It was rumored prior to its announcement, that HTC would not be bringing its latest flagship phone, The HTC One, to Verizon because they had just released the DROID DNA, the nations first smartphone with a 1080p display. This would make sense, as the One would just cannibalize sales of the DNA, or vice versa. But what if the DROID DNA, after only four months of availability, was already discontinued and EOL’ed. According to an internal document from Walmart—that was sent to the guys over at Droid-Life—that may very well be the case.
As you can see in the image above, under the subheading of Verizon, we see that the HTC One will launch in March and that it will replace the item known as #549383 aka, the HTC DROID DNA. This is an odd set of circumstances, as the DROID DNA is still fairly new and is still an amazing device that has a fast processor, a gorgeous display and is extremely well built. On the other hand, the One is HTC’s new flagship device and their attempt to follow in the footsteps of Samsung, by making one device that looks consistent across all carriers. So in order to achieve this, it looks like some sacrifices might have to be made.
Keep this in mind though, this is Walmart’s internal system, so just because it’s being replaced there, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be replaced or EOL’ed at Verizon, but the chances are greater that it just might.