It's official! HTC One is coming to Verizon

It's official! HTC One is coming to Verizon
A tweet from Verizon has finally confirmed what all of the signals have pointed to. The nation's largest carrier will indeed be offering the HTC One later this summer. The carrier didn't release any pricing details or a specific price. But just yesterday, one of our loyal readers told us that the HTC M7 had been added to Verizon's inventory system.

Serial leaker evleaks had spread the word last week that the Verizon version of the HTC One was real. The word was that Big Red was waiting for some more time to pass since last November's launch of the HTC DROID DNA. But with 5 million units of the HTC One sold, Verizon brass might have wanted to strike while the iron is hot.

This can only help HTC's effort to turn things around. The Taiwan based manufacturer is adding a large screened version of the HTC One code named the HTC T6 which is rumored to be the first Android phone to be powered by Android 5.0 or Key Lime Pie. In addition, a smaller version of the HTC One, code named the HTC M4, is also expected out in the middle of next-month.

source: Verizon via BGR

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  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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42 Comments

1. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Well, I stand corrected on this one! I thought for sure Verizon was going to stick to their guns and claim the DNA as their One for the year, and then just replace it with a One-style DNA 2 in the fall. I guess they finally woke up and realized that HTC's One brand has more cachet than their own Droid brand.

7. metalpoet unregistered

thats the ptroblem its pretty much going to be pitched as a DNA 2 but it has a smaller screen. that puzzles me. And it says its going to be released later this summer, i have a feeling that this hot phone is going to lose its momentum by the time verizon gets it. Nothing really wrong with the phone and all but phones can only be the latest and greatest for so long before its fire is put out by iPhone rumors or Samsung rumors.

10. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Well, HTC needs this available at Verizon sooner than later then. It's less about replacing the DNA (which I gather hasn't exactly lit up sales charts and has been on and off sale already) and more about having another flagship they can charge $200 for. And on the offchance someone comes looking for the One and can't find it, this prevents that sale from going to AT&T or Sprint. There's always going to be a new new flagship out there. After this, the Motorola X will steal headlines. And then the LG G2. But that's no reason not to offer a superphone from every manufacturer.

13. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

im doubtful of the number of headlines the motorola x will steal. motorola hasn't made a competitive flagship phone in years.

19. metalpoet unregistered

yeah the last moto phone i actually wanted was the DROID RAZR. those razr hd and maxx hds werent all that impressive to me(excluding the decent battery life)

18. metalpoet unregistered

thats true. I am all about all carriers having all phones and when i explained this to my verizon rep and my boss, they explained to me the politics(aka bulls**t) behind it. Verizon is the worst at it, they either never carry the phone, severely handicap the phone with bloatware and delayed updates, or carry the phone pretty much last. I havent heard of any American LG smartphones coming out to steal attention right now(no i dont count a white version of a 6 month old phone). And hopefully motorola pulls out something worth buying.

29. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

That's why I like the iPhone on Verizon, it's the only phone they couldn't screw up.......

35. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Right, so Apple crippled the phone all by itself. First LTE phone that doesn't allow simultaneous voice and data. Now that's innovation!

33. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

+n on the One needing to be available on VZW sooner rather than later. Why not right now?

28. azrael162

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 20, 2011

this is more than likely going to be viewed as a successor to the Incredible phones, as it follows their yearly launch cycle much more closely. The original Incredible launched 4/29/2010, the Incredible 2 launched 4/28/2011, and the Incredible 4G LTE launched 7/5/2012. I anticipate that the follow up to the DNA won't be launched until fall or winter.

37. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

When exactly is later this summer its already 2 months old now what a Fn rip! I really wanted this phone but seriously at this point they can keep it with snapdragon 800 coming out soon

2. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Where will Verizon slap their logo on this one?? Watermark on the screen? hahaha

14. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

the verizon logos are never as bad as people clamor about them

22. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The logo on the Note 2 home button is pretty egregious. When it comes to exclusives like the DNA and Lumia 928, it makes more sense to carrier-brand the face. The one on my phone never really bothered me. (The Verizon Apps tab, on the other hand, had to die.)

31. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

At least with AT&T they now usually just put a very small AT&T logo on the back, which I wouldn't mind at all if Verizon did the same with just their "Check marker" logo but does a phone need a HUGE LOGO on the front and back? No.

32. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Too bad the HTC One's back isn't removeable then you could removable the beats and att branding. All the horrible companies work together to screw consumers over, im surprised EA isn't branding phones with "exclusive content."

34. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Oh please! Worst case, you can get some metallic touch-up paint and paint over the logo.

42. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I don't even notice it on my Note II anymore

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

So what are they going too do with the DNA? And I'll try too wait for the T6 or any 5.0 Android powered phone. Here we come IFA.

4. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Why is it that Verizon is supposed to be the best network when they're the last to receive the hottest phones??

6. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

My theory is that they want to let the other carriers work out the obvious bugs first, so that those calls don't count against their own complaint metrics. That way they can claim to have the best network and the lowest number of product complaints.

12. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Unfortunately, i think it goes beyond that. Verizon adds a lot of bloatware and their crazy obstructive branding on the devices. This "process" takes time.

9. metalpoet unregistered

because their the best and they know and they really dont care about the customer. if people want service EVERYWHERE in the country, they go with verizon.

38. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Everywhere except a 5h!tton of places. I hate this misnomer. They are the greatest everywhere except where you need them. I live 20 mins outside of charlotte and I find areas every day where service is lacking. Can't use my phone at work, can't use it at the university, can't use it at home. Hmmmmmm, sounds like they have awesome service if you ask me.

40. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

*Your mileage may vary. I'm sorry Verizon isn't the best in your area. I come across a persistent dead zone on my commute through S Michigan too. But on the whole the level of service outside major metro areas (w/ 3G and 4G) is much better than the competition.

30. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Being best doesn't mean they are the #1 network. Look at att have GS IV HTC ONE NOW THE G PRO. Next is the MOTO X phone.

5. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

Been waiting patiently for this. I started thinking that I should wait for the T6 but I won't be able to wait. Definitely pre ordering

8. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

"the first Android phone to be powered by Android 5.0 or Key Lime Pie"? Any chance this'll be the Nexus 5? (since LG isn't working on one?)

11. adolert15

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Aleluya!

15. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

it's about time!

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