HTC One Developer Edition unlocks the SIM, bootloader and your wallet all for $649

HTC One Developer Edition unlocks the SIM, bootloader and your wallet all for $649
Back in May 2011, HTC CEO Peter Chou promised to unlock the bootloaders on all future HTC devices. While at first, HTC kept its word, that promise was soon dropped. Now, the Taiwan based company is trying to hold to its promise another way, by offering the HTC One Developers Edition with an unlocked bootloader and SIM. Priced at $649, the Developers Edition of the next HTC flagship model will cost you $649.

Only buyers with a U.S. zip code can purchase the HTC One Developer Edition, which is being produced in limited quantity. Outside of the unlocked bootloader and SIM, this is the same phone that your buddy down the street will pay a lot less for, on contract. If you plan on building apps for the phone or you are going to be tinkering the heck out of it, you might find it useful. Otherwise, the regular carrier version should suit your needs.

source: HTC via Engadget


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  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 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...

5. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

you must be new to carrier system.

2. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 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: Aug 15, 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: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Developer edition means it's bootloader is unlocked, scoff, SIM unlocked and you still have your warranty. That's that.

7. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Then this shouldev came tottaly Rooted at that priceā„¢

8. BrockSamson

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

"Priced at $649, the Developers Edition of the next HTC flagship model will cost you $649."

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

BrockSamson, It happens a lot here in PhoneArena.com. lol Good look out though. It is funny though. +1

10. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 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: Jun 26, 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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