HTC One rumors had been suggesting the handset would be arriving with Verizon Wireless on August 1st. That date had seemed just as good as any, as far as rumored dates go. But then Motorola announced an August 1st event for the unveiling of the Moto X smartphone. The Moto X is expected with a wide variety of carriers including Big Red and it looks like that may have caused the HTC One launch date to slip.
According to a new leak, Verizon will not be launching the HTC One until August 15th. The details of the date change come by way of a leaked internal document. Of course, the key here is that this is a leaked document and therefor unconfirmed. Then again, that August 1st date was never confirmed either. Officially Verizon has simply said the HTC One would be available “this summer.”
Looking at the calendar and we know that could mean anytime up through September 21. Aside from the launch of the Moto X (which we will be live on-site to bring the latest) and the HTC One, Verizon also recently announced a trio of DROID branded handsets including the Ultra, Maxx and Mini. These three are currently available for pre-order but are not going to begin shipping until August 20th.
Basically, that is just another way of saying that you may want to hold off on those pre-orders for the moment. You know, to give some time to see what Verizon has planned for the HTC One and Moto X. We already know the specs of the HTC One and the new DROID line, however there is still quite a bit to learn about the Moto X. With that in mind, it does seem as if a big focus of the Moto X will be in the experience more so than the specs.
Anyway, the Moto X pricing remains a mystery, the DROID lineup is sitting at $99, $199 and $299 for the Mini, Ultra and Maxx respectively. The HTC One is priced at $199.99 for the 32GB model with other carriers, but similar to the launch date with Verizon, they have yet to mention anything in regards to the pricing. Bottom line here, it looks like August is shaping up to be a good month for those looking for a new Verizon branded handset.