Verizon reveals Droid DNA name ahead of launch, backtracks after mistake is spotted

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Check out our full review of the HTC Droid DNA smart phone.

Last week, Verizon and HTC announced a get-together for November 13, where we’re expecting to see a new Droid-branded Android phone, possibly named the Droid DNA, to be launched. Except it’s not “possibly” anymore, as none other than Verizon has spoiled the surprise by name dropping the Droid DNA on its own website.

The gaffe occurred over the weekend, when spotted confirmation of the name on Verizon’s Droid Does website, where an unboxing event was teased for November 19. “Droid DNA Unboxing” it proclaimed, before directing those interested to its Google+ page, where an invitation could be procured by adding Verizon to one’s Circles.

Visiting the Droid Does page now shows Verizon has realized its mistake, as the wording has been altered to say “Unboxing the new Droid,” instead, but the instructions on how to watch the event remain the same.

This is just one of many leaks regarding the Droid DNA, which is expected to be the US-version of the Japan-only HTC J Butterfly, an exciting phone equipped with a 1080p, 5-inch display. Other potential features include a quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 4G LTE connectivity and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Heading over to Verizon’s Google+ page, and we find another snippet of information has slipped through the cracks. In a related post, it’s written that the Google+ Hangout unboxing event on November 19 is to be held “the day before [the phone] launches,” so it looks like the Droid DNA will go on sale on November 20.

HTC has been struggling recently, with falling market share and poor financial performance, so it needs a desirable, state-of-the-art phone to raise its spirits. Will the Droid DNA, and its inevitable international GSM version, see HTC on the road to recovery?


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