Verizon HTC Droid DNA makes an official appearance as release date draws near

We’ve all known that it is coming, and HTC fans have no doubt been secretly dreaming about the day they can get their hands on one, and Verizon has gone ahead and made the HTC Droid DNA official, almost. The carrier has listed “DROID DNA Unboxing” on its website, with an image that says that the Droid DNA will be unboxed live on a Google+ Hangout in Verizon’s Hangout on Air Unboxing Event, at 12pm EST on November 19th.

Expected to be officially announced in a press event this Tuesday, the Droid DNA is the Verizon cousin of the HTC J Butterfly for Japan, and should carry the same impressive specs – a 5″ SuperLCD3 Full HD display (1920 x 1080 pixels), 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Krait processor, 2GB RAM, 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB internal storage and an accompanying microSD slot, WiFi a/b/g/n, HSPA, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 2020 mAh battery, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.

Rumored to be called the Droid DLX earlier on, the Droid DNA will no doubt give the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 a serious run for its money on Verizon’s LTE network, no doubt flaunting its 1080p 5″ SuperLCD3 display and the latest and greatest processor inside against the Note 2’s S Pen advantage. HTC’s fortunes have been on a downward spiral for quite some time now, and the Droid DNA might just be the device to turn it all around for the Taiwanese manufacturer, provided there is an international non-Verizon model in the works (I seriously hope there is one).

Verizon’s Google+ page says to “Experience the Newest Droid Before its Public Launch!”, which points to a launch on November 20th (no awards for my deduction skills), meaning that interested folks won’t have to wait too long to buy the HTC Droid DNA, even though it might feel like an eternity in the next eight days or so.

What do you guys think? Is the HTC Droid DNA your next Android smartphone this holiday season?