AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile to receive HTC M7 at launch; Verizon's HTC M7 will be delayed?
HTC DROID DNA has become a popular model at Verizon. Meanwhile, a highly reliable source for HTC Source is telling the site that the HTC M7 will be offered by T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T on the U.S. launch day. Are we leaving someone out? Let's see. T-Mobile. AT&T. Sprint. Ah yes, we left out Verizon. Actually, there is a reason for that.
According to the source, for reasons not revealed at this time, The HTC M7 is delayed for Verizon. Perhaps with the big ad campaign that Big Red has for the HTC DROID DNA, the carrier sees no reason to rush out a new flagship model. Just yesterday, we passed along the water cooler report which suggests that the HTC M7 will launch March 8th in both black and white, and most likely in Europe first. The gossip says that the U.S. carriers will release the phone a few weeks later. That is, with the exception of Verizon, if this speculation pans out.
HTC's press event is coming on February 19th and we should learn a lot more about the HTC M7 on that date, including the U.S. launch schedule.
source: HTCSource via AndroidandMe
22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5480; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I'm waiting for official HTC M7 specifications, I want to compare it with Sony Xperia Z, that should be interesting. :)
33. metalpoet (unregistered)
once again Verizon fails to come out with an awesome device the same time as everyone else, they probably want to load on their bloatware s**t on the phone and screw up the entire phone experience!
38. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
Why come out w/another DNA so soon? Verizon could stand to do w/out this phone...unless they got rid of the Rezound & Incr. 4G
43. Malique001 (Posts: 58; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Verizon can release the phone same time and have their bloatware on board. Verizon doesn't need to release the M7 so soon because the DNA is gonna be relevent for months.
2. blackice214 (Posts: 163; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
wow htc lost its creativity looks the same as any other one of there phones get outta here.
6. blingblingthing (Posts: 441; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
Looking at just about all material things, they try not to stay stale in design. Also, what's with all this new found importance about looks? With a 1080p display, why would you be looking at anything else? Either way there are alot of choices out there. So to each his own.
8. Commentator (Posts: 2435; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Kind of like how Sony's had two basic designs over the past four years? Anyways, how in the heck is this a bad thing? If it looks like an HTC phone, people will know it as an HTC phone, and brand familiarity will strengthen.
34. IU_Lover (Posts: 35; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
Sony got new design language this year lol. and yea, it's a bet, companies have to choose between brand familiarity(like iPhone) or constantly innovate with new designs so there's always something new in terms of design
36. Commentator (Posts: 2435; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
How much of their design language really changed from the Xperia T though, and apart from on-screen buttons, how much was changed from the Xperia S? It's still Timescape. I don't exactly see how the Xperia Z is such an innovation in smartphone design. Sure, it looks decent, but not revolutionary, or even innovative. It simply continues the basic trend of year-after-year marginally increased specs that we've come to demand from every smartphone manufacturer.
29. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1611; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Who hasn't? Wtf do you think "brand recognition" is?
46. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Indeed, the phone looks like a big Windows Phone 8X
55. terabyteRouser (Posts: 434; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
looks better than a galaxy s3 or note 2 any day out of the week... what's your point?
3. dorianb (Posts: 407; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Truth is VZW is still debating on the best way to screw up the aesthetics of the handset by placing it's logo on the front & back @ 3x the size of HTC's.
9. andygallo (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
Haha, this was exactly what I thought when I read the headline.
The M7 looks awesome, hopefully Sprint will do what they did with the LG Optimus G and not put any carrier branding on it. This thing might keep me with Sprint for another term...
40. orielwindow (Posts: 94; Member since: 23 Sep 2010)
Haha! No doubt! I am SO glad I found the right Grey cover up sticker for my home button on my Note2!
44. LionStone (Posts: 452; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
In reality, the HTC phones on VZW never had a VZ tag on the back...the 4 that I've gotten anyway. HTC has been one of the few in this regard. They put "1" VZ logo up high on the front where its not even hardly noticeable and 3 subtle letters on the back "hTc". Now Sammie and Moto, they are horrid with logos!
47. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)
You sir deserve 5 thumbs up for that comment. I'm just waiting for a Verizon put a transparent Verizon logo in the middle of the screen!!! You heard it here first!
5. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 514; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
It looks like an HTC 8X which is not necessarily a bad thing.
7. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Just like I thought, how can T-Mo not get this device... just didn't make sense. Hopefully all goes well for HTC on the M7. One thing I wish tho, is that the phone won't have carrier brandings on it. That's probably not possible, but I prefer seeing HTC instead of T-Mobile or AT&T branding on my phone. Hopefully it'll happen one day on T-Mo after phone subsidies are gone.
11. roscuthiii (Posts: 1836; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
With the way Verizon is so slow to receive handsets, and deliver updates to the handsets they do have, you can quite literally call them, "retarded".
12. AshishRomea (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
means SONY XPERIA Z wont be reaching any of the carriers :/ as no reports of XPERIA Z reaching US carriers is shown :/
27. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Let's hope that's not the case, cause Xperia was only on AT&T before. Cept for Xperia Play which one on Verizon too.
13. DarkShadow (Posts: 51; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
lm glad that t mobile, sprint an AT&T will have it first, wiz all the respect l do not like verizon at all !!
14. toyboyz (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)
I don't understand Why the M7 won't have a 5" or above screen?
15. idroidequis (Posts: 103; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
They probably dont want to follow the trend and make bigger and bigger phones every year. Which is fine by me cause id rather they and text and surf the web with one hand.
53. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
I don't understand why people don't just get a Nexus 7 for a phone, why wouldn't people want to use a 7" phone?
16. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)
Verizon won't get it cause their HTC flagships come once a year in Nov.
17. firestarter2 (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
Hmm Verizon is removing the SD CARD and adding logo's I wish there was a good alternative to them in NYC
18. bubbadoes (Posts: 337; Member since: 03 May 2012)
I can guarantee you the reason for the delay is because they don't want to lower the price or take away any customers seeking the hot DNA already on Verizon with identical specs of the M7---only wishing the M7 will have more than 10gigs of available storage and a battery larger than 2000 mah which is the only downfall on the DNA
19. alouden (Posts: 204; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I cannot get too angry at Verizon here. They recently released the Droid DNA. The M7 device will uindercut sales of the DNA, so they have no incentive to rush the M7 out. I only hope they don't handicap the device as theyare knowe for doing.
20. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
I was upset at first about Verizon getting delayed but it makes sense. They have the DNA which will not be worlds different.
21. remtothemax (Posts: 235; Member since: 02 May 2012)
verizon delaying a great phone until it is average
what a surprise
23. zig8100 (Posts: 135; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)
So no more Evo for Sprint? HTC Evo M7? I like the sound of that.
28. user312 (Posts: 68; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
No its still an EVO just each carrier might give it a different name. For example this could possibly be a EVO 4G LTE+ (I hope not but this is still an example).
24. Twisted247 (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
wait what? Verizon behind the curve...no..
Pshh, these wankers are always behind. They were the last to launch the Galaxy Note 2 by a LONG SHOT, they were the last to update the S3 to jellybean by a REALLY LONG SHOT(if they even have, pathetic). They lock their phones up the butt. They place stupid things on the phones that you can't remove unless you root like the Wifi reminder on all the new phones drop downs.. Locked bootloaders, Bloatware like no tomorrow...
They REALLY need to wake up they have been going downhill all through 2012 and looks like they will continue to do so on throughout 2013. They are making their customers wait longer so they can add unnecessary items and a MILLION AND ONE branding logo's to their devices exterior and within the software.. JUST STOP VERIZON JUST STOP.
They are allowing Sprint to make head way with the new backing from Softbank, which is fine by me since I'm a Sprint customer..
41. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
I don't think anyone on Sprint has room to talk about ANY company going downhill lol...as Sprint seems to dwell inside your nearest toilet bowl. Lets hope for their customers sake that SoftBank can breathe some life back into that bag of bones...Sprint's not making much money these days bro, sorry to say.
48. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)
FYI - the Sprint and Softbank deal has been haulted for further investigation.
I completely agree with your Verizon comments. However, Sprint is nowhere close to Verizon when it comes to coverage and 4G. Sprint is getting better no doubt but they are a LONG ways away from having the reliability and coverage of Verizon.
25. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Mehhh, why not have it be 5 inches? The extra PPI is complete overkill as it is and I would rather have a larger display. I really hope the Note 3 has a 6 inch display with a 1080p display, at least then it won't be overkill while still being sharp and crisp.
26. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6579; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
First why Verizon getting another HTC phone don't they have the DNA? Also I'm buying the XPERIA Z because HTC don't put SD CARDS in their phones any more so what's the point if they don't use SD CARDS
30. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It's Verizon's fault that the DNA didn't have an SD card slot. Notice how the Butterfly had it, but when it moved to Verizon it disappeared. This might be the same case; the delay will be due to HTC having to make a new casing for Verizon's version without an SD card slot, and big Verizon logos everywhere on it.
32. snowgator (Posts: 3233; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
The more I play around with this crop of top end devices, the more I think 4.7" is the best screen size. I understand th "Phablet" craze for those that use their devices more for multi-media and gaming then for web surfing and more common smart phone uses. It makes sense to not want to have to lug around a phone and a tablet when a phone with a 5"+ screen will do it for you. But 4.7" is the perfect "large screen" size considering how they have shrunk the bezel. these are the same size as a 4.3" device and some of the older 4" ones.
Looking excitedly to see what HTC brings here. If Key Lime Pie is as much of a jump in smooth operation as ICS/JB was over GingerBread, I may not have a reason to stay on WP.
37. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Yeah, I have owned the S3, N1 & N2, as well as the HOX, and for my money, that 4.5"-4.7" size is the sweet spot. The 920 was too chunky at 4.5" to be awesome, and it lacked the ergonomics of the HOX at 4.7". Cut back on the bezels, even if the phone needs to be a shade thicker (Not BB N10/Lumia 920 thick, but it doesn't need to be iPhone 5 thin, either), and give us something with a big (4.7") screen in a compact body packed with the best internals (Take a cue from Apple, because the iPhone 5's hardware is head and shoulder above anything else, including the LGOG).
42. jameshoe (unregistered)
Htc has to be quickly announce it before Galaxy SIV get first
49. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)
OMG this year = S4, Xperia phone, HTC M7, BBZ10, Note 3, Moto X...iPhone 5s? ;)
50. Necromancer (Posts: 10; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)
All I'm interested in knowing is whether HTC will screw up the battery on the M7 as well.. Please HTC.. Put a beefier battery this time.. 3000mAh is what will seal the deal for many of us!
51. samsungcaptivateglide777 (Posts: 13; Member since: 22 Jul 2012)
Can't wait to see if its going to be better than the DNA or if its the same thing.
52. nathan67 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)
Yes but the DNA lacks in memory unlike the m7 Verizon needs this phone BC the DNA only offers 11gb of user storage which completely sucks
54. terabyteRouser (Posts: 434; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I may have to cancel my Verizon service and move to AT&T. I know their service is stellar, but I'm a geek and having the latest devices and software (updates) is very important to me. They just don't get it or don't care.