The HTC One will be officially available with three out of the Big Four carriers in the USA including AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, with Verizon apparently not getting the handset later down the road as it was initially speculated.
An official HTC tweet – hey, social media is a powerful thing – has confirmed that the HTC One won’t hit Verizon. Instead, interested HTC fans that want to stay with Big Red can always get the “awesome Droid DNA.”
We’ve seen various rumors suggesting that Verizon could soon get its own HTC One flavor, a device that won’t necessarily carry the One brand. At the same time, we have said plenty of times that it’s time for HTC to stick with its own strong Android brand – just like Samsung does with its Galaxy models – and not allow carriers to customize flagship devices down to picking the name for the product.
Earlier rumors did say that Verizon’s HTC One could be called the Droid DNA Plus or something like that, and we have no way of knowing whether HTC had a tough time negotiating with Verizon the name for a Verizon One and whether that ultimately lead to that particular public revelation via Twitter. What’s certain is that at least for now, the HTC One will not make it to Verizon as the One. Or are we reading too much into this and HTC is simply doing what companies usually do, which is to deny rumors before official announcements?
We’ll certainly be on the lookout for that HTC device that is supposed to launch with Verizon – codename DLXPLUS – and see if it pops up in more leaks and reports.
Meanwhile, let’s hear it from Verizon subscribers, would you like to buy the HTC One from your carrier?
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Well, I guess I’m getting an S4 then…
S4 it is.
Well I was giving it some serious thought but since my family just upgraded their phones with Verizon and mine is site in June of this year the one is out for me. Does anybody know of any new phones being released with Verizon besides the thin plastic s4?
Check out the new Blackberry Z10…nice design, 4.2 inch screen, available at the end of this month with Verizon. Runs BB10 OS, which doesn’t have many apps yet….but if plastic is not your thing, the Z10 is worth a look.
wasn’t it made by another plastic?
Damn….i was looking forward to getting the HTC, cant bring myself to buy plastic samsung.
I need an SD card slot on my phone; I wouldn’t buy an HTC One if for no other reason than that.
well i think its a branding issue, probs the dna+ is the htc one in red (afterall a red version was seen on the official website for a brief moment before it was taken down)
It’s funny because I remember this same strategy with the HTC One X. We all saw how well that worked.
boycott htc, they sold out to crapple
Fire the marketing department
maybe it’s not coming to VZ as HTC One but under another name? technically HTC won’t be lying if this is the case.
I wouldn’t count on it. I remember waiting for the Galaxy Journal to hit Verizon when the original Galaxy Note didn’t. Phones don’t have a long enough shelf life for staggered releases like this without having to put different guts in the phone to stay relevant and technologically competitive. Not to mention that the Android OS itself has the same story….
HTC’s gonna have a real rough time trying to compete with Sammy without offering it’s phone on Verizon.
S4 is it than I guess.