Just in case prospective Verizon HTC One buyers needed another sign that the release was close, Verizon has offered yet another one as the Droid Incredible 4G LTE, another HTC phone, has gone out of stock today just ahead of the HTC One’s rumored August 15th release date.
Earlier this week, we heard that the HTC One Verizon release date might be coming in the near future, on August 15th to be exact. While the date remains unconfirmed, there are signs that the HTC One release on Verizon is imminent.
First, we saw the Droid DNA disappear from Verizon’s website. It has yet to return to shelves. The Verizon HTC One is thought to be replacing the Droid DNA as the company’s flagship HTC model. Yesterday, we saw HTC reveal that the release should be imminent. We also saw Verizon post a photo depicting the HTC One next to a host of devices.
Today, another sign as the carrier has seemingly killed off the Droid Incredible 4G LTE in favor of another HTC device, the HTC One. While the device is listed as being temporarily out of stock, it’s pretty clear that this phone is not a widely adopted device. And unless Verizon was suddenly inundated with buyers, the only reason that it would suddenly be out of stock is because it’s cleaning house for the HTC One’s arrival.
There is a chance that it could return but given the vanishing act pulled by the Droid DNA, it seems unlikely at this point.
Hopefully, this means that an announcement is extremely close. Verizon has not hinted at any specific dates but it’s becoming clear that August 15th could definitely be the day this device arrives on the nation’s largest 4G LTE service provider.
Verizon’s HTC One is expected to arrive in blue and come with the same features that are found on the other devices. Those include a 4.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core processor, Ultrapixel camera, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and the new Sense 5.
Pricing is not yet known but given the market, Verizon is expected to carry it for $199.99 on-contract.
Thanks for the tip, Bob!