Launch of Verizon HTC One confirmed for later this summer

Launch of Verizon HTC One confirmed for later this summer

Summary: There has been a lot of speculation about a Verizon version of the HTC One and today Verizon confirmed it is indeed coming and may even be branded as an HTC One.

Launch of Verizon HTC One confirmed for later this summer
(Image: HTC)

I have written a number of articles on the fantastic HTC One and it gets better weekly with Google and HTC updates. Great news today for folks on Verizon as Verizon Wireless confirmed on Twitter that the HTC One will be available later this summer. In a great move for HTC, it sound like it might even launch as an HTC One rather than something like an HTC Droid Incredible One 4G LTE.

We don't have any more specific information on this model of HTC One coming to Verizon and whether or not we will see it in 32GB and 64GB variants. Given the late summer release, I hope it launches with the 4.2.2 update that includes other tweaks and fixes as well.

You won't be able to buy a Verizon HTC One without Sense since the Sense-less version is only being sold on the Google Play Store as an unlocked GSM model. As I stated before, the HTC One is a better device with Sense anyway so I don't consider this a problem and you shouldn't either.

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Topics: Mobility, Android, HTC, Smartphones, Verizon

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  • Might consider ending my current contract early

    I would love an HTC One so much I may consider ending my existing 2yr contract with my Motorola Droid RAZR HD early, assuming they let me. I wonder if they'll let me jump into a new 2yr contract. I'll have to call Verizon and learn about my options.

    In any case, thank you for the news. I was not at all impressed with the HTC DNA. Too big to fit confortably in my hand for one-handed operation.
  • HTC One Updates

    Matthew, I wish you would expand on what those Google and HTC updates are. The HTC website lists only one "minor" upgrade for the HTC One. It will be this fall before I can get the phone, but I hope it will have a later version of Android by then.