Hot tip: HTC One for Verizon is loaded in the inventory system

Hot tip: HTC One for Verizon is loaded in the inventory system
When inventories have actual SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) codes loaded, that can be taken as a good sign that a product launch is imminent. In this case, Verizon’s inventory systems have been updated with HTC6500LVW with a description simply as the HTC M7 and HTC6500LVW-DU for the demo unit.  The HTC M7 is what the HTC One was known as before its official release to market. Our tipster was not in a position to sneak any pics of the screen, but said the systems were updated on May 22nd, following Big Red’s Viva Mobile announcement at CTIA.

You may remember we shared some news that Verizon might make an announcement about May 22nd for the HTC One.  We know now that the announcement was for Viva Mobile, but it still proves May 22nd was significant for HTC One fans. 

The SKUs are somewhat congruent with how the HTC One is set up with AT&T, whose SKU for the device is HTC6050A (32GB) and HTC6056A (64GB). Verizon’s systems do not have a launch date noted, but the device is obviously LTE capable. It will be sold under a two-year contract or can be purchased on a device installment plan.

Based on other leaks we have seen from various Verizon systems, a May 22nd update could mean the HTC One might launch anytime really. However, it is not a guarantee of the device being available right away either. Verizon’s systems were updated with the Nokia Lumia 928 back in January, and we did not see that device finally surface until May, so do not hold your breath.

However, if we take the persistent rumors about the HTC One coming to Verizon, and if we accept this tip at face value, along with the assertion that a demo unit SKU is in the system, that could mean good news for those that have been pining for the HTC flagship, resisting other goodies like the Samsung Galaxy S4 or Lumia 928.

As always, keep checking in with us at PhoneArena.com and we will pass along any more information we get about the HTC One making its way to Verizon.

Thanks for the tip!


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14 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I wonder if the VZW edition of the One will be equipped with the HDR microphone (of which new supply has been embargoed, courtesy of Nokia)? Or, has HTC used up its supply of the microphones already? HTC has had robust sales of the One....

2. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Wish this thing had a 5 inch screen

3. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

5" is too small for the average man and 5" is to big for the average woman. Manufacturers will eventually target the right groups, 5" is a horrible size.

4. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Well my s3 is too small and the note 2 is wayyy to big wont even go in a pocket

14. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

This site is ridiculous how can i have so many dislikes on "MY" personal preference for what size phone i want lol get a life!

6. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'm guessing you researched this thoroughly before you came to this conclusion, correct?

7. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

based on WHAT research? smh...

9. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

5" is too small for the average man? Wow. I must be in the 2nd pctile then. I suppose the average shoe size is around a 13 then? In all seriousness, there's got to be a tapering-off point for the last few years' upsizing of phone screens, and I feel the 5" GS4/DNA is it. Anything bigger and it's no longer usable with one hand, and that's where I feel you no longer have a phone, you have a phablet.

8. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

4.7" is a little easier to manage in the hand. There is a market out there for people who want a phone with top specs under 5"

10. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Agreed. If price isn't a major factor, and they're equally spec'd, I think I'd take the 4.7" One over a 5+" DNA 2.

11. vprasad1

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

That's all well and good, but does/did HTC have any intentions of future-proofing with support for Verizon's AWS? Samsung's S4 will support it when it comes available later in the year.

12. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Hmmmm... Interesting, but I plan on getting the iPhone 5s on verizon (or the Moto X if it hits me like my RAZR does LOVE MY RAZR!), then maybe the Sony "SuperPhone" or the One on Tmobile (Maybe a Catwalk to play with when they hit $300 used) On a different note saw the ATT phone lineup yesterday, Atrix HD is HUGE! my razr is far smaller WTH? Lumia 920 is a BEAST I'll take that plastic any day! HTC one pretty, galaxy S4 is more of the same

13. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The Atrix series has always been a bit...behind the times, design wise. The Atrix HD looks just like the 2011 Chinese-market Razr, which had a 4.5" screen and a 13 MP sensor. The Razr HD blew it away in terms of size, design and materials. The 4.5" ColorBoost LCD was nice though.

15. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Verizon HTC One is offical:http://goo.gl/M8hBu

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