Verizon road map leaked; HTC One coming August 29th

Verizon road map leaked; HTC One coming August 29th
One of our loyal PhoneArena readers has dropped off a nice surprise in our in-box on Wednesday morning. Our source has presented us with a Verizon road map that takes us through the rest of this month and includes such eagerly awaited models as the new Motorola DROID Ultra, the Motorola Moto X and of course, the HTC One.

Let's start with the Motorola DROID Ultra and the longer lasting Motorola DROID Maxx. Both are expected to launch in Verizon stores on August 20th. On August 23rd, as previously leaked, the Motorola Moto X will be released. LG's high end flip phone, the LG Exalt, comes to Big Red on August 29th. That same day, Verizon will start offering a new side-sliding QWERTY model called the LG Enact which will replace the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II on the roster. Also on August 29th, the Motorola DROID Mini will become available along with the Samsung Convoy 3. While Verizon won't be offering the waterproof Kyocera Hydro Elite in stores, it will offer the model online, also starting on August 29th. Obviously, August 29th will be a busy day at the nation's largest carrier.

And that takes us to the HTC One. The Taiwan manufacturer's Android flagship phone will launch for Verizon on August 29th, joining the other models expected to launch on that day. The information that our tipster passed along to us made it clear that the HTC One will be replacing the HTC DROID DNA. The latter has already been pulled from Verizon's web site.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!



1. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Eh Verizon is still mad at Htc for the thunderbolt that's why they keep pushing it back. That and they wanna give their droid line more time to sell...

2. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Stop trolling we already know August 29th. LG G2 is way better anyway

3. J-LoTheGreat

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Not that it really makes a difference, that would be the Convoy 3. Convoy 2 has been out for quite some time already

4. scott5626

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 01, 2009

"middle to the end of the month" way to narrow it down.

5. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

This is one of the reasons why the One is not doing as well as it could. it's a great phone, but Verizon is f-ing it up. Seriously.. what gives Verizon??

6. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Verizon is in no hurry to lauch the HTC One, because they're not desperate. they have the best network, and the most subscribers in the country. why do you think they are so slow to release ANY of their phones? because they can. despite what most people think about them, they are the king of the wireless mountain, and they know it. not to mention, they have the droid triplets coming out very soon, the Note 3 in early september, and the Moto X. so tell me, how is verizon "f-ing it up"?

7. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Exactly. Verizon has the iPhone, the Galaxy S4 and S3, Lumia 928, and a handful of Droids and the Moto X this month. HTC needs Verizon much more than they need HTC. It sucks for customer choice and it sucks for HTC One sales, but it's just business.

10. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

OMG, I think I'm in ♥ with you, will you marry me? My dad will pay a handsome dowry to any man who makes an honest woman of me. You are absolutely right, Verizon needs no one; they just have to continue giving us the best service, the fastest 4G LTE and choice from the bestest phones. When all other carriers have just a couple of flagships, most of Verizon phones are flagships (or iFlagships). It all boils down to jealousy from all those wishing they had jumped on the Verizon bandwagon before July 7, 2011, when they discontinued their Unlimited Data feature at $29.99 per month. Those of us who are Grandfathered in, are at peace with our service and happy we don't have 4G LTE caps or suffer throttling!!

20. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

i'm not even on unlimited data anymore, and I STILL wouldn't leave verizon. their service speaks for itself, and they don't have to grovel at every tom d*** and harry who drops a smartphone.

8. wafflemuncherr

Posts: 23; Member since: May 29, 2013

I just want my HTC One already T_T

9. scott5626

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 01, 2009

lol the article has changed to the One launching on the 29th. It was between the 15 and the end of the month.

11. xmusicianguy

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 13, 2011

HTC One was Aug 1st, then Aug 15th now Aug 29th! WTF!?

12. nelsdaddy

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

I am due for a upgrade Aug 31 on my phone I was hoping that Verizon would release it from the 1st to the 15th. I don't think it will be on sale when it is released. although it is labor day weekend the day after it comes out so I wonder if it will be on sale. I do agree that Verizon has all its customers by the balls and they don't care because they are the best. don't know now if its going to be the htc one (depends on price) or galaxy s4

21. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

My brother has the HTC One. he loves it. I have the S4, and I love it as well. it's basically a coin flip. I would assume that since the One has been out for almost four months on other networks that Verizon would drop it at a decent price, but again, Verizon doesn't grovel at anyone's feet. I would Expect $199.99 at the verizon stores, maybe a little lower on amazon or best buy. I think you would be happy with either phone.

22. nelsdaddy

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Jonrill thanks for the info I was just told by a friend of mine that has a brother who works for Verizon that the HTC one will not be on Verizon till after labor day so they don't have to worry about matching a sale price so I guess the original leak of Sept 5 is going to be right. It will be 199.99 have silver black and blue and be running android 4.2.2 32gb of memory

13. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

Is this your same tipster that had every release day wrong on your last "leaked Verizon road map?"

15. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Only the HTC One date has been wrong. The Droids are on target and the Moto X has been consistent on leaks. Who knows what's been going on between Verizon and HTC. Looks like the love affair is long over.

17. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

LG Exalt?

19. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

And the Droids weren't even listed as being out by the end of August. Sure the updated "leaks" now includes the Droids, as does Verizon website saying "will ship by 8/20."

14. mk7se

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

Phone Arena. Please quit posting invalid and un-true leaks of release dates. This is getting quite annoying reading your false information that spills over onto other tech-site. Your source is false and you have no proof that they have valid information.

16. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

Safe to say PA's source doesn't know sh-t about the One release on verizon.

18. SirrJonathan

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

What ever happened the The HTC Butterfly S ? -__-

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