Verizon HTC One launch apparently pushed back to August 15th

by: Andrew GrushJuly 31, 2013

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It seems like forever ago that the well-received HTC One first touched down in the U.S., and yet still we wait impatiently for Big Red to get its hands on the device.

A few weeks ago we reported on what appeared to be a leaked Verizon memo suggesting the HTC One would arrive August 1st. With only one day away, Verizon has yet to confirm this rumor. If a leaked doc from Droid Life is correct, that’s because the launch has been pushed back until August 15th.


It’s beyond us why Verizon and HTC would dally any further with this phone.

Maybe they just didn’t want to release it so close to the Moto X’s big day, fearing that the X Phone’s hype would drown any interest in the Verizon version of the HTC One. It’s also possible that HTC and Verizon simply wanted to wait for the rest of the Droid DNA stock to deplete before moving forward .

Either way, with devices like the new Motorola Droids and Moto X on the horizon, anyone out there still interested in getting their hands on the HTC One through Verizon?

  • Shaun Chaudoin

    I’d take one for VZW if I won it or someone gave it to me, but wouldn’t buy one.

    • pj

      Since there are so many better phones that have come out in a meager 3 months (sarcasm). With Android 4.2 it will still be at the top. Verizon definitely blew it though. MOTO X and new Droids are mediocre, and since an upgraded One (Max, etc.) will be a long time out on Verizon anyway, I’ll bite my lip with Verizon and STILL buy a One.

  • Allan

    I’d take one over any of the new Droids. I don’t really see the draw of those phones. It might just be the 720 display, but they really don’t seem like anything special. What really bothers me is that IF the One Max ever comes to Verizon it will probably take just as long to show up on their network. Carriers in general really suck, either they have terrible networks and charge too much for them (Sprint) or they lock bootloaders, refuse to carry the best phones and nerf the phones they do get. I love my DNA but 16gb of local storage i still feels like kick in the teeth.

  • Chris

    They haven’t finished figuring out how many brands or where to put them yet…