Don't expect the HTC One in the U.S. until late April

Don't expect the HTC One in the U.S. until late April
HTC has just sent us some bad news, which unfortunately we need to pass along to you. While the Taiwan based manufacturer's eagerly awaited HTC One flagship device will launch next week in the U.K., Taiwan and Germany, it won't reach North America, the rest of Europe and the Asia-Pacific region until the end of April.

What hurts the most for HTC is that it has squandered a huge head start in the all important U.S. market over rival Samsung. With the Samsung Galaxy S 4 not expected to launch in the states until the end of next month, HTC had plenty of time to own the high-end market in the U.S. for a entire month and gather momentum over what could be the top selling smartphone for the next year.

Those of you who were going to buy the HTC One, will the time delay make you switch to another device, will you opt instead for the Samsung Galaxy S 4, or will you wait out the extra time so that you can snag the HTC device?


source: HTC

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86 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh come on HTC, can you release the beast already?

26. Rydsmith unregistered

This literally lost my sale. I was waiting for this phone and was even going to buy it out of contract. But because of the delays, I bought an LG Optimus G for $350 off eBay. Yeah it's not as strong, but it's only a tidbit less than this phone. Still a quadcore, 2GB of RAM, gorgeous and great screen, etc... (oh and expandable memory).

27. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

oh well good..but dont worry theres still lots of people waiting for the ONE..so just enjoy your new LG phone while were waiting for our beast to come :)

31. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh, HTC just lost a customer, oh well..... Oh and by the way, enjoy your Optimus G, it is also an awesome phone!

33. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

It's pathetic it's been delayed.

67. jewilliams500

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

Wait just a Damn minute! This same thing happened with the S3 and no one was trippin'! If your mind was changed that fast then all that shows is y'all only purchase these devices based on popularity and not on what the phone is capable of and how it can benefit your specific wants and needs.

77. 007akshay

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

yeah same for me im buyin s4 in india which is gone release on 1st week of april while htc 1 on may 1st week so who can wait dat long for only a premium design n low battery............

37. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Rydsmith is just the beginning of the lost sales. All Sammy has to do now is keep up the leaking of information about the S4. Expect to see a review up on PA before too long. Such potential. That just got squandered. Oh well.

2. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

RIP htc You were junk anyways

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Don't cry.

17. menny07

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Junk? Someone hit him with "Reality."

51. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Every HTC I have owned so far has been junk so you might be the one that needs a reality check.

74. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

thats funny cuz every samsung Ive owned has been junk. Ive owned the Nexus One, Nexus S, and Galaxy Nexus. The only one that was real quality was the original Nexus by HTC I will take my chances with HTC their track record is proven.

21. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

heres your candy...dont cry please... LMAO

3. McJobs

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

thin glossy plastic at that price point is unacceptable. Waiting for HTC One.

16. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

wwoww very good next mounth in uk..!! i want one and it dont matter when it release even 2 or 3 mounth next. i still do a lot with my one x.. love u HTC.

38. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

dude ...... when was a metal phone needed? i mean im not a huge optimus g fan but ... you an anyone else screaming for a metal phone are really just being ridiculous...no one has yet to show plastic phones broken as if its a mass issue across the world the one will be a neat phone minus being sealed and havnig htcs past battery issues enjoy swapping your whole device

52. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

i think its more of a "i know it uses premium material so i feel better paying $$$"

4. eliasafram7

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

always before you make something look if u have the enough materials

5. aditzut

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

I will wait the htc one!

61. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Agreed it's only delayed about a month, idk why everyone is freaking out like it will destroy HTC. Wishful thinking for you haters.

7. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Dammit HTC! Hurry and take my money!

8. Kreft

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

I think I'll wait to see what Motorola is cooking anyway.

9. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

Waiting until April last.! Dreaming about the ONE and only.

10. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I'm with verizon, and somehow, I'm glad we aren't getting the HTC One. HTC had the opportunity to TRY and make up ground against Samsung, and they blew it. with the release of the S4, Sammy will have 3 top tier smartphones on the market, selling like mad. I'm sure the S3 is going to get another boost in sales when it drops in price across the board (it's $99.99 on amazon wireless right now). I've had three HTC phones, and in 4 months, their won't be a 4th. Sammy is getting my money, be it the S3, S4, or the Note 2. good luck recovering from this latest SNAFU, HTC...

11. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

you need pay more than $$$$ for a beauty (not my opinion) phone. quote "time is money"

12. sonofzeus

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Good things come to people who wait

22. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

indeed!

13. dicemoney

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

Thats even better for me now I get to try the s4 and HTC one side by side in the store and see which one I like best HTC don't need to be scared of Samsung all they have to do is advertise their product and let the customers decide what's better suits them and from what I see the HTC one looks like the better phone

14. 7ceez

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 08, 2011

Boo....fail HTC...get your isht together man...their whole "One" line of thinking is cursed.

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