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Ultrapixel camera module shortage not to affect US release of HTCOne

While the launch of the HTCOne has been pushed, US customers will be happy to know that the ultrapixel camera module shortage will not affect the US release and is expected to be available from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint by the end of March.
March 13, 2013
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HTC decided to change our perception of smartphone camera technology with the introduction of the new UltraPixel camera module. While the highly-touted feature is innovative, it has also started to become a drawback for the company. Industry analysts stated that HTCis facing production issues, and this problem has already reared its ugly head with release delays in Taiwan, Netherlands, and the UK.

While pre-orders are expected to ship in March, retail availability of the HTCOne globally has been pushed to April. The good news is that if you’re in the US and were hoping to pick up the HTCOne, this delay will no affect you. According to HTC Source, the company commented that the delay doesn’t apply to US models, as the US network carriers are on a separate timeline. So if all things go as planned, the US launch of the HTCOne will still happen by the end of this month. The device will be available from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

While its good news for US consumers, the delay of the device launch in the global market is still disappointing news, and is sure to have an adverse affect, especially when HTCis banking on the success of its flagship smartphone to make a comeback in the Android scene. The delay also gives time to potential customers to wait and see what the Samsung Galaxy S4 has to offer, a launch that is happening tomorrow.

What are your thoughts? While the news of a global delay is disappointing, are you happy that at least the US release isn’t affected? Are you planning to pick up the HTCOne when it is launched? Let us know in the comments section below.