The talk and rumors around Verizon getting their own version of the HTC One flagship smartphone haven’t slowed down one bit. In fact, we keep hearing little bits of information all leading us to believe an announcement is coming any minute now from Verizon and HTC. Today some analyst reports from Taiwan clearly point towards a late June release from Verizon.
After initial reports suggested the phone would be coming a few months after the other carriers, that story then got changed and reported as a no, Verizon won’t be getting the new device. With all leaks, tips, and rumors pointing to the contrary we really don’t know what to believe. Our insider sources claim it was set to be announced last week, but for whatever reason wasn’t. Instead we got Viva Movil by JLo and Verizon Wireless.
Today some new reports from FocusTaiwan have our interest piqued yet again for an HTC One on Verizon, as well as a few other things. Laura Chen, an analyst at BNP Paribas Securities Taiwan Ltd, went on to talk about HTC having a strong second quarter with the hard times behind them, and explains why the rest of 2013 will be good news for HTC. Most of that being Verizon’s HTC One, the largest US carrier, as well as 3 other devices we’ve been talking about.
“Given that Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile operator, plans to start selling the new HTC One in late June, HTC will have a good chance of surpassing its second-quarter sales guidance of NT$70 billion” – Chen
Chen then goes on to mention the HTC device codenamed M4 is also coming soon, which could be an HTC One Mini. She also confirms the earlier reports that HTC has a phablet in the works, possibly enjoying a 5.9-inch display, which will get announced later this year. Then ends by mentioning the new and improved HTC Butterfly and DROID DNA.
Is it just us, or does this Chen seem to know all of HTC’s plans? As long as her reports are true and Verizon drops an HTC One here shortly, we’ll be happy. It looks like June could be a big month for HTC with the One on Verizon, a “Senseless edition” and a few other phones. Stay tuned!