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HTC DLX not heading to European markets

Earlier this month we reported on the pending release of the HTC DLX to global markets. The HTC DLX is virtually a mirror image of the HTC DROID DNA recently released in the U.S. market. The device is almost certainly heading to Asian markets. When we reported on a possible name change to market the device as an HTC Deluxe, we wondered whether the device would hit European markets. Unfortunately, the answer to that question appears to be “no.”

According to a Facebook posting by HTC’s German account, the device is not coming to European markets. The post was made in response to another Facebook user who was inquiring about some images that had surfaced. This turn of events is some bad news for European buyers as we have found the DROID DNA to be an extremely capable device and would expect the HTC DLX to match its performance.

source: HTC Dach Facebook
via: PocketNow

Official photos of HTC Deluxe DLX show off three color options

HTC’s yet to be released Deluxe DLX superphone (the international brother to Verizon’s new Droid DNA) spent some good time in front of the camera recently. These newer photos reveal that the 5-inch HD device will come in three color variations: white, black, and brown.

The specs on the Deluxe DLX are expected to be identical to the Droid DNA, including a true HD 5-inch (1920 x 1080) Super LCD 3 display at 440ppi, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera with ImageSense, 2.1MP front facing camera with an 88 degree wide angle lens, 16GB of internal storage, 2020mAh battery, NFC, worldwide GSM capability, and Beats Audio.

The price and release date are still unknown, but the source of the images stated that we should expect more information on December 6th. With the holidays around the corner this could make the perfect gift for tech enthusiasts everywhere. Hit the break for more images.

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HTC DLX will become the HTC Deluxe globally

A month or so ago it seemed the HTC J Butterfly was going to be a very limited device, but it’s just too good to limit this bad boy. I finally got my hands on the DROID DNA, which is essentially the same phone, and I must tell you that this might just be the finest phone ever made. We also heard that it will be known as the DLX in other Asian markets, and now it seems as though it will actually be called the Deluxe globally at least according to @evleaks. I know that many of you in Europe were wondering if it was every going to arrive, and it looks like it will. Unfortunately we don’t have a time frame, but we are hopeful it will happen by year’s end. This is just too good of a phone to not share the love everywhere.

source @evleaks

HTC DLX Renders Surfaces, Gives Clear Indication 5-Inch Device Is Headed To Asia


While we just about know everything we need to know about HTC’s upcoming beast here in the States, it seems there will be some slight differences in the overseas’ variant of the device. According to various reports, new renders have surfaced highlighting HTC’s new 5-inch device will is likely to be identified as the DLX in Asia, likely based off the HTC J Butterfly in Japan, as opposed to retaining the DROID DNA seen here in America. As seen in the photo above, it seems as if the render matches up quite nicely with what we’ve already seen— so this tidbit of news indicates the DLX is possibly be the real deal. The render leaks also highlight some good news for those of you in the Asian markets–  the HTC DLX is expected to debut in  China on December 6th and later on in Taiwan on December 10th in white, black and brown color variations.

Ladies and gents, let the salivating of this device commence!

source: Phone Arena

Verizon HTC DLX (DNA?) makes its way through the FCC

Well, one thing’s for sure; the HTC6435LVW will be coming to Verizon’s network soon. We just don’t know what it’ll be called yet. The sweet device has just gone through the FCC which means that we should see the device in stores within the next couple of weeks. As we learned a couple of weeks ago from the purported Verizon pricing list, the device will likely launch for $199.99 on contract. It seems like forever that we’ve been discussing this phantom device. Back in July some benchmark data revealed it’s quite a beast. The only thing left to do is for HTC and Verizon to officially announce this thing already. Will the “DNA” name stick as revealed by Verizon a couple of weeks ago? Hopefully we’ll find out soon enough.

source:  FCC

Verizon’s HTC DLX becomes the Droid DNA?

Remember that little nugget about the DROID Incredible X variant possibly launching as the DROID DLX? Well we can purportedly scratch that. According to Verizon’s Minimum Advertised Price listing, the HTC 6435LVW (codenamed DLX previously) will most likely launch as the DROID DNA. Also on the price listing besides the revealing name? The price of course. We’re looking at a minimum price of $199.99 which shouldn’t be too surprising. As with all leaks, just remember it’s not official until it’s official, folks.


source:  Android Central

HTC Droid Incredible X emerges with Verizon branding, could launch as the DLX

The elusive Droid Incredible X has been making the rounds over the past few months, and with the recent announcement of the HTC J Butterfly for Japan, it looks as though we could potentially be seeing a variant of the 5-inch smartphone make its way to the US. The long-rumored Droid Incredible X has been finally been spotted in the flesh, thanks to a set of leaked photos, ultimately revealing its suspected Verizon branding and red accents.

Interestingly, the device could make its American debut as the HTC DLX (pronounced “deluxe”) if the Taiwanese manufacturer has its way. This same DLX reference was also spotted in the bootloader menu of the J Butterfly, denoting the device as the Deluxe J. Regardless, the new Verizon-bound smartphone would mark HTC’s first attempt at a 5-inch device and also signify the newest major addition to the company’s One line since its introduction at Mobile World Congress in February. Read more