HTC One Developer Edition unlocks the SIM, bootloader and your wallet all for $649
0. phoneArena 13 Mar 2013, 01:14 posted on
Since HTC never stood by its promise to unlock the bootloader on all new devices, a product like the HTC One Developer Edition is needed in the hackers and modders community; expected to be released the same time that the carrier versions hit the U.S. operators, the phone is expected to be priced at a rather hefty $649...
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1. nlbates66 (Posts: 328; 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: 347; 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: 328; 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: 347; 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: 481; 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: 4815; 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: 1691; 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: 4275; 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.