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HTC One Could See Delayed Launch in Smaller Markets Due to Snag in Production

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Oh no, HTC might be in more trouble. After reporting poor earnings last quarter, the struggling OEM can’t seem to catch a break. According to sources, the new flagship device, the One, may have hit a major snag in mass production. What kind of snag? Well, one where they can’t locate enough compact camera modules, an integral part to complete their main selling feature, the UltraPixel camera

With launch set for March 15 globally, HTC may look to delay release in smaller markets such as Taiwan and Singapore, so that more units can be brought to the U.S. for a stress-free launch.

Either way, this is a snag that HTC can hopefully overcome and move forward with a successful launch. Unfortunately for them, Samsung might look to deliver a final blow next week in NYC with the Galaxy S4.

Is anyone still completely certain they want this device?

Via: Brief Mobile

  • yungqb7

    I’ll wait for the galaxy s4. HTC hasn’t really appealed to me. The DNA does have a nice build to it and the screen is nice, but that’s all it has going for it. The fact that you cannot expand the memory is already a huge let down.

  • http://twitter.com/Chasemanhattan3 Chase Chick

    If I can unlock it and put stock Android, I’m open to anything…

  • droidbeat

    Yes, but only when it comes to VZW and when it gets wireless charging.

  • zombiewolf

    i dont care for htc or samsung. their UI are childish

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    What I find really strange on Android blogs is that folks complain about software. Every skin we complain about yet “most” of us Root and ROM. Folks complain about Touch Wiz, Sense, Blur (Thank god that’s gone)… and don’t get me started on the LG skin. But does it even matter? If you’re a rooter/romer you should just go for the best built hardware (internal and external)

    • Avery Dejuan Herron

      I used to be able to root and rom phones pretty easy but now that I have the note 2 and have been off the scene for awhile i can only seem to root it because it is way to much work to track down everything I need to rom it even tho I really want to.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I AM completely certain I want this device. I miss having an HTC device and I like all the debloating they did with sense especially in all the menus. And the hardware is the best Android Hardware I’ve ever seen. I’m really excited about the device. . . . I feel like if you’re not going Nexus you just have to pick a Skin and use the good features they’ve added, and igore what you don’t like. Bottom line is even if I end up hating New..Sense. I can still root and ROM with the best built device this year. I can’t lose. 64GB right up my alley.

    • michael arazan

      I’ve never been a fan of HTC, but would like to check this device out. I still don’t like the social media widget stuck on the home screen. If this phone ran Pure android and Just made the camera software an app, I’d be all over this. This is why OEM’s need to have one Stock Android device added to their line up of phones every year.

      For all those who buy this phone, I hope HTC will update it to KeyLime before 2014

  • http://twitter.com/ITGuy11 Shawn Villaire

    This is the end
    beautiful friend
    this is the end
    my only friend, the end…

  • Austin Warren

    Ultrapixel… Haha worst gimmick ever. Comes in at 2nd with Beats audio at number 1

    • http://www.theandroidsite.com benmarvin

      Don’t forget Zoe, BoomSound and BlinkFeed!

      • LionStone

        And don’t forget Smart Stay, Smart Blink, Smart this, Smart that…so Smart!

    • Sholes

      If you had any understanding of how digital photography worked you wouldn’t say that.

      • Nathan Buth

        I don’t think he is saying the technology behind it is gimmicky, just the name. XD

        • Chris

          No I think he means the technology. Honestly, HTC needs these names to help them out. They aren’t the most known OEM right now. Look at Apple. Almost everyone knows what “retina” display is, and that it deals with Apple. HTC seems to want everyone to know that “Ultrapixel” means an HTC camera. You know?

          • Nathan Buth

            That is a very good and fairly made point. :) And I think I agree now that you put it that way.

      • Austin Warren

        I don’t need too.

        • Ibrick

          You don’t need to have any understanding of what you’re talking about to say it’s a gimmick?
          How old are you? seriously..?

    • Diablo81588

      Only second to svoice, hand swipe screenshots, and the many other ridiculous touchwiz gimmicks that samsung comes up with.

      • Austin Warren

        Swipe to screen shot is amazing. S beam is also amazing.

        • Diablo81588

          Its very buggy and inconsistent. The stock power and volume down works much better. Sbeam is another rehashed stock android feature.

      • Tim242

        At least the camera isn’t reduced to 4 MP.

        • Ibrick

          If I recall its actually 3×4.3mp. Not to mention we all know the number of MP mean next to nothing when it comes to picture quality on phones.

          • Tim242

            No. It is 1 x 4 MP camera. MP do mean something in quality up to a point, or else 1MP would be great. Their 4MP “ultra pixel” may bring in more light, but it will still only be 4MP. That means zooming or printing is out.

  • JetBlue

    Don’t care since it won’t come to Verizon.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Shackled by the demon!

      • Dylan Patel

        We traded our soles for good coverage!

        • Sqube

          I’ve still got my shoe soles.

          I did trade in my soul for good coverage, though.

    • Sqube

      Well… there’s a non-zero possibility that we’ll get a Droid DNA Plus. In the case that something like that would happen, I would have to purchase that device… as soon as the bootloader is unlocked and custom ROMs become available. I’m just no longer willing to cook with any manufacturer skins or customizations.

  • Thomas

    Once Samsung announces the S4 no one will even care about this phone.

    • Avery Dejuan Herron

      I don’t care about it now

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10602828 Mike Hilal

        200% agree. Cant decide whether it’s because of Sense or the PITA it will be to unlock it

        • Austin Warren

          It’s cause HTC sucks.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Come on you gotta have a better explaination that that.

          • Austin Warren

            They have lost millions in profit, they support Beats Audio and the phone is ugly. Id rather have the S4 or Note 3. At least touchwiz is better than that Sense crap.

          • frhoward

            Haha @ “the phone is ugly”, have you seen Samsung’s phones. They are by far the worst looking phones from a Major supplier. And what makes Touchwiz better than the new Sense 5? I have used Sense 5 and Touchwiz and I just want to know why you are making this statement as I am almost positive you have not handled an HTC phone with Sense 5. And the build quality of this phone is amazing… HTC has really out done themselves with the look of this phone. You will see once you actually handle the HTC One as opposed to the plastic feeling of Samsung phones including the SIV that was confirmed to have a plastic body. But I have the DNA with Sense 5 and I think Ill pass on this phone and the SIV.

          • Austin Warren

            I don’t care about build quality. I put a case on it and treat it with care.

            Btw. TLDR.

          • Ibrick

            So you drive a Kia with a bra?
            Screw build quality, you can’t ‘see’ it right?

          • Chris

            You are such an idiot.

          • Diablo81588

            At least HTC isn’t an apple wannabe copycat like samsung lol…

          • Austin Warren

            Wannabe copycat? They took the technology and made it better. Get over yourself.

          • Diablo81588

            Svoice is better than siri? Lol.. Stop trying to defend Samsung just because its the phone you purchased. They’ve gotten their popularity by copying apple.

          • LionStone

            You mean they repackaged it and marketed it to the hilt.

          • Tim242

            Really? Then why did they have to sign the licensing agreement with Apple?

          • http://twitter.com/Rkahla Rob Kahla

            your looking at the one…and saying this…… k… and the antisamsung group is out today I see…look at those upvote. The anti samsung guys are getting worse than the apple guys on these forums.

          • Austin Warren

            Maybe If they actually knew what consumers want they’d be able to sell their phones.

    • droidbeat

      I will.

  • Avery Dejuan Herron

    Well maybe why they wait they could update a few devices!