Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corporation might have canceled all plans regarding the launch of its HTC Butterfly smartphone on shelves in Europe.The mobile phone was launched in China last week, and made an official appearance on HTC’s global site as well, which suggested that it would be brought to other markets around the world too.
Initially unveiled in Japan as HTC J Butterfly, the device was launched in the United States at Verizon Wireless as DROID DNA, and was also unveiled for other markets in Asia at the beginning of this month.
Moreover, retailers in Europe have already announced plans to make the phone available for their customers, and Expansys even put it on pre-order in the UK.
However, the listing has been removed from Expansys’ website, and users who had the chance to reserve a unit were informed that the phone had been cancelled.
One of our readers reports that Expansys informed them on the matter, explaining that HTC decided not to launch the 5-inch full HD phone in Europe, and to make HTC One SV available for users on this continent instead.
[USERCOMMENT=noroimusha]Thank you for your recent interest and preorder of the HTC Butterfly.
Unfortunately, we have now been informed by HTC that this device will not be available in European markets, and as such we have had to remove it from our website and cancel your preorder.
We are sorry for any disappointment that this may cause.
An alternative model to the Butterfly that may be of interest is the HTC One SV which will be available in early January and is available to preorder now.[/USERCOMMENT]
Packing a quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor inside, along with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, the device is one of the most appealing Android handsets on the market today.
Many enthusiasts will certainly be disappointed learning that the smartphone won’t be launched in their countries, but we can only hope that HTC will change its mind in the end. Stay tuned.