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Leaked image supports recent talk of a Verizon branded HTC One

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Leaked image supports recent talk of a Verizon branded HTC One
We've heard rumblings about a Verizon branded HTC One and even received a screenshot from a reader showing accessories for such a device. A published report on Tuesday explains why we have yet to see the Taiwan manufacturer's new Android flagship model covered with the Verizon logo. According to reliable source evleaks, the Verizon HTC One is real. But the carrier usually wants to give a phone one year before replacing it and with the HTC DROID DNA launched last November, Verizon does not want to break its policy. At least, not quite yet.

It looks like the HTC One is coming to Verizon

It looks like the HTC One is coming to Verizon

Based on what evleaks is saying, Verizon will not wait until November to cash in on HTC's hot selling device. But HTC has already sold 5 million units of the handset and Verizon does want a piece of that. The serial leaker says that you can expect the HTC One to hit Verizon before July with the larger screened HTC T6 being launched in the Fall to replace the HTC DROID DNA.

And evleaks also revealed a photograph that was said to be sourced by someone in advertising or public relations, or possibly in accessory manufacturing "that needs advance knowledge of upcoming devices." As you can see, the listing does show an HTC One for Verizon.

So Verizon customers, it would appear as though you might have another choice this Summer. If you were planning on picking up the Samsung Galaxy S4 when your contract expires in a few weeks, you might have another top-shelf model to think about.

source: SlashGear

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posted on 28 May 2013, 15:19 23

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5588; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


VZW may be going through a process of adding its bloatware and making sure the bloatware can't be removed before launching the VZW edition One.

posted on 28 May 2013, 16:47 5

18. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


And AT&T doesn't add its own bloatware? That's awfully charitable of them.

posted on 28 May 2013, 15:21 5

2. ckoch125 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


It replaces phones all the time before one year....

posted on 28 May 2013, 15:33 3

3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6215; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


They already have the DNA they don't need the HTC ONE.

posted on 28 May 2013, 15:34 4

5. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Its pretty much the same thing as the DNA with a snapdragon 600 instead of an S4 pro.

posted on 28 May 2013, 15:41 7

6. ocilfa (Posts: 332; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Which is still nearly the same chip anyways...

posted on 28 May 2013, 15:51 9

8. Danishs (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 May 2013)


DNA only comes with 16gb storage.

posted on 28 May 2013, 16:15 17

10. amro99 (Posts: 76; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Yeah pretty much the same, except for the: camera technology, build quality, speakers, screen size, IR transmitter, battery capacity, processor, memory capacity... So yea apart from these and a few other things, pretty much the same! :)

posted on 28 May 2013, 16:21 2

12. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Coming from a DNA owner who did a direct compairision to the One....

Camera tech - WAY better on the one, build quality - i think they're both built solid and actually prefer the rubberized back of the DNA, the One slid around very easy, Speakers - come on, the One obviously lol, Screen Size - honestly couldnt tell the difference, Battery - Well, i run CM 10.1 so its a little skewed on my end, i get 2 days not running heavy sense, and dont actually own the one.

In short, Main difference is the camera and OS that preinstalled. One wins with sense 5, cause sense 5 is sexy and anythings better than sense 4 haha

posted on 28 May 2013, 16:24 1

13. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


build quality is pretty damn good for the dna.

the ir transmitter most will not use
the processor again is basically the same as the pro
the memory capacity is the same 16gb

the screen size, speakers, and camera difference.

if i were verizon i would wait. the one already has a big brother to replace it in a month or two

posted on 28 May 2013, 17:28 2

24. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3939; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The One has either 32 or 64 GB, not 16.

posted on 28 May 2013, 17:44 1

26. papss (unregistered)


I'm pretty sure the one is 32 gb

posted on 28 May 2013, 16:04 4

9. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Well.....Verizon has the gs3, so I guess they don't the gs4 then either

posted on 28 May 2013, 16:25 1

14. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


the gs4 over gs3 is a pretty big difference as opposed to dna to one

read the comments from above. jeez read people

posted on 28 May 2013, 18:18

28. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Lol fanboys downvoting. Are the fanboys also going to down vote when they release an HTC One + and discontinue all support for the "amazing" Htc One while the S3 and S4 both get android 5.0 updates.

posted on 29 May 2013, 04:44 1

32. rizevnarastek (Posts: 328; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Only the 2GB RAM version of S3 will get Android 5 (KLP), the 1GB version (international) will not. 2GB RAM is a KLP requirement. Don't talk s**t when you don't know what you're talking about.

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:44

36. chocolaking (Posts: 430; Member since: 22 May 2012)


feels like you shot him in the head.. ouch..

posted on 28 May 2013, 15:33 7

4. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)


This will be a good thing for HTC lovers out there.

posted on 28 May 2013, 15:42 9

7. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


A year before replacing, haha, say that to Droid Razr owners

posted on 28 May 2013, 16:34 1

16. Captain_Doug (Posts: 748; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Especially since the jump from the Razr to the Razr HD was much more substantial then from the DNA to the One. Although to be honest, I don't see the One being an "upgrade" to the DNA. They have completely different styles, the one has a smaller screen, and the OS is still the same. It just doesn't line up.

posted on 28 May 2013, 16:38 1

17. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


its simple. verizon spent millions in promoting the dna. it has some market success. all is for not if the one comes.

they have to reevaluate resources to the one now and all that hard work for the dna is sort of wasted and let's not mention the millions they have to use to now market the one

posted on 28 May 2013, 17:14

23. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I guess I can understand their point of view on this one, but VZW has no one to blame but themselves. Few years ago the word "Droid" WAS Android, but they've carelessly labeled any and every phone in their lineup as a Droid and now the brand is seriously diluted. Think of the Droid, the Droid X,and Droid Incredible... Then think of the Droid X2, DInc 2, and the Droid Charge. The Droid brand use to mean something and I think they were hoping to get some of that magic back with the DNA. Now the One comes out and the DNA is already old news.

If their going to rebuild the Droid brand, they have to start by looking at what the other carriers will have and one-up that. Is it possible with OEMs putting their all into every flagship device, idk. But they need to do something different because the Droid name is going the way of the Evo branding.

posted on 28 May 2013, 17:46 1

27. papss (unregistered)


Yes I agree... Also loved the white Evo

posted on 28 May 2013, 18:19

29. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


The HTC One is a side grade from the droid DNA, if you upgrade to it your an idiot.

posted on 28 May 2013, 16:21 2

11. papss (unregistered)


Next week in taking my wife's upgrade and will be getting the HTC One as a second phone to my Lumia 920. I keep trying to get her away from her iPhone but she won't budge.

posted on 28 May 2013, 16:27 1

15. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


the galaxy is easier to use than sense

posted on 28 May 2013, 17:43 3

25. papss (unregistered)


I would never take the S4 over the One personally but I see the appeal. I would have my wife go WP8 coming from IOS

posted on 28 May 2013, 16:52 2

19. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Verizon would effectively be replacing the unloved Incredible 4G. I would seriously consider the One and while the DNA is a nice device, the lack of memory is a serious problem.

posted on 28 May 2013, 17:00

20. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 86; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


With Verizon I've learned that nothing is official until it's on the shelves. It's certainly a step in the right direction, though.

posted on 28 May 2013, 17:03 1

21. krysis (Posts: 76; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)


My guess would be adding aws to the One. Since it was reported that it was included on the S4, maybe that is the reason for delay, and to give some time to clear out DNA stock.

Or maybe

posted on 28 May 2013, 19:44

31. LionStone (Posts: 445; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Agree!

posted on 28 May 2013, 17:13 3

22. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


So... release the One and replace the DNA with the T6 rebranded as the DNA Evolution.
Not so hard there Verizon. This one is a freebie, the next time I'm gonna need some compensation.

posted on 29 May 2013, 05:49

33. KParks23 (Posts: 446; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


They need to name one of the phones the htc incredible one!

posted on 29 May 2013, 07:30

34. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


They've already run the Incredible brand into the ground. The original DInc was a beast, but the Incredible 2 and 4G were midrange. I say they let it go and stop offering up DROIDS-in-name-only.

posted on 28 May 2013, 18:24 1

30. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5555; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


oh i'm sure the Verizon One is real and that it's coming soon.
i'll probably sell my MAXX HD while the third party getting is still good for it and get one.
i may even have to get an S4 as a transition phone to hold on to just in case.

posted on 29 May 2013, 07:44

35. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Dang man how often do you replace your phone? I wish I had the ability to just trade up and upgrade whenever. I just have my 20 month (24 next time I guess) upgrade, so I'd better love my next phone!

posted on 29 May 2013, 10:39

37. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5555; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it's because i trade my phone so often that it's so easy.
if you keep making baby steps and trade the current phone you have that still has a decent value for a more current device from a third party then you won't have to come out of pocket for as much and when you have a current and popular device then you're in a position to get almost whatever you want or later on down the road if you still have that handset and it starts to get old you just rinse and repeat.

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