The HTC One may very well be the best built Google Android smartphone to hit the open market in 2013, and now the high-end phone and its decent reviews will make its way onto the Verizon Wireless network.
The HTC One has become popular enough that Google will soon offer a stock Android version of the device. The Google version is expected to drop before the end of June.
Verizon has been the one big holdout for the One but finally gave in to customer requests and a smartphone market that has been slow to release new devices.
Verizon Wireless has not yet revealed an exact release date, pricing, or other specifics for the HTC smartphone.
While “Summer” could mean a release date late into August, it is more likely that Verizon Wireless will attempt to capitalize on HTC One sales ahead of the next Apple iPhone release. The iPhone 5S and low-cost iPhone models are expected to drop by September or October 2013.
Verizon announced the upcoming release of the HTC One via Twitter. Unfortunately, the social networks 140 character limit means not much information was available. Verizon said during the big reveal that it doesn’t “have additional details to share at this time.”
When the HTC One was first being released, it was HTC that said the Google Android based smartphone would not be making its way onto the Verizon network.
While HTC may not have had the support of Verizon, the company is in desperate need of a big win. HTC revenues have been slaughtered by Apple and Samsung devices over the last five years, and the company was hedging many of its bets on the success of the HTC One.
Are you a Verizon Wireless customer who is excited to get their hands on the HTC One when it eventually arrives?