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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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posted on 13 Mar 2013, 01:31 1

1. nlbates66 (Posts: 278; 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: 935; Member since: 07 May 2012)


you must be new to carrier system.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 01:32

2. rizevnarastek (Posts: 326; 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: 278; 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: 326; 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: 73; 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: 3755; 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: 839; 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: 3881; 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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