HTC began accepting pre-orders for the Developer Edition of the One earlier in the month. Those originally began on April 5 and at that time, the estimated shipping date was shown to be April 19. Flash forward till today, which happens to be the 19th and it looks like users have begun receiving notices from HTC. The catch, these are not shipping notices.
Instead, those who placed a pre-order for the HTC One back in early-April are being greeted with a notice of delay. According to details coming from the email, HTC is claiming there will be a "slight delay" in shipping. This includes the 64GB Developer Edition model as well as the 32GB Unlocked model.
The silver lining here is the length of the delay. HTC went on to say these are still expected to arrive "before the end of April" and that when ready to ship, they will be coming by way of overnight delivery. And what seems like a move to keep the users from getting upset, HTC went on to mention how they plan to do everything they can to get the handset shipped "as soon as possible."
In addition to the delay of the Unlocked and Developer Editions of the HTC One, there is also going to be a delay with those free cases. Here, HTC is citing "overwhelming demand" with an expectation of the Double Dib cases arriving in mid-May. Those cases are also said to be shipping "as soon as they're available."