Rumored HTC M7 may finally be an HTC device that launches on all major US carriers
HTC needs to turn things around in 2013 and broad carrier rollout of a single model, similar to what Samsung and Apple have done, may go a long ways to promoting the brand. The current rumored device, the M7, may be that first device.
I think everyone can agree that HTC makes some brilliant products, but 2012 was not kind to it and it needs to turn things around or risk ending up like Palm did a few years ago. One of the things I recently suggested is broad carrier support, and the current rumor surrounding the M7 Android device is that the major US carriers will all get the device. This was the hope with the HTC One X, but that did not happen, and HTC's planned One-series campaign appeared to fall flat in the US. The M7 looks promising and may be the first step to HTC getting back in the saddle again.
If the M7 is indeed a real device, then it is highly likely we will see details announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February. Images that appear before then are likely the device in different prototype stages so I wouldn't put much faith into what we are seeing being the final shipping product. According to DroidDog the specs look just about perfect with a 4.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera, and more. The 32GB storage is great as long as this is the minimum that appears on all carriers. I still wish for microSD, but if 32GB and 64GB variants are offered then I am fine with that. The Droid DNA is awesome, except for the lame 16GB integrated storage limitation that is just unacceptable for a high-end smartphone.
February should be exciting to see what HTC, Samsung, Nokia, LG, Motorola, and others have in store for the Android and Windows Phone platforms.