AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile to receive HTC M7 at launch; Verizon's HTC M7 will be delayed?

AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile to receive HTC M7 at launch; Verizon's HTC M7 will be delayed?
The HTC M7 is expected to be the Taiwan-based handset manufacturer's flagship Android phone for 2013. In an era of handsets wearing similar 5 inch panels with FHD resolution and pixel density of 441ppi, the HTC M7 allegedly gets off the 5 inch train, but in doing so, comes up with a screen that might top the competition for clarity and sharpness. With a rumored smaller 4.7 inch screen, the FHD resolution on the HTC M7 would provide a pixel density of a whopping 468ppi. And just on case you are comparing the numbers to the Apple iPhone 5, that device has a Retina display of 326ppi.

It doesn't take much imagination to see that the HTC M7 just might grab plenty of attention thanks to that display, the same way that the HTC DROID DNA has become a popular model at Verizon. Meanwhile, a highly reliable source for HTC Source is telling the site that the HTC M7 will be offered by T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T on the U.S. launch day.  Are we leaving someone out? Let's see. T-Mobile. AT&T. Sprint. Ah yes, we left out Verizon. Actually, there is a reason for that.

According to the source, for reasons not revealed at this time, The HTC M7 is delayed for Verizon. Perhaps with the big ad campaign that Big Red has for the HTC DROID DNA, the carrier sees no reason to rush out a new flagship model. Just yesterday, we passed along the water cooler report which suggests that the HTC M7 will launch March 8th in both black and white, and most likely in Europe first. The gossip says that the U.S. carriers will release the phone a few weeks later. That is, with the exception of Verizon, if this speculation pans out.

HTC's press event is coming on February 19th and we should learn a lot more about the HTC M7 on that date, including the U.S. launch schedule.

source: HTCSource via AndroidandMe

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55 Comments

1. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

awwww yea! lets HTC! whooot

22. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I'm waiting for official HTC M7 specifications, I want to compare it with Sony Xperia Z, that should be interesting. :)

33. metalpoet unregistered

once again Verizon fails to come out with an awesome device the same time as everyone else, they probably want to load on their bloatware s**t on the phone and screw up the entire phone experience!

38. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Why come out w/another DNA so soon? Verizon could stand to do w/out this phone...unless they got rid of the Rezound & Incr. 4G

43. Malique001

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

Verizon can release the phone same time and have their bloatware on board. Verizon doesn't need to release the M7 so soon because the DNA is gonna be relevent for months.

2. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

wow htc lost its creativity looks the same as any other one of there phones get outta here.

6. blingblingthing

Posts: 946; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Looking at just about all material things, they try not to stay stale in design. Also, what's with all this new found importance about looks? With a 1080p display, why would you be looking at anything else? Either way there are alot of choices out there. So to each his own.

8. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Kind of like how Sony's had two basic designs over the past four years? Anyways, how in the heck is this a bad thing? If it looks like an HTC phone, people will know it as an HTC phone, and brand familiarity will strengthen.

34. IU_Lover

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Sony got new design language this year lol. and yea, it's a bet, companies have to choose between brand familiarity(like iPhone) or constantly innovate with new designs so there's always something new in terms of design

36. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

How much of their design language really changed from the Xperia T though, and apart from on-screen buttons, how much was changed from the Xperia S? It's still Timescape. I don't exactly see how the Xperia Z is such an innovation in smartphone design. Sure, it looks decent, but not revolutionary, or even innovative. It simply continues the basic trend of year-after-year marginally increased specs that we've come to demand from every smartphone manufacturer.

29. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Who hasn't? Wtf do you think "brand recognition" is?

46. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Indeed, the phone looks like a big Windows Phone 8X

55. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

looks better than a galaxy s3 or note 2 any day out of the week... what's your point?

3. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Truth is VZW is still debating on the best way to screw up the aesthetics of the handset by placing it's logo on the front & back @ 3x the size of HTC's.

9. andygallo

Posts: 39; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Haha, this was exactly what I thought when I read the headline. The M7 looks awesome, hopefully Sprint will do what they did with the LG Optimus G and not put any carrier branding on it. This thing might keep me with Sprint for another term...

10. blingblingthing

Posts: 946; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Good one.

40. orielwindow

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 23, 2010

Haha! No doubt! I am SO glad I found the right Grey cover up sticker for my home button on my Note2!

44. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

In reality, the HTC phones on VZW never had a VZ tag on the back...the 4 that I've gotten anyway. HTC has been one of the few in this regard. They put "1" VZ logo up high on the front where its not even hardly noticeable and 3 subtle letters on the back "hTc". Now Sammie and Moto, they are horrid with logos!

47. JohnnyBravo

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

You sir deserve 5 thumbs up for that comment. I'm just waiting for a Verizon put a transparent Verizon logo in the middle of the screen!!! You heard it here first!

4. blingblingthing

Posts: 946; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Good luck HTC. I love my one x.

5. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

It looks like an HTC 8X which is not necessarily a bad thing.

7. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Just like I thought, how can T-Mo not get this device... just didn't make sense. Hopefully all goes well for HTC on the M7. One thing I wish tho, is that the phone won't have carrier brandings on it. That's probably not possible, but I prefer seeing HTC instead of T-Mobile or AT&T branding on my phone. Hopefully it'll happen one day on T-Mo after phone subsidies are gone.

11. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

With the way Verizon is so slow to receive handsets, and deliver updates to the handsets they do have, you can quite literally call them, "retarded".

12. AshishRomea

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

means SONY XPERIA Z wont be reaching any of the carriers :/ as no reports of XPERIA Z reaching US carriers is shown :/

27. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Let's hope that's not the case, cause Xperia was only on AT&T before. Cept for Xperia Play which one on Verizon too.

13. DarkShadow

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

lm glad that t mobile, sprint an AT&T will have it first, wiz all the respect l do not like verizon at all !!

14. toyboyz

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

I don't understand Why the M7 won't have a 5" or above screen?

15. idroidequis

Posts: 103; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

They probably dont want to follow the trend and make bigger and bigger phones every year. Which is fine by me cause id rather they and text and surf the web with one hand.

45. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Choice

53. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

I don't understand why people don't just get a Nexus 7 for a phone, why wouldn't people want to use a 7" phone?

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