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With recent rumors and leaks surrounding a possible global version of the Droid DNA (aka HTC J Butterfly), many in Europe have been hoping they too might be able to pick up the device in the lead up to the holidays. But if a recent Facebook post by HTC Germany is to be believed, Europeans wanting to buy the 5-inch, 1080p monster may be out of luck.

Responding to a fan question about the rumored device, HTC Germany hit back with what seems a fairly conclusive statement. Translated, it reads --

"The Deluxe will unfortunately not come to Europe."

Deluxe, of course, being the widely-rumored name (or codename) for the global version of the device.

We should also mention that a global version of the DNA/DLX has yet to be officially announced, and that all the rumors we've heard until now have focused on Asia -- specifically China and HTC's native Taiwan -- rather than Europe. It'd also be somewhat unusual for HTC to launch such a device in Europe at this time of year. Typically, the company saves its big European devices for Mobile World Congress, which takes place in February.

Regardless, the Facebook remark should be taken with a pinch of salt, as manufacturers' social media reps don't have a spotless record when it comes to accuracy. So it looks like just we may just have to wait and see where else the DLX crops up in the weeks ahead.

HTC declined to comment on today's developments, saying telling Android Central it "does not comment on rumor or speculation."

Source: Facebook, via: GSMArena


Reader comments

Facebook statement casts doubt on European HTC 'Deluxe' launch


Also possible it isn't a "delixe" but rather a different name. Then again that's just me holding out hope for a lte att version.

Sometimes I feel bad for these companies. Rumors are brutal. Seems like they can't win, even when they didn't do anything wrong... Lol

Hmmmm I thought: "Facebook statement casts doubt on European HTC 'Deluxe' launch"...

...scroll down to read the statement...

"Absolutely, positively, not a chance, no way in h-e-double-hockey-sticks does the Deluxe come to Europe."

hahaha Your headline made it at least seem like there's a chance! I guess though, like a poster said, it could just have a different name.