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15.11.2012, von Jon Gold

HD televisions were one of those inventions that ruined me for older technology -- the first time I saw a football game in HD, with lights gleaming off players' helmets and individual blades of grass visible on the field, I knew I'd never want to go back to standard definition.

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That experience doesn't feel like it happened too long ago, which is why it's a bit startling that full HD resolution has already made it to Android phones. The HTC Droid DNA, introduced on Tuesday, boasts a 5-inch, 1920x1080 screen, backed by the now-standard array of internal hardware and running Android 4.1.

While it's not going to be a perfect option for everyone -- it's pretty outsized even for a high-end Android phone -- it's Verizon-exclusive and it's pre-loaded with a big suite of Amazon apps that many might not necessarily want -- it's certainly an illustration of how quickly smartphone hardware is developing. The Droid DNA will go on sale Nov. 21, though you can put in a pre-order now.