Droid DNA Launches Today: Go Get Your 1080p On

The first 1080p handset for the United States is available nationwide today for $199 (two-year contract) or $599 (full retail, SIM-unlocked).

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With the holiday shopping season well-upon us, the Droid DNA by HTC is no doubt at the top of many of your lists. Good news: it launches in Verizon stores nationwide today. If you pre-ordered during the initial availability, you should expect yours to arrive today, as well.

If you’re not familiar with the Droid DNA, here’s what you missed:

- Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU (1.5ghz, quad-core)
- 16GB Internal Storage (no SD card slot)
- 4G LTE / 802.11 a/b/g/n / WiFi-Direct / DLNA / Bluetooth 4 / NFC
- 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 Super LCD 3 Display (440ppi)
- 8MP Rear Camera (f/2.0 aperture)
- 2.1MP Front Camera (f/2.0 aperture; 88-degree wide angle)
- Both Cameras Record 1080p Video at 30 fps
- 2,500 mAh battery
- Ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

The Droid DNA is available for $199 with a two-year contract or $599 without a contract. It’s also SIM-unlocked for use on AT&T’s HSPA network and other cellular networks around the world. If you pick one up, tweet me a pic: @mbchp and we’ll share it.

If you’re still on the fence about the Droid DNA, here are a list of reviews we’ve found helpful.

BGR - “A Full HD Display Isn’t the Only Thing That Makes this Droid a Winner” (link)

Computerworld - “Droid DNA: A Superphone with Flaws” (link)

Android Community – “HTC Droid DNA Review” (link)

Engadget - “HTC Droid DNA Review” (link)

The Verge – “HTC Droid DNA review” (link)

Android Central – “HTC Droid DNA Review” (link)


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