We were expecting Verizon Wireless to announce the HTC One during their CTIA 'special event' yesterday and instead got to watch Jennifer Lopez announce Viva Movil. Given the steady stream of Verizon HTC One rumors that we have been seeing, it almost feels like stating the obvious when we say the Viva Movil announcement was a disappointment for some. That is not to say Viva Movil is a disappointment, but just that plenty of people seem to be waiting for a Verizon branded One.
With that in mind, it looks like there may still be some hope. HTC ROM developer, @LlabTooFeR has come forward with that bit of hope. The details are coming by way of Twitter where LlabTooFeR was asked if a Verizon HTC One reveal is still possible. His response did give some hope, though it was rather vague.
"It will be announced later"
Basically, it seems the Verizon HTC One is still expected to arrive but when is the question. This could mean later this week, later this month or even later this year. Lets hope it doesn't turn out to be the latter, but we do remain hopeful and will continue to monitor the news and rumors.
Looking back, there has been some convincing evidence. Sure, that evidence has been mixed with some speculation, however talk of WiFi certification filings for the HTC PN073XX and talk of HTC reps already using and testing a Verizon branded One have seemed believable enough. Then again, some of this speculation had been tied to the DROID DNA sale which ended back on May 21st. So how about it, anyone still think Verizon will announce the HTC One?
Otherwise, in the meantime, those who happen to have an upgrade available and happen to be feeling like they cannot wait any longer -- the Samsung GALAXY S 4 has officially come available with Verizon Wireless today. Of course, if you go that route you are taking the chance of missing out on the HTC One.