The much awaited flagship smartphone of HTC, the Taiwanese manufacturer who has made the US its home, will finally be available starting today on AT&T, Sprint and on a number of stores and online across the country.
Customers can now buy the HTC One phone directly from carriers, online or through carrier retail outlets. The smartphone is also available at best Buy, Walmart, RadioShack, Amazon, Target, Car Toys, Cotsco, Sam’s Club, HTC.com and HSN.com. Only the silver version of HTC One will be available starting today according to HTC but other versions will be available soon.
The HTC One Android smartphone, which boasts of a 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, a 4.7 inch 1080 x 1920 pixels Super LCD3 with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, 4G LTE, 2GB RAM and a 2300 mAh battery, was announced in back in February but was hit by delays in productions that made the company push the availability dates forward.
To get the 32 GB version of the Silver HTC One on AT&T, you would have to part with $199 but if you prefer the 64GB version then you would have to cough up $100 more as the carrier sells it for $299 and this is on a 2 year contract. Sprint too is offering the 32 GB version of the phone for $199 but subscribers who are switching to sprint with their current numbers will get $100 off to buy the phone for just $99.
HTC markets their new flagship device as an award-winning device that ‘strives to re-invent mobile experience’ and stresses the high quality, durable full-metal body and zero-gap unibody design. HTC is introducing new software and hardware features with the introduction of HTC One including HTC BlinkFeed homescreen with Sense5 UI and a hi-res Ultrapixel rear camera with ZOE. HTC One is also the first smartphone to come with dual front-facing stereo speakers and the company boosted its performance further with HTC BoomSound.
Other carriers including AT&T will be bringing the HTC One to the shelves soon, with T-Mobile’s already available online for $99 for the 16GB version but with monthly payments of $20. HTC says that a Silver black HTC One with 32 GB onboard memory will be available in the stores ‘in coming weeks’ and will be available on Sprint and AT&T. Unfortunately, there is no news as to whether Verizon customers will be getting the HTC One but both companies (HTC and Verizon) are encouraging buyers to go for the similarly powerful and high end HTC Droid DNA smartphone instead. Verizon today teased an event on May 22nd and announcing the HTC One is one of the many possible news.