After all the reports, rumors, and confusion it has finally been made official. This morning the folks from Verizon Wireless have flooded our inbox and blasted Twitter with the news. The HTC One will be arriving on Verizon Wireless “later this summer” but so far that’s about all we know. Who told you so, like multiple times?
This has been the best and worst kept secret to date with leaks coming out of every corner of the media. From FCC filings to Bluetooth verifications and more. Sadly all the secrecy and back and forth didn’t help. Why Verizon would confirm it was not coming to their network, only to announce it later. If anything this hurt HTC and Verizon.
The news was quietly mentioned on Twitter today by @VZWnews and so far we have very little actual details aside from the “later this summer” comment. We’ve heard rumors of a June release date, but hopefully they manage to get this device in our hands before the end of July – but don’t get your hopes up.
Now that the GALAXY S 4 is available and selling well on Verizon, and all other carriers, it makes you wonder what the long wait was for. With the HTC One selling nearly 5 million already, it’s a clear winner, and a Verizon release alongside the stock version on the Play Store things will only improve. Most likely you can expect a $199 device with a 2-year contract, but we officially have no pricing or release date at this time.
Stay tuned and get excited!