Verizon HTC One possibly coming soon?
There’s a new HTC smartphone that received Wi-Fi certification (PDF) a few days ago, and it might turn out to be an HTC One for Verizon Wireless.
The smartphone’s model number is PN073XX, and we know that it features LTE connectivity, and dual band Wi-Fi. Blog of Mobile (in Japanese) – which has a very good track record when it comes to rumors and speculations – assumes the PN073XX corresponds to the model number “M7_WLV”, and is a Verizon-bound version of the One (for the record, AT&T’s HTC One is the PN07120).
Verizon is currently offering the HTC Droid DNA for free on contract (until May 21). The existence of the Droid DNA is believed to be the reason why the largest North American carrier didn’t pick up the HTC One from the beginning. But maybe things will chance soon – we’ll certainly let you know. The One is obviously superior to the Droid DNA, although on paper they’re not that different.
Update: Verizon has a “special announcement” prepared for May 22 at CTIA 2013. It could be related to the HTC One, right?