Mobile Devices

April 19, 2013

HTC One Now Available In-Store at AT&T and Sprint

HTC’s flagship phone, the HTC One finally made it official debut in the U.S.

The smartphone boasts a 32GB model which will sell at both AT&T and Sprint stores for $199.99 with a two year contract and $299.99 for the 64BG model. When T-Mobile makes it available, it will be through their no contract, $99 upfront and $20 per month. The reason that the phone comes with so much memory is because it will not have any type of SD card slot for additional memory.

Some of the features of the HTC One are a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and two GB of RAM. The screen size comes in at 4.7 inches with a 1920x1080 pixel widescreen Super LCD 3 display. The battery is a large 2300 mAh Li-Po, you will also find it has a four megapixel “Ultrapixel” camera which will have enhanced low light sensitivity. You’ll be able to take 1080p HD video and it will all run on Android 4.1.2.

Unfortunately, due to the fact that HTC was not able to get all the necessary components from suppliers, The HTC One’s release data was almost two months later than expected. This has had a serious effect on HTC. Industry insiders are claiming that HTC is no longer considered a tier one customer by suppliers.

This is interesting because suppliers feel this way because of HTC had a sales slump last year. The suppliers say that this caused HTC’s order history to be unreliable. However, due to a lack of components from suppliers, HTC had to delay its release of the HTC One. Sort of a Catch-22.

HTC was hoping to compete head on with Samsung’s release of the Galaxy S4, however the company will have a much smaller head start due to the delay of HTC’s release date. AT&T and Sprint will have the S4 available in a few days with T-Mobile’s availability beginning on April 24th.

The HTC One has a very nice sleek aluminum body and a clear sharp display. Hopefully, it will be able to get its foot back in the door when sales of the HTC One start to take off.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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