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HTC’s Website Mentions 1PM Sales Start, 4 Carriers, 4 Colors and Unlocked, Developer and Google Play Editions of New One

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We are moments away from the unveiling at this point, but little details that are helping fully shape the full picture of the “All New HTC One” are still trickling in. We know all about its software features and specs, have seen it in countless videos, and really only needed release information to make this story complete. HTC’s own site may have outed that last item for us. 

According to a “Buy Now” landing page for the HTC One (M8), which seems to be the other official name for this 2014 flagship, the device will indeed be available for order at 1PM Eastern (10AM Pacific). Should you buy through HTC’s site, you’ll even be upgraded to free express shipping, so that you’ll have your device within a day or two, I’d imagine.

The site also lists out four carrier variants of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. We should point out that once the site is fully live and each of those variants is chosen, that they may have different release times or purchase availability when selected. No matter what, all major carriers are at least listed, which we would assume means that you will be able to purchase the phone with compatibility on them at some point.

In even better news, the landing page also lists out developer and unlocked editions, plus a Google Play Edition. So for the tinkerers in the building, or those who don’t want a device that is specifically tied to a carrier, you’ll have options.

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We had previously heard of three color variants – silver, grey, and gold – but this site lists four:  gun metal gray, silver, gold, and black.

And last, the HTC Dot View case is listed as a compatible accessory. Those would be the cases that show patterns of light (like weather and time) from the device through a dotted screen cover – these were leaked weeks ago. If listed, I’d bet that they will be available at launch.

Now, there is always a chance that this info was simply moved over from the original One’s “Buy Now” page, but the colors certainly differ, as does the layout for the page and way in which the device types are listed.

Only hours away! Then this all becomes official.

Via:  HTC
Cheers Nick!
  • rawson815

    Please pleas please GPE FOR VZW !!!!!!!!! I know wishful thinking but I’m just hoping !!!!!!!

    • The Narrator

      I’d say Developer/ Unlocked, but not GPE

  • Alan Paone

    So excited that the GPE is coming at launch!

    • Hipster Troll Carwash

      Why? If Sense is needed to do anything with the 4mp||2mp camera or if it is needed for gestures (allegedly the reason the black logo bar is there), the GPE edition will just be a bezel monster with bad cameras.

      • Nikuliai

        and why the hell do you think they are pushing apps from the play store? to make all devices work fine…

        • Chris

          that has nothing to do with that silly and pointless GPE phone

          • Nikuliai

            you do realize they made an app for the GPE last year right?

          • Chris

            what ever you say

          • Nikuliai

            kk ;)

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

        They wouldn’t release it with the cameras not working properly, they’d do what was done in the past and have a modified camera app on the GPE.

      • Alan Paone

        I’m willing to tolerate bezels for what the phone offers. It’ll have the best display on the market, the headphone jack in the right spot and the camera performance will be at least as good as the sense version. The camera improvement that comes with getting Android 4.5 sooner is going to be more significant than a branded gimmick. I don’t want dumb gimmicky gestures anyway. I like stock android and this is the first phone since the galaxy nexus that doesn’t suck to get it.

      • malcmilli

        i agree to an extent but it would still get a stock phone with slightly better specs than the nexus 5, with a different design, sd card slot, and a larger battery, and front facing speakers, and probably a better display, and possibly a camera on par if not better than nexus 5’s. Is it worth the price difference of $200? that depends on the user, but there still definitely some advantages left

  • Mike

    For some reason nothing HTC has ever made has tripped my radar. Nothing against them having no experience they’ve just never seemed relevant to me.

    • The Narrator

      Because they don’t pump out millions in stupid ads that somehow attract people. I guess if you say you’re better than Apple, people will buy it.

      • malcmilli

        I’m a big htc fan and dont really like touchwhiz but samsung’s ads arent stupid. Marketing and branding is a huge part of business. You can’t expect to run a successful business without establishing yourself to your customers. If no one knows who HTC is, what their phone is called, or what it can do,then you can’t blame them for choosing samsung.

        I loved samsung’s marketing campaign and i hated htc’s.

        • Hipster Troll Carwash

          HOW COULD YOU HATE ME
          *Plays Indian music*

    • hardTOcare

      In a year we’ll all be hearing, “well folks that was HTC’s last One” They trip few peoples radar because they have already burned everyone leaving a sour taste in there mouths. They just make bad decisions.

  • Hipster Troll Carwash

    There are some pics up that the M8 took, pretty fuzzy stuff.

    Anyway I wonder if DL will mention how well the S5 did in the bottom of a dirty fish tank from the Russian video (putting the IP67 claim to the test)… Nah, that phone is made by SAMEsung. Who would want to give them good press?

    • OneForTheGoodDays

      where are these pics?

      • Hipster Troll Carwash

        If you were a phan you would see them… Or if DL would post news articles that show the truth about this phone.

        Kellex seemed very angry about not getting this phone like other sites did, should probably stop protecting a company who doesn’t care about you.

      • The Narrator

        Don’t feed them.

  • TK

    I’m getting the S5, HTC fails again.

    • Ryan N

      Just going to say, maybe rethink your S5 purchase. Even most Samsung fans were underwhelmed by that phone… Sure to be many greater phones on the horizon if you can wait a few months…

      • mberk

        I’m not underwhelmed. I switching from my GNex and the S5 SMOKES it! I’m either going with the M8, the S5, or the Note 3. I’m not waiting a few more months to switch…as I’m sure a few months from now I’ll be hearing people say to hold on a few MORE months for better phones. There will always be better phones coming…

        • Ryan N

          To each his own. It’s your money to spend. I wasn’t about to beat the guy up over it but if he read my comment and had second thoughts, then I may have just saved him a little buyer’s remorse. That’s all.

          • mberk

            Ryan, what would you suggest someone with an almost 2 1/2 year old phone go with now? And keep in mind that I’ll be throwing a case on my phone, so I don’t care much about the outside material.

          • Nikuliai

            I would go with the X or the Nexus 5, cheap, stock android and nothing to envy to the flagships :P

          • mberk

            Thanks Nikuliai! I use Verizon on contract and I always try to go with the newest phone (or at least something recent) since I’ve had trouble getting updates in the past. My GNex stopped getting updates before my 2 years was up and, before that, my DInc stopped getting updates before my 2 years were up. I don’t want to continue that pattern. I’m afraid if I go with something too old, I run into that issue going forward.

          • Nikuliai

            Well actually nobody guarantees 2 year updates on Android, the longest is the Nexus brand (18 months, but they didn’t deliver on the GNex cuz of the manufactor drivers), but considering you’re on Verizon I would only go with the X, it has its problems, like the camera (not awful but you have to actually try to get good pictures) and some launchers are better, but the optimized UI and the X8 features are something nobody else in the market is offering right now, you may not have the latest muscular processor but if you’re anything like me you won’t notice at all (and I play on the device every single day), I can’t say if Motorola is going to keep updating the X 2 years from now, I honestly don’t think so (unless Lenovo wants to keep it like their mid range phone in the next years), but I honestly don’t think you’ll get 2 year updates unless you buy in November (after the newest nexus is out), that’s my opinion :P

            PS: also, to be fair, I think we’re near the point we won’t notice that much if we’re on kitkat or 4.5, the OS is pretty damn solid right now, maybe the only big change will be when they refine ART

          • mberk

            Thanks, Nikuliai!

          • Ryan N

            Well, I had a bionic since launch that had horrid battery life and freezing the last few months I had it. But I still ended up waiting 6 months beyond the end of my contract to pick up the moto x. I know that people are notoriously beaten up over support for the moto x but I love the phone. I realize that it will some day be obsolete, but my advice to you if you are able is, Pick up the moto x off contract (I’m sure they’ll be a promo soon to get it down to $299, which you’ll pay close to for most other phones with a 2 year contract). It’s still an extremely solid phone 6 months out and gets timely updates from google as well as app updates from motorola. Then when another phone comes out that you feel is calling your name, you’ll be sitting on the upgrade. Win-win if you ask me…

          • Nexoduss

            The g2 for sure. Much better than x or nexus.

            Don’t get butthurt moto fans. Its the truth.

          • Nikuliai

            Yeah I forgot the G2, I don’t really like it (size wise) but it’s a great phone, and the UI is a little less toxic than usual :P, but it has a great camera, which can be a big plus

          • Nexoduss

            I think it’s perfect size Wise and stock definitely grows on you and is actually useful. The camera is great and the battery life is amazing. Its the first phone I’ve had that can last me all day. I’ve had the note 3 as well

          • Nikuliai

            Yup, the size is too much for me (I have big hands, but I don’t like to carry that much in my pockets), and even tho the LG stock is kinda shotgun it’s actually useful if you get used to it (I honestly didn’t give it a chance, I know it grows on you but I like it better simple), Battery life is a huge plus on this one, especially considering that it’s like the phone is made to last (I -usually- make my X last all day tho), on that matter is pretty damn solid, and nothing to say about the camera, it’s IMO one of the best in the mobile market right now (if not the best), so it’s a matter of choice really, I like better the X cuz of my particular needs, the N5 is amazing too, but X vs N5 I choose N5, and X vs G2 it will only depend on what are you expecting to use the phone for (to me touchless = priceless), but the G2 is a great phone :P

          • mberk

            Nexoduss, what do you think of the Note 3 for someone coming off a phone they’ve had for 2 1/2 years? Camera and screen resolution hold a lot of weight with my decision. I’ll be throwing a launcher on it and using it for streaming, games, music, business apps, social media, etc. Were you happy with it?

          • Nikuliai

            the Note 3 is kinda HUGE tbh

          • Nexoduss

            Yeah it was a great phone. I just change phones a lot. Both the screen and camera were great as well as the battery life. I’m actually looking to sell mine with an extended battery and gear as well as hd zagg screen protector since I’ve got it if you’re interested

          • Ryan N

            As a moto x owner I can say spec wise, sure the G2 is better. But for one person to proclaim a single phone the best for all people based on their individual preferences, is not quite accredited. If you say that that is the best phone for you, then I’m sure nobody will have any reason to disagree.

          • Nexoduss

            Especially if you’re coming from a nexus because the development scene for the g2 is great

        • Nikuliai

          I’ll always buy my phones on november, but that’s just me, it’s the longest period you can buy “without missing anything”, and to be honest the only thing that is rocking my boat right now is the 360, so I would say to you to wait, but it’s a lot of time, just try to make an informed decision and buy whatever makes you feel you’re getting a better device, unless you’re in a contract, in that case just buy whatever flagship you want :B

    • The Narrator

      Enjoy the plastic, and bloatware.

      • Honestly

        Thanks, enjoy your sad life where you spend hours trying to get people to not buy something they researched and decided was the right product for them.

        • The Narrator

          Researched, lol. Whatever floats that boat of yours.

          • Nikuliai

            well you gotta love his sour posts, he seems so angry and self righteous it’s pretty funny

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

          You’re the one that came into an HTC article saying how the S5 is better than the HTC.

          • Geoff Johnson Is Dumb

            No I didn’t? That was TK you idiot.

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

            If I didn’t see the different name I could have sworn the same person wrote both comments.

          • Nikuliai

            that’s because it is the same person, he just made 3 guest accounts, pretty pathethic if you ask me but it’s a free… ¿internet?

          • Nikuliai Is Even Dumber

            Still not TK regardless. And what is the difference when The Narrator has several non-guest accounts?

            You are all just mad that you are hypocrites.

          • Nikuliai

            None, both cases are pathethic and pointless, btw if you wanna get people mad you gotta up your troll skills bro, you’re just making noise

      • hardTOcare

        Enjoy the bezel, and the BOOMSOUND omg it’s so loud i don’t even need a car stereo.

        • The Narrator

          I’m not saying the One is perfect, but it’s not junk.

        • Nikuliai

          Well if you do want a S5 you can just use bandaid all over your S4… I mean is the same damn thing, you’ll only miss the 2mp camera that works as a pulse monitor

        • The Narrator

          Yo bro, now The Narrator can listen to Skrillex on the bus and everyone can here the BOOMSOUNDs.

          Who doesn’t want that quality of life improvement.

      • mberk

        Plastic? You don’t use a case?

        • LionStone

          no

        • Nikuliai

          haven’t used a case since 2010, Gorilla Glass makes it kinda pointless if you ask me

    • LionStone

      Careful… buyers remorse…

  • Nathan Bryant

    They’re doing it right. Now to be consistent about it yearly.

    • The Narrator

      I hope more OEMs follow along.

      Nothing is worse than seeing it slowly enter the market, then when it arrives in the rest of the world, it’s already to late.

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

      Agreed. Launching on the day of it’s announcement, apps being pushed out via the Play Store, and all colors available at launch.

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