Nov 1st, 2012

Verizon has long been rumored to carry a 5 inch phone from the HTC camp. We expect that phone to get here before the snow really starts packing on, but to date we haven’t had much in the way of information. Well, it looks like we might get an early indication of what its name will be once Verizon begins marketing it.

A Verizon support page that exists for showing users how to insert and remove their batteries curiously includes a device that isn’t supposed to exist yet. The model number is ADR6435 — the same aforementioned 5 inch phone — and its name is conveniently revealed to be the HTC DROID DNA.

We initially thought the 5 inch device was going to be another entry for the Incredible series, and while this may still be true this is the first hint we’ve gotten from Verizon themselves even if it is hiding in plain sight.

Perhaps more important than the name is the fact that this sighting almost confirms Verizon is gearing up to release the device at some point this month. Support documents and the like have to be prepared beforehand, and they are usually one of the last steps before the marketing campaign is sured up and launched. It’s facing stiff competition from Samsung with its Galaxy Note 2 coming and the still-popular Galaxy S3 so it’ll be interesting to see whether or not this new HTC device can survive the oncoming holiday onslaught.

[via Verizon, thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

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