Verizon had dropped the price of the Droid DNA back in May and that brought speculation about the possibility of an HTC One announcement. The offer back in May had the handset available for free (on a two-year agreement) and well, it came and went without the news many had been hoping to see.
With that in mind, it looks like Verizon Wireless has once again begun offering the Droid DNA on what they are referring to as a limited time offer. Basically, Big Red has dropped the price of the Droid DNA to $49.99. This of course still requires a two-year agreement. The main difference (aside from the price) between this Droid DNA offer and the last -- this time around we have official confirmation the HTC One is coming to Verizon.
We hope this price drop means Verizon is trying to clear some inventory ahead of a release date and price announcement for the One, but given what happened last time we remain a bit skeptical. That HTC One confirmation came by way of Twitter in early-June. At the time it was said the HTC One was coming to Verizon sometime "later this summer."
Anyway, it does seem to make sense that the carrier would want to sell off some of what would be an older model HTC. Otherwise, despite the Droid DNA not being the newest handset on the market, it is still more than capable and may actually be one to consider. After all, not everyone needs the latest and greatest smartphone. Plus, not everyone wants (or is able) to spend a few hundred dollars on a smartphone.
SOURCE: Verizon Wireless