The HTC One is a great device, and one we’re big fans of. Verizon is the country’s largest cellular service provider, but their customers go wanting for the One. The Droid DNA is still a great device, but the new One is really superb.
Rumors persist both ways about the HTC One on Verizon. HTC itself has been ambivalent about those rumors, but are clearly touched by them. A tweet from the HTC account claiming the One would never come to Verizon was quickly removed, adding more wood to the rumor fire.
In a recent live chat on Yahoo, the HTC team briefly addressed this topic. After being asked about it several times, HTC’s PR chief for North America Tom Harlin said:
There are tons of rumors online but we haven't made any official announcement about HTC One coming to Verizon. The DROID DNA continues to be the HTC hero smartphone at Verizon. It launched in late 2012, it's features still compete with products in 2013. When we announce our next product with Verizon, we'll make a big deal about it so you're all aware.
That’s neither a denial or admission. It’s more a means to ask us to stop worrying about it. Verizon may be the biggest provider here in the States, but the reason for the One not being available on their network is lost on us, and HTC is clearly getting weary of hearing about it.
With pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4 already being taken, the window of opportunity for the HTC One on Verizon may have came and left. If it ever does show up, it’s nice to know HTC will make sure we know about it. We’re hoping for helicopters or terrible Korean pop music remakes.