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HTC One Developer Edition Goes on Sale at 7AM PDT (Updated)

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The Developer Edition of the HTC One will go on sale April 5 (today) at 7:00AM PDT (10:00AM Eastern). Announced back in March by HTC as being both SIM and bootloader unlocked, this device is the ultimate developer tool, should you not want to deal with whatever secure situations the carriers will throw at their versions of the One. The price of the dev edition runs $649, which is the full retail price of the phone. There are no contracts here – if you buy it, you own it outright. 

At $649, you are getting the silver version of the One with 64GB of internal storage, connectivity on HSPA+ networks (850/1900/2100MHz) and LTE (700/850/AWS/1900MHz). Those bands include AT&T HSPA+ in most markets, T-Mobile HSPA+ in some that have been refarmed for 1900, and potentially T-Mobile LTE. The rest of the phone is identical to what you’ll see in carrier stores, meaning it’ll have the 4.7″ 1080p display, 2GB RAM, HTC Sense 5.0, BoomSound, and a newly minted UltraPixel camera.

HTC has said that there will be “limited quantities.” If you want the dev edition, be sure to have your browser open to HTC’s site when the time comes.

Update:  Here is the pre-order link.

htc one dev

Update 2:  HTC is also listing the SIM unlocked 32GB version of the phone with 32GB of storage for just $575. That’s a hell of a price, folks. You won’t find unlocked versions that cheap from any of the unlocked retailers across the globe. Here is the pre-order link.

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Via:  @HTCDev

  • That one seems to be a finger print magnet galore.

  • That’s awesome that are releasing this.
    A royal shame that Canadians continue to get shafted in the Android world over and over again with heavy delays or simply not getting some services. I understand some of the reasons why, but I still don’t like it as a user. 😛

  • D Soukz

    i have a s3 with att, i like this phone alot, but i am willing to wait for google I/o to see the next nexus device. i love switching roms tho, and the pricing isn’t too bad for this phone unlocked.

  • Chris Mullins

    If it actually had a transparent back plate…

  • Why oh why can’t they sell an unlocked One with Verizon compatibility. I’d not think twice and throw my money at them right now

  • Now if they would provide the version of the phone they are providing to China with the sdcard option, sure. Hey If I’m paying this much, I would like to get all of the benefits.

  • andrew galvin

    HTC One unlocked and T mo models able to be unlocked using the tool. Not ATT. https://twitter.com/htcdev/status/320214287350124544

  • ozo012

    Without S-OFF I won’t even consider buying it.

  • John

    The device is well engineered, but I can’t believe people are still buying into this garbage about a “Developer” model. The regular device should be a developer model if the user chooses to do so. It’s your device.

    • gtg465x

      True, but at least this is priced the same as buying a locked down version contract-free from a carrier.

  • luke

    unlocked for verizon?

  • chris125

    Hope if it comes to Verizon they will also have this option since ill be paying full retail anyway to keep unlimited data

    • LionStone

      Yep to that, and hopefully in Black!

  • DroidModderX

    if this was good on Verizon id buy one today

  • You can pre-order the T-mobile version on shop.htc also. 32gb version is $649.


  • Greg Morgan

    I tweeted to HTC Dev last night, the Dev Edition isn’t even Soff, so you’re only getting a partially unlocked bootloader for $700, which to me is kind of misleading.

    • gtg465x

      Better than a fully locked boot loader from a carrier for the same price…

      • gtg465x

        Not to mention, the HTC twitter account is hardly a reliable source. It may not ship with s-off, but maybe their unlock process will do that for you.

      • Greg Morgan

        True, but if you’re going to sell a separate Dev Edition, there’s no reason for it not to be fully unlocked.

  • KleenDroid

    To get a fully unlocked device you shouldn’t have to buy a developer phone. I am keeping my eye out for the phone that will replace my Gnex and this certainly isn’t it.

    • gtg465x

      Unless you have 2 year upgrade pricing available, the developer edition is no more expensive than the carrier branded versions, so why not? You can buy a locked down, defiled HTC One 64GB from AT&T for $649, or you can get this for the same price. You decide. I did.

      • KleenDroid

        I agree with you and I will be paying full price for my next phone. However I want to get a phone that has a large developer community with all of them being fully unlocked like my Gnex. I don’t mind paying full price but I also want those that don’t also having an unlocked phone.

  • andrew galvin

    i kind of want one. I have a nexus 4 and am very happy but have serious FOMO for the LTE and snap dragon 600

    • JoshGroff

      Same here, but it makes sense to wait for I/O to see what Google’s bringing to the table before buying anything new.

      • andrew galvin

        yea i hear you on that. If this thing was already on 4.2 i would have pre ordered it. the 4.1.2 makes me nervous

  • JoshGroff

    Not making a choice on my next device until I see what Google has on the table.

  • ranova

    anyone know if this is eligible for the $100 trade in? at $550, a 64gb unlocked one isnt a bad deal!

    • nwd1911

      Good point, I am curious as well.

      • ranova

        HTC rep over in the original blog post confirmed it was eligible. I just bought mine!

  • Nicholassss

    be cooler if it was actually clear.

  • Austin Warren

    Amazing that these little things cost the same as flat screen TV’s.

    • Butters619

      Well it is a 1080p panel :p. But no contract phones do have higher margins than TVs

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  • schoat333

    I have to admit, if there was a VZW version, I would consider it. I really don’t like sense, but this is a really solid phone hardware wise.

    • Michael

      I still have some hope. I want a new phoneand like the look of this one!

  • I like it but unfortunately it is beyond my ability to buy

    • Guest

      Yea but then it’d be plastic, and as we all know, Plastic = cheap.


      • Tirionfive

        Ignore this comment. Apparently delete doesn’t mean “Delete”. Meant to reply to Nicholassss

  • michael arazan

    So can we buy the vzw lte version or is the lte for only the minimal amount of t-mo?

    Would love to see the vzw Dev for sale ahead of what vzw is going to release

    • Kevin Guinn

      This one has radios that are best compatible with AT&T (E, HSPA+, LTE) and in some areas, T-mo can take advantage of those 4G bands.

  • Kevin Guinn

    I’m doubting there is hope that the black one will be available to order? I’d be all over it if so. If not, then HTC will not have my money in 5 hours.

    • Austin Warren

      That one seems to be a finger print magnet galore.

  • TheCheapGamer

    Got theirs out quicker than the GS3 Dev edition.

  • I haven’t been paying much attention to this phone since I’m not due for an upgrade any time soon and it isn’t compatible with my current carrier. Is the back actually clear as shown in the picture? I’d LOVE to have a phone like that. Might even leave Verizon for one.

    • That would be awesome, but no it’s just the plain old unibody machined aluminum I’m afraid.

  • Robert Weeks

    Well, first things first, I suppose…
    Secondly, this is really tempting. If only it were compatible with Verizon…

    • If only you weren’t douchey enough to say “first.”