HTC One shown in Blue, but now coming to Verizon Aug 29?



Ah, the HTC One...still waiting to be released on Verizon.

First it was set to be out on August 1st, but was then delayed to August 15th. Today one of our tipsters informed us that Verizon has communicated to its reps that the HTC One is now being pushed back (again) until August 29th. No reason was given, but it seems that they don't want a competing phone to be released until after the new Motorola DROID Ultra, MAXX, and Mini are released on the 20th.

But we do have some good news. Remember a few days ago we told you the HTC One was going to be available in blue, as an exclusive to Verizon? Now we can see what it will look like, thanks to @evleaks over on Twitter.

Do you think the HTC One is worth waiting around until the 29th, or are you more interested in the new Motorola phones?

source: @evleaks

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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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45 Comments

1. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Both not.

2. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Waiting for G2.

3. Mastertwiz

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 10, 2009

Do we know that the G2 is coming to Verizon?

13. jordanlnk

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

Not to sound like a dummy, but what's a G2?

31. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Gatorade 2!

14. groovysunflowers

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

yes. It just might take Verizon a while to shelf it, like the One, and every other freaking phone that's not a droid or iPhone >:( I can't post the link but google search lg g2 verizon and there should be an engadget link at the top saying LG execs name Verizon as a partner

19. jordanlnk

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

OH LG G2!! Gotcha.

15. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Past history indicates no, they'll release a similar upper-midrange phone instead. LG hasn't gotten any love from VZW since the Ally.

20. scott5626

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 01, 2009

It's been confirmed on Engadget.

35. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I hope for our sake and LG's that you're right, but I'm not getting my hopes up on rumors.

38. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

probably sprint

4. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

i still like it better in red then black silver and blue in order

5. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

It was PA that got the wrong roadmap leaked in the first place, putting an Aug 1 release date into the air. Now the same thing is happening with Aug 29th.

43. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

EXACTLY. There was no "delay", there was, and indeed remains, inaccurate reporting of unsubstantiated rumor by PA. Sourced as "anonymous tipster". At least the readers should get an apology, but instead we get this "article". PA was wrong about Aug 1. PA was wrong about Aug 15. If you are wrong about Aug 29 will you admit your complete inaccuracies?

6. scott5626

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 01, 2009

Not waiting anymore. Verizon sucks!

28. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

should it come in red? isn't verizon colors in red

7. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Which is the biggest mobile company in usa? verizon or at&t?

9. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Verizon.

10. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

If you're talking about cellphones...........i think its verizon, but not by much. Both AT&T and Verizon have mirrored each other throughout the years and both companies will say that they're the biggest mobile company in the US if you're talking about overall (internet, cable, etc.) then AT&T is bigger than Verizon

21. regkilla

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

AT&T Internet and cable are horrible. Plus, he asked which one is the biggest mobile company in the US which is Verizon.

16. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

thanks ;)

8. mclifford81

Posts: 90; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

This is more or less a story of too little too late. The phone while it's a decent device just can't compete with the Galaxy S4 nor will it be able to hold a following after the Motorola Ultra line is released and with the Moto X coming too why would anyone want this phone unless it gets a much needed spec bump to the internals.

11. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

The Moto Ultra and X are mid tier phones.

17. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

For Verizon, the Ultra and MAXX will be top of the line. In the absence of competing phones like the G2, and with the One arriving so late to the party, the Droids will be pushed as this year's flagships.

12. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Um...I tried the GS4 but went back to the One. It's still a great phone! Your first sentence is true, I'll give you that, but the One can hang with any device out.

25. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Lol, the Moto X has nothing on the One. You, my friend, are insane. 1080p Snapdragon 600, compared to a 720p S4 Pro? The camera is better on One, the design is better. The sound is better.

27. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Early reviews indicate the One's camera is only better on paper. Seems Motorola's RGBC was actually a better way to deal with low light than HTC's UltraPixels. As for processors, the GPU is identical, and that's what you'll experience day to day, not the CPU. Other than that, the main advantages are the 1080 screen and dual speakers. I'd rather have near-stock than Sense, so I'm willing to accept lesser A/V.

18. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

This is a lot like what VZW did with the Rezound and Droid Razr in 2011. Even though the Rezound was superior in some ways, it was pushed out and pushed out until it was released after the Razr. Verizon loves its Motorola Droids and will give them preferential treatment, unless something clearly better (like the Droid DNA vs. Razr HD) comes along.

22. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

What's the point of even releasing the One this late in the game? It is more of an embarrassment to release a phone this far behind competitors then to pass on a phone altogether. It is what you would expect from some local provider. Wait, actually my local carrier (Cincinnati Bell) has had it available for a couple months.

23. scott5626

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 01, 2009

No confirmed screenshot as with the last 2 leaked release dates? Seems a little sketchy. Could it be possibly that the blue version is delayed until 8/29? Verizon obviously isn't thinking this phone will fly off the shelves. It's the contracts they want that's what brings them the money the cash they get from the phones is negligible.

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