The U.S. HTC One release date details are coming together as Gotta Be Mobile learned that U.S. carriers are planning to carry the HTC One by mid April.
The HTC One release date is no longer on track for March thanks to component delays, but a reliable source with knowledge of the HTC One release plans confirmed to Gotta Be Mobile that the U.S. release is on track for early to mid April.
The source provided reliable information in the past and based on these new details we expect Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile will be selling the HTC One by the time taxes are due.
HTC previously stated, “will start fulfilling pre-orders by end March in certain markets and will roll out to more markets as we approach April,” and we’ve heard from other sources that the U.S. HTC One release is unaffected by the delay.
Based on this new information, HTC may be calling in favors to get enough HTC One stock to the U.S. for an April release without shortages.
HTC needs to bring the HTC One to U.S. carriers soon in order to beat the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the market. The Samsung Galaxy S4 release is pegged at late April internationally and possibly for May in the U.S.
The HTC One is HTC’s new flagship smartphone with an all metal design with a look and feel that is capable of competing with the iPhone 5. HTC is counting on a successful launch to return the company to it’s former status as a big time Android player.
There is also talk of a Verizon HTC One release one to two months after the primary HTC One release date in the U.S.