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HTC One Developer Edition announced, pre-orders start today at $649 for 64GB

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HTC One Developer Edition announced, pre-orders start today at $649 for 64GB
The HTC One Developer Edition is available for pre-orders starting today at 10am EDT. With an unlocked SIM and bootloader, the ultimate in customization choices is yours for the price of $649. The Developer Edition comes with 64GB of native memory and without a microSD slot, you might want every GB you can get. The phone is expected to be available on April 19th which, not coincidentally, is the date that the model ships in the U.S. to Sprint and AT&T.

HTC tweets about the HTC One Developer Edition

HTC tweets about the HTC One Developer Edition

We have to give HTC credit for delivering the Developer Edition the same time that the carrier branded models will be ready, as this fulfills a promise that was made by the manufacturer. And while there is no getting around the fact that you can't buy this model with a carrier subsidy, 64GB for $649 is not such a harsh off-contract price for that amount of native storage.

The HTC One Developer Edition will run on the 2G/3G/4G/LTE bands of AT&T. HSPA+ support is available for 850/1900/2100 MHz which leaves out the 1700MHz used at T-Mobile for such signals. On the other hand, some of the carrier's markets were refarmed to 1900MHz so there should be connectivity in those areas. And with LTE support for the phone at 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz, T-Mobile's use of AWS for LTE should allow the carrier to support such use of the HTC One Developer Edition.

If you're reading this on Friday after 10am EDT, congratulations! You can now pre-order your 64GB HTC One by clicking on this link.

source: HTC via AndroidandMe

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posted on 05 Apr 2013, 01:39 5

1. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


nice :)

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 01:43 9

2. iushnt (Posts: 574; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Nice work htc :)

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 01:52 2

3. siddharth04 (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


Great work...! But, at 649$ isn't it cheaper than the normal version..? I guess it is supposed to be more expensive.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 21:59

23. Bleak3993 (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


yeah, I thought so too, in fact, in my country if I do the math and currency change, it is cheaper than a Galaxy S II...

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 02:01 4

4. Xolar (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


i love HTC!

technically i love all phone companies

just saying

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 14:31

15. DHILLON_ARSH (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


WHAT IS THE DIFFERANCE BETWEEN NORMAL HTC ND THE DEVELOPER EDITION "HTC One"....???
can you plz explain???
thnx in advance...

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 02:26 2

5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3861; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Going to wait until after Google I/O, and if the Motorola X doesn't make an appearance I'll try the GS4 and One; then I'll decide which one I want to run on T-Mobile's network unlocked :)

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 14:32

16. DHILLON_ARSH (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS THE DIFFERANCE BETWEEN NORMAL HTC ND THE DEVELOPER EDITION "HTC One"....???
can you plz explain???
thnx in advance...

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 15:58 1

19. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3861; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It's completely unlocked. Both the bootloader and the SIM are unlocked, unlike the normal retail version.

Unlocked bootloaders are really only good if you plan on rooting, hacking, and installing custom ROMs on your phone (to my knowledge at least). Unlocked SIM means that you can use it on any carrier as long as it supports the bands that specific carrier uses, you'll have to do some research on that.

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 09:46

24. bobolicious (Posts: 19; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


so whats the difference between getting the phone normaly and rooting it. rather then having something like that? I have had Sprint for almost 10 years now and they have the best Truley unlimited plan but they suck about certain rules, like they would make it soo you cant use that phone more then likely. i wanted to buy a smartphone from sprint and use a normal plan without data and they dont allow that. Very strict.

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 12:44

25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3861; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


You get to keep your warranty

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 02:30 1

6. fistigons (Posts: 262; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Since I'm stationed in the UK now I actually have to look up network freqs. I'm still going to wait and see what the X Phone has to offer, but this will probably be my next choice if the X-P doesn't deliver.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 05:54 1

7. qwerty1234 (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


FINALLY!

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:35

8. izim1 (Posts: 72; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I'm thinking the tmobile variant would be better. I mean it'll have half the memory but 32gb is more than I need plus it'll be cheaper and it'll basically support all the bands as this one AND the tmobile ones. Pay outright and tmobile unlocks it then you use the htcdev to unlock the bootloader and better device with better deal, no? Tmobile will probably slap their logo in the back somewhere which is easy to cover up with a case or skin or something.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:25

11. izim1 (Posts: 72; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I only see the sliver one... Wheres black? Now I'm definitely waiting on the tmobile one.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:27 2

10. TheMaxColonel (Posts: 48; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


I would like to see "HTC One 10.1 Tablet" :D

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:27 1

12. amats69 (Posts: 956; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


oh! with HTC one's design + latest android os that would be awesome! paging HTC! :)

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 14:48

17. TheMaxColonel (Posts: 48; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


I know....although it probably wont happen :'(

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:39

13. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)


while i've generally moved away from htc over the years, i must say that for the dev phone option with storage the price is spot on. will have to mull over this for some time

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 14:25

14. DHILLON_ARSH (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


WHAT IS THE DIFFERANCE BETWEEN NORMAL HTC ND THE DEVELOPER EDITION "HTC One"....???
can you plz explain???
thnx in advance

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 16:45

21. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1546; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


The price

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 16:02 1

20. Rayanx10 (Posts: 45; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


When this phone was announced I was excited for it. Now I finally have it the phone is amazing! The feel of the cold aluminium is amazing. Im picking the phone up for no reason because it looks & feels so good.
The speakers are loud and sound great. Even at full volume there is no distortion.
The camera overall is good. It takes nice daylight photos but the low light photos are amazing. Even the nokia lumia 920 doesn't hold a candle to the HTC One.
The 1080p screen has amazing colour accuracy and amazing viewing angles. The pictures look painted on the screen.
I also am very surprised about the battery. I thought it would last all of 5 seconds but I can easily get through a day.
The phone is connected, with LTE, bluetooth, Wifi a/b/g/n/ac. The first phone to have WiFi ac.
Finally one of the best things about this phone is performance. The phone has never lagged for me even with power saving mode on. The UI is fluid and I have never lagged in any game I have used on the phone.
Would definitely recommend this phone.

thank you HTC

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 01:39

26. abhijithkumar.nit (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


Htc one Developer Edition out of stock already! I am from India and i was trying to get this phone from US through my relatives living over there. But i think i am out of luck. PA, can you please contact Htc asking whether it'll be "In Stock" again or permanently out of stock? I am desperate to buy this phone please!!

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