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Verizon HTC One Rumors Take Interesting Turn

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It appears that a Verizon HTC One may have been spotted running Android 4.2.2, just a day ahead of Verizon’s CTIA 2013 announcement in Las Vegas, an event that very well could be the carrier’s launching pad for the still unannounced device.

The Verizon HTC One, while heavily rumored and thought by one insider to be coming in the near future, remains unannounced and unofficial, firmly tucked away in the shadows. However, with Verizon set to make an announcement tomorrow, one that it will be streaming live, there is a possibility that we could see the elusive Verizon HTC One finally emerge from those shadows.

Read: HTC One: 5 More Things To Know.

The HTC One for Verizon has been spotted, it seems.

The HTC One for Verizon has been spotted, it seems.

And while we have yet to see it in the flesh, it appears that at least one non-Verizon or HTC employee has as a member on the XDA-Developer Forums, courtesy of Droid-Life, claims that an HTC representative stopped by their Sprint store and whipped out a Verizon HTC One with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on board.

It appears that the device has Notification toggles, which emerged with the leaked HTC Butterfly Android 4.2 ROM, and it appears that a launch could be close. Keep in mind, HTC is thought to be coming out with the HTC One Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update in just a few days, possibly by the end of the month, and it could be that it times the arrival with the arrival of the Verizon HTC One.

Verizon, in theory, could announce the phone tomorrow at CTIA and release the phone a few days or weeks later with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on board. Of course, with no sign of the device other than this supposed sighting, the chances of this theory proving correct are slim. Still, we’ve heard numerous times that the Verizon HTC One is still on the way so it could wind up working out this way.

Verizon has a secret to share on May 22nd at CTIA 2013. Here are five possible announcements.

The Verizon HTC One could arrive tomorrow.

It’s unclear if the HTC One on Verizon will feature anything different from the other models other than Verizon branding. In addition, AT&T still holds an exclusive on the 64GB model so it’s unclear if Verizon will get it.

Take this with a grain of salt, but with the event taking place tomorrow, this supposed sighting couldn’t have come at a better time.

11 Comments

  1. Timothy

    05/21/2013 at 2:47 pm

    If Verizon doesn’t announce the One tomorrow I will be seriously disappointed. If it isn’t announced tomorrow, I’m giving Verizon till June. If it’s not out by then I’m jumping ship.

    • Larry

      05/21/2013 at 7:19 pm

      I jumped ship last month, my t mobile htc one out did my Verizon iPhone 5 did, I hear so many rumors saying this and that at Verizon so I gave up!! Don’t hold your breath man!!

  2. Rick G.

    05/21/2013 at 4:11 pm

    Why in the world would an HTC rep whip out a Verizon based phone at a Sprint store?

    • Pooch

      05/22/2013 at 11:52 am

      to show the differences between the models. Just a suggestion that’s normally what the manufactures do. Also a lot of the manufactures have there plans through Verizon why would an HTC rep not show his phone.

  3. Blubber_Neck_Bastard

    05/21/2013 at 4:34 pm

    Screw the One. HTC blows fat ones. Give us the X.

  4. kmac_321

    05/21/2013 at 5:41 pm

    I am holding off on the S4 for this potential announcement! Verizon you better not F*** up!

  5. Tristan Willis

    05/21/2013 at 5:57 pm

    earlier today an verizon rep confirmed to me that the press event tomorrow at ctia is in fact about the htc one for verizon

    • Larry

      05/21/2013 at 7:22 pm

      Like apple launch date rumors, don’t count on it, good luck

  6. Jay

    05/21/2013 at 6:31 pm

    I know Adam is hoping VZW announces the HTC One tomorrow. :-D

  7. Michael

    05/21/2013 at 7:04 pm

    XFon is gonna be a dud! Mark it down. Already rumors of only 720p display.

  8. Def-X

    05/21/2013 at 8:56 pm

    I got a buddy that told me in April when I asked whether Verizon was gonna get the HTC One, he could neither confirm or deny, but told me to contact him at the end of May. Didn’t make sense till Verizon made the CITA announcement. I asked him again the other day if this was gonna be it… He just asked if I had the money seeing how I had recently bought an iPhone5. I said yep… He said ill see ya soon to take it. He’s never been wrong before and he was the one that tipped me off the it would not be the Nokia 3 days before Verizon announced it.

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