The HTC One is set to debut in stores on April 16th. It will retail for $199.99 at both AT&T and Sprint, with two-year contracts. Consumers who want to pre-order the phones can place their order through AT&T on April 4th and Sprint on April 5th.
The HTC One will be available in either silver or black. It features a 4.7 inch HD 1080 display, 1.7 GHz, and quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. It offers support for Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and DLNA. This smartphone also features HTC Sense, a special version of Android that was made specifically for their smartphones. The AT&T version will also come with a Link HD wireless HDMI adapter which allows the users to send photos, music, or videos via the phone to the television. This adapter generally retails for $90 but it comes with the phone for free with AT&T. The popular carrier also offers an exclusive 64GB version of the HTC One.
It's predicted that T-Mobile will eventually offer the HTC One in the near future. Just two weeks ago, there was an announcement of a delay for the HTC One phone due to a shortage of building components including camera parts and metal cases. Nearly two months ago, HTC introduced the new flagship phone on February 19th, and it was supposed to debut in stores sometime in March. Unfortunately, the shortage of supplies created a delay. The phones were then expected to arrive by late April.
The HTC One is a smartphone that's not as popular as the Samsung Galaxy S III or the iPhone 5, but it does make for a decent alternative. It's crucial to have alternatives in a market that's dominated by other popular devices. Not everyone is going to want the same smartphones and some people may want to pay less for a simpler version.