HTC One for Verizon Rumors Materialize; Officially Coming Later This Summer

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  1. dgstorm

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    For quite some time there have been rumors that the HTC One would be coming to Verizon. Of course, on more than one occasion HTC themselves denied this, which is why we didn't post all the rumors. We suspected it would eventually come true, but simply wanted to wait until we heard something concrete, and now that has happened.

    Verizon themselves Tweeted this morning that the HTC One would be coming to their network later this summer. They didn't share any specifics, but more than likely it will cost $199.99 on a new Big Red contract. Obviously, "later this summer" could mean anything, especially depending upon where you live, but we expect it to hit Verizon store shelves by the end of July. We will keep you posted when Verizon releases more details.

    It certainly was a strange "bipolar" marketing strategy. Keep denying it was coming until you announce it? Not really a great way to build brand loyalty. We suspect Verizon was playing hardball with HTC's marketing department, but that is pure speculation. What do you guys think? Wouldn't it have been better for VZW to have joined the HTC One bandwagon sooner?

    Source: Twitter - VZW
     
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    Other than the battery life I really enjoyed by Dinc. I would love to give HTC another shot, but their internal troubles worry me. The phone is great, but the company itself needs to do a 180

    I wonder if they'll change up the color scheme too. A black and red one would look pretty good.
     
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    NOW what do I do...

    Does this mean that it's coming with the vanilla android option that HTC announced last week?

    Hmmm...
     
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    Hopefully, it won't have the subtle hardware differences, like those with the T-bolt and EVO.
    Then again, I'm still not sold on the lack of a SD slot...in conjunction with limited data.
     
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    Keep on dreaming, no it is not, the Pure Google HTC One will ONLY be a GSM phone, sold through the Google Play Store.
     
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    No SD card will again be a killer for this phone, same without removable battery, even though mophie juice packĀ® HTC One Extended Battery Case does make a nice battery case. Will still not buy it.
     
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    I'll wait to hear it from them. HTC reported that they may allow users to install vanilla Android if they can work some things out. Read the article by The Verge.


     
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    If you are on Verizon that will not happen.

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    If Samsung was able to talk VZW into the Developers Edition S4 there may still be a chance of this. We'll see. Besides HTC allows you to unlock their bootloaders anyway, right?
     
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