More HTC One rumors emerge, including pricing and a new color

HTC One Black - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereAs we approach February 19 – the date in which HTC will hold a large press event and is expected to officially unveil the new HTC One – more rumors have been emerging, including a US release date and carrier availability, pricing, and even a new color.

While the European release of the HTC One will still likely be on March 8, it’s looking more likely that the US release will take place on March 22. It will launch on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, with the 32GB version selling for $199 and the 64GB version for $299. The source of this latest rumor also confirmed that the HTC One will have a metal casing with two front-facing stereo speakers, which is consistent with that leaked press shot from a few days ago.

Additionally, we are hearing reports that the HTC One will be available in both white and black, with yet another press shot leaking earlier this morning (displayed on the right).

Given HTC’s new focus on this device, I will be very interested to see if this might finally be the end of the EVO franchise as we know it on Sprint – especially since this will be the first Android device manufactured by HTC on the carrier without any EVO branding, since the original HTC Hero. Also notable is Verizon’s absence from the launch list in the US – perhaps the carrier is unwilling to drop its Droid branding, and HTC is unwilling to compromise.

Any more of you getting excited about this phone?

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13 thoughts on “More HTC One rumors emerge, including pricing and a new color

  • Avatar of Rick
    February 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm
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    I think the HTC One’s omission from Verizon is mostly HTC’s decision. If they launched the One on Big Red, it would cannibalize the DNA. I don’t think HTC wants to do that, as they have advertised the DNA pretty heavily with Verizon.

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  • Avatar of Ryan
    February 15, 2013 at 12:48 pm
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    Honestly unless the hardware completely dazzles I think when i leave sprint(very soon) i will buy the Droid dna on verizon. If the hardware is amazing i may go to at&t but not sure. It looks too much like an iphone 5 in my opinion. anyone else think that?

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    • Avatar of Darrell
      February 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm
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      I thought the same thing about how it looks b4 I even saw your comment Ryan. Good call!

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  • Avatar of Ceasar
    February 15, 2013 at 1:08 pm
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    The only thing that turns me off about this phone is that from what I am reading, there will be no SD card. I MUST have an SD card. Lets say that your phone gets dropped in the pool or gets crushed by a car.. the SD card may survive and so may my pictures and music. Maybe not so with internal memory.

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    • Avatar of Luis
      February 15, 2013 at 2:03 pm
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      With HTC’s free 25gb of Dropbox offer that im not sure if is still around or not, im sure that should solve your problem. Just set it up for automatic uploads.

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  • Avatar of Matthew
    February 15, 2013 at 1:31 pm
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    dropbox & put everything in the cloud…hard copies on home cpu/storage

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  • Avatar of Don
    February 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm
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    Seems interesting but I would like to see all the specs. The unlimited T-mobile prepaid plan is looking very good lately. Not that I really have a problem with Sprint but I think I am tired of the whole contract situation. That and I have a Nexus 7 so I am really into stock android now. You can use apps from the Play Store that give you all the functionality of Sense with less memory being used. I’m kind of waiting to see what the Motorola X phone is all about right now.

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  • Avatar of Los
    February 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm
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    I enjoyed both the OG & the LTE versions of the EVO and that’s the main reason I stuck around with Sprint. If Sprint & HTC have giving up on the EVO branding then I myself have more than likely giving up on both companies as well. Sprint has always got me to stick around with the unlimited data as well but it’s pointless to have with such a terrible network. If the LTE is in fact the last EVO I will be looking into Verizon and Motorola RAZR series, maybe even an iPhone…

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  • Avatar of sudo grant
    February 16, 2013 at 12:31 am
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    Excited. Yes of its biggger thin the EVO LTE, like 5″ or more. If not then fxxxx it. HTC needs to pull its head out of its ass. Thanks from sprint, no no just joking sudo.

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  • Avatar of Vj
    February 16, 2013 at 12:42 pm
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    What r u doing htc……the phone looks like breed of bbz10 and iphone5…..with win8 ui and android status bar…..and buttons….where is recent apps button….I van only see the home and back button….

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  • Avatar of Steve Gaudreau
    February 17, 2013 at 6:25 pm
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    Lol looks like I’ll be buying a Samsung product. Verizon, at&t, sucks in my area. If I want great service in my area I have to go with US Cellular. They Suck! So I will stay with Sprint til the end of the contract. Then maybe I will choose.

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