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Verizon HTC One Launch Might Come Soon



The rumored Verizon HTC One, which has swirled around for many weeks now, may finally get announced in the near future as multiple clues have popped up indicating that an announcement may be on the horizon.

Read: HTC One U.S. Release Mysteries.

At launch, only AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile confirmed the HTC One, HTC’s latest smartphone, with the nation’s largest 4G LTE network, Verizon being left out of the equation. However, rumors soon surfaced indicating that Verizon would indeed be releasing a Verizon HTC One, possibly alongside the other carriers, possibly later, and now, it appears a Verizon HTC One launch is closer than ever.

The Verizon HTC could be coming soon.

The Verizon HTC could be coming soon.

According to noted leakster @evleaks, it looks like the Verizon HTC One is on the way. @evleaks confirms that Verizon will carry the device at some point in the future. Also of note is the fact that the Droid DNA has vanished from Verizon’s website, something first noticed by Droid-Life. The device is still seen through the droiddoes website but clicking through to buy it shows that the device has disappeared and is not available to buy.

While this is certainly not confirmation of a impending release, it seems like we’re now closer than we ever have been to a Verizon HTC One announcement and release.

The carrier hasn’t confirmed anything yet though and that means that a launch is still up in the air. However, the Droid DNA is a popular Android phone and Verizon wouldn’t just pull it down from its virtual shelves if something else weren’t close. Remember, we saw evidence that suggested that the HTC One would replace the Droid DNA as soon as March.

Read: HTC One Release: Additional Delays & Shortages Into Late April.

This Droid DNA splash page leads no where.

This Droid DNA splash page leads no where.

It’s unclear if Verizon’s version of the HTC One will be exactly like the HTC One that has already been announced. We imagine that Verizon may have dolled it up with some Droid or Verizon branding to differentiate it from other devices. It’s not clear.

What is clear though is that the Droid DNA is gone from Verizon’s website and may never return, giving way for Verizon’s version of the HTC One.

Other carriers in the U.S. aren’t thought to be getting the HTC One until late April, a possible reason why none of them have released specific release dates for HTC’s new flagship which will be coming to battle the Samsung Galaxy S4.



  1. Random

    03/30/2013 at 11:03 am

    Good, hopefully Verizon does release this phone.
    Because if they aren’t then I’m going to go to AT&T and use their services.

    • mel

      03/30/2013 at 11:33 am

      me too

    • Scott

      03/31/2013 at 11:08 am

      I will be leaving Verizon in my 15 lines as well for the HTC One

  2. jill

    03/30/2013 at 11:39 am

    Me too!

  3. insanity180

    03/30/2013 at 1:52 pm

    I cant leave Verizon b/c of my family, but if they don’t get this phone i am gonna be so pissed

  4. Pat Mike Hunt

    03/31/2013 at 8:15 am

    The DNA is posted back on Verizon’s website

  5. Will

    03/31/2013 at 5:55 pm

    Freaken Verizon, how can you not see that the HTC One is so much better than the Droid DNA!!!??? Just announce you’ll be carrying it so I don’t have to leave you guys for AT&T!!!

  6. Matt

    04/18/2013 at 9:42 am

    This is painful to read with all the commas.

  7. pete

    04/21/2013 at 8:45 am

    really? you guys are going to leave verizon to get a phone that will no doubt be surpassed but another phone in about 6 months. nah, you guys are right that makes a whole lot of sense haha

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