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 posted on 13 Mar 2013, 01:31 1
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 posted on 13 Mar 2013, 01:32 0
A detailed promotional video explaining the key features of the HTC One Android Smartphone.http://youtu.be/2isfiSe51yw
3. nlbates66 posted on 13 Mar 2013, 01:34 0
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 posted on 13 Mar 2013, 01:54 5
Developer edition means it's bootloader is unlocked, scoff, SIM unlocked and you still have your warranty. That's that.
6. izim1 posted on 13 Mar 2013, 03:01 6
$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 (limited) 5 days ago posted on 13 Mar 2013, 05:40 0
Then this shouldev came tottaly Rooted at that price™
8. BrockSamson posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:05 4
"Priced at $649, the Developers Edition of the next HTC flagship model will cost you $649."
9. SuperAndroidEvo posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:40 0
It happens a lot here in PhoneArena.com. lol
Good look out though. It is funny though.
10. JunitoNH posted on 13 Mar 2013, 17:14 1
HTC for $649, too much money, maybe more like $549; someone please pinch this guy, wake him up.
11. Berzerk000 posted on 14 Mar 2013, 00:43 1
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.