HTC’s new flagship model the HTC One is all set to rival the iPhone and Galaxy S3 in the United States and beyond. The sleek device certainly has the looks and power to be a very good alternative to the two juggernaut smartphones, and HTC has said that the new handset will be available on all US based carriers, or in fact that should be all but one US based carrier.
The biggest mobile carrier Verizon is not getting the HTC One. The Taiwanese company is already sending out its full carrier roster for the HTC One; with over 80 countries represented it is easily HTC’s most connected and best network engaged phone. However, the absence of Verizon, potentially the most important carrier coup for any new device is a mystery.
So while fans of Verizon will be hugely disappointed, other American carriers are getting the HTC One, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Cincinnati Bell, and Best Buy. North of the border in Canada, consumers can pick up the One from Rogers, Bell, TELUS and Virgin Mobile Canada.
Interestingly, Verizon has the last major smartphone release from HTC, the Droid DNA, which was released exclusively on the carrier through the backend of last year. Verizon declined to comment directly as to why the HTC One will not be available, but the carrier did talk up its relationship with HTC. Verizon spokeswoman Debi Lewis said the carrier has a “long history with HTC and we’re focused on several HTC phones already in our line-up, including the Droid DNA by HTC.”
No accurate price details have been given by any carrier regarding the HTC One, although AT&T and T-Mobile confirmed that they would start selling the One later in the year. HTC is pushing the device out to a large amount of regions, and the company has said that 185 different operators and retailers will stock its latest flagship worldwide.