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