The Verizon HTC One rumors simply won’t go away with the latest suggesting that the device is still coming to the nation’s largest 4G LTE network but that the device may be several weeks, if not months, away from a debut.
On May 22nd, a date in which Verizon was thought to be possibly announcing the long rumored HTC One, the carrier instead announced something completely different in its new partnership with Viva Movil. That announcement not only shocked but frustrated many consumers who have been anxiously awaiting a Verizon HTC One release.
Since then, rumors have been rather quiet though recently Verizon HTC One release rumors resurfaced, giving consumers hope of an eventual release down the road.
Gotta Be Mobile was tipped off by a reader who claimed that Verizon told him that the HTC One release would come in September of this year. This seemed a bit strange until the notorious @LLabTooFeR, a noted HTC leakster and developer, responded to an inquiry, noting that a September release for the Verizon HTC One is entirely possible.
@josh_smith Spoke today with a Verizon Wireless store representative about the HTC one he told me its gonna be available in September
— David Wollner (@WollnerDavid) May 26, 2013
According to him, the HTC One is still heading to Verizon, despite rumors of an HTC Butterfly 2/Droid DNA 2, but that he would be shocked to see it land before the month of July. He claims that Verizon could announce it in one to two months, which could mean either June or July.
@llabtoofer ugh really 1-2 months to announce? That means September for in store?
— Mark Lissner (@mdlissner) May 27, 2013
Obviously, it would be extremely strange to see Verizon announce a phone that’s already out on shelves in June or July and it would be even stranger to see it wait until September to release that phone.
@patrick_venezia HTC One is better (in my opinion) but you need wait at least 1-2 months before it will be announced for Verizon…
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) May 27, 2013
Adding to the confusion is that Slashgear and @evleaks have chimed in with information of their own that suggests that Verizon will announce and release the HTC One before the month of July is over.
The is a photo that is purportedly a screenshot of what appears to be an internal Verizon database and clearly shows the HTC One within a list of already released HTC devices including the Droid DNA.
So at this point, it could be that we see it before July, or perhaps even later than that, as it’s clear that nothing is set in stone when it comes to the long-awaited Verizon HTC One.