Verizon announced a few days back that it will finally begin carrying HTC’s flagship device, HTC One. The sign- up page for purchasing One is also live and it will be available for sale starting Thursday 22 August.
If you didn’t already know, a 32GB version of the device will be available for sale for $199.99 with a 2-year contract on Verizon’s network. There is no news about the high-storage space version as of now and the device will be available in silver only — discarding all the rumors about the blue HTC One. In case you are wondering about how much it would go for off-contract, the price has been set fairly high at $599.99, a similar price offered by its rival AT&T.
Interestingly, the device is also expected to come with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. There are no HTC One devices running above Android 4.1.2, including the developer edition of the phone which is still stuck at Android 4.1. The news comes from Twitter, where a Verizon official – Albert Aydin – answered a query by a user. When asked about the software version as well as the price of the device off-contract, Aydin replied with a simple “$599.99.”
— Albert Aydin (@VZWalbert) August 19, 2013
Currently, Wirefly is taking pre-orders for the Verizon HTC One at a discounted price of $149.99, that is $50 less than its official price at Verizon. The retailer is offering the device off-contract for $649.99 which appears to be $50 higher than the official price.
Are you getting yourself an HTC One from Verizon?