HTC One pre-orders in the U.S. reach “several hundred thousand”

March 26, 2013

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    We love hearing good news from HTC – or any other OEMs – when it comes to their Android venture, the latest being the early success that the HTC One seems to be enjoying. This according to HTC president for global sales and marketing Jason Mackenzie, who gleefully announced that the flagship phone has hit the right chord with customers.

    “We are seeing our strongest initial response for any smartphone we’ve ever designed with several hundred thousand people in the U.S. pre-registering to purchase the new HTC One,” wrote Mackenzie in an e-mail sent out to customers who have signed up to get the phone through HTC’s trade-up program.

    But when can American customers actually get their hands on the One? Despite HTC’s assurance that the phone’s release in the U.S. won’t be affected by the camera component shortages, we learned a few days ago that the HTC One will only land in North America before the end of April via AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

    The questions now are whether customers are willing to wait, and whether those pre-orders will translate into real sales. For those who don’t mind the delay, HTC said that the One “will be worth the wait.”

    Have you decided on which super smartphone you’re going to get this year?

     

    Comments

    • 11222

      I considered the one with it’s $100 trade in, but the relatively small battery and not being able to replace it was a deal breaker for me.

      • Amine Elouakil

        Portable chargers and also the phone has the new quick charge option (SD600)
        The Battery is above average according to the review but nothing ground breaking, for power users that needs a large battery life, I think nothing beats the Razer Maxx, but it has it comprimises aswell (lower specs for example)

      • john

        You can replace it, HTC will for a fee, or free on the first two years if faulty.

        • http://twitter.com/danmcsw danmcsw

          I think they meant on a daily basis, i.e., take the back cover off, remove battery and pop in a second fully charged battery if the first battery is drained.

      • jac

        if you a so concerned with not having a removable battery, then buy one of those portable charging devices. There are many options out there.

      • thereasoner

        Why? usb charging is a cheap industry standard and they can be used on many devices. My GS3 gets me through most days but on heavy use days i just top off the juice, usually in my truck on the way home from work. I have a usb charger set up and ready to go no matter where i am through out the day night. No need to carry a spare battery, remove the case, remove the back, remove and replace the battery when you can just plug it in almost anyware/anytime. Why not top off if the phone is just sitting there doing nothing anyway?

    • NicholasMicallef

      I haven’t yet decided, but whichever choice I make I’m happy for HTC’s success.

    • Elias Ortega

      People need to get over the battery life on this phone! Saying that it’s too small or non removable! Relax! Playing Angry birds all day doesn’t make you a power user. This phone will get you around 14 hrs in a day of heavy usage, I have a GS2 that I charge around 6 times a day and I live great

      • will

        I own the HTC one, the battery life is miles better than the likes of the s3 or the one x which I have owned. The battery is a complete non issue really

    • fixxmyhead

      HTC ONE – several hundred thousands

      GALAXY S4 – tens of millions

      • amine ELouakil

        On launch day not going to Happen. heck Several hundred of thousands a month before launch in the US if those numbers are true then it just amazing

    • AnTxJeTs

      HOw good are HTCs device updates.. will it be thrown under the bus come the winter season..?

      • http://twitter.com/Wharries1 William Harries

        They have “promised” an update to 4.2.x in April. Take that with a pinch of salt, but I have a feeling as htc are gambling with only one flagship this time it might get more attention than usual. Let’s hope this is the case

        • http://childof1984.blogspot.co.uk/ Donatello Brown

          I’m just hoping they bring over 5.0 (Key Lime Pie) in a timely manner, if not, it’s back to trawling the XDA forums for a mod.

    • Don Goncalves

      I’ve got phone picked: HTC ONE… Now I just need to pick a new carrier as Verizon’s not in the game…

    • Marvin Ferrell

      Ok I write in the community too. I just want to point out. Pre-orders and pre- register are two different things. Pre-order means HTC has actually made the sell and has my money. Pre-register means I gave them an email address to notify me. The title is a bit misleading as I was like when did pre-orders begin? They have’nt and Mackenzie being the big mouth that he is didn’t say the word order either.

    • http://twitter.com/Wharries1 William Harries

      I seem to be one of only a few people who got this phone on the 15th of march, but I will try to give my best impression of it. I had the htc one x before it and ive had some time to compare them to each other.
      As almost every review has said so far, it’s gorgeous. Gorgeous to look at and gorgeous to hold, it almost seems sinful to put it in a case. The speakers are actually very good, better than what I was expecting at least. The camera is better that the one x in most situations, and the battery life is far better, which is good because you can’t test it out of there. It also charges very quickly I’ve found.
      Call me crazy but I actually liked sense 4+, it had its hang ups and was a bit bloated and I prefer it to sense 5, although I do like blinkfeed. For this reason I’m using holoLauncher or w/e it’s called, it would be better with blinkfeed but flipboard is very similar. The IR blaster works better than expected but hardly a must have tool.
      The only hang ups I can think of now are the capacitive buttons. It doesn’t take long to adjust but I feel as if the HTC logo could have easily been utilised as a home or recent apps button. Speaking of recent apps, that is another massive improvement over sense 4+. Overall it is a complete improvement on the one x. If you have any questions about it than i can answer just ask

    • HotKentuckyMess

      Am I the only person worried about taking the battery out to prevent the phone from transmitting location data without my permission, or recording through the mic or camera and transmitting without my permission?

      • http://childof1984.blogspot.co.uk/ Donatello Brown

        Don’t forget your tinfoil hat.

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