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HTC announced a 1080p smartphone in mid-October called the J Butterfly. We wondered when it would land in other countries, and sure enough it launched in the United States about a month later as the Droid DNA on Verizon. But what about Europe and other Asian countries? We heard it was going to be called the DLX, but it turns out those rumors were incorrect. HTC has finally made the device official, and it’s simply called “Butterfly”.

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Our Kris Wouk attended the Verizon/HTC event and he came back with his initial impressions of the Droid DNA. Verizon’s Droid DNA was presented last night to a crowd of journalists and tech bloggers anxious to behold the first US smartphone with a full HD display.

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When HTC unveiled the splendid 1080p J Butterfly “phablet” in Japan, it was pretty obvious that the States were going to be next in line to get the monster phone. After a string of leaks and speculations, Verizon confirmed the launch under the Droid DNA branding, but a few things remained in a fog.