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Verizon is Closing Out Inventory of the DROID DNA in Anticipation of the HTC One

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With summer upon us,  and Verizon having acknowledged that it will carry the HTC One “later” this season, we’ve been told that stores are now running promos for sales reps to move remaining inventory of the DROID DNA and Incredible 4G LTE. In fact, both phones have been flagged for “close out” within the last day or so (pictured above). Once the last device is sold, stores (at least of the 3rd party variety) will no longer stock either device to make room for something new, likely the One. A firm launch date for the HTC One on Verizon has yet to be revealed. 

I don’t want to speculate too much because Verizon said that they are carrying the One, specifically, but this does remove two DROID branded devices from the lineup, leaving only the dated RAZR HD and RAZR M under the popular tag. With the @DroidLanding Twitter account reactivating in the last day, with some sort of game or contest on the horizon, we’re sort of expecting a new DROID phone to arrive. The question is – what phone could that be? HTC appears to want to rid itself of specific carrier brands, while Motorola and their Moto X may do the same. So what is left?

Either way, it was nice knowing you, DROID DNA. You were a beast in your own right, with that gorgeous 1080p display and sleek matte black exterior.

Cheers ___ and ___!

  • Alex

    An HTC rep told me today Verizon HTC One will have the same specs as the rest of them (except it will be 32GB) and it should be released in two weeks.

  • vonNexus

    Another DNA negative issue is battery is at 35% from full charge. Plus the fact it comes with almost 5 gigabytes out of 16GB with no sd card slot. It’s a shame such a beautiful display is wasted by Verizon DROID specialty.

  • sucram6791

    best buy has them for free

    • vonNexus

      I was in Verizon Bay Terrace, NYC, about to buy an S4 or Note2. Having the Incredible 1,2 (both retired with my GS Fascinate, Eros, Droid2, Nexus 7 )) I picked up an HTC DNA and loved the feel compared to plasticy S4 & S3, Verizon has DNA for 199.99, some clearance, but the long short of it, my Bionic oddly Died and needs a battery so that will be retired for my kids as WIFI DROID TOUCH devices as my iPhone4, Droid X,X2 are packed with learning apps that my son, 4 yesterday, uses.I considered Note 2 and S4 but Verizon Hostess(greeter) refused to look up my notes that customer service promised 200, not 250-50 mail in rebate. So I left. A definite unit sale walked out the door. I went home annoyed then checked other Carriers as most of my family plan phones are coming off contract. Bottom line, I went to Best Buy mobile and got a free DNA. Unfortunately, I had to give up my unlimited data for 2Gigs as I did on my iPhone 5 I upgraded for my wife. I have 15 days and NO RESTOCKING FEE at BB and will never buy anotherphone ddirectly from Verizon. If I return the DNA in 15 days because I don’t like Verizon policy. I’ve been with Sprint, AT&T & T Mobile before signing back with Big Red (I bolted Verizon in 1999 because they suspended my services and gave away my number after being out of town for 2 months, ridiculous). If I return this I’m considering bolting and letting my GNex and iPhone expire so I won’t pay five lines. Sorry for the history …bottom line Best Buy Mobile gave me free what Verizonhad for 249.99 minus 50 rebate.

  • BKOne

    never again, htc. still waiting for ics on DInc 2. nexus from here on out.

    • vonNexus

      Blame Verizon for not upgrading. They decide not Google.

  • newyerker

    man who the heck care about HTC crap

  • droidbeat

    I assume it will retain wireless charging capabilities.

  • Stevedub40

    I will never buy another DROID branded phone again. I’m so glad that I have 5 lines that I can use for upgrades. This phone will be lost and forgotten. I’ll be surprised if this ever gets Sense 5.0, or even JB 4.2.2. It’s only been out for 6 months!

  • Stevedub40

    I will never buy another DROID branded phone again. I’m so glad that I have 5 lines that I can use for upgrades. This phone will be lost and forgotten. I’ll be surprised if this ever gets Sense 5.0, or even JB 4.2.2. It’s only been out for 6 months!

  • Spider210

    I can tell you the pic is correct but there is a second DNA listed that is not pictured that is not retired

  • Spider210

    I can tell you the pic is correct but there is a second DNA listed that is not pictured that is not retired

  • DonDemon

    The DNA is now “FREE” at Bestbuy. I pulled the trigger and ordered it Monday. I’m upgrading from the Bionic.
    I wanted the Samsung S4 but saving $199 really sounded good. According to the reviews the DNA is up there with the S4 in specs. Not really seeing myself using all the extra “finger hover” stuff. Only thing that worries me is the lack of an SD slot. I have about 10 gig of music currently on the Bionic. I’m planning to uploading everything Google music.
    Am I making the right decision? Or should I go with the S4?
    Whats the return policy at Bestbuy if I decide that the DNA doesnt work for me and I want to go with the S4 instead?

    • LionStone

      I believe you have 30 days… To decide, it’s real simple, just hold each one in your hand and think which one feels best to you. For me, they are like night and day.

      • DonDemon

        I went to Verizon to “feel the difference”. The DNA feels good and solid,hefty too. Looks like a sexy sports car. The S4 feels cheap and plastic like. Looks like every other basic phone out there.
        Thanks

        • TylerChappell

          I still prefer my DNA over my mom’s Galaxy S4, but it would definitely be worth waiting to see what comes out in the next month. Yeah you may end up spending $200 instead of free, but you probably are less likely to have buyer’s remorse too.

      • DonDemon

        I went to Verizon to “feel the difference”. The DNA feels good and solid,hefty too. Looks like a sexy sports car. The S4 feels cheap and plastic like. Looks like every other basic phone out there.
        Thanks

      • vonNexus

        14 days return from Verizon. 15 days at Best Buy.

    • TylerChappell

      This is a somewhat poor decision, considering that the Droid Bionic has Jelly Bean and is still about low mid-range specwise. Also because of the timing. Unless you have unlimited data like I do (which you clearly don’t since you just bought it on contract), you’re going to feel really cramped with the storage space on the DNA, especially since you’ll have to have it for the next 2 years.
      Don’t get me wrong, the DNA is still a great phone, I have it, but my brother has the Bionic and I wouldn’t urge him to upgrade to anything as old as what the DNA now is, but he’s not going to be stuck on a 2yr contract like you, either.

      • DonDemon

        Thanks for both replies. Yes I’d be signing another 2yr contract and I dont have unlimited data. I have 4 gig a month and never reach 2 gigs.
        Listen to ALOT of music. If I put it all up in the cloud my data usage is sure to increase alot. You gave me alot a feedback to think about.

        Decisions :(

        Thanks

        • azndan4

          You will free up a lot of storage space if you switch to a cm10.1 based rom

          • vonNexus

            How do we switch to a cm10.1 based rom?

    • vonNexus

      Just grabbed a free DNA. Return Policy is 15 days no stocking fee like. I too replaced a Bionic too. The 16GB, no expansion, might be my reason to return but I have two more lines past due for upgrade. Verizon’s upgrade removal of unlimited data may cause me to bolt. Enjoy the DNA.

  • droidbeat

    Is it not obvious that the Droid DNA will be replaced by the Droid DNA 2 (aka butterfly s)? This is the droid vzw has been hinting at.

    • LionStone

      That would be siick!!

    • Skittlez

      Exactly. Its black and red. They’re getting rid of the DNA. Its a little late for the one. I’m calling butterfly s is the next droid on verizon

    • Skittlez

      Exactly. Its black and red. They’re getting rid of the DNA. Its a little late for the one. I’m calling butterfly s is the next droid on verizon

      • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

        As long as they keep the mSD card and the spacious battery in the US variant, and I will be in line waiting to get one!

  • tomn1ce

    If the Butterfly s comes to vzw the Moto X HAS to be better then this one….that is if Moto wants me to open up my wallet on their direction….I can’t believe I’m actually considering picking up a HTC device. It must be that huge battery that the Butterfly s is equipped with.

  • heldadavid

    The DNA is a penny on 2 yr contract with Amazon!

  • sith77

    i want the M7 6′ HTC ………… bring it verizon ……. bring it

  • Patrick Crumpler

    Too little too late big red. Left you blood suckers for t-Mo. Enjoy the phone those who have stayed. Decided to vote with my wallet. My non hacked Google Wallet to boot. ;-)

  • Brandon Golway

    It’s ridiculous how quickly Verizon kills off their flagship phones, the DNA lasted, what, a whole 9 months or so?

    • Bionic

      thats about right to be honest, tech moves fast

      • bionics sac

        almost as fast as your mom when the Hot Now sign at Krispy Kreme is on

    • J Half

      Think it got thrown aside due to the SIM card reader problems so many of the handsets had, including mine.

  • Deylune

    with the rumors of the HTC One coming to Verizon on July 15th, this certainly makes sense. i want the One so bad.

  • Mark Schleupner

    Best Buy has the Droid DNA for FREE with a 2 year contract! Unfortunately, I saw a rumor on a web site last night that the HTC Butterfly S is NOT coming to Verizon… it is going to Sprint.

  • MariaxNY

    i still like the HTC ONE better this doesn’t look or feel like a
    flagship phone it was only meant for Verizon. it will nevr come to
    Tmobile or at&t or sprint

  • John Clausen

    I love my DNA. I just want 4.2 and sense 5 (even though I use Nova Launcher, I still want it)

  • Dave

    The DNA is free at BB on contract.

  • Zach Armstrong

    Droid DNA 2

  • Tyler Casilio

    I’ll always love you <3

  • Geoff Johnson

    Verizon should cancel the One and just go straight to the DNA 2.

  • Tyler Casilio

    Sooooooo, Sense 5.0 Update or..

  • DS

    Interesting how they close out the DNA for the One but don’t close out the GS3 for the GS4…

    • Dave

      Probably because the GS3 by itself outsold HTC as a whole last year…..

    • shooter50

      GS3 still sells, DNA is dead stock

    • LionStone

      Simple… overstocked w GS3.

  • DanWazz

    Man, totally forgot the Incredible 4G LTE existed. Poor Incredibles.

  • Greg Chason

    what happened to HTC saying the One was not coming to VZW? So is the new Droid going to be a renamed One or the Butterfly S?

  • Eric R.

    If they got the One and the DNA 2 how would they price them?

    • Tyler Casilio

      Unless they are one in the same. ooooooooh

  • gorilla

    Psshh who cares about the One now, I want the U.S. Butterfly S variant.

  • DCABuckeye

    I am convinced they are timing the One (or variant) to go with GNex upgrades, available to most of us on August 15. Most GNex owners were waiting in line on Dec 15, 2011 and our upgrades are on August 15. That’s if you want to give up your unlimited data.

    • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

      I thought Verizon only does 24 month upgrades now.

      • Craig Huffman

        For contracts expiring after Jan 1, 2014

        • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

          True.

    • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

      But that droid robot teasers said “coming in June” or something.

    • Bigsike

      There needs to be a running vote on what the GN owners are going to get next, with me being one of them I would like to know what others have their eyes on.

      • TSY87

        Im waiting for the HTC T6 or whatever they call it (the note 3 rival) or the note 3.

      • TSY87

        Im waiting for the HTC T6 or whatever they call it (the note 3 rival) or the note 3.

      • michael arazan

        I’m going with the mid range motorola phone, still an upgrade to my gnex. Hopefully I can get it for $350-400 full price. I don’t want to spend up to 700 when my contract is up in January of 2014 and then find verizon gets rid of Grand fathered unlimited, and I won’t be able to take the phone with me if I have to leave.

  • Fiorta

    And there goes any hope of a 4.2.2 update for the DNA.

    • btod

      I disagree. They’ve updated the incredible, thunderbolt, and rezound after it had reached EOL. Although it wasn’t to the latest android version.

      • BRIM

        And that’s not a good thing.

    • starnovsky

      Remember, Thunderbolt was updated to 4.0 eventually. There is always a hope for support. Just give it another year…

  • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

    I hope the comments are right… A Butterfly S as a DNA 2 or One+.

  • Francisco Rodriguez

    Amazon already has the DNA at a penny for new and upgrades. Best Buy has it for free.

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    CHANGE YOUR CURFEW, VZW USERS!

  • Eric R.

    HTC butterfly s? DNA +

  • AxemRed

    I’m guessing they will get that new Butterfly S as a new DROID and probably skip the One.

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    DNA 2 BABY!