HTC M7 possibly headed to all major US carriers but Verizon

February 1, 2013

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The leaks are starting to flow in pretty quickly now that HTC's officially announced they will be unveiling their new handset in just a few weeks time. February 19th will be their press event in NYC and London where we expect the new HTC M7 to finally see the light of day. Yesterday we reported a possible release date, and now we have launch partners.

We've seen various leaks that show the new flagship smartphone arriving for almost all major US carriers and until today that included Verizon, but not T-Mobile. Now according to HTCSource, who's been accurate in the past on HTC news, it looks like the tides have turned and everyone will be offering this new impressive smartphone but the folks from Verizon Wireless. At least not at first.

Verizon is known for doing things a little different, or at their own pace to put it lightly, and this looks to be no different. Reports are claiming T-Mobile, AT&T, and the Now Network will all have the M7 (still just a codename) come mid March. Apparently Verizon either won't offer the M7 at all, or won't be a launch partner for unknown reasons. Possibly because it doesn't have the "DROID" name attached to it, or they don't want to launch so close to their own flagship HTC DROID DNA.

We're also assuming the HTC M7 will be one of the first 4G LTE capable T-Mobile handsets. Making the M7 be a full 4G LTE smartphone across all major US carriers. Things are really getting interesting. It looks like March 8th could be the international release date, and hopefully come Feb 19th HTC confirms the US release dates (or plans) too. We'll be there live for plenty of hands-on so stay tuned right here at Android Community.

[via HTCSource]

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  • eztommyd

    No. Not until they improve their OS upgrade timeline performance.

  • Noel

    I will be getting this device for my lady or give her my N4 : ( and keep the M7…maybe keep both for myself and get her the BB10. We also have the Moto/Google X phone lurking in a few month….boy tough year decision wise for Super-phone lovers.

    • Aaron

      I know…I’m debating on the SIV, X Phone, Note 3, M7, maybe even the iPhone 5.

  • Grnlantern79

    Just like Verizon to hold back HTC like the red headed step child they treat them like while Motorola can release a new phone every 3 months and never told to wait. What a joke, if HTC has to wait I think they should release flagship phones on every other network and make Verizon wait for the device every year. HTC needs to grow a pair and stop letting Verizon treat them so badly.