Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Mobile Tech
Gartner's #1 for endpoint backup
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
HTC's Droid DNA Screen Has Highest Resolution Yet

HTC's Droid DNA Screen Has Highest Resolution Yet
By Jennifer LeClaire

Share
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Google Plus

"The big upside for HTC is that Verizon is calling this their flagship Droid phone and they are using the Droid brand, and that typically means that they are going to be advertising heavily and Verizon has an enormous advertising budget," said analyst Avi Greengart. "In the past we've seen when Verizon heavily advertises a phone that phone tends to sell well."
 


HTC is in sore need of a blockbuster handset -- and it hopes the Droid DNA does the trick. The Droid DNA is available exclusively through Verizon Wireless and will hit retail stores on Nov. 21 for $199 with a two-year contract.

The Droid DNA promises technology that rivals the latest HDTVs. HTC is billing it as the first smartphone to feature a true 1080p HD super LCD 3 display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. The Droid DNA offers 440 pixels per inch on a 5-inch screen -- far more than Apple's Retina display.

"It's no secret that people depend on their smartphones more and more every day, which rightfully raises expectations for performance, speed, and design," said Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC. Mackenzie suggested that the new device meets current market demands with the HD display, latest quad-core processor, and Verizon's 4G LTE network.

Defying Superlatives

We asked Avi Greengart, an analyst at Current Analysis, for his quick review on the Droid DNA. He told us it has a screen that almost defies superlatives.

"It's bright and colorful and you cannot see the pixels. You'd need a jeweler's loupe. There are so many little dots packed in per inch that there's just no way to see them all. That means text looks razor sharp and if you get a high definition video, basically you have an HDTV in your hand," Greengart said.

Of course, at five inches the phone may not find favor with consumers that have smaller hands. That said, Greengart has seen consumers with small hands look at even larger phones, like the Samsung Galaxy S III or even the Galaxy Note II phone-tablet, with its 5.5-inch display.

"The big upside for HTC is that Verizon is calling this their flagship Droid phone and they are using the Droid brand, and that typically means that they are going to be advertising heavily and Verizon has an enormous advertising budget," Greengart said. "In the past we've seen when Verizon heavily advertises a phone that phone tends to sell well. HTC has benefited from that in the past."

Pocket Camera

The Droid DNA uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, which features a quad-core 1.5-GHz CPU and high-performance GPU. The phone also sports a full 2 GB of RAM so consumers can use multiple apps at the same time. Meanwhile, HTC Sense 4+ and Android 4.1, also known as Jelly Bean, lets consumers customize features on the device and put their most important content front and center.

The Droid DNA has a camera with fast image capture and good images even in low light. The camera is 8 megapixels and features a wide-angle lens, five-level automatic flash, backside illuminated sensor and fast autofocus. A feature called HT VideoPic lets consumers capture video and still images at the same time. Hold down the shutter button and the camera takes multiple photos at up to four frames per second.

The smartphone also includes a 2.1-megapixel, ultra-wide angle, front-facing camera that allows more to be captured in self-portraits, and up to four people for group shots. Auto Portrait works to make it easier for consumers to take photos of themselves and their friends with automatic face detection and a countdown timer.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there's a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know by accessing the white paper, "5 Things You Didn't Know About Cloud Backup". Access the White Paper now.


 Mobile Tech
1.   HTC One M8 Windows Phone Unveiled
2.   Verizon Tops in Mobile Networks
3.   Sprint Out with Data Guns Blazing
4.   Best Buy Leaks Moto 360 Watch Info
5.   Google Buys Contextual Image Startup


advertisement
Android 'Fake ID' Puts Millions at Risk
Users: stick to apps from Google Play.
Average Rating:
Researchers Tout Battery Breakthrough
Lithium anode could triple capacity.
Average Rating:
HTC One M8 Windows Phone Unveiled
Can be POS device for small business.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Chinese Hackers Nab Info on Millions of U.S. Patients
A group of Chinese hackers has stolen the personal information, including names and Social Security numbers, of about 4.5 million patients at hospitals operated by Community Health Systems.
 
Premier FBI Cybersquad in U.S. To Add Agents
After helping prosecutors charge Chinese army officials with stealing trade secrets from major companies and by snaring a Russian-led hacking ring, the premier FBI cyber-squad is getting a boost.
 
Apple Opens iCloud Data Center in China
Treading lightly, Apple acknowledged it has started to store encrypted iCloud personal data of some Chinese users on servers in mainland China, operated by the state-owned China Telecom.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Compression, Deduplication Come to Violin Concerto 2200
Violin Memory has announced that data deduplication and compression capabilities are now available on its Concerto 2200 solution. Typically, users will experience deduplication rates between 6:1 and 10:1.
 
Cisco Axes 6,000 Employees in Restructuring Plan
Faced with declining profits, Cisco is laying off up to 6,000 employees in the months ahead -- a whopping 8 percent of its global workforce. That's in addition to the 4,000 jobs Cisco cut last year.
 
Web Slows, Have Internet Routers Reached The Limit?
If you encountered problems connecting to the Internet on August 12, you weren't alone. Networking experts blame the wide-scale slowdown on outdated routing systems that are reaching their limits.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
HTC Debuts Windows Phone Version of One M8 Smartphone
HTC is bringing the Windows Phone mobile OS to its flagship One M8 device -- the first time any mainstream flagship smartphone has been offered with a choice of operating systems.
 
RootMetrics Ranks Verizon Tops in Mobile Networks
Verizon Wireless is the top-performing cellphone service provider, according to a new report. In the first half of 2014, Verizon led on a nationwide and state-by-state basis -- and in metro areas.
 
Sprint Comes Out with Data Guns Blazing
As its new CEO promised, Sprint has rolled out a new aggressively competitive price plan. The shared data plans promise twice the high-speed data and at lower prices than AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.