HTC One Developer Edition unlocks the SIM, bootloader and your wallet all for $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
1. nlbates66 (Posts: 327; 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...
2. rizevnarastek (Posts: 338; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
A detailed promotional video explaining the key features of the HTC One Android Smartphone.http://youtu.be/2isfiSe51yw
3. nlbates66 (Posts: 327; 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.
4. rizevnarastek (Posts: 338; 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.
6. izim1 (Posts: 95; 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.
7. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Then this shouldev came tottaly Rooted at that price™
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."
9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4767; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
It happens a lot here in PhoneArena.com. lol
Good look out though. It is funny though.
10. JunitoNH (Posts: 1400; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
HTC for $649, too much money, maybe more like $549; someone please pinch this guy, wake him up.
11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4239; 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.