To the grief of some and relief of others (like the tech journos that have had to slave over press releases day and night,) IFA 2013 has come and gone, and not without plenty of new and exciting gadgets becoming official, as well as highly anticipated potential stars surprisingly missing out on the show.
Probably the most notable absence in Berlin last week has been that of oft-leaked HTC phablet dubbed One Max, but fret not, as the beast is not too far on the horizon. Known internally as T6, the 5.9 or 6.4-incher has been earlier today “confirmed” by always on the watch leaker @evleaks as landing under the One Max official name.
No surprises there, since that moniker always sounded logical and fairly catchy, but the bigger story is that, also according to @evleaks, the One Max is “Sprint-bound.” Interesting wording, don’t you think? Not to mention vague.
I mean, it makes one thing clear, but it leaves the door open for speculations on a number of others. For instance, is HTC’s “next big thing” only headed to Sprint? Or will it become available also on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, America’s three other major networks?
And if it’s not bound to be exclusive to Sprint, will the number three wireless provider stateside at least get the One Max before the competition? How about a release date? Price tag? All good questions, but I’m afraid nobody has any answers yet or at least no one’s ready to disclose them.