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HTC One Developer Edition unlocks the SIM, bootloader and your wallet all for $649

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HTC One Developer Edition unlocks the SIM, bootloader and your wallet all for $649
Back in May 2011, HTC CEO Peter Chou promised to unlock the bootloaders on all future HTC devices. While at first, HTC kept its word, that promise was soon dropped. Now, the Taiwan based company is trying to hold to its promise another way, by offering the HTC One Developers Edition with an unlocked bootloader and SIM. Priced at $649, the Developers Edition of the next HTC flagship model will cost you $649.

Only buyers with a U.S. zip code can purchase the HTC One Developer Edition, which is being produced in limited quantity. Outside of the unlocked bootloader and SIM, this is the same phone that your buddy down the street will pay a lot less for, on contract. If you plan on building apps for the phone or you are going to be tinkering the heck out of it, you might find it useful. Otherwise, the regular carrier version should suit your needs.

source: HTC via Engadget

The HTC One Developer Edition gives you an unlocked bootloader, unlocked SIM and an empty wallet

The HTC One Developer Edition gives you an unlocked bootloader, unlocked SIM and an empty wallet


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posted on 13 Mar 2013, 01:31 1

1. nlbates66 (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


utterly useless product, if something needs a "developer edition" device in order to work then that simply means it's not going to work on the non-developer editions of the device that 99% of consumers will endup with, first Motorola, then Samsung now HTC, why can't they stop this stupidity...

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 01:57 1

5. darkskoliro (Posts: 885; Member since: 07 May 2012)


you must be new to carrier system.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 01:32

2. rizevnarastek (Posts: 312; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


A detailed promotional video explaining the key features of the HTC One Android Smartphone.http://youtu.be/2isfiSe51yw

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 01:34

3. nlbates66 (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


allow me to clarify, i'm referring to the "developer edition" phenomenon, not the HTC One itself, which is appearing to be a decent phone.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 01:54 5

4. rizevnarastek (Posts: 312; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Developer edition means it's bootloader is unlocked, scoff, SIM unlocked and you still have your warranty. That's that.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 03:01 6

6. izim1 (Posts: 68; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


$50 more than usual smartphone price for unlocked phone? I'm in. Heck id pay the $50 just to get rid of the ugly carrier logos. That its the 64gb model is just a plus.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 05:40

7. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Then this shouldev came tottaly Rooted at that price™

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:05 4

8. BrockSamson (Posts: 8; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


"Priced at $649, the Developers Edition of the next HTC flagship model will cost you $649."

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:40

9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


BrockSamson,

It happens a lot here in PhoneArena.com. lol

Good look out though. It is funny though.

+1

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 17:14 1

10. JunitoNH (Posts: 755; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


HTC for $649, too much money, maybe more like $549; someone please pinch this guy, wake him up.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 00:43 1

11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3643; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Not really. It's $650 for the entirely unlocked and unbranded 64 GB version; that's only about $50-100 more than other off contract phones from carriers that only have 16 GB of storage.

About $50 more for an unbranded and unlocked device with 4 times the storage of off contract carrier seems pretty good to me.

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