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Verizon HTC One Finally Launches August 22 for $199

 

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It’s official – the HTC One will finally arrive at Verizon on August 22 for $199 on contract. Not sure what else to say. The phone originally launched months ago on the other major U.S. carriers. I don’t want to call it dated, but it just doesn’t feel as shiny and new anymore, even with that all aluminum body. Still a great phone, don’t get me wrong. If it’s on your radar, and has been for some time, next week is your week.

Via:  @VZnews

  • Kmac

    A phone this old should cost $199 off contract

  • Kmac

    -______-

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  • Manoj kumar

    HTC One is said to have 4 MP ultrapixel camera … which is new technology. It is said that it increases the size of image pixels and makes the image more clear. http://entertaindemand.com/new-htc-one-801e-detailed-specifications-and-features.html.So first I would like see it properly then would go for it. bt no doubt it will be the nice one as i read it above .

  • http://www.androidrootz.com/ Anuj Patel

    I’m on T-Mobile and i’m still mad that Verizon released the HTC One this late… they must have added even more bloatware this time….

  • rotard

    so j-lo gets a full on event, and this phone gets a tweet…

  • umbrellacorp

    A day late, a dollar short.

  • Byron

    I’ve been wanting this phone since February. Now might be a little too late. The only thing I’m worried about is Verizon holding back on new software updates.. but then again I don’t know what other phone to get. I’m still carrying around my incredible. haha

    • AHoL2206

      Don’t worry about the updates from vzw. The ONLY reason to still get this phone is the nice hardware and GPE Roms! If u aren’t flashing DO NOT get this puppy!

  • Droid Doesn’t

    Are you kidding me? You consider a phone released 4 months ago already old? It’s one of the best built phones in recent memory and has specs to put it on par with the GS4 and many other phones coming up so many get all hyped up about. You’ll gladly pay top dollar for a plastic phone with many features you’ll probably never use but think the One is out dated and isn’t worth the same premium. You drool over a dual core customizable colorful plastic phone with last years specs but chant out X8 over and over like it’s Jesus in a phone and somehow better than anything else out on the market. A month after the G2 comes out you all will probably be screaming for a price drop since it too will be old.

    • Tim242

      While I agree with most of what you said, some I take issue with. HTC has made many aluminum unibody phones: Inspire, Desire, Thunderbolt, to name a few. The all had some issue. Plastic VS aluminum is silly. Aluminum dents and scratches very easily, 9.9999% of people wrap that metal in a plastic case. His point about being old is because at this point, new phones are pouring in from Verizon. If the One had been released correctly, it would have been a choice for some. I for one, don’t care for Sense, or the huge bezels.

  • Doc Brown

    YEA ……….SOOOOO……… Been there , seen that , heard about that , phone already out dated. Get back in your DeLorean and go back 4 months ago when every cared.

  • Tyler Bowden

    My next phone.

  • D.B.Evans

    I would have preferred the DNA 2 … but with Moto getting the Droid-brand exclusive – oh well, I guess the One is as good as we’ll see on Verizon this year. Now it’s decision time. Wanting a new phone before some travel in late Sept.

    http://www.htc.com/www/smartphones/htc-butterfly-s/

  • nick rigsby

    This goes out to people who have owned the gs4 and the HTC ONE… Which one should i get? My upgrade date happens to be the day after launch :)

  • Zach Armstrong

    Way too late as usual Verizon

  • InvaderDJ

    Finally. That was way too long of a wait. This was pretty much the phone I was waiting on. I don’t know why Verizon hasn’t confirmed multiple colors yet though, I need this in black. Silver is OK, but not great.

  • Thaddeus Brown

    look at all the spec snobs talking about things they know little about. The Moto X is a great phone you know why? BECAUSE THE SPECS ARE UTILIZED FULLY BY THE SOFTWARE. jeez. You can have as many cored as you want, but if the software only utilizes one core….derp.

    • Tim242

      That is no excuse for using outdated specs, and charging that much.

      • hijackerjack

        it really isnt that outdated lol… it uses 2 krait 300 cores aka 2 s600 cores. You dont need an infinite amount of cores to run phone. Other than the camera and just maybe the screen, I really don’t see what the bitching is about the specs being “outdated”

        • Tim242

          It could best be explained like this. If the iPhone 4S was the same price as the 5, who would buy the 4S?

          • hijackerjack

            I see your point lol. Not trying to hate on you or anything (i sounded like a dick in my other post, sorry bout that). I see a commercial on youtube all the time thats like that (with the horse ride thing or something for 10 or 20 bucks haha). But nonetheless, the Moto X doesnt really have an exact comparison to, for example, the GNex even though it’s a dual core phone with a 720p display. The GNex is ridiculously outclassed compared to the X even with it’s similar “specs.” I guess the US production doesnt help the price too much though lol

          • Tim242

            I have no doubt that the X runs great on what it has. But, charging that much kind of stings. They might have been better served by paying more attention to price, than being assembled in the US. But, what do I know? Haha

  • adam

    Don’t care how old this phone is. Considering that I have unlimited data on VZW, and will not leave VZW while I do, I’m getting this. The new Droids, X, LG G2 & S4 don’t appeal to me. Seeing as how many considered this to be one the best Android phones made, and the next HTC phone based off the One won’t be coming to VZW anytime soon, this is my new phone and I will enjoy the hell out of it.

    • Tim242

      Hopefully you don’t care about the awful camera : / People only called it the best phone ever made because of the aluminum. This is not HTC’s first aluminum phone. Besides, you will put it in a plastic case. Notice what the bloggers are using in their pics and videos…the GS4.

      • Jeff Cromwell

        Last time I checked, a smartphone is much more than just a camera. And the HTC One’s camera happens to be pretty darn excellent. Even compared to the very good camera on the Nokia Lumia 1020: http://www.technobuffalo.com/2013/07/25/nokia-lumia-1020-vs-htc-one-camera-comparison/ Oh, and this is HTC’s first all-aluminum uni-body smartphone. They have had other smartphones with aluminum uni-body designs, but they were not ALL-aluminum.

        • Tim242

          A smartphone is definitely more than a camera, but the camera is very important to most. The One’s camera takes good low light pics without having to change a setting. But, regular pics are 4 MP garbage. The S4 camera takes great regular pics, better than point and shoots. There is a night mode for low light pics. The One is not all aluminum…the sides are plastic. No phone can be all aluminum, as you’d get no reception. The Thunderbolt is aluminum, with only the small battery door being plastic.

          • Jeff Cromwell

            Pretty familiar with the One, seeing as how I have one. I know that it’s not 100% aluminum. And I also have the Thunderbolt, Tim. It’s not aluminum. Not even 1%. I take side-by side photos with the GS4 and the HTC One all day long. Often, if not more than 50% of the time, people choose the pictures taken on the One. I’m not saying that it’s so much better or worse, just that the end result is that you get great pictures either way. Not “awful”, as you described.

          • Tim242

            The Thunderbolt is aluminum. I owned it for 7 months. Verizon had to replace it because the sales rep bent the aluminum trying to get the battery door off. It even cut him. Here’s a screenshot of a Google search that proves it is aluminum. As far as One pics, they are OK for Facebook and Instagram. But don’t even think of cropping or printing them. Every single reviewer says that it’s only good at low light.

          • Jeff Cromwell

            Sorry, man…your wrong…I don’t know what to tell you. I’m holding the Thunderbolt in my hand right now. http://htcsource.com/2011/03/htc-thunderbolt-details-and-first-hands-on-impressions/ The only aluminum on the device is the kickstand. As for cropping and printing photos, I have. They look great. But we can agree to disagree. It’s cool.

          • Tim242

            Dude, the Thunderbolt has an aluminum unibody. I showed you proof. Go read reviews, or watch them on YouTube, they all mention the aluminum unibody. You’re the one that is wrong. The reason it feels a little different, is the coating that HTC put on it.

          • Jeff Cromwell

            This is a quote from a review anandtech did when the Thunderbolt launched:
            ” The Desire HD is primarily metal of the same sort the Nexus One came clad in, HTC’s favorite purple/grey material. Unlike its cousin, the Thunderbolt is almost entirely plastic, though the rough matte polish of the device cleverly disguises this concession. HTC is clearly marching in the direction of unibody metal phones, as evidenced by the Sensation/Pyramid.

            So why plastic for the Thunderbolt? The reason might be RF, as the Deisre HD leverages the battery compartment door’s RF window to hide a WiFi antenna, and the SIM card slot at the bottom for cellular (as does the Sensation). The Thunderbolt can’t make any such concession, being literally stuffed full of antennas. Likewise, perhaps sheer size also necessitated plastic to keep mass reasonable. Either way, the Thunderbolt scuffs and deforms like plastic if you drop it, I’ve had it in my pocket long enough that I’ve dropped it twice already, creating such scuffs.”

          • Tim242

            Oh, and the kickstand is stainless steel, not aluminum.

          • Jeff Cromwell

            Got me there. You’re right.

          • Tim242

            http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/18/htc-thunderbolt-review/

            http://bgr.com/2011/03/28/htc-thunderbolt-review/

            l got you on the metal unibody as well : ). I’m surprised at how many people owned the phone and don’t know it’s metal. The anandtech review got it wrong. You passed up 10 pages of reviews that point out its metal, before you got to one that said otherwise.

          • Jeff Cromwell

            The Engadget review seems to support what you say…but the BGR review doesn’t. It talks about the Inspire 4G having the aluminum unibody. Either way…the Thunderbolt was a bad example of HTC’s metal phones. Should have gone with the Evo 4G LTE. Haha.

          • Tim242

            The Evo 4G LTE is metal as well, with a plastic battery cover, which is less than half the back of the phone. If you take something and bend the metal at the top of the Thunderbolt, where you pop the battery door off, you will plainly see that it is metal. It is sharp though, so be careful. You may not want to disfigure the phone though. Although, since it’s metal, you can bend it back into place.

            The casing is the body, and is what you touch. I’m not going to continue this useless argument. I have more than proved that it has an aluminum unibody.

          • Jeff Cromwell

            EVO 4G LTE doesn’t have a battery door. It’s just access to the SD card slot. Battery is embedded, behind the metal back. And since you mentioned it, how is the coating on the unibody NOT the part you touch? It’s a coating…therefore it’s on the outside of the device. You have proven that the device has a metal frame, which has been coated in what is very obviously plastic. Good job. Seriously. I didn’t know that, and really should have.

          • Tim242
          • Jeff Cromwell

            AH! Metal casting! Ok. I see. But really what you touch and feel is not the metal. Good work on the research!

      • adam

        I’ve played with with my cousins One and its not bad at all. Maybe not the same as the S4, but still really good. And the S4’s camera doesn’t outweigh all the other positives that the One has over it. Makes no difference is bloggers use it more, the fact that I’ve heard the One is an overall better phone, best phone on the market right now, is enough for me.

        • Tim242

          What exactly are all of the other positives? The aluminum isn’t a positive. It dents and scratches easily, and you will put a plastic case on it. Sense is further from stock than TW. The camera is just OK for instagram pictures. The speakers sound good. But, how often wdo people use their phone speakers? Even if you use them, is it worth that huge bezel they create? That phone has a smaller screen than the S4, yet it is a lot bigger in size. Everybody got carried away and gave it too much praise because of the metal, when that is not important. I work in a cell phone store. Customers NEVER mention metal vs plastic, and every one of them leaves with a case on their phone.

          • adam

            I have never put any cases on my phones. Never. And I never get them scratched, dented or other things like that. So yea, I like the aluminum better. Feels better. I’m one who also likes watching movies, YouTube videos and like to music from my phone so the speakers and sound are a positive. And I guess I’m in the minority, but I don’t care about stock. Between Sense and Touchwiz, I prefer Sense. And again, with the time I’ve played with the One, the camera took some nice shots. From playing with my cousin’s One, I enjoyed it. Felt good holding it, all the things I mentioned were positives so that’s why I’m choosing the One.

          • Tim242

            The pics look good on the display, as is.
            However if you zoom, crop, or print, they are a blurry mess. But, if that suits your use case, more power to ya : ). I don’t use cases either, but we are the minority. I prefer stock theme, but TW features. So I use a stock themed TW based ROM.

  • Don Goncalves

    If this was 4 months ago, I’d have one. But after what months of silence and waiting from Verizon, I’ve been scared off. Based on their launch track record, I don’t want to think about what post-purchase upgrades or support might be like.

  • Bigwavedave25

    Eh, I’m over it.

  • Aaron

    Can someone please confirm if they will offer a black one?

  • jnt

    To the naysayers – Isn’t the “fact” (https://twitter.com/VZWalbert/status/368370624218951680 ) that it’s coming with 4.2.2 at least somewhat noteworthy? It’ll be the only One in the U.S. on 4.2.2, putting Verizon in a position it’s never been before with any device… ahead of the other carriers with regard to an update.

    • LionStone

      Really… now they’ll bitch because it’s not launching with 4.3… :-)

  • andrew401

    Oh gee thanks Verizon…. You’re about half a year late on this. Talk about ruining the launch of a phone on your network.

  • MichaelFranz

    confirmed this is on 4.2.2 out the box. At least something got done right

  • C C

    why, why, why did that take so long??

  • LionStone

    I’m surprised VZW didn’t cram their logo up in the corner there!

  • marko358

    Is there going to be any dev support for this phone at this point? Seems like people are moving on.

  • ezpotato

    LG G2 it is. I waited way too long for this phone.

  • jh123416

    Why does it look like a cream color?

  • emoney

    colored ones coming 2015

    • Tyler Durden

      Don’t be racist

      • emoney

        phones of color, my bad

  • Tyler Durden

    I’d take the Maxx over this

  • mog386

    I think I’ll just wait to see what the reviews on the G2 say, and make my decision then.

  • j973

    Verizon doesn’t care about phones I was talking to the store manager at my local vzw store asked him why everyone else gets better phones and more he said we don’t focus on phones but focus on having the best network . Plus you know the HTC ONE has vzw bs bloatware stuffed in it that’s why they take longer than other carriers to get phones .

  • Steve Hendricks

    I was so hot and bothered for this phone, finally broke down and bought a Note 2 off of Swappa for 340 to keep unlimited. Not looking back and no regrets, but it is hilarious this is announced on my first full day with my Note. You screed the pooch VZW!

  • zapote21

    Just in time for the Note 3…LOL

  • Houston Black

    This is why I made the switch from VZ dubs to T-Mosby months ago. Verizon just always feels late to the game now. In the Phoenix metro area Tmobs coverage is just as good, if not better than Verizon’s in some areas. Besides the obvious monthly savings incentive to switch. I got won over by the lack of contract, reasonable upgrade program, and lastly that sweet RDJ endorsed aluminum beauty; The HTC One. I got the phone week of release, and am still quite happy with my decision. There actually isn’t a planned upcoming phone that can make me second guess my choice. Old or not, get this phone, You won’t be disappointed.

    • BenderBendingRodriguez0101001

      “VZ dubs to T-Mosby”. LOL. T-Mobile’s coverage is great in the cities but go out of there and Verizon rules the air. I’m also in Arizona and which is why I didn’t stick with “T-Mosby”.

      • Houston Black

        I agree completely, but I have seen some improvement in service over the the past few months. I’m seeing more and signal range for me when I’m on the outskirts of the valley. If you’re out of optimal service range, I wouldn’t switch for now. Don’t sleep on those guys over at T-Mosby & Co though. They’re on a roll, and I only see it getting better from here.

  • t3chi3

    Newb question… Does the Google Play version of this work on Verizon?

    • BenderBendingRodriguez0101001

      No

  • James Hill

    This phone looks about as exciting as the Moto X. :(

  • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

    I don’t get how that is staying on the “EDGE” of technology?

    • Crysmic

      the HTC One is still their latest flagship that is being sold in the U.S. the HTC Butterfly S came out a month ago but isn’t being sold in the USA only in taiwan. if the Butterfly S was being sold in the USA, the One would be history.

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    Verizon: Rule the Air with Yesterday’s Tech!

    • andrew401

      Lol so true and so sad

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Launching with 4.2.2?????? Sources Kellex?

  • Rammstein

    A phone this old should cost $99 on contract.

    • Seth Hoke

      Not really…look at the Moto X, only a dual core cpu with a 720p screen and there charging $199 for that, they could EASILY charge $299 for this phone.

      • Bionicman

        the thing is the Moto X shouldn’t be worth $199 as well. But yea its a bit late to be selling this phone but no surprise coming from VZW.

        • Chris Stuart

          I think $199 is a fair price with customization, but a plain black or white model for that price is hard to swallow. On the flip side, if they charged less for the non-customized versions, a lot of people would not buy the custom ones. I think that it should be $150 for black or white, and $199 for custom with a matching bumper, case, and headphones. That way you get more for the extra $50 beyond the color, so joe average consumer can see the “added value”.

      • T4rd

        I agree, but Verizon should throw us a bone somehow for launching the phone 4 months after everyone else. I was hoping it at least had 4.2.2 on it already or had some custom colors.

        • muffnman

          Well, at least it WILL launch with 4.2.2

          • Munchma Quchi

            We should see 4.3 on it sometime next year…or skip it entirely for KLP. In that case sometime next summer.

          • muffnman

            I actually have a lot of (misplaced) faith that the android developer community will be able to unlock the One for Verizon. At that point, whatever VZW deploys will be moot.

          • FknTwizted

            im actually waiting for these manufacturing clowns to start putting out phones that are compatible with all carriers so its irrelevant whose service your on or want to be on.

          • T4rd

            Yeah, I see that in the twitter link now. Well that’s somewhat surprising and nice to know then. I’m really torn between this and the GS4 and Droid Maxx for my wife. Battery life and camera is priority for her. Seems like the GS4 would be the best compromise for her. But the speakers on the One and battery on the Maxx are sooo nice to have too. Damn…

          • Jordan Webb

            Not quite sure how the GS4 is a good compromise when it comes to battery and camera. The Maxx sits between the One and S4 on low-light, high-light, and resolution while having better battery life than both. Camera’s a middle ground and the battery kicks ass? Sounds like the best compromise to me.

          • T4rd

            I was thinking like this:
            Battery life = Maxx > GS4 > One
            Camera = GS4 (except low light) > One > Maxx
            Moto’s camera seems the worst out of the three from what I’ve read/seen so far.

          • Jordan Webb

            Oh, maybe. From what I’ve read, I got the impression that the Motorolas outperform the One in high-light situations and the S4 in low-light.

            I guess it depends on what your wife does with the camera. Lots of outdoor shots: S4. Lots of shots of the kids and/or pets indoors? One. Could always ask her too.

          • T4rd

            Yeah, I still have a bit of homework to do on it. =/

          • MicroNix

            Depends on the settings for low light. The same was said for the S3 but if you turn on low light mode, the pictures are stunningly good and IMHO, better, then what I’ve seen posted from the One. The blogs just never go beyond the “auto” settings unfortunately. Its one option to turn on for low light so its not like its “complicated” to do.

          • jnt

            I could make the argument that the S4 takes the best low-light shots of my kids indoors out of all of them… because it takes excellent shots with a flash. It beats every phone I’ve used, including the iPhone 5, in that area. My perspective has always been that low light shots suck no matter what. The One / X suck a little less than the rest (I’ve had a One), but they still suck. So I tend to favor using a flash in low-light shots where I actually want to see my kids! :)

            Now if it’s a low-light shot of scenery or something farther off, obviously the flash is useless and having a lens that can bring in extra light will be helpful.

          • BSweetness

            I’d say it’s a good compromise on both.

            With the battery, it does better than the One. It’s lower than the Maxx, but the battery is replaceable, so you can switch out when you’re running low and keep going. That’s an awesome option to have. I’d say that’s a good compromise between the two.

            When it comes to the camera, the S4 is the best all-around shooter of the bunch. Low light is better with the One and the Maxx, but low light on the S4 isn’t completely horrible. Shots with good light are no contest, with the S4 coming out on top.

            So yeah, I’d say that the S4 is the perfect compromise on those two things when you’re looking at these three devices.

          • Dylan Patel

            Wait, how do we know that?

        • TheKaz1969

          what do you mean? Verizon is constantly boning us… or is that not what you mean? ;)

          • steve30x

            i doubt Verizon will throw any freebies or lower price remember we keep up with these news on this site all the time, the average consumer doesn’t know anything about this phone being old. The majority know the terms iphone, galaxy s4 or “Droids” that’s it! Those new HTC commercials aren’t doing a good job showing off their flagship phone like Samsung and Apple do.

          • FknTwizted

            to be honest its dated as far as others having it but, its still a top of the line phone and htc really hasn’t come out with jack squat for vzw in a while Other than the s4 or the n2 not too many other phones have the stats this phone has… i just scratch my head on why others don’t do what apple and now samsung and do a mass launch of their stud phones on all carriers at the same time..

          • michael arazan

            Verizon: Noun: Name of a Cellular Telecommunication Carrier

            Verb: Of one having a check mark applied to the anal orifice without the application of lubrication
            ex; Dam, another delay of a major phone I wanted, looks like we are getting verizoned.
            ex; These price gouging tiered data plans are costing me an arm and leg in overages, getting Verizoned in the ass again

      • BSweetness

        A major practical reason for the higher price tag on the Moto X and its mid-range specs:

        ***Assembled in the U.S.A.***

        If it were assembled elsewhere with cheap labor, you can pretty much guarantee that a lower price would come along with it.

        One could also easily argue that Motorola chose a higher price point because they believe it is a premium device, and many people equate a higher price with a better product. But at the end of the day, the higher labor costs are going to drive the price up regardless.

        • Chris Stuart

          So why is the ultra still $199? Pretty much the same phone but a slightly bigger screen.

          • SparkysShocker

            X8, you guys can be blind to it, however it is what is affecting price in these devices.

          • jhlinka

            Probably because they’re releasing the Droid Mini (a few days later) w/ this new droid line at $99, which has a smaller screen than the ultra/maxx

          • BSweetness

            The last thing I said above applies even more to the Ultra than to the X in my opinion:

            “One could also easily argue that Motorola chose a higher price point because they believe it is a premium device, and many people equate a higher price with a better product. But at the end of the day, the higher labor costs are going to drive the price up regardless.”

            There’s no doubt that Verizon will be marketing the Ultra and Maxx like crazy, alongside the Mini. So they’ve got three different price points – $99, $199, $299 – with what they see as their premiere devices.

    • aQuickBit

      $150 would be a max for me.

  • DCABuckeye

    Kellex, I know you haven’t had the MAXX to play with yet, but you’ve had extensive time with both the One and the X. At some point (GNEX liberation day was yesterday-on contract-), but from everything you know now about these three phones, which would you choose from these three, excluding conversation about all others? Thanks!

    • Chris Bailey

      I think a lot of people are having the same issue. I want to get a new phone and am currently debating the following:

      1. Getting Droid MAXX
      2. Waiting to check out HTC One and perhaps Note 3
      3. Waiting for Nexus 5 / trying out a prepaid carrier before signing a new contract

      Ugh.

      • EvanTheGamer

        I’m in the same boat. Can’t decide between just getting the S4 or waiting for the anticipated juggernaut that is a phone the Note 3. But the thing about the Note 3 is that it probably won’t be available at Verizon for a few months and my upgrade is TODAY so hmm…will have to think about this…

        • Chris Bailey

          I know… I have dat upgrade burning a hole in my pocket…

        • Rammstein

          The S4 isn’t that special of a device. I’ve had it since it released on Verizon and I’m already getting bored with it. I’m sure I’m going to get down votes for stating that but it’s how I feel. Quite a few devs (scrosler, beanstown, andybones,…) over at XDA have also been getting fed up with it given the current bootloader situation.

          • EvanTheGamer

            Well, like they say, each their own. You have a right to your opinion and if the S4 isn’t really doing it for you anymore then well, that’s the way it is.

            I might actually just buy a new HDTV today instead and wait for the Note 3 to be released. I might have to wait a few months but I’m sure it will be worth it.

            Will drink coffee on it. haha

          • Jordan Webb

            Better yet, buy the HDTV and duct tape a dumbphone to it. It’s like a Note 3, right?

            (kidding)
            (kind of)

          • EvanTheGamer

            LOL! That could work. I do still have an ancient flip phone. In fact, I have like 5 of ‘em in a box collecting dust somewhere.

          • Paul Hansen

            That new Samsung oled is pretty sick if you’re shopping for a new TV and have 9 Grand to blow :-P

          • EvanTheGamer

            Oh yes…let me go check my money tree out back to see if some bills have grown yet. Just planted it last week so it might be too early still.

            But yeah, that new Samsung OLED HDTV looks INSANE! Probably easily worth $9k. Unfortunately for us, only rich people will be able to afford to fork out 9 g’s on a bloody HDTV.

      • Justin Kos

        Option 3 option 3!!!!

      • bobbymay1

        I’m in the same boat. It’s either Maxx, X, Note 3, or One.

        • James Hill

          wait for the note 3.

          • bobbymay1

            I currently plan on waiting for the announcement, but I really don’t want a phone that big haha. Also waiting to see if someone can get a GPE Rom to work on the Verizon One.

          • George264

            Honestly the specs on the Note 3 sound good, but I really don’t want a phone that big and as much as I want the One Max, it’s also too big. Wish the phones were more in the 5.3 area which is my max. Probably going to go for One or X. (same boat with contract ending)

    • Chris Bailey

      Oh and Go Bucks.

    • BSweetness

      He already wrote an article on a similar topic last week: Why the Moto X is My New Phone…Until the Next Nexus Arrives [Opinion]

      http://www.droid-life.com/2013/08/08/why-the-moto-x-is-my-new-phone-until-the-next-nexus-arrives-opinion/

      He was using the One previously, and has decided to go with the X over it. And while the Maxx brings a better battery, it also brings some things he doesn’t care for – larger screen, taller device, capacitive buttons, etc – so, my guess is it’s still going to be the X until the next Nexus drops.

  • muffnman

    Confirmed launching with 4.2.2 (32GB version) https://twitter.com/VZWalbert/status/368370624218951680

    • T4rd

      Lol, I wasn’t putting it past Verizon to launch with an “exclusive!” 16GB version.

      • Chris Bailey

        U no need more – stream from cloud on 4G with your new tiered data plan!

        • aQuickBit

          No, more like “Use Backup Assistant Plus!”

  • Kyle Miller

    Finally! Let’s go XDA Forums for the DNA upgrade!

    • mustbepbs

      I know, right? We’ve been waiting for this for a while, too!

    • James Hill

      You’ll have to at least wait another week.

  • Jason Parr

    When this phone released, I was stoked for the big red to get it. Now, I think I will just wait until the note 3 hits. I guess the benefit of Verizon not getting it right away it’s it won’t be another bionic seeing as this phone seems to be getting support…… But then again, it is Verizon!

  • SadderdaySteve

    I’m debating getting this with mophie case or the Droid Maxx

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    What’s up with your homepage? It won’t load :/

    Edit: Nevermind, it’s just super slow for some reason? Following the link from twitter was fine but loading anything else is taking forever lol

    • NexusPhan69

      Google DNS issues worldwide

      • Matthew DiGiacomo

        That was yesterday though

        • NexusPhan69

          True. I have been having problem across the web since that issue was first reported. So, who knows.

  • AndrewScottRox

    I’m more interested in what it costs off contract.

    • Billy Buttons

      Yeah, I’m waiting for that to become the norm. “This brand new device is $599! But you can get it for $149 on contract!” Say the retail price first and then the ways to get it for less. I know I’ll be waiting quite a while.

      • Capt. Crunch

        As long as the iPhone is popular this will always be the case. Apple lives off of carrier contracts, imagine if they all disappeared, Nexus phones would fly off the shelves. Why buy an iPhone 5 for $650 when you could save $300 and get a Nexus.

        • T4rd

          Because the iPhone has the bigger GeeBees!!

    • Kmac

      Wirefly has a full retail price of $649