HTC One delayed until end of March for UK

HTC One delayed until end of March for UK

Summary: HTC's next flagship handset, the HTC One, will not arrive until the end of March for customers that have pre-ordered one.

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HTC's new flagship handset, the HTC One, will not reach retailers' shelves in the UK until the end of March.

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The company confirmed that the handset, which had been due to go on sale on Friday 15 March in the UK, will now not arrive until the end of the month.

"We will start fulfilling pre-orders by the end of March in certain markets and will roll out product to more markets as we approach April," a spokeswoman told ZDNet in a statement.

HTC did not say the reason for the delay. The handset's release has also been put back until April in Singapore, the company confirmed to CNET Asia last week.

The device, which has a quad-core 1.7GHz processor and four-megapixel UltraPixel camera sensor, will face stiff competition when it does arrive in the UK.

In addition to contending with big name launches announced at Mobile World Congress, the handset will also go up against the Samsung Galaxy S4, due to be officially announced on Thursday.

Topics: HTC, Networking, Smartphones

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  • It'd be nice to know why...

    Hopefully it's not a bad sign; really don't want Samsung's android share growing any more!
    MarknWill
  • camera issues

    Apparently there are issues with the camera. Not sure which one or both. Camera components and/or assembly is not done in-house and only 20 - 30% are passing quality control testing.
    A first run of 4 million units now looks like 800,000 causing obvious delays.
    I just viewed a Youtube video from Germany on the Samsung Galaxy S4.
    Pretty impressive specs include an 8 core processor running at 1.7 Ghz with 2GB of ram, a similar alloy body with a 5" 1080p screen.
    Android Jelly Bean will be 4.2.1 or 4.2.2 which makes little difference to me as Motorola's (Google) superphone may be sold in Q3 with 'Key Lime Pie'.
    The marginally faster octacore in the S4 sounds impressive but the very quick processor in the 'one' provides instant response anyway.
    The only unique feature on the S4 is the eye tracking tech which allows for hands free scrolling. The camera's are Sony made.
    I'm staying with the HTC One mostly because of Blinkfeed, Sense 5 & it's brilliant low light cameras.
    The Stav