HTC Deluxe DLX not coming to Europe at all: what does it mean?

HTC Deluxe DLX not coming to Europe at all: what does it mean?

We rather like the look of HTC's 5in J Butterfly. And because of that we're willing to put up with HTC's decision to rename it the Droid DNA on US shores, and the even worse Deluxe and/or DLX here in Europe.

Except now HTC has come out on Facebook and said (in German) that the Deluxe DLX isn't coming to Europe – leaving us with the obvious confusion: does HTC mean the phone isn't coming, or just the name?

If it's the latter, then HTC is just being a little bit playful in pulling a stunt which is vaguely naughty, and more annoying than clever, but ultimately forgiveable – providing the final name isn't something like the HTC Turnip.

If it's the former, however, we won't be impressed, mainly because we've been playing up the HTC Deluxe/J Butterfly as precisely the sort of phone HTC's lineup has been crying out for.

To briefly remind you, the rumoured specs include a 1.5GHz Snapdragon Krait processor (quad-core), 2GB of RAM and a 5in full HD Super LCD3 display.

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 26, 2012 at 11:49

The German post on Farcebook isn't very ambiguous: "it won't come to Europe".
But hey, Samsung say they sold 5 million Galaxy Note 2 units already, the SGS3 is flying off the shelves, and there are dozens of 6(!!!) inch Android "phones" available in Asia.
So, BIG is to stay.
We'll get some variant. No doubt.

Jim988  Nov. 26, 2012 at 14:37

It means we won't get a phone with a crap battery, bloated skin & pointless screen

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 26, 2012 at 14:44

It means we won't get a phone with a crap battery, bloated skin & pointless screen
Yeah, shame.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 26, 2012 at 15:33

It means we won't get a phone with a crap battery, bloated skin & pointless screen
Yeah, shame.

Apparently the battery isn't too bad...though if it deteriorates anywhere near as quickly as the battery in my Desire did, that's an irrelevant point.

Why did HTC choose to cripple this beast with 16gb of internal memory and no card slot? It genuinely baffles me...

Jim988  Nov. 26, 2012 at 15:47

HTC are on the right path - - to going extinct for the reasons I and Matt have pointed out. The nexus has the excuse of being very cheap. This overpriced failure doesn't have that same excuse. Never trust a HTC phone in regards to battery, I bought a one X based on reviews that said battery the battery was good only to find it died after 2 hours screen on time.

Jim988  Nov. 26, 2012 at 15:47

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