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Verizon HTC One max to have max pricing at $299

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Verizon HTC One max to have max pricing at $299
One of the more annoying trends in the mobile market these days is that phablets are getting higher price tags, apparently on nothing more than the size of the display. We've seen it with most phablets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, although the Nokia Lumia 1520 is breaking that trend. Now, it looks like the same is happening with the Verizon HTC One max.

Last week, we saw Best Buy and Sprint put up pre-orders for the HTC One max a couple days before it was released with a price tag of $249, which is a bit lower than the standard $299 that is seen on phablets. But, a new leak is putting the Verizon HTC One max pricing at the usual $299. The leak comes from a Verizon concept store opening at the Mall of America in Minnesota, where it seems the pricing was posted accidentally. 

The leak shows the HTC One max with Verizon branding right on the front, the $299 pricing with a two-year agreement, and the Verizon EDGE pricing of $24.99 per month. We still don't know when Verizon is going to release the device, but it will likely be soon, because no doubt HTC and Verizon want the newest devices on the shelves in time for the holiday shopping rush.

Verizon HTC One max to have max pricing at $299

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posted on 20 Nov 2013, 11:13 3

1. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)

Max Flop!

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 11:26 1

2. Tuxedo (Posts: 356; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)

With essentially the same specs, the G Pro at $50, is a great deal. No thx HTC.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 11:34 2

3. kg4icg (Posts: 77; Member since: 18 May 2008)

Verizon marks up there price. So what else is new.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 12:07

4. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 2012)

Want sell!!! Nothing more than a stretched version of The One. Why pay $299, when you have the G2, Note 3, even the One--will be slashed in Price on Black Friday, S4 and X.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 12:16 1

5. papss (unregistered)

Hmm this for 299.00 or the 1520 at 99.00.. tough decision

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 13:19

8. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)

yeah very tough to get one max instead of 1520.. one max doomed already..

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 12:27 1

6. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)

But why??
Note 3=$299 L1520=$199 G Pro=$99 (One Max=$299 I think this will destroy HTC sales)
Plus the L1520 is at $99 for limited time

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 14:41

9. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

1520 is 100 on AT&T website

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 12:56

7. toiletcleaner (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)

Note 3 $299 but you are getting a lot promotions from samsung ( $ and apps ) . Whit HTC you are getting.........

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 14:58

10. eN16HTMAR3 (Posts: 253; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)

NOTHING.......except a Huge Trinket Collector

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 19:33

11. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

Yeah..........ok.................I'll wait the six months, when it goes down to $89.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 01:26

12. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)

Note 3 updated the S4 processor and added a gig of memory on top of the Wacom's fantastic and pricy digitizer technology. Some people could care less about having a precision input device, but I have found it to be extremely valuable feature on my tablet. So, I can't help but correct the author referring to the Note as offering nothing more than a bigger screen (dont mind him arguing for lower prices though). The Max truly does not offer anything warranting a higher price besides a truly gimmicky fingerprint reader. As the masses have already pointed out, it is shaping up to be a flop as I am dumbfounded how anyone at HTC could be ignorant enough to think dated specs could compete with Samsung's, LG's and Sony's up to date phones with similar (if not cheaper) pricing. The absurd $300 pricing is more of an issue with Verizon charging for their "premium" experience overpricing the hardware in addition to their plans as usual. Sprint released the Max already for $100 less.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 07:39

13. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3814; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

I agree with most of what you said, but it's $250 on contract with Sprint, so $50 less.

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