Verizon on Tuesday announced its next HTC flagship device, the 5-inch HTC Droid DNA, which is the U.S. version of the J Butterfly that was launched a few weeks ago in Japan.
We have shown you the official specs and features of the HTC Droid DNA and now it’s time to take a look at availability dates. The rumors preceding Verizon’s New York City event suggested that the mobile operator will sell the handset for either $199.99 or $249.99 with a new two-year contract, and that the device will see store on December 6.
Now we can tell you the handset will cost $199.99 when purchased with a new two-year contract and that it will launch on November 21.
Comparatively, the other two phablets in Verizon’s inventory, the LG Intuition and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 are selling for $149.99 and $299.99, respectively also with new two-year agreements. It’s worth pointing out that the Intuition comes with a $50 mail-in rebate requirement so you’ll be paying $199.99 for the device when inking your new Verizon deal.
In case you are wondering, the HTC Droid DNA will be a Verizon exclusive, so don’t expect it to show up under the same name in the inventory of other carriers. That doesn’t mean the phone will not be available in a different flavor in the U.S. later down the road, but so far it’s a Verizon exclusive.
The HTC Droid DNA will be available for pre-order starting today, and it will be quite interesting to see who will win this mini phablet war that Verizon’s got going on. Have you decided what device to choose between the LG Intuition, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the HTC Droid DNA?