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“All New HTC One” Cases Arrive at Verizon Stores, Ready for March 25 Launch?

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We already know that the “All New HTC One” will arrive March 25 through events in New York City and London. But outside of Carphone Warehouse announcing that they will have it available for purchase shortly after HTC unveils it, we have yet to hear from a U.S. carrier. With that said, sources of ours have been led to believe that Verizon may be your option next week. 

At least one source believes that Verizon will be the exclusive carrier on launch day, with other carriers making the device available in April. Another is hearing that the phone could be available on either the 25th or the 26th at $199 on 2-year contract.

As you can see from the image below, accessories have already begun arriving in stores, as if a launch is imminent. We should see up to 7 different color flip cases ($49.99), just like the ones leaked by evleaks a few weeks back. HTC may also make the Mini+ ($79.99) and Fetch ($29.99) available in the U.S. as well.

Obviously, none of this is official at this time.

We’ll be in NYC on March 25 for the “All New HTC One” festivities. I cannot wait for this rumor saga to be over. Give us the device!

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  • Zachary Vincent Manning

    Why do i hate myself you might ask? Because i won’t be able to buy this wonderful top notch piece of flagship the day it releases because of my contract BOO!

  • myothu

    i can’t wait it

  • robert26101

    At&t is also saying the same thing as Verizon. So I don’t think Verizon will be the only exclusive carrier. This article needs updated.

  • fd2blk78

    Haven’t seen ONE commercial about this phone. (see what I did there?)

    Why do you think that is? If the phone is going to be available same day wouldn’t you at least throw a teaser or something out there?

  • Opinionated_In_Bangor

    Guess I can wait till March 25th…

  • bull

    ACTUALLY THERE IS NOT SUCH ACCESSORIES ON THE PIC, CANT SEE SHT

  • John Kitchen

    This is up next to the HTC one at my local VZW

  • Cael

    I said this hours ago on Phandroid….I said Verizon would have a 30 day exclusive period…with the One (2013) being free on a 2 year contract until the inventory runs out and the Max would be $99 on a 2 year contract…dafuq

    • http://www.vrdwellersblog.com/ Miles Reiter

      I sincerely hope you’re wrong. Simultaneous release on all four main carriers is the only way to seriously do a phone launch. Exclusivity for a flagship phone is just as terrible an idea as lagging behind with releasing on a particular carrier when the others have it.

      • Cael

        Not always…especially if its with the biggest carrier who is in bed with Samsung, Apple, and Motorola.

        HTC probably wants the same relationship it had with Verizon when it was making the Droid Incredible 1 and 2…when Verizon cared about advertising HTC phones lol

        • http://www.vrdwellersblog.com/ Miles Reiter

          Verizon does have a lot of power, and I’m sure that’s appealing to HTC. One of the biggest problems with the launch of the One last year was waiting 4 or 5 months, however long it was, to get it onto Verizon. But the solution to that isn’t putting it on Verizon for a month and then everywhere else.
          They’re a powerful carrier, but they’re still only 30something percent of the market (based on a quick web search). Verizon exclusivity is a recipe to piss off everyone else and send a lot of them looking at the S5, which is the last thing HTC wants.

          • Cael

            The HTC One was released so late so it wouldn’t screw over the sales of the Droid DNA. HTC’s device release schedule on Verizon was always mid-range Spring, flagship Fall. The HTC One and DNA were in direct competition. They wanted to get rid of the inventory of the DNA as much as possible because remember the HTC First? It’s okay if you don’t…
            And People said the same thing about the MotoMaker exclusive deal with AT&T. HTC and Motorola need money so I’m sure they’re not going to turn down money for a reasonable exclusive deal. I wouldn’t be surprised if they initiated the talks and we’ll probably never know the terms of the deal: Did HTC initiate talks for exclusitivity just to get much needed cash from one of the 4 carriers? Were Verizon & AT&T in an exclusive deal war and Verizon won? Is this Verizon’s revenge for AT&T having MotoMaker for 3 months? Is this a result from a deal stemming from the Droid DNA-HTC One fiacso from last year? Is this to make up for Verizon’s previous HTC spring device release deal?

          • http://www.vrdwellersblog.com/ Miles Reiter

            Possibly, but the DNA had already been out for about 5 months and didn’t sell nearly as well as the One, there were a ton of people just waiting around buying neither the DNA or the S4 because they were waiting to see whether Verizon would get the One. They might not have sold the DNA’s but they would have made a lot more on sales of the One.
            As I said, their main objective here is to fight back in market share and sales against Samsung. They can do that by letting everybody on the big four go out and buy the M8 day one right after the announcement, before the S5 comes out. It’s unlikely Verizon could offer enough money to HTC to justify missing out on 70% of the US market for one of the most important months in the product cycle.

  • chris125

    Good for HTC and verizon that they will have the device on all carriers and not 6 months later. Verizon seems to wait the first time around then get it next time (note, htc one, etc) if it takes off

  • JZ

    That’s a pretty clear picture…you aren’t holding out on us, are you Kellen? ;)

  • Drew

    Who gives a crap about this stupid phone when there’s Moto X and Nexus 5? Seriously. Moto X is the best phone on the market right now. Anybody who doesn’t get one to get other Android device must be retarded in the head.

    • cizzlen

      Your posts make me lol. Decent troll job/10

    • M3D1T8R

      This joke is getting old.

      • Nexoduss

        It was old after the 1st time he did it. Now it’s just really annoying.

        • M3D1T8R

          True.

    • chris125

      Unless you actually want a good camera. The moto x is a nice device but is far from the perfect. Just because tech sites would only mention anything moto x for months, I have only witnessed one person with a moto x in person. I’ve only saw 2 htc one’s. It is mostly samsung and apple.

      • M3D1T8R

        Please stop validating the troll with real replies.

  • cpo122

    I just got back from my local VZW retailer in Providence, RI, and the sales rep said they def. will have the HTC One 2014 in store on Tuesday. I was there troubleshooting my Rezound (which has stopped vibrating), so I figured I would ask about The New One. He said they had just received a training guide this morning, which he had yet to review(he couldn’t give me camera specs, but thinks it’s still 4up), along with a shipment of accessories. I also asked him about the S5, and he said mid-April release, but no specific date as of yet…So I’ll be going back on Tuesday evening to check out how tall this phone is and hopefully replace my rezound. It’s either going to be the new one, the s5 or the g2 for me.

    • falcon10474

      I just smashed my Rezound into a millions pieces (yes, I know I have anger issues) because the Bluetooth, the sd card reader and all 4 home buttons stopped working all at the same time. It wasn’t until I wasted 4 hours of my life failing to root the phone to fix the problem that I lost my mind, but yea, looking into the new one

    • PoisonApple31

      Just because the phones are in the backroom before Tuesday, doesn’t mean they’ll get released on Tuesday. Verizon is known to move launch dates around.

      • Cael

        Pre-Orders March 25, Released/Shipped Thursday March 27

        • PoisonApple31

          Pre-order when they launch in stores 2 days later? Do they have a small supply or something? Who would pre-order 2 days before it is in store?

          • Cael

            People who want it delivered to their house on the release date?
            im just saying stuff thats turning out to be true… Who knows? lol

  • reyalP

    OMG! Please tell me Verizon is not ruining this beautiful aluminum body phone with their hideous logo! I hope they don’t put their logo on the front like they did the G2. .

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Okay Kellen, now that this is almost over…. Any news on the M9?

    • Cael

      1080p 5.2 inch screen. Boomsound speakers. Snapdragon 805. Three 4(mp)UP cameras that combine to form a 50MP image.

      • calculatorwatch

        Haha, I can’t wait to see the leaked backside photo

    • PoisonApple31

      LG acquires HTC after multiple quarters with a serious loss. M9 is scrapped by LG after stint with the M8 and dual crappy cameras. The boomsound feature carries over into the G4, along with aluminum build…

      • Cael

        Perfection realized <3

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  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    HTC is READY!. . . . If they launch next week ( I don’t expect a Day 1 release for the US carriers, because…you know…the US Carriers) but a release within a week would be impressive.

    I’m more interested in the unlocked version straight from HTC. So hopefully that’s ready to go day 1.

    • mrjayviper

      never seem to be a problem when it comes to Apple phones… I guess when it concerns Apple, Apple is the “bully” and the carriers are the “bullied”

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Well Apple has earnedd that weight. They sell.

      • Aooga

        Apple never launches on day 1. The always wait 2-3 weeks before it’s in stores.

  • ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ

    Wow. Not sure of I’m more surprised with HTC or Verizon if the quick launch is true.

    • michael arazan

      I really would like to see the HTC One GPE come to verizon this time around. If Verizon contracts these phones from these company’s and their other devices as well, why not also offer their GPE devices? Everything is the exact same except for the os

  • Bigsike

    Just one question for me is there a bootloader unlock option? yes or no?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      On their website.

    • ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ

      Unless there’s a Dev edition then that’s more than likely a big no.

    • mrjayviper

      verizon phones usually mean locked bootloaders and no way to unlock it through normal means (i.e. htcdev.com)

  • Spider210

    Haven’t seen does this have wireless charging?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Nothing to show it does so I don’t think so….and because metal.

    • K

      There was a rumor that it will have it. This is due to the presence of a .ogg audio file that was extracted.

    • N345H

      Take it from me, yes it will but I can’t see wireless charging a big thing

      • chris125

        Doubtful being that it is metal. Plus the original one did not either

  • dane

    I sort of spoiled myself with the RAZR maxx hd…
    The battery in it is a powerhouse
    I average 18-20 hours a charge and I’m gonna miss that moving to a new phone :(

    • Nexoduss

      Get the g3 when it comes out. I have the g2 and i would consider myself a very heavy user. Im at 16 hours with 5 hours screen time at 3%

    • PoisonApple31

      You must be using the phone a lot throughout the day right, to not even make it a day? Moderate use and I was getting higher than that with my old S4.

  • The Narrator

    This is good. Beat Samsung to the party and they have a chance.

    • Jim890

      I know that you hate Samsung with a passion. But you don’t have to mention samsung and bash the company in every post. Go outside, do something different. You are worsen than bionic. SMH.

      • The Narrator

        Um, but HTCs release date is related to Samsung. Sounds like a fanboy is mad. Seems like you are the one that needs to go outside and chill out.

        • Jim890

          Yes HTC is related to this article so stay on topic. This article doesn’t mention samsung at all. Oh I need to go outside more? Last time I visited this site before now was 15 days ago, I have a life unlike someone.

          • The Narrator

            Keep sucking on Samsung’s D. They need people to do their marketing before it dies.

          • Jim890

            Really immature there. You just continue doing what you doing, which will lead you nowhere and I hope Kellex and Tim open up their eyes and ban you for good and all your other fake accounts.

          • Nikuliai

            stop crying kid, the worst thing you can do if you claim to have a life is to fight with someone on the internet, shush both of you

          • Irish Cream

            ^^^ this bro is mad! sorry your attempt at shaming The Narrator backfired.

      • ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ

        The S5 is the closest competitor to the new One. He may not like Samsung but he makes a relevant point.

        • Jim890

          I get that yes it is the closest to the new one, but the point here I am trying to make is this Guy that has over dozens of fake accounts mention Samsung in almost every post and troll on.

      • NemaCystX

        and Tim

  • besweeet

    “I cannot wait for this rumor saga to be over.”

    Rumors never end.

    • Blue Sun

      The rumors will carry over to the Mega & Mini devices once this one gets released.

      • Kevin

        And they’ll never recieve another article once those release too.

        • Nexoduss

          But we still get 5 moto x articles everyday so at least we have something to be happy about /s

          • Kevin

            You damn right we’ll get more Moto X articles!

      • CasperTFG

        Please let there be a Max version.

  • dane

    Off-contract price??!!

    • besweeet

      I imagine it’ll be $50-100 less than the GS5.

      • Aooga

        Probably not. They’ll do the same thing as last year. $199 for 32GB vs $199 for 16GB (S4, S5).

        IMO, this is much better. 16gb is too small.

        • besweeet

          We were referring to the full, non-contract prices, not the subsidized ones.

          • M3D1T8R

            I’d guess $600 off contract for a hopefully standard minimum 32gb version, and hopefully a 64gb version for maybe $700.

          • Aooga

            Whoops. :)
            Yeah, the the S5 will be $649 for 16GB, while the One would probably be $599 for 32GB.

          • Cael

            The One will be released with 16GB for $599 and $649 for the 32GB. They put in an SD card slot so the storage got bumped.

    • Blue Sun

      The case prices will be the same on or off-contract.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Lool

        • Blue Sun

          :)