It’s difficult not to love the upcoming Droid DNA Android phone, even without having seen or touched one. The HTC handset boasts just about every high-end feature a smartphone could offer, and then there’s the screen…
The Droid DNA’s screen is a large 5-inch Super LCD protected by Gorilla Glass 2, which is pretty great in itself, but the touchscreen also boasts the highest pixel density of any smartphone: 440PPI. That’s more than 100 pixels per inch more than the iPhone 5. This results in a display resolution of 1080×1920, which is the same as many 21 and 22-inch monitors.
The DNA also includes a quad-core S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, a microSDXC memory card slot, LTE support, dual-band Wi-Fi, and an 8MP camera with 1080p video recording.
Verizon Wireless will sell the Droid DNA for $199 with a two-year contract starting November 19th. Find out more here.
We don’t know when it’ll ship or how much it’ll cost, but today AT&T announced that it will offer Sony’s Xperia XL Android phone.
The Xperia XL will sadly ship with Android 4.0, but apparently will be updated to 4.1 shortly after release (we’ll believe that when we see it). But there are some other goodies to mitigate the older OS blues: a dual-core 1.5GHz S4 SoC, a 4.6-inch Bravia 720p HD touchscreen display, and a whopping 13MP primary camera. Other features include NFC with SmartTag, LTE and HSPA+ network support, and a 720p front-facing camera for video chats.
We’ll keep you updated as new information is released.
Verizon Wireless was the first of the four major U.S. wireless companies to deploy LTE in any meaningful way, and competitors like AT&T and Sprint continue to play catch-up.
And while the spread of Verizon’s LTE coverage has taken longer than some had hoped, it’s now picking up steam in a big way:
Today, the company announced that its LTE network will cover “more than 70 percent of the U.S. population,” when new and expanded networks come online tomorrow.
This is great news for Verizon customers since most new smartphones and tablets sold by the carrier are compatible with LTE, which can offer blazingly-fast download speeds above 20Mbps under optimal conditions, far faster than 3G EV-DO or HSDPA.
After the break, you can see a list of cities where LTE will become available for the first time, in addition to locations where LTE coverage will be expanded.
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We’ve known about the existence of the HTC Droid Incredible 4G for a few weeks now, but this morning Verizon made it official.
The latest Droid Incredible handset will run Android 4.0, will have a Snapdragon S4 SoC with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a 4-inch Super LCD display, and an 8MP primary camera with 1080p HD video recording.
No release date or pricing information was provided, other than to say the Incredible 4G will launch “in the coming weeks.” We expect the price to be around $150 with a two-year contract, and for the handset to launch between the end of May and the first half of June.
Check back here for more information on the HTC Droid Incredible 4G or visit the Incredible 4G Information Center for a complete listing of specs.
You can also read the full press release after the jump.
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Counting the days ‘til May 6th? You can get in line for the upcoming HTC One X from AT&T by pre-ordering now.
AT&T is accepting online pre-orders for the HTC One X Android 4 smartphone, both in gray and white. With a two-year contract, the direct AT&T price is $199, due at shipping.
Amazon Wireless is also offering the AT&T HTC One X for pre-order (white or gray), but for $149 – a price good for both upgrades and new accounts. Same two-year contract requirement applies.
Learn more about the AT&T HTC One X…