HTC One coming to Verizon?

HTC One coming to Verizon?
Is the HTC One coming to Verizon? One of our loyal readers received an email from a vendor listing "in-stock accessories for the latest Verizon Wireless devices" and displayed those accessories including Otter Box, Incipio and Case-Mate cases made for HTC's new Android flagship.

Either this vendor knows something that we don't, or else a mistake has been made. Earlier, there had been talk of a version of HTC's new Android flagship for the nation's largest carrier, but the HTC DROID DNA had been selling well enough to allow Verizon to bypass the new model. Considering that 5 million units of the HTC One have been sold, perhaps Verizon has taken another look at the HTC One with the idea of marketing it as a sequel to the DROID DNA.

One earlier rumor had the handset coming to Verizon with an announcement being made at CTIA on May 22nd. Obviously that didn't happen. But if the email sent to our reader is legit, we could soon see Verizon offer the HTC One.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

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  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
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  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

o please let this be true...


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

HTC themselves, really need to get this device on Verizon. Verizon is the number 1 phone carrier and having their own flagship device on that network is very criticial in their future success. It's time for HTC to bounce back and give Samsung a run for it's money. Samsung was very lazy(IMO) with the SGS4, it wasn't a true successor if you ask me. I would suggest anyone to save the money and get the SGS3 over the 4. But the HTC One is a huge and major step up for them and I am rooting for em.

5. Galen20K

Posts: 579; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

It's not up to htc, its up to Verizon to carry it. And they haven't wanted to but if they were Smart Verizon would Dump J-Lo's booty and pick up the much sexier htc One.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Maybe so but they need to push and convience Verizon to carry the HTC One.

16. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Quite true. I was hoping VZW was going to be carrying the One. Maybe they will. If so, better late than never.

39. Mr.Verizon

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

i haven't heard much of anything in the indirect channel yet to confirm this but since Verizon has a much stronger partnership with samsung than they do with HTC, it makes sense to hold out even annoucing the HTC one until after the S4 launches. HTC only makes a few phones for verizon but samsung has 4 basic and 5+ smartphones in my store alone so there could definitely be some truth to this rumor.

42. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Verizon has a stronger partnership with Samsung? They crapped a big ugly Verizon logo on the Note 2's home button and didn't even carry the Galaxy SII. Then they all but ignored the GNex. Meanwhile they've sold 5 DROID branded HTC devices, and I'd argue they only branded the Charge a Droid because of the Bionic delay.

46. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

I think they will carry it because Verizon pass practices of reducing the cost of HTC predecessor phones to free have all resulted in a successor being introduced to take it's place. The most recent incident of that was the HTC Rezound being replaced by the HTC Droid DNA.

34. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

a device is sexier than booty for you? Congratulations: ForeverAlone

54. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

when referin it to J-los booty anyone would be a fool to dump that. As far as the DNa I work for verizon and its hard to sell it. No one wants it. A lot of people like android cause expandable memory.

55. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Funny. My local Verizon shop said he hasn't sold many, but of the ones he's sold, there have been zero complaints. I agree that 16 GB memory is a major misstep on that phone, but every time I test one out, I enjoy it.

22. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Looks like a simple amazon error 2 me! And at this point im hoping it does not come to vzw the phone is already 2 months old and personally at this point i would rather just wait for the butterfly 2 with a slightly bigger screen and possibly snapdragon 800 and 8mp ultrapixel camera with boomsound that would be perfect for me. ive been waiting for a top htc phone with some actual storage on vzw for a LONG time! So butterfly 2 by late august or September i would be happy just have a 64GB option plz!

37. marioellobo

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

it's true

2. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Great news if this is true... Meaning HTC is now becoming wider spread and more recognised which is exactly what they need to get back on their feet. ..!

45. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

I would say' good job, Verizon! ' You want HTC one to attract more service subscriber.

4. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

C'mon Verizon just do it !

7. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'm still not convinced. All the signs pointing to a Verizon One have been rumor, conjecture, muddy leaks and a dollop of wishful thinking on the part of tech sites and HTC fans. Verizon and HTC have both said since the One was announced that they're sticking with the DNA. Meanwhile we see leaks of a 5" device called the Butterfly S that would be a DNA replacement with key One features, namely the camera and speakers. It might even be coming this summer. I'm more excited about the phone that is probably coming to Verizon than the One that probably isn't.

8. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

I hope so, this way those HTC fanboys can experience the DROID DNA all over again and incessantly bitch-bitch-bitch about it.

9. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Your comment makes no sense... You hope, that HTC fan boys can get the one to bitch about it.... Wtf are you talking about


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I used the HTC One for a few days on Sprint and let me tell you. It was an amazing experience. NO LAG at all, smoothness all around, the web browsing experience was incredible. It run laps around my Note 2 and Sense 5 is nice(i wish they would have you to remove blinkfeed but maybe in a future update) and while I wish they had a dedicated menu button, that is pretty much my only and minor complaints. Build qualtity is unmatched, audio quality on the dual front speakers is unmatched, imo Super LCD3 with a 1080p display is the best display there is, as much as I love my super amoled, I cannot believe how bright, sharp, clear, rich the colors are. Yes I wish the battery was a bit bigger but it's def not bad and I am fine with no micro sd card because 32GB-64GB is easily enough. Oh and the wide lense ultra pixel camera on the back is amazing and so is the wide lense front facing camera. So yea I don't know why you are bashing The HTC One, it's an amazing phone and I hate to say it, but at this point, I would suggest people to buy it over the SGS4.

32. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

He is not bashing HTC One, In fact you are the one who bashed samsung and the gs4 in your comment #3.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

8. Dorothy69 posted on 3 hours ago 0 8 I hope so, this way those HTC fanboys can experience the DROID DNA all over again and incessantly bitch-bitch-bitch about it. Really?? He didn't bash the HTC One?

47. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

I think Dorothy is referring to the Verizon HTC fan boys getting the chance to experience the same setbacks that the Droid DNA had all over again.

51. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Thank you (was that soooo hard). Amazingly, this is a tech' blog (well, not really but, we do come here for late [and posted late] breaking stories [oh wait, I almost gagged on that one])?? No one's a bigger HTC fan than me but, what an utter disappointment that DNA turned out to be. And, I've played with the Sprint (shoot me) HTC ONE: "HATED IT!!!"

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i think we'll be hearing about the the announcement event any day now.

23. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

There is absolutely no way this device exists and is ready to be announced there has not been one solid leak not one thats unheard of! Me and several coworkers have been waiting on this phone for months and at this point with it being 2 months old i would rather wait for the DNA2 at this point

11. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

I was expecting this to be Verizon's announcement at CTIA, but then J-Lo happened.

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

lol, yeah, i was about 85% sure myself. xD

13. adolert15

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Please be true! HTC need this. Still I have that horrible feeling, JLo representing my community D:

14. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

I really wanted to get the HTC One, but since they're shipping now without the special sound amplifiers, I started considering the Samsung Galaxy S4. I checked out an in detail comparison, and it wasn't enough for me to decide between the two. The s4 in my opinion has better software features, while the One has the better design and probably will still have better speakers and headphone integration. If any of you can help me with my decision it would be great

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