Mobile phone carrier Verizon Wireless will make the HTC One flagship smartphone available for its users after all, though it seems that it will launch it at a later date when compared to rival operators in the United States.
When officially unveiling the new smartphone
last month, HTC confirmed that it would be released in the US at AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, but said nothing of Verizon.
Previous rumors on the matter did suggest that the device would hit shelves at Big Red too, and confirmation on the matter has already emerged, though unofficially, a recent article on AllThingsD
However, while said three wireless services providers might add the device to their offering before the end of this month, Verizon is said to launch it one or two months later.
This means that Big Red’s customers will be able to grab the smartphone
before the end of the second quarter of the year, yet an official confirmation from either HTC or Verizon has yet to emerge.
The Taiwanese mobile phone maker, which has been losing market share lately, appears to have managed to ink deals with all major carriers in the United States for the release of this device, which should help it enjoy strong initial sales in the country.
However, with the imminent launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S IV flagship, which is expected to hit shelves soon after the official unveiling, HTC might have some trouble convincing users to go for its smartphone instead.
was made official with a 4.7-inch full HD touchscreen display, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor inside, 2GB of RAM, and a 4MP camera on the back, with a new, UltraPixel sensor.
It also sports a front camera for making video calls, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, and Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system on board, along with a brand new Sense UI
loaded on top.