HTC announced a pretty hefty list of worldwide carriers and retailers that were supposed to sell the One a while ago, but there was a (really) big name missing from that list – Verizon. However, we heard from several different sources that Big Red was planning to pick up the One at some point, albeit under a different moniker – Droid DNA Plus or DLX Plus.
The latest word on the street is that America’s number one carrier is still going ahead with plans of a One release, but a) the phone won’t be branded differently and b) it will only be released a month from now, at the earliest.
What’s up with the delay, you might ask. Well, we’re guessing it has to do with the same reasons that prompted UK retailers to push back the release initially slated for today. Specifically, the new ultrapixel camera technology.
We don’t have any confirmation of that yet, with sources simply telling us that Verizon needs more time to “test” the HTC One before making it available. This whole thing is starting to really give us the willies, as we doubt AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile will be able to go ahead with their planned “late March” launches.
Which is a real pity, because the One did have a lot of potential. It’s just not HTC’s moment, is it?
<Source: Phone Arena>