitter.com/ralph9994 RΛlph Kleinveld

    I believe its easier to make a like AT&T/T-moblie AKA International phone that sells across the world instead of making a separate one that supports sprint/verizon. which only sells in the USA

    • n900mixalot

      Very true. And the chipset needed for Verizon’s network may present problems for HTC that just aren’t worthwhile. Let’s see what Sprint says though.

      • Dain Laguna

        sprint already announced they are carrying the one. and it supports lte on at least one of the same bands that verizon does. there is no excuse. this is verizon at its worst.

        • n900mixalot

          The excuse is simple. Verizon doesn’t want to deal with HTC’s BS anymore. And they know that they won’t lose that many people by not carrying the One. They have the DNA and will come out with an enhanced version soon enough that will be capable of the same features. Plus they’re going with the Galaxy S4. Unless HTC pulls some magic out of their a$$es, Verizon doesn’t care.

          I have personal issues with HTC so my opinion is biased. But good luck to those who get them… The S-OFF battle starts all over.

  • epps720

    BOOOOOOOOO

  • fartbubbler

    why all the games?

  • Terry

    Another Verizon “WTF are they thinking!” Oh that’s right, they don’t think, they just do….

    • n900mixalot

      And they do make buckets of money for doing what they do. People may be leaving but a lot more are signing up because you know that though you are paying more, you are getting a solid network.

      • Terry

        I know what you mean. I’m stuck with Verizon, love em or hate em, because they’re the only carrier in my town where you get 4 bars of service. I’ll be damned if I’m going outside in winter to make or receive a call, so I’m with them til the bitter end. (Unless I move.)

        • n900mixalot

          Yuuuuup! And quiet as it’s kept, I love my Galaxy Nexus on Verizon. It ain’t broke, I’ve got 4.2.2, it’s a simple phone that does *everything*, and I always have a signal. Especially in the middle of nowhere. It even looks beautiful in its XDA case.

          I’m good.

  • FAL_Fan

    “This news comes on the heals of a report…” eh? Not the heels of a report?

  • http://twitter.com/ThePhillipBee Phillip Bee

    Insert the above reason why the S4 and Samsung are better .. also insert reason why I left VZW. So glad I made that move. Long live GSM and unlocked phones !!

    • Tim242

      Long live GSM????? That is older and less efficient than CDMA. Regardless of that fact, GSM is being phased out just as CDMA is, for LTE.

      • Diablo81588

        Amen brother.

  • http://twitter.com/AndrewNatoli Andrew Natoli

    #TheNextBigFlop anyone?

    • SGS4-TheNextBigFlop

      Yup.

    • Guest

      #whatisthehtconeialreadyforgotaboutit

  • s9779

    this sucks i really want one of these.

  • http://twitter.com/spdivr1122 Stephen

    does anyone else not like the One? i dont like how there’s only a home button and back arrow (there’s not recent apps button right?) I think that htc logo on the bottom is sorta ugly. And i own a droid DNA here, and it really is still an incredible phone. Releasing the one after the DNA hasn’t been out that long (saying that loosely, its been what 4 months?) doesn’t make much sense.

    • hkklife

      The One is a decent enough phone but it’s definitely a notch below the Galaxy S4, at least on paper (I’ve never seen or used either). HTC needs to either go all out with virtual buttons ala Moto & the Nexus line OR they need to follow Samsung’s standard capacitive button arrangement. Right now what HTC offers is the worst of both worlds.

      I also say they should have offered 2 flavors of One and launched them simultaneously: a 5″ phablet and a 4.5″ or 4.6″ or so smaller version, each with identical specs (save for perhaps a larger battery in the bigger screen version). THAT would’ve given Sammy something to chew on!

      • Dain Laguna

        there is nothing standard about samsungs button arrangement. its standard for them.

        its not standard for android. only moto and sony are following the standard that matters: google.

        in what sense is it a notch below the s4? battery life?

        • Austin Warren

          Google could care less what people do.

          Battery size, no micro sd, none of the camera features, more bezel less screen.

          • Dain Laguna

            they have parameters they wish folks would follow. they do care. but its a free system. so they cant force others to care.

  • Ghee Buttersnaps

    Isn’t that the same wordplay that teenagers and tweens use to get out of trouble.
    “No mom, I did not drive your car.” (But my friend Dave did…)

  • n900mixalot

    HTC can’t do anything right these days. What is their problem?!!!!

    • thugjedi

      This is all on Verizon, HTC wold love to sell the One but Verizon wants the droid version and HTC doesnt have the clout to refuse.

      • n900mixalot

        HTCs track record of mistakes makes me think otherwise. The DNA was a total mistake. Great phone but in terms of strategy, a big mistake. All it takes is a rebrand. Paint it a different color and call it the DNA One. Then again, they already screwed up and called several past phones the One [whatever].

        I think this is all HTC. They have zero strategy or game plan and when they do something well, they ditch it and give up on it and move to something totally new. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

        • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

          To be fair, Verizon likes to have distinct devices. HTC may not have the muscle to tell Verizon to stick with the HTC One that all other carriers will get too or else. Samsung has much more leverage.

        • Dain Laguna

          like jon mentioned, those are all mistakes that verizon forced htc to make.

  • http://twitter.com/rysav72 Ry Sav

    well thats a pain in the buns

  • chris125

    And this is why once again the s4 will mop the floor sales wise with the htc one

    • Austin Warren

      “2014 sales at a record low, HTC has decided to sell their company and move on”.

      • chris125

        Bought out by Samsung who announced they will remove all premium materials in favor of their trademark plastic

        • Austin Warren

          premium plastic*

          • Tim242

            The only premium plastic on the S4 is the polycarbonate around the rim.

          • Austin Warren

            Rim as in? I don’t even know the parts of a phone lol

          • Tim242

            Yes, the silver part. The part I was hoping was metal : (

  • http://twitter.com/rechvanny Rechie

    *heels*

  • chris125

    The “one” won’t but this doesn’t say anything about a different named essential one variant

  • JetBlue

    And HTC is wondering why they can’t make any money..

    • n900mixalot

      Idiots. You’d have to be off of your rocker to get anything from HTC in the US anymore. They are dead in the water.

    • nexusplay

      Weren’t you all complaining about how the DNA just came out and that it is too soon for another HTC phone to come to Verizon… well here you go.

      • Neomastermind

        The problem is that the One exists now and Verizon is excluded. It’s true that the DNA is being surpassed far too soon, but that’s just poor planning on either Verizon’s or HTC’s part. The DNA should never have been released if the One was so close to being announced.

        • SGS4-TheNextBigFlop

          This always happens. Look at the Thunderolt(came out before EVO 3D, Sensation) a high tier soon surpased by HTC’s next generation and they give Verizon the Droid Inc 2.
          Look at the Rezound(came before One S, X), and then HTC gives a mid-end HTC Droid Incredible LTE a few months later
          Now its Droid DNA(came out before HTC ONE), and soon will be given a mid end HTC phone.
          Its a pattern. High Range 6 moths before an HTC flagship, and then a midrange 3-6 after an HTC flagship.

          • http://twitter.com/Bateluer Robert Boluyt

            The lag is caused by Verizon’s ‘testing’. HTC should stop wasting their time on Verizon’s shenagans, but I understand thats a large chunk of customers . . . who now will think HTC makes junk because of that saw on Verizon.

          • Austin Warren

            Regardless of Verizon, people already know HTC doesn’t listen to consumers Therefore should be ignored completely.

          • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

            No it’s not. If it were then it would be impossible for Samsung to drop Galaxies on all carriers at once. HTC is just doing it wrong.

          • zurginator

            It WAS impossible for Samsung to do a universal release – until the S3. S1? Horribly scattered release. S2? Same deal, and Verizon didn’t even pick it up. The Galaxy S line is so big now though that the carriers have to play ball with Samsung.

          • http://twitter.com/wynalazca Andrew Webber

            It’s not that they have to, it’s that they want to. The Galaxy S line is just as big as the iPhone is. Everyone needs it or they’ll lose customers to the other carriers. With an HTC phone, or any phone that’s not a Galaxy S or iPhone, the carriers couldn’t care less if the competition has a better version. Most of the phones sold are either a Galaxy S or an iPhone. I doubt people are switching to Verizon to get a RAZR HD.

          • Christopher Riner

            You must’ve not seen the one article a while ago. Verizons top selling 3 phones for q4 (I think) were the RAZR maxx, the note 2 and the s 3. IPhone didn’t even make top three. It was an article on here somewhere

          • kg215

            Atleast Verizon picked up the Galaxy Nexus, a Nexus with LTE is always better than a Galaxy S model. I agree Samsung didn’t succeed completely on the Galaxy s1/s2 universal launches but atleast they tried to do it and they didn’t release another high end model after, only cheap-mid range ones. HTC just does whatever Verizon wants (atleast that’s what it looks like) and it really hurts them. It hurts us as consumers too because HTC can’t compete right now (more competition=better products), Verizon is fine with anything as long as they are getting money they don’t care about HTC’s well-deserved terrible reputation.

          • chris125

            Using the excuse of Verizon’s testing just makes it seem like htc still has no say. I mean Samsung can get their devices on Verizon and look like the other carriers devices why can’t htc?

          • michael arazan

            Verizon’s “Testing” is one guy siting behind a desk playing words with friends

          • Tom

            Looks like HTC doesn’t know how to release phones.

          • emeldastarr79ma

            my buddy’s sister makes $87/hour on the laptop. She has been fired from work for eight months but last month her income was $16872 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more on  Ask25.c­om

          • Brandon S.

            Yes. Verizon always forces HTC to release a second rate phone on their network. Kinda ridiculous..

          • Brandon S.

            I really wouldn’t have a problem with the DNA IF its outter shell wasn’t tier 2 materiel. Its hard to own a devices like that knowing the HTC One is out their. I really wouldn’t mind the processor so much.

          • Austin Warren

            Why does build quality matter?

          • Brandon S.

            I like the feeling of owning a high quality device.

          • kg215

            Don’t forget the small non-removable battery, smaller than the HTC one.

          • debbygoel81no

            my classmate’s sister-in-law makes $79/hour on the internet. She has been laid off for nine months but last month her paycheck was $19981 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read more on  Ask25.c­om

          • debbygoel81no

            my classmate’s step-mother makes $74/hour on the laptop. She has been without a job for 10 months but last month her pay check was $21478 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more on  Ask25.c­om

          • http://www.facebook.com/rbwayne Robert Bruc Wayne

            Do we have to have SPAM everywhere? The work at home schemes are all bulls..t.

        • pblakk

          Well… here we go, Verizon just wanting another exclusive. Now that it’s over I’ll let the dust settle and see what this thing will be… DNA+, DLX, etc… blah.

        • Avery Dejuan Herron

          Motorola did this with the bionic and the droid razor I am now a samsung fan!

      • Christopher Moore

        Better yet the HTC One should have came to Verizon first. It’s like HTC was working on 2 separate projects which makes no sense.

        Who is stupid enough to buy a HTC DNA over the S4 if both are $200? The S4 kills the DOA!!!! Even if the DOA was $100 I would pay the extra $100 just to get the S4. The HTC One matches up much better than the S4.

        • KleenDroid

          We sound all be very used to the fact that Verizon usually does not have all the top end phones.

          • capecodcarl

            In October the same people will complain when Google announces a new Nexus phone and it isn’t available on Verizon either. I’ll be switching to a prepaid GSM MVNO next spring when my contract is up unless Verizon does something stupid so I can avoid the ETF sooner. ;-)

          • chris125

            Same.

        • LionStone

          The S4 will come out about 5-6 mos ‘after’ the DNA… and it barely squeaks by in benchmarks! DNA and One kills Sammy G line in design and build quality. Built-in wireless on the DNA… front speakers on the One.

          • Austin Warren

            no

          • Diablo81588

            It’s the faster of the two..

          • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

            I personally think that good design includes a removable batter and micro SD card slot. Unless a phone has a huge built in battery like the Droid Razr Maxx. Even then, It’s just much more liberating to have removable battery. My Note II battery last all day most days, but I still purchased 2 extra Anker batteries on Amazon for only$20. On a crazy day where I’m playing games a lot or something, I will actually need the 2nd battery. It’s nice not to have to think about how I’m using the phone, just to save battery.

          • pblakk

            You’re an extreme user, get over the removable battery argument already.

          • KleenDroid

            It shouldn’t even be an argument. All phones should have a removable battery.

          • omgbrett

            You need the extra battery? My Note 2 is completely stock and last night it went 12 hours eith almost 7 hours on screen time in a building where im lucky to get 1 bar of service lol. I accidently left wifi on too with no close wifi connection. Talked on the phone, watched two movies, and played Super Stickman Golf 2. I cant see the need for the second battery.

            But it is nice to have the option, I guess

          • pblakk

            screw samsung and HTC at this point. I’m fine with my MAXX HD so I’ll just wait til Q3/Q4 for the X phone or see what else Motorola may have up their sleeve then… screw it.

          • Steve

            No screw locked bootloaders bud

          • pblakk

            I’m listening…. go on.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1307802518 Dennis Sinclair

            And hardly any memory….and yes, a lot of us want a phone with more than 16GB of memory; the DNA fails.

          • LionStone

            That’s your limitation, works for me and many others. Many people don’t use near the data I use and many people don’t need the memory you need, so what? Get what works for you, but just because a phone doesn’t meet your needs, certainly doesn’t mean it fails.

          • kg215

            Yeah but the DNA limits the memory and limits the battery. It hasn’t been out for that long but it will have noticeably worse hardware underneath compared to the HTC One and the Galaxy S4 (responded to your other post clearing up your misunderstanding).

          • michael arazan

            1.9 gh processor “squeaks” by, being the most powerful processor in a phone to date.

          • LionStone

            And whose enjoying that right now? Not many. Whereas I and many others have been and are enjoying the most powerful phone out right now, DNA :-)

          • chris125

            S4 has wireless charging..

          • LionStone

            I must’ve missed that bit at the unveiling and why wasn’t it mentioned in their infographic? Seems like that would have been a good time to tout that feature, you know, since its kind of limited to only a handful of phones right now.

          • kg215

            No it does not barely squeak by, unless you are talking about the unofficial prototype benchmarks and are assuming the official product will be the same. The Octocore has A15 cores, the Snapdragon 600 is clocked higher than the snapdragon in the DNA and is faster clock for clock, both are a huge step up from the snapdragon s4 pro. Don’t bother trying to include the DNA with the One, like it is the same.

        • Revtech

          Because some of us don’t like TouchJiz . . because some of us don’t like cheap-feeling plastic casings . . because some of us just think the DNA looks sexy . . . that’s why, its called “personal choice” ;-)

          • Steve

            According to S3 sales “some of us” is a rather small #

          • kg215

            Lol like Sense is much better? It is even more bloated. The DNA definitely looks good but the HTC One looks better still. The DNA has nice materials, but the HTC One has better materials. Even with your shallow reasons to prefer HTC vs Samsung you should still be pissed that the DNA came out first and you bought it (I’m assuming you have it and that is why you defend it, even though deep down you know it’s inferior to both the HTC One and the Galaxy S4).

        • yungqb7

          So true, The DNA’s screen is nice but that’s it. Everything else it lacks in. No removable battery and no expandable storage. We all know that HTC means “Have The Charger” so that 2020mAh is severely lacking. GS4 is going to beat the HTC One. Sure Touchwiz is wack, but I rather use that than HTC Sense.

        • Christopher Riner

          I know its a typo but maybe HTC should’ve released the one as the DOA, BC that’s pretty much what they’re doing here.

      • MicroNix

        At some point HTC needed to push a phone to all major carriers if they wanted to get back into the game. This is a huge fail for HTC which will leave them, once again, to pick up Samsung’s scraps. Stupid move for such a worthy phone.

        • Austin Warren

          Not very worthy. If people are smart, they would want a removable, bigger battery, and Micro SD slot. Because knowing their 16gb minimum gets below 10gb

          • Dain Laguna

            whose? htc’s?

            first of all, i had more avail on my evo lte and it was 16 gigs.

            and read the specs you troll…the one only comes in 32 or 64 gig variants.

          • Austin Warren

            I was referring to the DNA. Try again.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

            you get 11 gb.. and if you are like me ,you use cloud storage

          • Austin Warren

            You are the 1%

          • Tim242

            Actually, the over 2GB crowd is the 5%.

          • Steve

            you mean the wise crowd who grandfathered their unlimited plans? Just a guess I think the way data is used/needed is exploding, one would never regret paying 2gb prices for unlimited usage.

          • http://twitter.com/nguyende De Nguyen

            Not on 2GB of data you’re not.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

            have 3 people on my plan and we use less than 1 gb a month

          • Austin Warren

            Stop talking.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

            I am not talking, i am typing …

          • KOBALT

            * an adult?

          • C-Law

            Then u r on WiFi a lot and don’t stream or use cloud storage over ur cell connection. I’d say that’s normal use for most but some of us stream a lot over cell. I lived in a small town for two years and the neighborhood offered no high speed Internet so my only option was my unlimited 3g on Verizon or satellite Internet and there’s no way I would pay that much. I normally used 4-5gb a month

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

            I have Wifi at work and at Home, So that does help.i do use cloud storage(over 4g) a bit for my music ,pictures and videos and google maps when i am out, but for some reason doesnt seem to eat into my data much .. and also when out the wife or friends i normally dont use my phone at all cause i find it to be rude.

          • Jason Bittner

            You do not “use” your phones then

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

            I use my phone, but I am not constantly on it,and I don’t download a lot of things….. I mainly use it for email, news, text, phone calls and a few games that my son likes to play

          • Avery Dejuan Herron

            You must be on verzions payroll because I used like 22gbs the first five days no way I’d make it on 1gb a month and they want us to start using cloud storage so we can pay high data rates if they force me off my unlimited pan I’m going to t-mobile thanks to mu unlocked verzion galaxy note 2 the switch won’t be hard.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

            You do know each person do use their phone differently, and not all of us are on our phones all the time.

          • Avery Dejuan Herron

            I am on on mine a few hours of the day and I use that much and yes not everyone uses their phone like I do but my point is the shouldn’t have to pay out the ass for oall amounts of data like people that don’t have unlimited data do!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

            .. I don’t like verizon much because of the price but I am one of the unlucky few that lives in a area were verizon is the only real option , I rather pay the money and get good service, rather than go to a another carrier and wonder if I will be able to make a phone call.

          • Christopher Riner

            And obviously not the cloud

          • Geoff Johnson

            Right, tell that to Nexus users.

    • Dain Laguna

      and i’m wondering why you think this is totally htc’s fault when its more than likely verizon wanting ‘exclusives’.

      if the dna had no replacement in sight on the big red….id still blame it on vzw.

      BUT

      because we DO know that a follow up to the dna is coming soon….we can blame it on vzw even more.

      • pblakk

        Yep this is what I’m betting on too….whatever this DNA replacement is, it better still have a 5″ LCD3, and at least a 2800mah battery for me to even consider.

        • Zero

          and the same storage options I’d hate to be stuck with a 16 gig phone

      • Ameshican

        HTC has no choice but to play by Verizon’s rules now. They let Verizon dictate what they do in terms of developing and releasing phones and now are reliant on Verizon’s large customer base. Its going to be a long and very uphill road for HTC to become a top company again.

    • Bionic

      HTC is gonna get purchased, watch

      • Austin Warren

        Yes.

    • cizzlen

      Wow. Never thought one of my tweets would be featured here at Droid Life. In a sad way I might add :(

      I am still remaining hopeful for the next few weeks though because hey, you never know what could happen. How often have we been misinformed by these very same companies? It just sounds like a bunch of PR talk because Verizon would literally be stupid to skip out on one of the biggest flagships of the forthcoming year.

    • Kheir Francis

      LOL, I know right

    • UndergroundWire

      I’m wondering why you made this comment? It’s not like HTC said Verizon can’t have it. Also, I wouldn’t doubt that this phone is coming to Verizon. But they would be right because it will be called the Droid [Insert Cheesy Name].

    • Tim242

      Do you really think it’s their fault that Verizon isn’t getting it? If you do, you are clueless.

    • Bryan Ivie

      seriously. when they stop letting carriers tell them what phones to build, things might turn around.

  • DC_Guy

    Is anyone surprised?

    • Austin Warren

      They are basically the same phone.

      • T4rd

        Except they’re basically totally different. Different size screen/PPI and form factor, different SoC, different software, different memory/storage configurations, different camera, different battery size, etc. The only thing they share in common is that they both have 1080p displays and 2GBs of RAM.

        • Austin Warren

          PPI is stupid comparison because it’s smaller. They said the DNA would get Sense 5 so same software. Basically same storage. The DNA just doesn’t have 32 or 64.

          • T4rd

            Thanks for reiterating that everything is different. Not sure it was necessary though as I thought I made it pretty clear.

            Yeah, it will get Sense 5.. in probably 8 months around the time the next flagship by HTC is due out (on Verizon at least) with the next iteration of Sense. How is storage “basically the same” when the DNA only comes with 16 GBs (with like 12GB usable) and the One comes with a minimum of 32 GBs with a 64 GB version available? So you proved me half-wrong on one of the many differences, good job..

          • feztheforeigner

            DNA has about as much in common with the One as it does with all the new flagships for 2013.

            Amazing 5″ 1080p screen
            8/13MP Camera
            2MP FF Camera
            2GB RAM
            8/16/32 GB Storage
            (America) some Snapdragon processor S4 Pro or higher
            Android Jellybean

            All phones for 2013 share these specs, the DNA just happened to be the first one