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“All New HTC One” Inventory Arriving at Verizon Stores, “Exclusive” Likely Only In-store

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Sources have informed us that “All New HTC One” inventory is now arriving in Verizon stores, ready for tomorrow’s launch. That lines up with our report last week, saying that Big Red would indeed have stock available minutes after HTC makes the phone official.

With that said, we also reported last week that Verizon would have some sort of exclusive on the device, however, that will likely just be for in-store availability. AT&T and other carriers should have the phone available for order (online or via phone) tomorrow as well, if not within a couple of days. Verizon itself said on Facebook over the weekend (before editing the post) that they would have the phone “in our stores exclusively on 3.25.14.” The word “stores” is the key word here. 

If you were worried about the potential exclusive from Verizon, I wouldn’t get too upset just yet. Plus, HTC should know better at this point. An exclusive with a single carrier in the U.S. isn’t going to save them.

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On a semi-related note, a Facebook page for PDA Plaza just uploaded a bunch of beauty shots from an unboxing of the Verizon variant. If you haven’t seen enough of this new flagship from HTC, these should help satisfy your cravings.

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I’m hearing good things about the device from those who have it in hand already.

  • Ralph Bretz

    I really like the look of the HTC ONE (2) or how ever it’s suppose to be. Solid build quality. Worried about battery life.

  • pyro74boy .

    Really anyone who buys a phone on the very first day it comes out is taking a huge risk. Wait to both the S5 and new HTC One have been out for a few weeks and try them both and buy the winner between the two.

    • M3D1T8R

      Yeah unless the S5 is not even an option for many people due to its many design flaws. In which case, why wait? That’s like saying why buy a Honda Accord or whatever today when there’s going to be a new version of a Daewoo coming in a month. Umm, who cares.

      • TylerCameron

        Or like saying wait for the Honda Accord while you can buy a Mercedes Benz.

  • cpo122

    Just got back from my local store. They wouldn’t let me buy it, but we’re nice enough to let me see and hold the model they will have on the floor tomorrow; it was already hooked up to the security device actually. Feels really slim, not bulky looking like the pics of it in comparison to other phones. It def. is a tall phone. It’s a tiny bit shorter than a note 3. The brushed aluminum looked gorgeous. They told me to come back tomorrow at 1pm. I’ll prob. head over there on my lunch break to get it.

  • Maxim∑

    chamfered edge just like the iPhone

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      The original one has the same edges.

    • Chris

      your point?

  • Matt G

    Keep my Moto X or use my upgrade on this….

    • cryosx

      Check it out first at Verizon

    • rawson815

      Full price keep unlimited an option lol??

  • Christopher Webb

    Anyone have a possible idea why the top of the phone is black? Maybe they moved the IR blaster out of the power button (which I appreciated in the first One) to increase the quality of the signal somehow, or there are other sensors there now? I hadn’t noticed that it’s not metal in previous leaks, so sorry if this has been asked before. Also, taking a look at the shots above (specifically the sixth one), I imagine that the notification light is now out of the speaker grill and next to the power button/over onto the face of the phone.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      The metal wraps all the way around the phone now, so there aren’t those white inserts to help with reception….I’m assuming the push the antennas to the top, and the IR is till in the power button…but that’s just me assuming.

      • Christopher Webb

        Ahhh, didn’t even think of that… antennas being at the top makes sense. Thanks for the input!

  • Albert Charles

    I wonder if you can unlock via HTC Dev

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    I’m really curious to see how well the dual-camera setup works

    • tylerc23

      After you take a picture you can touch the picture to change the focus. So say close side is in focus, far side is out of focus, you touch far side and then it will be in focus, and close side will not. You can also merge the two so everything is in focus

  • chris125

    Liking the “android update commitment” part

  • LionStone

    If you look up “sexy back” it’ll have a pic of the back of this phone!!

  • ERIFNOMI

    Let me know when they get rid of Sense, then I might be interested.

    • malcmilli

      why would they get rid of sense, then they’d just be an overpriced nexus.

      • ERIFNOMI

        Because the last time I used Sense it was pretty but slow and unnecessary. I cannot use a Nexus device on Verizon, so more unskinned android phones are welcome.

        • malcmilli

          i’d say you havent used sense in a while, its quite quick and smooth whenever i played with my friend’s HTC one. I have a nexus 4 and i didnt notice any difference in performance in my short stint with the device. Ah verizon, i see, well yes your options are probably limited to Moto x and Moto G

          • ERIFNOMI

            I have the X and it’s great. The G isn’t even an option of VZW though.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Sense is the best Skin there is. You really haven’t used it in a while. Sense on the One last year was a huge upgrade, still runs like butter a year later. If you don’t want a skinnned device get off Verizon. Otherwise….enjoy.

          • ERIFNOMI

            I prefer no skin. Sense looks fine, I just don’t care for it. I can’t leave Verizon though.

        • Chris

          sense has come a long way in the past few years. Next time you are near a carrier store or best buy, stop buy and spend a few minuntes with the htc one.

        • cryosx

          You should really check out Sense 6.0. Blissfully smooth

    • Chris

      or just buy a nexus or root it…..
      sense is never going away. no matter how hard you cry or throw a fit over it.

  • RichFromBX

    Anyone think this will be better the GN3?

    • http://blake.pm Blake Mitchell

      That’s not a fair comparison because they are 2 different classes of phone. The radios certainly could not be worse. It will probably have worse battery life and a better screen. We’ll see on the camera.

    • Intellectua1

      Hells no.. What kind of question is that..

    • M3D1T8R

      Different class devices bit my guess is on the Note 3 better battery life (and removable), better screen (I prefer OLED to LCD), 3GB ram vs 2, and if you want all Samsung’s S-pen stuff (I don’t). Camera we shall see but I like the direction HTC is going instead of the more MP insanity. But everything else better on the new One, starting with signal strength, and speaker quality and on down but including some very basic design stuff like proper Android buttons, which to me made the Note3 not even an option. This new One on the other hand does almost everything right, so will likely be my next. So yeah it will be better.

  • MichaelFranz

    I think the real question is, Is DL staff going to have one to start reviewing tomorrow?

    • erikiksaz

      They all probably do. NDA will probably expire tonight.

      • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

        HTC has this hand-picked group of tech sites that they don’t seem to want to include us in that already have the device. They fly them around to these “Frequenices” meet-ups. They all met up in New York at the end of last week to get the phone and be prepped on it. So no, we don’t have one yet, but will shortly I’d imagine (especially if it goes on sale tomorrow). Their “elite” group – if you can call them that – will almost undoubtedly have reviews the minute it’s announced tomorrow. There are like 1, maybe 2 Android sites in this group. Shows how much they understand the marketing game.

        It’s bullsh*t because DL readers want our in-depth opinions on the phone and won’t get them for days, but hey, that’s the game.

        • ANON

          Surprised that they don’t do that. I work for a competitor and i have DL as a web page home screen showing reviews on devices. Its great because its honest reviews….cough cough Moto X JK……..but it is a great way to advertise because people just Google the name of the device and can be linked to DL.

          • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

            No other OEM does it this way either – limiting it to a hand-picked group of sites. Moto doesn’t. LG doesn’t. Samsung certainly doesn’t.

        • http://androidandme.com/ Taylor Wimberly

          I was in Freqs. Pretty cool program til my membership was revoked after I stopped blogging. If I worked for a mobile OEM, I’d definitely put DL in my group of elite communities.

          • Fresh360

            Considering your voracious G+ following I think they should reconsider the revocation. Just because one doesn’t blog doesn’t mean your opinion isn’t valued. Stay classy HTC.

        • LionStone

          Well I can see the limited membership if they’re flying people around. Do the others fly you around too?

          • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

            No, the others don’t have little cliques that they have hand-picked. And trust me, I don’t want to be flown around, I just want phone access at the same time.

          • Mchl496

            Well I think that’s probably tied into why HTC sucks soo much. They only hang out with themselves.

          • erikiksaz

            Don’t most reviewers have to send the phones back after a certain period? If so, I don’t see why they wouldn’t farm out their latest and greatest to all the good android review sites.

            Their approach is odd/stupid given that the HTC One has so many merits, I hardly see any reviewers giving it anything less than superb scores.

          • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

            That’s exactly how it works. So they must think that their handful of handpicked sites is good enough. After looking at their results over the last few years, I’d say it isn’t.

        • EC8CH

          They must have missed your “Blinkfeed Doesn’t Suck” post :-P

          http://www.droid-life.com/2013/05/03/htc-you-win-i-cant-stop-using-blinkfeed/

          • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

            Seriously, wtf. :P

        • blairh

          IMO there are four ‘elite’ Android sites and DL is definitely one of them. I won’t name the other 3. You deserve to have this phone early. NO DOUBT.

  • jtc276

    Those chamfered edges are sex. Yeah, I know the original One had them, but they stand out so much more when the plastic bezel is gone. There’s a little bit of disappointment with this device, but I still feel like it will probably be the best phone of 2014 regardless. I’m sold as soon as I see some shots from the camera.

  • Mchl496

    Whats the camera MP count and lets see some low light tests. Also, the battery size? The 1 good thing of the HTC thunderbolt was that you can get a extended battery.

    • M3D1T8R

      5mp front, 4.1mp(“ultrapixel”) and 2mp on back seems to be it.
      Battery may be 2.6Ah, waiting for confirmation.

      • Mchl496

        I was reading that it would be dual 4mp cameras on the back.. it would be a little nuts for them to up the front camera(which needs a flash) and then ad a 2mp in the back.

        • tanknspank

          The 2mp camera seems to be for focus and 3d effects. 4.1 mp camera takes the main picture, 2mp is used for data collection or takes a different focus picture to help modify the main cameras picture maybe? Just a guess in how this might work.

          • Mchl496

            So it should still be at least two 4 mp cameras on the back. Otherwise they again lose with the comparison. Everyone is breaching 12mps and HTC is 4 Ultrapixels. Yes a bigger photosite is important, but how about the same increase in the size but also bump it up just to 8mp.

  • austin

    Looks wider then the original

    • Cael

      because it is.

      • cizzlen

        Which is a good thing. Tall phones are hard to use one handed!

  • Daniel

    Since when did they start offering one free screen replacement within 6 months? That’s quite nice of them, better than Samsung who charges quite a bit for screen replacements…

    • The Narrator

      Couple of weeks ago. Pretty nice.

  • Nathan Bryant

    Verizon store right behind me. I’m gonna check one out tomorrow after my morning class. I’ll have to stream it tomorrow during computer class.

  • John Kitchen

    So amazing in the hand. The quality is astonishing. The black bar is a non issue

    • cryosx

      Is typing in landscape awkward?

      • John Kitchen

        I literally never use my phone in landscape so I don’t know

        • Ben Landwehr

          Oddly the same here. I used to always on my phones, but then again that was in the OG DROID and Droid 3 days.

    • Justin Larmay

      It’s really not that noticeable? Because from every picture I’ve looked at from the front of the phone it looks horrible. Such an eye sore. The rest of the phone is gorgeous but I feel like the black bar just makes it so bezeley.

      • John Kitchen

        I dunno. I guess at first I was bummed the screen didn’t extend down there but after using some of the gestures and stuff I’d say it’s necessary. That and I’m sure that it and the plastic bar on the top let in your actual cell service.

  • http://teslacentral.com/ Tim

    I just called my Verizon store, placed an order over the phone, picking it up in 5 minutes. This is in Toledo, Ohio. Booya!

    • Chris

      Probably just ordered the 2013 One

      • http://teslacentral.com/ Tim

        Nah, he said stock just came in today for it. A customer in store was actually ordering it at the same time I called. Ha

        • NickA

          That’s cool then. Maybe I will give my local store a try.

      • NickA

        No doubt! I was going to say the same thing. They would be glad to get rid of that inventory.

        • http://teslacentral.com/ Tim

          Nope, he knew exactly what I was talking about. He said they aren’t suppose to sell till tomorrow, but allowed me to order over the phone.

    • The Narrator

      Not surprised, they won’t turn down a commission.

      • http://teslacentral.com/ Tim

        Exactly what I was hoping :)

        • Chris

          What did you ask for when you called?

          • http://teslacentral.com/ Tim

            The All New HTC One.

          • Chris

            Just tried to call my local store and he said that they only have it as a release date as of tomorrow and couldn’t sell it to me today

          • Sean

            Yea, there’s two or three stores in my area and I’ve gotten the same answer from all of them. What’s 24 hours at this point?

          • http://teslacentral.com/ Tim

            I had to call three before one would do it.

          • Chris

            So were you able to get the device in hand?

          • http://teslacentral.com/ Tim

            Waiting for him to call me to say it’s ready.

          • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

            Everyone is now calling their local Verizon store. :P

          • Chris

            I seriously tried, twice and both said that they didnt have any in stock and the only date they saw was the announcement tomorrow

          • Chris

            Gotten a call back? I wonder if a manager stopped them from completing the sale

          • http://teslacentral.com/ Tim

            Yep, he just called and I am leaving to pick it up.

          • Chris

            That is crazy that you were lucky enough to get that. Be sure to post pics here when you do get it in hand!

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Don’t call. How these things work you just walk into the store and ask some silly kid who doesn’t know any better for the phone and he’ll sell it to you Lol. I’d try myself If I still had VZW

          • Sean

            I got 1, “we don’t have a release date on that sorry” 1, “tomorrow at 1pm, nice try” 1, “are you sure we carry that phone?”

            Pretty funny even if it wasn’t the answers I wanted lol

    • Sean

      What’s the full price for Verizon coming in at?

      • http://teslacentral.com/ Tim

        Let me double check that.

        • Sean

          Well, now I have to stop in on my way home from work…

        • tylerc23

          Please find out. It’s what I’ll be paying and my wallet is already crying lol

      • chris125

        Supposedly $599

  • Blue Sun

    No frontside Verizon branding? I’m shocked.

    • T4rd

      Why? The previous Verizon One didn’t have branding on the front either.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Well the One MAX did…soo there’s precedence

        • http://blake.pm Blake Mitchell

          There’s also precedence of the inverse, so…

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Well my point is there is precedence for his original comment, it was very possible they could have put a logo on there. But the fact that we know what the VZW version looks like, none of that really matters.

      • Blue Sun

        True. But I figured HTC would have to make some sort of concession to not have the device release delayed roughly 6 months.

  • Kregstrong

    Anyone know what size battery yet? I haven’t read anything

    • M3D1T8R

      Heard 2.6Ah a while ago but hoping for slightly larger.

      • Kregstrong

        Geez I hope not, I can barely make it through a day with the g2 and it has a much bigger battery than that

        • M3D1T8R

          Well it should give you 4-5 hours screen on time based on my calculations from careful watching of the new 14min video. That seems pretty great to me. Better than most. Then again if you’re not happy with the big g2 battery…you won’t be happy with anything.

        • NickA

          I”m at 60% with my G2 at the end of the day. I’ve heard other users complain of battery life though, but mine has been great (had it since day 1).

          • Kregstrong

            Dang that’s awesome, I usually have to charge it right after work or I won’t make it the rest of the night. I’m usually around 20-30 after a 10 hour work day.

          • NickA

            I’m on wi-fi all day though, so maybe that’s why.

          • chris125

            Well damn seems like you aren’t doing much “work” at work if you are using your phone that much lol.

        • The Narrator

          Super power user, I see.

  • fillyo75

    I’ll grab one at lunch tomorrow!

  • Scott Erckman

    if true, being able to order on-line for T-mobile won’t work for those of us wanting to use our “Jump!” upgrade. It’s my understanding that this has to be done in-store. Oh well…I’ve waited this long. What’s a few more weeks to get this phone….

  • KleenDroid

    I am sure it is a nice phone.

    Can it be easily rooted and Loki unlocked?

    • http://blake.pm Blake Mitchell

      If you buy it on day one (heh) you can probably unlock the bootloader via HTC’s website.

  • Bill Stebbins

    Wireless charging?

    • tylerc23

      If so I’m SOLD

  • jbworldwide1

    Most leaked phone evar!

    • LionStone

      and?

      • jbworldwide1

        That it. What else do you want me to say?

        • LionStone

          lol… ok, thought you had a point to make. You made it sounds like getting leaks is a bad thing?

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    THANK YOU! Even though I didn’t think a 2 week exclusive (as was being reported) was a big deal, I much rather see them have it available from All carriers at the same time. This way you can walk into a VZW store to check it out, then buy it online else where if you want. It works out in the end.

  • Arty McBert

    Gorgeous looking phone. I hope HTC beats Samsung’s GS5 with this.

    • gadget_hero

      wasn’t their a report that the HTC One 2014 was faster than the Samsung GS5?

      • eeeeeeeeeee

        It can run really fast? That sounds sweet. What kind of shoes come with it?

        Oh did you mean benchmarks that manufacturers cheat? Yeah not sure that matters.

        Especially when people used that for saying the Note3/S4/etc was better than X then The Narrator throwing a fit about advertising and sheep.

        • The Narrator

          Samsung cheats and has been caught doing it. No other company has. Keep riding that pony.

          • chris125

            actually multiple companies got caught doing it, and it wasn’t really cheating, but all the fanboys got all up in arms about it. It is no different than what car companies do with MPG rating, yet people don’t cry and moan about that. Plus it is 2014 who still puts any stock in benchmarks? With the specs these devices have, benchmarks are only used for those who want to say “mine is bigger” when compared to their friends.

        • gadget_hero

          Well as far as I know HTC has not been caught cheating where as Samsung has been caught several times. I doubt the average user can really tell the difference (unless something is really wrong) between the two. I will say allowing BlinkFeed to be turned off, going to software keys only, and adding a MicroSD option pretty much fixes all the problems I had with the previous HTC One. Anything above that is icing on the cake.

    • T4rd

      Beat it at what? Sales? Highly doubtful. Benches? Doubtful. Reviews? Probably.

    • Intellectua1

      Only with reviews, Sales, never…

  • The Narrator

    Exclusives sure isn’t the way to beat the competition.

    • morteum

      Eh, you’re right, but I don’t think Verizon’s exclusive on this one (ha) is really a huge advantage.

  • hyperbeatser

    interesting, didn’t notice in other pics that the whole front was glass or whatever is over the speaker areas

  • JmChile

    so no LED notification?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Asking now. :)

      • JmChile

        thanks!

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Assuming it’s in the Speaker Grill like the last ONe

        • John Kitchen

          It has one

    • Christopher Webb

      Look at the sixth photo up top… It looks like it’s next to the power button/IR blaster, yeah?

  • Tony Byatt

    It looks…crispy…

    Not bad HTC…

    • Hipster Troll Carwash

      It looks like inputs are off centered… Is that what crispy means?

      • The Narrator

        Anything that isn’t plastic, is crispy.

      • Tony Byatt

        Crispy – nice, clean, sleek…

  • M3D1T8R

    At this point I’m just hoping it comes with 32GB stock, with a 64GB version available. Yes the micro SD slot is great but no flagship in 2014 should ship with under 32GB internal. If this ships to Verizon with only 16, and no immediately available bigger version, forget it.

    Edit: From what I can tell from the blurry pic of the back of the box, it is 32GB!

    • fillyo75

      you can by 64gb for under $50, the cost it typically costs to go from 16gb to 32gb

      • M3D1T8R

        Yeah I know, I have had a 64GB card for years, it has 60GB of my music collection on it. I still want 32+ internal.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      32GB internal is the standard model. I have yet to hear of anything lower.

      • M3D1T8R

        Thanks. BTW, you put up pretty much all the pics _except_ the one of the back of the box!

      • cpo122

        Will the droid life staff be buying one of these tomorrow? Can we please get a brief review from u guys by tomorrow night! My rezound is on it “last legs”. It stopped vibrating a few days ago and it only makes outside calls when it wants to. I really need to upgrade to this new one asap.

        • Mchl496

          The Rezound… im sorry. I had a HTC thunderbolt and then went S3 a year later. I could only come back to htc is the battery life is good for power users.

        • T4rd

          Wow, amazed you kept the Rezound for so long. My wife had one for 15 months and it was bad up until the ICS update, then it was horribad. Pretty much had to keep it on a charger throughout the day to use it and performance wasn’t much better than the OG Droid it replaced.

          • cpo122

            The battery life has been pretty terrible since the beginning. I carry my charger everywhere I go. Aside from that, I really didn’t have any problems with it, unlike most people. It wasn’t until about a couple of months ago, that it started getting really laggy and buggy; and just last week it stopped vibrating. So it’s the perfect time for an upgrade.

    • Nathan Bryant

      Last years model was 32 minimum. I doubt they would start going back.

      • M3D1T8R

        I know but others are doing it.. Samsung, Apple, even the One Max had only 16 if I’m not mistaken?