The critically-acclaimed HTC One is finally making its way to the last of the Big Four US carriers, with Verizon Wireless announcing today that it will be releasing the flagship later this summer.
Though Verizon was the only one of the four major US carriers to pass on the HTC One when it launched in the US earlier this year (AT&T and Sprint released the phone on April 19, T-Mobile on April 26) rumors have been circulating as many assumed it was only a matter of time before Big Red came around. Sure enough, Verizon made its announcement via Twitter today, though it did not provide any details about pricing or an exact release date. Whether the Verizon version of the One will have any carrier-specific features — AT&T, for example, has exclusivity on the 64 GB version of the phone — was not mentioned, either.
It’s no secret that HTC is somewhat on the ropes at the moment, what with its internal turmoil, the failure of its Facebook Home-focused First model, and less-than-stellar market share. But with its flagship Android device coming to the largest US carrier, HTC may have brighter days ahead, especially now that it’s on equal footing with Samsung and its equally impressive Galaxy S IV.
Source: VZW Twitter