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HTC M7 Headed to AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile – Possibly Delayed on Verizon?

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When HTC takes the stage on February 19 to unveil the M7 (still just a codename), a new report out of HTC Source suggest that the company will announce its availability on AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. If you see a name missing from the last, you are not alone. According to their sources, Verizon will not be one of the launch partners. Their source was not able to elaborate on why, but one would assume it has to do with the DROID DNA still being somewhat fresh. No better way to kill one smartphone than by launching a similar device 4 months later, right?

Other rumors peg the HTC M7 for a March 8 release overseas. We’ll hopefully know on the 19th of next month when it’ll find its way to the States.

Disappointed by this news? Care one way or the other?

Via:  HTC Source

  • Jorge

    There goes HTC again. Why doesn’t HTC stick to one franchise? It changes the name for every phone it releases.

  • Glen E Ston

    “and possibly delayed for verizon” They should incorporate that into their logo.

  • Zach Armstrong

    Verizon will get a watered down version and make it have the Droid name.

  • aaron

    SCREW YOU VERIZON…AT&T here is come!

  • EraserXIV

    Surprise, surprise.

  • Dorian Brooks

    Delayed due to lack of available real estate on front & back for Super Sized VZW logo.

  • john

    Dear HTC,
    I would like to raise a concern about the way you conduct yourself. We all knew VZW was a bully, is a bully, and will be a bully. It’s up to you to stand up for yourself, Apple did and so did Samsung.
    You can start by saying “screw you” to the Droid Branding. The two leading Droid makers are Moto and you. Moto was sold off and you’re holding on by a thread. You are limiting yourself by alienating your customers. I would like for you to conduct yourself in the manner embrace by yours truly, the consumers.
    Thank You

  • dylan84

    So, will this be part of the One series? Seems like HTC put a lot of importance on having the One series be the future of the company

  • steve30x

    People don’t panic anymore or shouldn’t if their on Verizon anymore when it comes to news like this. Im sadly adapting to it.

  • http://twitter.com/fr8cture Eric

    Wait, I thought this is already on verizon…./sarcasm

  • bikerbill12

    I have the DNA and love it . So whatever delay it . There isn’t anything that peaks my interest as of yet . S4 and moto x maybe

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

      I have the Droid dna also, this is not much of a upgrade to that, but would like to play around with the new sense

  • Joe

    Frustrating since this was going to be the phone to finally save me from my T-Bolt. I’d get a DNA, but 16GB of space seems awfully small.

    • JoshGroff

      It seems even smaller after they format the partitions and leave you only about 10GB for non app storage. At least with the Rezound I was able to pop in an SD to make up for it.

      • LionStone

        Yes that’s such BS…I wish somebody would sue VZW over that…false advertisement?

        • JoshGroff

          It’s the same thing pc manufacturers do.

    • TylerChappell

      I too was worried about the lack of storage and no microSD since I came from the Thunderbolt, but with the 11GB of available space on the DNA, I still have 7.61GB available. I paid for it outright and kept my unlimited LTE, so I stream all my music through Google Play, while keeping recently listened to stuff stored on the device.
      I also have over 130apps, only a handful of which are games.
      As long as you don’t plan on downloading several games that are 700mb-1.5+gb in size, you should be fine, especially if you have unlimited.
      I also have a 32GB Nexus 7 so that helps me from needing to have more storage on my phone.

  • trbasil

    Everyone is blaming VZW here, but can’t you see that it’s all those other carriers that is the problem. Their reckless carefree incomplete testing that is prematurely releasing models to market before their ready.

    • JoshGroff

      That’s one way of looking at it, but the overall opinion is that Verizon tends to go a bit overboard with their testing. (which they do.)

    • trbasil

      It was a joke people

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    lmao. . . OMG. I moved back to Sprint last year… and Have been considering heading back to VZW . . . but between the embarrassing lack up OS updates, and the fact that a story like this doesn’t surprise be at all. . . I think I’ll stay put… Only other LTE option will be At&t for me…. (don’t get me started on this Sprint “LTE”)

    • Brian Koppe

      I realize it’s not the case in many other places, but Sprint LTE here in Chicago is great. Maybe it’s not as fast as Verizon LTE, but it’s still *plenty* fast, and I’ve come across very few locations in the Chicago area over the last few months where Sprint LTE isn’t available.

  • John

    ANDROID BUTTON MUSICAL CHAIRS. Jesus. Just Stop.

    • anezarati

      jeez no kidding, why would you put the multitask button in the middle?

      • michael arazan

        HTC idiots think they are being unique, same with having “sense” instead of a pure android phone, how ironic cause it makes no sense.

    • Brian Koppe

      Agreed. If the phone is going to have 3 capacitive buttons, the home button belongs in the middle. If they think the home button on the right is more usable, then they should also be moving the app drawer button to the right like it is in Touchwiz. I’d dislike both changes, but at least it would be consistent!

      That said, even though I hate the changed location of the home button, that isn’t going to stop me from considering this phone. It is a tick in the “dislike” column though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.moch.10 Chris Moch

    C’mon DL we all know the game Verizon likes to play.. they gotta have time to lock/encrypt that bootloader, manufacture some BS story about how it’s htc’s fault even though ATT/Sprint/Tmo are wide open like a dollar hooker and add tons of bloatware that slows it down. It’s a well known game called “screw the customers” and it’s all too common these days.

  • http://TransientTangent.com/ Blake Mitchell

    VZW will get the M7+

  • Bionicman

    ummm not suprised. IF it comes to Verizon, by the time it comes out it may not be bleeding edge anymore.

  • DanWazz

    Update the DNA with the new Sense, and you’ll have the M7.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Personally i am just happy to see this on tmobile great way to start 2013. With the Htc M7, the Motorola X phone, BlackBerry 10, Galaxy S4, Iphone 5s, Nexus 5, Galaxy Note 3. Plus with the current Nexus 4 and Galaxy Note 2 as well as the new Galaxy S3 Lte all of this clearly shows some great 2013 handsets.

    • JoshGroff

      This^ Looking forward to the Note 3/ Motorola’s X mostly. Also, a Padphone 3 with US availability (cmon T-Mobile, this is your chance) would be great!

  • http://twitter.com/spdivr1122 Stephen

    dont really care honestly. i like my dna. plus, why did the move the home button and app switcher button?

  • http://twitter.com/iamdannyc Daniel Cirincione

    As I DNA owner this kinda ticks me off

    • Joe

      How do you like it? I might be forced into a DNA after this BS.

      • TylerChappell

        The DNA is overall a great phone. The storage and nonremovable battery were almost dealbreakers for me, but I chose this phone for the screen, CPU, 2GB of RAM, design/feel, Jelly Bean, and HTC’s camera software, and I prefer Sense over Touchwiz even though Sense has a few nuisances such as the app switcher being a horrible substitute to stock.
        The battery has no problem lasting me all day with moderate-heavy usage, call quality is the best I’ve experienced on a phone.
        Also, the battery seems to charge really fast. I can be fully charged with my Nexus 7 charger in 2 hours, and my 1amp Andru charger seems to do about 30% every 45min. It blows my mind.
        Also, standby/sleep mode only drains no more than 2% per hour, which is superb.
        Id give the phone an overall 8/10 in terms of performance/reliability/battery life.
        Also, the microUSB port cover isnt as much of a hassle as I thought it would be at first and I actually like it now. It helps to keep dust and moisture or anything else out that you wouldn’t want creeping its way in.
        I am proud to say that I don’t have buyer’s remorse, and I also will not have it if the M7 gets released on Verizon.
        If I would have gotten the GS3, I definitely would be having buyer’s remorse as soon as the GS4 gets announced in a couple months.

  • http://twitter.com/Robstunner Robstunner

    Suprised it’s delayed on Verizon? Really?

  • Bionic

    Who needs the M7 when the x phone is coming?

    • jak_341

      Well… HTC for one.

      • Diablo81588

        That’s a plus?

  • http://www.facebook.com/CalebShwarez Caleb Loop

    Makes sense, its extremely similar to the DNA. Their Droid line is what they push the most.

  • nicotinic

    Honestly, if the DNA had enough storage that’d be good enough for me. It doesn’t. So this news sucks.

  • DB Evans

    Disappointed; but not surprised. Other than screen-size, the M7 is better than the DNA in specs. I guess Verizon wants to be sure to sell what they can of the older tech before trying to compete evenly on the new tech.

  • http://twitter.com/MettaWorldTroll MettaWorldTroll

    It’s HTC, I won’t miss it…

  • Detonation

    If by ‘delay’ you mean ‘ignore and sell an inferior phone instead’ just like they did with the One series, then yes.

  • Tyler Casilio

    Maybe Verizon is saving us from Sense 5.0 Kellex

    • Richard Yarrell

      I see easily 90day after the last carrier launches the Htc M7. Then you might see it on Verizon.

  • Booyah

    With news of the X phone, this phone kind of fell off my radar…

    • JoshGroff

      I would hope so. Googorola > anything else.

      • LionStone

        Not so fast buddy, let’s have them earn it first. It sounds like a great combination no doubt, but let’s see how this X phone pans out.

        • Booyah

          HTC has as much to earn as Moto.

          • LionStone

            Booyah! heh, nice… That’s regarding the X phone, first phone by the dynamic duo…not about HTC :-)

        • JoshGroff

          They earned it with the Xoom and OG Droid.

  • https://twitter.com/paladaxar Paladaxar

    I think that title should be:

    “HTC M7 Headed to AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile – Let’s Just Assume It Will be Delayed on Verizon?”

    • Aaron

      Exactly. By now everyone should just assume that Verizon will release a multi-carrier phone last and updates last.

    • lulzverizon

      I wonder if they’ll release the S4 with everyone else.

  • http://twitter.com/manicsocratic Adan H.

    I can’t see why Verizon would end up with the M7. Spec-wise it doesn’t even seem like enough of a leap over the Droid DNA to be worth it for Verizon to release it.

    • LionStone

      Agreed. Its kind of a wash…I don’t think VZW will carry it myself…too similar.

  • Jack Hoffman

    Verizon sucks…they have too many exclusive phones and make things hard for the OEMs and themselves. Get on the same page as everyone else, and all the customers win since we can get updates faster…

    • TheWenger

      It’s a lose-lose for OEMs. They have to make phones for VZW or they don’t make any money (they are the largest carrier). But to do that, they have to line up their industrial design department outside VZW headquarters for a proper bitch-slapping.

  • SR

    Verizon needs to find a way to put some ugly logos on the front of it

    • mechapathy

      I’m gonna guess they replace the multitask button with a VZ Navigator shortcut.

    • sranger

      Yea, It takes time to load crapware and lock the phone down….