When the HTC One was officially unveiled, we were told that it would become available in the US at AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, with absolutely no mention of Verizon and its plans. So naturally the entire blogosphere assumed that Big Red would be doing its own thing and not launching the HTC One – ever. Or, best case scenario, it would have a slightly modified version of it on sale as the Droid DNA Plus or something like that.
Well, according to an exclusive report by AllThingsD, Verizon is actually going to carry the HTC One. Just not at first. The carrier’s extensive phone testing procedures are apparently to blame for the fact that it won’t release the One at the same time as the other three of the ‘big four’. This all reportedly comes from “a source familiar with the situation”.
The HTC One should be in Verizon stores around one or two months after the other carriers have launched it.
If this is true, then it would be a nice feat pulled off by the struggling Taiwanese company. Having the same device on all of the big four US carriers is not something it was able to do before, and even Samsung only managed to have such a launch for its flagship device last year.
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