Introducing the HTC One Developer Edition

 

What could be better than the HTC One; an all-metal phone with 64GB of memory and a 1080p Full HD screen? How about the same phone shipped SIM and bootloader unlocked?

Introducing the HTC One Developer Edition, the most powerful smartphone HTC has delivered specifically for our developer community:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 64 GB of storage
  • SIM and bootloader unlocked
  • Open APIs for Bluetooth Low Energy, Infrared, and more
  • Front-facing stereo speakers
  • Two dual-membrane microphones for recording
  • Multiple frequency compatibility:
    • HSPA/WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz
    • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • LTE: 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz (US)
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Early ‘X-Ray’ render of the new HTC One; the Developer Edition will ship with a silver aluminum back

And let’s not forget that gorgeous 1080p Full HD display that brings graphics, photos, and videos to life. With the HTC One Developer Edition you have a modern platform to build and test your apps.

The HTC One Developer Edition will be available in limited quantities to customers with a US Zip Code for $649 when the HTC One is released in the United States. In the meantime, what are you most looking forward to doing with your HTC One Developer Edition smartphone?

  • Blake Lyons

    I want this so badly. Too bad only US zip code. Might have to make a couple arrangements…

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      For developers outside the US, you can still use the bootloader unlock tool at htcdev.com/bootloader

  • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

    If you’re going to release a developer edition, you should release one that works on all the U.S. GSM networks. You just have to add one little frequency band to make it happen! AWS HSPA/WCDMA is missing. :(

    • aNYthing6

      Amen. Pretty much useless on T-Mobile (until they roll out LTE, which is not for awhile).

      • Nicholas Gray

        At the end of February, T-Mobile announced that “The Company’s HSPA+ network currently serves 225 million people nationwide, with 142 million people covered by 4G on 1900 MHz spectrum.”

        That number should increase dramatically over the next few months as T-Mobile plans to have LTE coverage for 100 million people by the end of June.

        • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

          Yes, but there are areas where it is impossible to deploy PCS HSPA+ without acquiring more PCS spectrum somehow. And no one is willing to sell. It’s not like the hardware for AWS WCDMA isn’t already there (the AWS LTE components are combo parts that also support WCDMA), HTC just doesn’t want to turn it on!

          • Nicholas Gray

            yes and no. I’ve had this same discussion with Qualcomm during a 1:1 meeting at CES. While the chip does support nearly every band know to mankind, there are limitations to the number of bands which can be turned on at once.

            On top of that, manufacturer also pay an additional fee for each band which is enabled on the chip. Turning on additional bands would force HTC to increase the price of the device for everyone even though only a very small number of consumers would actually benefit from it.

          • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

            The chip isn’t what matters. Qualcomm’s chip supports 30+ bands. I’m referring to the rest of the radio structure: duplexers/filters, power amplifiers, antenna. They support AWS WCDMA and LTE using the same parts. Same goes for the 850/1900 bands. They use combo parts that connect to either WCDMA or LTE on the same pathway.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000514184433 Albert Cristian Baloiu

        TMOUS is rolling out full LTE in So-Cal by August, :-)

    • samba

      please add one more radio for all of us eager buyers using verizon as a carrier!

      • Joe Baker

        not going to get that this is a gsm phone not a cdma phone

        • http://twitter.com/CoryCorrupted Cory Corrupted

          and LTE is GSM!

          • Justin

            You’d only be able to use LTE if it supported Verizon’s part of the 700MHz spectrum. And I believe you’d have to have service preactivated on that SIM in order to put it in the One without a problem and use the service. Not an issue if you already have a SIM in a current LTE device with them though. However, Verizon does plan to start deploying LTE on AWS bands, so if you lived somewhere where that’s available in the future, you’re good for some LTE only support.

    • Jason Burkert

      The specs above include “HSPA/WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz”. Can someone clarify what band is missing and which networks this will not work with?

      • http://www.facebook.com/jaysanz Jesus Sanchez

        1700 is missing. Which is like 70% of T-mobile users.

      • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

        the 900MHz band and the AWS band (1700/2100 MHz) are missing. This means that 3G networks in some European and Asian countries that are now launching on the 900MHz band will not be accessible. Additionally, the lack of AWS band for WCDMA means that AWS HSPA+ networks deployed by WIND, Mobilicity, T-Mobile USA, Videotron, Nextel Latin America, and others will be completely inaccessible.

    • http://RobbysLife.com/ XsMagical

      you are aware that is does run on both 1900mhz and 2100mhz right? T-Mobile uses 2100 & 1900 in upgraded areas. This coming from a RF Tech

      • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

        T-Mobile always used 2100 for downlink for WCDMA. But you still need 1700 uplink support, which this phone lacks. WCDMA 1900 will not be available everywhere. It’ll be available in a lot of places, but not everywhere.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cuierrier Alexandre Cuierrier

      Or release it in all the country that use the whole lot of these LTE bands? (Canada, most likely Mexico too?)

      • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

        Indeed, Mexico uses the same bands (Telcel).

      • http://www.facebook.com/slayernine Jonathan Armstrong

        I would love to get the developer version of this phone in Canada. “take my money” please

    • http://twitter.com/Cutterwood Petar Nikolic

      dont worry, they wont bother. US is for Apple brains :)

    • Adrian Heartstone

      not our fault you live in the dark ages:) Love from Europe

      • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

        Darn you, Europe, with your nicely uniform band plans that ensure every phone works on every network!

        • Raymond Yung

          I can’t understand the stupid US government. Europe outlaw sim locking while US outlaw unlocking. Completely idiotic

          • http://twitter.com/ladyhaly Hazel Lyn Mallare

            Proof that Europe is so much better.

    • MrJigolo

      No, no, no :(

      I wanted to buy the Developer edition but no T-Mo HSPA+ support is killer. Please fix this HTC.

  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    Making sweet, sweet love to it.. O_o

  • ukscj

    Not sure if ill get this somehow
    But I want One

    The amount of pictures I take
    64GB is a must for me

  • AlanArielCorona

    where can I buy this or pre order please give me a LINK!!!

  • Helbert Gascon

    Would have been great if you guys provided this internationally. 80% of the android developers aren’t even located in the US and only a small fraction of those 20% are using HTC devices and I doubt any are aware/planning on getting this. I’m sure 70 to 90% of the people getting that device are non developers who are just craving for the extra storages.

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      Thanks Helbert this is good feedback.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micah-Madru/100001151887665 Micah Madru

    The price point is pretty good, but honestly I do not like this at all. Useless for me as a T-Mobile user and this will further cripple developer support if normal carrier versions are not easily unlockable and moddable.

  • Brett

    Super lame that it is missing AWS 3G support…

  • Karmeet Anand

    Fk Awesome :)

  • http://twitter.com/ApexPredation Patrick Ryan

    this summer I will be going into training mode with android. This would be a perfect device to test what I learn. I want it how do I get it?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696112190 Ahmad Abdel-Aziz

      Looking forward to your apps Patrick.

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      we will have more details soon – also, do you develop Android apps?

  • Kevin Guinn

    Will it come in Black!?

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      silver only

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696112190 Ahmad Abdel-Aziz

    HTC One will sure be an important asset to the whole development community.
    Thank you Leigh, for the news.

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      Thanks Ahmad!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696112190 Ahmad Abdel-Aziz

    Will it have the transparent back? :)

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      No – we haven’t master the art of transparent aluminum yet :-) . This is an early x-ray render that looks really cool. The shipping phone will have the silver aluminum body.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696112190 Ahmad Abdel-Aziz

        Thank you Larry, I was just kidding really :D

        Sure, lol, No one has master the art of transparent aluminum yet :D

      • http://twitter.com/YourmanJ81 Perky James

        false advertising if you ask me

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          I believe it is called a “render”

  • http://twitter.com/Shree4159 SreeKanth Chabuku

    Anyway to get it in India, I’m ready to pay 800$ for a 64gb one with the boot loader unlocked. Please bring it.

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      You need a US address to get this device for now, sorry about that

      • http://www.facebook.com/joey.grixti Joey Grixti Jr

        don’t be sorry nothing a trip to buffalo and a friend who lives there to order it for me cant fix. Lol you think that’s going to hold us Canadians back? lmfao

  • http://droidpanic.com/ Ganix Trejo

    Only for the US? And Europe?

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      currently only available to those with a US zipcode

  • http://twitter.com/LorDClockaN Davor Bertovic

    First thing I would do is root it and flash AOKP :-P
    ICECOLDJELLY EDITION!

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      Nice! Yeah whatever floats your boat :)

    • Marc Young

      IceColdJelly, best ROM for the One X. If you guys consider developing a ROM for the One, this might be my next.

  • El_Chiflero

    Such an awesome bit of news…sad for my international friends that it’s U.S. only but considering it already comes SIM unlocked in Europe/Asia, unlocking the bootloader shouldnt be too hard. .

  • Eoin O’Callaghan

    Please, please let EU devs purchase this too! I would jump at one.

  • http://devolute.net devolute

    Dear Europe,

    Get stuffed.

    Love, HTC x

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      The European version of the phone can still be unlocked using the bootloader tool available at htcdev.com/bootloader.

      • http://www.facebook.com/discoman69 Don McCall

        If the US models have encrypted bootloaders, then the rest of the world has an advantage on the US. This won’t be acceptable to me…at all. If I can’t use the phone on T-Mobile with DC-HSPA+ and run CyanogenMod (or other custom ROM) if I chose to, then hello Samsung GS4! This “developer edition” model does NOT support AWS HSPA+!

        • http://captainevo.tumblr.com CaptainEVO

          For what it’s worth, T-Mobile was unwilling to confirm with me today that the “official” TMo carrier phone would have AWS HSPA+ (which seemed odd, given this phone is supposed to come out in three weeks). They could just be going 1900 to keep SKUs down.

          • http://www.facebook.com/discoman69 Don McCall

            After checking HTC’s specs page, this could be plausible. It specifically lists the LTE bands for each carrier version separately, but doesn’t list HSPA+ bands for anything other than the international version. I doubt that they would make a separate SKU for T-Mobile and not include DC-HSPA+ on it though, since it’s already built into the chipset.

          • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

            According to the FCC, HTC did make one for T-Mobile that has AWS WCDMA. And the info sheet for the press includes specific band info for the T-Mobile variant that does say it has AWS WCDMA. So it’s there.

          • http://www.facebook.com/discoman69 Don McCall

            Good deal. That still doesn’t resolve the issue of encrypted bootloaders though, and the HTC moderator’s failure to answer that question definitely will have me wait to see if the T-Mobile version will be unlockable through the htcdev site. If not…I will likely go with Samsung again. It’s a shame, as I still say my G2 was the best phone I’ve ever owned.

          • Dongcopter Pilot

            It comes unlocked, so that’s probably the HTCDev-style bootloader unlock, with S-On. So not perfect by any means, but if we can change superCID and get S-OFF, it’ll be the tits.

          • http://www.facebook.com/discoman69 Don McCall

            No, that’s the dev version. I am speaking of the T-Mobile RETAIL version. That phone will be locked to T-Mobile.

      • Amos Connelious

        Hey guys I got the European version and its locked to Tmobile/EE any ideal or experience how to unlock this HTC one ? I have tried so many website but it seems they can’t generate the unlocking code

        • Ashfaq Classy

          same here. tell me if you find something thanks

          • Amos Connelious

            Will do man

  • Jeff Kasten

    USA when?????

  • Mohamed Ismail Nounou

    Any idea when? I would be glad to get one, but I have a long business trip in April?! can you give us some dates?

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      When the US one comes out, and I don’t know yet :) Details coming

  • Nicholas Gray

    Glad to see HTC renew its commitment to the dev community. If the device is available before the end of March, will it be eligible for the $100 HTC One Trade-up Promotion?

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      yes. It is. and there will be updates coming to the dates on the promotion given that the dates are now pretty tight.

  • Taylor Wimberly

    Thank you HTC for supporting unlocked phones in the US!

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      Thanks Taylor, we’re trying

  • http://www.facebook.com/cuierrier Alexandre Cuierrier

    Sad thing we cant get it outside of US, you know in canada we use all the same frequencies wich would help a lot to get one carrier-less and help developping

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      HTC continues to provide the ability to unlock the bootloader on many of its devices using the tool at HTCdev.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/cuierrier Alexandre Cuierrier

    I don’t wanna break the fun, but EU version already support all LTE and is available unlocked (and can have boot unlocked with the tool on htc dev), while US did not even have a carrierless one, would be nice if it had more north-american country that also use these LTE bands.

  • Matt V

    this work on sprint?

  • Thurnis

    It’s got LTE bands for nine Canadian carriers, but isn’t available in Canada?

    Bell, Eastlink, Fido, Koodo, MTS, Rogers, SaskTel, Telus, Virgin Mobile

  • http://www.hwlegend.com/ Andrea Il Metallurgico

    Why not Europe?

    • http://www.facebook.com/yowan.r Yowan Rdotexe

      Because most of the European countries use LTE800, 1800 & 2600 which isn’t even supported by this US-exclusive crap.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      HTC will continue to provide the ability to unlock the bootloader on many of its devices using the tool at HTCdev.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/whitetiger0603 Marsha Mais

    That’s great! Except I found out yesterday that the release window for this on the AT&T network is anywhere between March and June!! The wonderful $100 upgrade incentive is pointless if the phone comes out after March as the phone has to be purchased before March 31st. I don’t know if this is HTC or AT&T’s doing, but it’s completely unfair to those in that market.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      This phone is eligible for the Trade-up program. We will have more information about extension of the dates for the trade up program in the coming days.

  • Ryan

    This price point is insane. Who in their right mind would spend $650 on this, when you can get the Nexus 4 for less than half the price? Its hardware is almost as good, and it comes with stock Android and supports T-Mobile’s HSPA+ bands. HTC is starting to look like Apple with its pricing.

    • http://twitter.com/WC_EEND91 Xander Tijssens

      I take it you’ve never seen unlocked cellphone prices in Europe? €600-€650 is the norm here for high end smartphones that aren’t made by Apple.

      • http://www.facebook.com/cuierrier Alexandre Cuierrier

        Or anywhere in the world actually, all unlocked flagship phones goes for these prices… Only the “weak” nexus is lower

  • Srini

    But why is this released only to US? Why not to other parts of the world? Why not to India?

    • http://www.facebook.com/whitetiger0603 Marsha Mais

      Why is it that the rest of the world gets it but the US has to wait, let alone not even get a release date?

      • Srini

        But Marsha….typically until now (and history also says so) – US has always been getting the first lot of all technologies. Don’t feel bad if the rest of the world raise their voice against this.

        So, what’s wrong in asking for this? I am not saying do not release to US! I’m only asking it also be released to other nations!!

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      HTC will continue to provide the ability to unlock the bootloader on many of its devices using the tool at HTCdev.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/liqwidzero Chris Hagood

    Sooooooo, no CDMA/LTE version?

    I see that it runs on 700 MHz band, though. So will this run on Verizon’s LTE network?

    • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

      No. Verizon’s band is the Upper 700MHz band. This phone only supports the Lower 700MHz band (and only a subset of that). If you see 750MHz, then you know it works on Verizon’s network.

  • Tim Madalin Furdui

    What a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!! you cant even keep up with delivering the normal HTC one and you have already come up with a new version of this phone…You people just dont learn anything from your mistakes….RIP

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Hi Tim,

      This is not a new version of the phone. It is a limited edition of the new HTC One specifically for our development community.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samyak.ranjan Samyak Ranjan

    No offence but why limited to US only? :’(
    There are enthusiast all over the globe who would like their hands on it :D

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      HTC will continue to provide the ability to unlock the bootloader on many of its devices using the tool at HTCdev.com.

      • http://www.facebook.com/samyak.ranjan Samyak Ranjan

        But would we be able to buy HTC One at $649 at our currency with the specifications of the developer edition?

  • http://twitter.com/PhiladelphiaT Philip Tang

    Hopefully the unlocked One will come to Canada and support AWS 1700/2100 frequencies. The One is hands down the best smartphone out there on the market and it’s a shame that it can’t work on all carriers.

  • Mike Svitek

    I hope you guys make the next Google Nexus device… Just make it exactly this phone, except give us a bigger battery in a slightly thicker package. No one really cares about being able to cut tomatoes with their phone. We just want to make it last two days on one charge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/erik.newquist Erik Newquist

    I would actually consider upgrading my original HTC incredible for this phone. Too bad it is so expensive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Harold-Sohrweide/100001863608657 Harold Sohrweide

    Where can I buy one?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      We will update soon regarding availability. Once available you will be able to purchase through HTC directly at shopamerica.htc.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Harold-Sohrweide/100001863608657 Harold Sohrweide

    What I would like, is a clear one.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Of course the image in this post is an early render that shows an x-ray view. The Developer Edition will ship with the silver aluminum body

  • http://www.facebook.com/Baacke Christopher Baacke

    Where do I buy it?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      We will update soon regarding availability. Once available you will be able to purchase through HTC directly at shopamerica.htc.com

  • http://twitter.com/eltoffer Chris Jordan

    hey can anyone please tell me if this hone has support for 1700/2100 LTE networks, as far as i know AWS are that frequencies isnt it??

    • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

      Yeah, it supports those LTE networks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sabriya.muhammad Sabriya Muhammad

    so will this work with sprint?

    • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

      No.

  • http://twitter.com/573W1E Henners

    So HTC what you’re saying is that only people should be able to tinker with their phones with all kinds of ROMs and tweaks are those who live in the United States while you lock down everything for all those who live else where…. Way to go HTC! -_-

  • roland

    I hope pick up one at release

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      sweet! more details to follow!

  • http://captainevo.tumblr.com CaptainEVO

    So I was planning on buying an unlocked European import but this looks like a much better deal for the money. Will the Dev edition also be available in black?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      The Developer Edition will be available in the silver aluminum finish

      • http://twitter.com/PRADUMN_AR PRADUMN ARORA

        Larry Meadows mate people r taking it wrong,thinking u people r going to lock d bootloaders of d htc one in the rest of the world..i guess u need to clear dis to them via blog dat unlocking bootloader wouldnt be possible only in u.s.a where its developer version would be available and in the rest of the world unlocking bootloader would still be available just as before…i think this is imp. for htc in order to avoid criticism from the rest of the world regarding developer edition not being available in their region..

      • http://captainevo.tumblr.com CaptainEVO

        Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.page.vk4akp Ken Page

    Where is the 3D screen and camera? :( .-.-.

    • qwert

      Why would you want 3D on a phone?

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      have you tried the EVO 3D :)

  • http://twitter.com/zk0sn1 Nee Austin

    And the odds I get the unlocked “one” just dropped by quite a bit for failure to support 3G AWS. This is the AT&T variant.

    From engadget:

    AT&T will offer 850/1900/2100MHz 3G and 700/850/AWS/1900MHz LTE.
    T-Mobile’s has 850/AWS/1900/2100MHz 3G and 700/AWS LTE.

    • http://twitter.com/zk0sn1 Nee Austin

      Just to add: The iphone also does not support 3G AWS (1700) either. The Nexus 4 and others do.

      Also, T-Mobile is activating their HSPA+ network on the 1900 band in many markets. (45+ of them so far?)

      This enables iphones to to use Tmobile 3G instead of being stuck on EDGE (yuck), and also makes room for LTE.

      This phone also lacks the European 3G band 900, if that matters.

  • ItAintYouItsMe

    HTC we need unlockable bootloaders on all carrier devices. Not all of us can afford that unsubsidized price tag.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Baacke Christopher Baacke

    Where can I buy one?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      We will update soon regarding availability. Once available you will be able to purchase through HTC directly at shopamerica.htc.com

  • http://twitter.com/DanamahaR Dana Mahar

    No love for Canadians? Typical U.S. bullsh*t

  • http://www.facebook.com/kguinn Kevin Guinn

    Because the T-Mobile version will have 100% functioning T-Mobile radios. This specific Dev phone version of the ONE has radios more suited to AT&T.

    • joe

      so if I buy the tmobile version will I be able to unlock it?

      • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

        HTC will continue to provide the ability to unlock the bootloader on many of its devices using the tool at HTCdev.com

    • joe

      so will you be able to unlock the tmobile version?

  • http://mobilepricesnews.com/ Sarah

    outstanding features specially multiple frequency compatibility

  • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

    We have nothing further to announce about the Developer Edition at this time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/C4darkmane Andrew Clive Early

    us only? well that sucks

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      While this phone only ships to US Zip Codes, you still have access to the bootloader unlock tool at htcdev.com/bootloader.

  • Ric.M

    How do I preorder the developer edition?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      We will update soon regarding availability. Once available you will be able to purchase through HTC directly at shopamerica.htc.com

      • http://captainevo.tumblr.com CaptainEVO

        Larry/Leigh, any chance of getting a “notify me” page up on the store so we can get notified by email as soon as it’s available to order? (Yes – I want “One” :) )

        • Mohamed Ismail Nounou

          Exactly, We need to be notified of availability

      • Bogdan Stetco

        That’s right! Larry, is there any way to subscribe and get a notification?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Godzson1 Will GodZson

    What are you most looking forward to doing with your HTC One Developer Edition smartphone?
    So being a dev and contributing to HTC’s development for the past 8+ years in Windows and Android what love does “One” (Me) get? Sign me up for One :) to continue assisting the community and sharing innovations.

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      Awesome! Thanks look forward to those innovations!

  • Minor Suarez

    too much money for a phone. After six months or one year this phone and others will cost half and in two years they will give it for free.

    couse it will be old. so people please be smart and don’t make this companies more rich , be smart . nobody should paid more de $ 400 for a phone

    • http://profiles.google.com/samrausch Samuel Rausch

      Whether you pay $650 for the phone directly from HTC or get a subsidized version from a carrier for $200, HTC will still make the same amount of money because the carrier makes up the difference.

      This is what phones really cost, but US consumers aren’t used to paying those prices directly because the carriers always subsidize them for us then charge us more each month to make it up.

    • mahrze

      If you don’t like it and can complain about the price. It’s fine, your choice. But don’t justify your “dislike” with critique. Simply say you won’t buy because it is out of your reach. Even if it does “lose” value over time. It’s your phone. You can do whatever you want with it. Freedom has a high price, in a figure of speech.

      • J. D. Crutchfield

        Only it’s not really “your phone”, and you can’t “do whatever you want with it”. That’s what so many people are complaining about. You can’t take “your phone” to any carrier you like, at least not in the USA. You can’t use it in any country that has cellular service. You can’t install whatever mods and ROMs you like. You /may/ be able to unlock the bootloader, if it happens to be one of the “many of HTC’s devices” LarryBot keeps auto-texting us about, but you can’t make it S-Off. This is a very limited form of “freedom”, or even “ownership”.

        • mahrze

          And here comes the bandwagon. As much as I agree with you. We can go as semantic as you’d like. But, for all it’s worth. I won’t be having those problems. So, being selfish, it’s good for me and I am sure some will agree with me. However limited you wanna call it, the problem is not with the Manufacturer, but carrier lobbying. So, instead of taking it to the manufacturer whom can’t do much. Take it to the carrier. Besides, nobody is asking you to buy it as I said, don’t like it? That’s fine, but leave the drama outside the front door.

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          Hi J.D. My name is Larry Meadows, not LarryBot. You are correct, in the USA a GSM variant phone will not run on a CDMA network and vice versa. As for using it in any country, I have traveled throughout Europe and to Asia and have not encountered any problems using my phone in any country I have visited, are you referring to hardware limitations or network differences you have encountered?

  • http://twitter.com/EricSeale Eric

    Please ship in time to use htctradeup.

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      Hi Eric there will be an update/extension to the dates for the $100 promotion to make this more feasible for you. Thank you!

      • http://twitter.com/EricSeale Eric

        Thank you!

        :-)

  • http://twitter.com/dimgl Dex ⚡

    HTC: will this phone be available in black?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      The Developer Edition will ship with the silver aluminum body.

      • Kristopher Davis (Irishgreen)

        Is the price going to be less for a reg locked 64gb version in us? And is there any other colors coming out at a later time? Oh and when is the US release date!!! I want it!! Lol

  • MadMeddler

    Come on HTC! Where’s the European version of your developer phone? Do we not have developers on Europe? Do we not have enthusiasts in Europe who might act as evangelists for your device? Oh, I guess not.

    Not impressed!

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      The European version of the phone can still be unlocked using the bootloader tool available at htcdev.com/bootloader.

      • MadMeddler

        Is the US version not capable of being unlocked the same way? Plus I haven’t seen too much evidence of the 64GB version being available at launch time here in the UK

  • Chris Hanula

    does “SIM and bootloader unlocked” mean s-off as well?

    A shame it isn’t available in Canada…

    • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

      No, it does not.

      • Kristopher Davis (Irishgreen)

        So basically this is just a pre-HTC dev unlocked phone? Your saying its not actually s-off just bootlaoder unlocked correct? Is the bootloader on the one encrypted still like previous models and final question is there plans to get source (kernel,etc) out faster? Thanks …can’t wait to grab this phone!!

  • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

    Customers without a US shipping address can still utilize the bootloader unlock tool available at htcdev.com/bootloader

  • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

    Based on my current experience, when you get your HTC One you won’t need to change batteries every day at 5 like you have to do with your Samsung. Power management / battery life has been awesome on my HTC One. Phonearena.com published a nice look at battery life on the HTC One at http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-One-battery-scores-very-well-in-endurance-tests_id40704.

  • http://www.facebook.com/discoman69 Don McCall

    What I would really like to know is this: will the US versions will be eligible to use the bootloader unlock tool? I would be inclined to say no based on this version being released. That would mean that T-Mobile, WIND, etc. users would have no way of achieving S-Off for a AWS HSPA+ supporting phone…not if the bootloader is encrypted. This suddenly gives me pause about purchasing an HTC One at launch. One thing about Samsung’s and Sony’s phones: they have never dealt with encrypted bootload crap like HTC has in the past.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      HTC will continue to provide the ability to unlock the bootloader on many of its devices using the tool at HTCdev.com.

      • http://www.facebook.com/discoman69 Don McCall

        Ummm….no offense Larry, but that wasn’t a direct answer to the question. Will the US versions of the One be eligible for the bootloader unlock tool? The fact that you didn’t answer the question obviously means either an outright NO or that some carriers will, but others won’t. If the answer was YES you would’ve come right out and said it. I guess I will have to wait and see….which will then also give Samsung time to get their flagship out to market. Not a wise strategy to me, as you would think HTC wants folks to go ahead and buy as soon as the handset is available…without waiting for stronger competition. SMH

  • http://twitter.com/jetleigh Leigh

    Sorry we couldn’t accommodate that Samuel there wasn’t time for special engraving. We hope to offer some other goodies for this phone but we shall see.

  • gg555

    Without AWS and support for T-Mobile this is lame. T-Mobile may not be the biggest carrier in the U.S. But if you spend time on the XDA forums it sure seems like a disproportionate number of developers use T-Mobile.

    Also, if the price of licensing is an issue for each additional band, as some say in the comments, then just release two variants of the developer addition. So people who need AWS can pay for AWS and others don’t have to. There are so many bazillions of variants of these phones that just has to not be a big deal.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      HTC will continue to provide the ability to unlock the bootloader on many of its devices using the tool at HTCdev.com.

      • gg555

        A lot of people want their phones without carrier branding and bloatware. Especially on a carrier like T-Mobile, that does not subsidize phones and you’re paying full cost anyway, why should you put up with the carrier branding and bloatware? Lastly, SIM unlocking remains a questionable possibility in the U.S. (given the Library of Congress’ recent decision to rescind the exemption from the DMCA which allowed users to SIM unlock their devices, with or without carrier approval).

        So pretending that bootloader unlocking is a solution to not having a Dev device that works on T-Mobile U.S. is brushing the problem under the carpet. Indeed, if the two things were equivalent, obviously HTC would not even bother to make a separate Dev device in the first place.

        So I stick by my position that it is extremely lame of HTC not to enable AWS for T-Mobile U.S. in the Dev device, for the reasons I state here and in my first post.

        It also puzzles me that even the Dev device will not have S-Off. What the hell? Isn’t this supposed to help people do development? The Nexus devices don’t have this problem. Is this a Dev device or not?

  • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

    Approved

    Sent from my HTC

    —– Reply message —–

    • http://captainevo.tumblr.com CaptainEVO

      Agreed – the rush to have the first review up has me just ignoring battery life opinions unless they’re accompanied by by actual factual/statistical data. I hammer my phones the first week I have them which results in seriously “non typical” battery life during that time. I’ll wait to see what Brian Klug has to say :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/fcespede Francisco Javier Cespedes Vinu

    why the new smartphone have no removable battery?

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    Good work on that 64GB!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micah-Madru/100001151887665 Micah Madru

    I have an HTC One S, htcdev as far as I know does not give you S-OFF, and from what I have read at xda-developers, htc has not been forthcoming with source code in a timely fashion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/roycebc Royce Benjamin Crow

    Is it going to be s off as well?

  • Lawnguy

    I think this is awesome of HTC to actually reach out to the developers communities. Years of reading neglect comments about HTC, and I still read a bunch of complaints on this page. People just can’t be pleased. This phone looks awesome, the specs are great and the new software looks completely inviting. Yes I hope I can get one too!!!

  • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

    No, this is a GSM phone.

    • http://twitter.com/knokfirst knok

      nvm :P

  • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

    Certainly intended as a slap in the face. You can access the bootloader unlock tool at htcdev.com/bootloader.

  • MIguel Ortiz

    $649 for the developer edition…if only HTC could send me a review unit…

  • http://twitter.com/Livingforward Chelo

    Just plz, give me a release day and take my CC, stop messing with my emotions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hansen.chan.33 Hansen Chan

    a little question…..

    Is this have global warranty?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mailaka.moore Mailaka Moore

    Hi is there a sign up page or something to notify consumers that want to purchase this developer edition? Preorder? I’m definitely interested!

  • http://www.facebook.com/radiotrib Kevin Salt

    I’m going to be building large-scale environmental monitoring and disaster response apps for use on mobiles and pads later this yar … pity I can’t get one of these in Europe. It would serve well as a dev platform and a femo device. Might even cause some European agencies and government departments to consider using HTC One’s … Ah well .. I’m sure I’ll be able to unlock my own One when I get it :) … I just didn’t want to use it in a way which is not sanctioned by HTC themselves.

    (Elevate member – radiotrib)

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Hey Kevin, I think this will be a great platform for dev and testing. While this phone can be shipped to a US Zip Code, you still have the the Bootloader unlock tool at htcdev.com/bootloader. I recommend using the tools available there, and, if you’re not already, make sure you join that community also.

  • http://www.facebook.com/axx.mxx.5 Arbash Mughal

    Would it be launch in Pakistan?

  • Omar Mohammad

    How i can buy this phone or preorder ? Im sure many of us want to have this info. So please let know thanks.

  • Olusola Abiodun

    I am looking to develop an app specifically for the device but why would I give my idea away on your website???

    • Olusola Abiodun

      When and where (exact date please!) can I buy this?

  • F16Vet

    If the normal carrier versions (i.e., Sprint in my case) can be unlocked for free on the htcdev.com web site, what is the advantage of the Developer version? Are any of the specs different?

  • Jon Mitchell

    Why won’t this developer edition be released outside the US? I live in the UK and I would love one of these. Just up my street. Save me from Rooting it via 3rd party tools. Also, if I buy one from the US and import it to the UK, would it be usable in the UK via a UK Carrier and SIM?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      HTC will continue to provide the ability to unlock the bootloader on many of its devices using the tool at HTCdev.com

  • Large_Hadron

    Remember that US prices don’t include VAT (sales tax), so this is in reality approximately the same price as the 32GB version in the UK (though you can find the 32GB for a little less than £520 ). That’s still good as it’s the 64GB model, but it’s not as big a difference as it appears.

  • http://twitter.com/vinylfreak89 Aaron DeBruin

    I never saw a definitive answer. Will this come with S-OFF or not?

    • http://twitter.com/PGood4 Paul Good

      Somewhere in the thread it was stated that it would not be S-OFF

  • http://twitter.com/PGood4 Paul Good

    Thanks for supporting the developer community and I’ll definitely be picking one of these up as soon as they are available. Do you have any details on how the update process will work? Can we expect to see updates quicker since they won’t have to go through any carrier approval and testing process?

  • http://twitter.com/GeorgeSibble George P. Sibble

    Where can I sign up to get one?

  • chw2054

    Does it come with stock UI or HTC Sense?

  • branon

    How does one preregister for this developer edition?

  • bfbf

    Does this qualify for the $100 Trade-Up offer?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Yes it does

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.scammell David Scammell

    Looking pretty sweet! :-)

  • Akshay Kawale

    I really want to buy this phone, but this is a significant investment for me, so I want to make sure that there is adequate development support for it, so that the community can continue to provide updates long after HTC suspends their official updates.

    Will HTC be providing all the drivers, etc so that developers can develop fully functional custom ROMs for later versions of Android? If not I might have to look elsewhere for my new phone… because I’ve been burned by Motorola withdrawing support for my Atrix 4g.

  • EvolvedApe

    Wow! If this was stock Android, I’d be all over it.

    First Android hardware I have seen that competes with the iPhone. Great design, HTC! (although I’d like to see the back in person :)

    Can this be made stock Android (with the regular Android OS updates?)

  • Omar Mohammad

    Htc please give us some date or open some kind of a preorder for this phone so the devs like us can confirm the order.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pedro.barros.3551 Pedro Barros

    I’m from Portugal, where can i get one?

  • Rob C

    We need an HTC One Developer Edition with AWS bands 1700 and 2100 so we can use our Phone (in LTE Mode) with Carriers that require those Frequencies. This is applicable to parts of the USA and Canada (and likely many other Countries).

    • http://www.facebook.com/joey.grixti Joey Grixti Jr

      flash the modem. It shouldn’t be hard.

  • http://ascendingbutterfly.blogspot.com Tracy

    This phone really needs to come to ‘The Official #TwitterPartyDJ’ for a thorough product review on my high traffic lifestyle blog! :)

    @Tracy_Iglesias on twitter!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tim.pennekamp.5 Tim Pennekamp

    can anyone please update us on the release date in the US. I am sick of all the internet rumors… HTC just give us a range or a target date. I have heard everything from the 22nd to the end of April. I know that none of these were HTC sources, but unfortunately it is reflecting poorly on HTC… the wait will be worth it, I just wish HTC did more to manage expectations. I WILL be ordering the dev edition when it is ready, just wish things were better communicated.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      The new HTC One will roll out in the UK, Germany and Taiwan next week and across Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific before the end of April.

  • http://twitter.com/Toycrawler81 Jerry Stringer

    when is this going to release for the us? Please hurry up my money is burning in my pocket and i got a galaxy nexus that is ready to be used for skeet practice.

  • Bogdan Stetco

    Any news about the release date guys?

    • Rob C

      Amazon UK says their release date is March 29, 2013, others are also following that; when
      this Site will sell is a different question but you can be certain they are in stock now.

      PS: The Moderator may be on vacation as I still waiting for my last Post to be moderated.

      • Bogdan Stetco

        Yes but that’s for UK. Do you think it’s gonna be the same release date for both countries?

        PS: Maybe he’s keeping his spot on the waiting line :)

        • Rob C

          T-Mobile says the same. HTC said it will not sell before it’s bulk purchasing Carriers do.

          IF you really want the Phone buy it now, just search for a Store or ask someone where they bought theirs.

        • Rob C

          There is an “Official Answer”, search for the words “before the end of April.” on this Page.

      • http://twitter.com/QueenArumLily Tara

        My last query hasn`t received a reply. Are we being ignored?

  • Terry Linzmeier

    Make sure the software you use to check zip codes supports FPO & APO addresses.

    Also, get release dates out there so I know whether or not to wait around for this phone. I’d buy it today but the uncertainty around the release dates might send myself and other consumers in another direction.

  • Joey G

    Hi. I am from california I was wondering will the htc one dev edition be available in store? or will we have to order straight from the site when it comes available?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Hi Joey,

      once available you will be able to order directly at shopamerica.htc.com

      • http://www.facebook.com/joey.grixti Joey Grixti Jr

        thanks larry

  • http://www.facebook.com/sinsnowman Sin Matches

    Does that mean normal editions will not be supporting bootloader unlocking? If that’s the case I will stop buying HTC

  • http://twitter.com/jngtt Jimmy Ng

    What are is the warranty for the developer edition?

  • Omar Mohammad

    Ok just tell us this that this edition of one will be avaible the same time the regular versions hit the market in USA ?

    • http://twitter.com/PGood4 Paul Good

      It says right in the announcement that it will be available when the phone is released in the U.S.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Yes it will.

  • RyanDeBaker

    Will this us dev model be released after an April rollout? Or will I be able to pre-order this sometime soon?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      It will be available for order at the same time as the US Rollout. The new HTC One will roll out in the UK, Germany and Taiwan next week and across Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific before the end of April.

  • Bogdan Stetco

    Does BlinkFeed support Google+?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Not at this time, as we make updates to BlinkFeed I will update the BlinkFeed post

      • Bogdan Stetco

        Thank you for replying Larry!

  • http://twitter.com/QueenArumLily Tara

    I need a new phone urgently. When will this be available through either T-Mobile or 02 in the UK? They only have 32 GB on pre-order in the UK.

  • Hector Cadeaux

    this might just be the one for metro and me

  • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

    Not entirely accurate. We have been testing some of the early models already with a T-Mobile SIM and it works great in New York City where T-Mobile has rolled out 1900 MHz HSPA+. So, markets where T-Mobile has done this, the HTC One developer edition will support it.

    • J. D. Crutchfield

      Thanks for the personal reply, but the article I quoted acknowledges that “On T-Mobile, it will get 3G in some cities, but not in others . . . .” That seems to cover “markets where T-Mobile has done this . . . . ” I happen to be in New York City, so I’m glad to know that the HTC One will work here, but what about my home town in Virginia? Sorry to be so grouchy about all this, but I need to upgrade my phone, and all the hype got my hopes up. Now there just seems to be one delay after another, one retraction, one proviso, one asterisk after another, and it’s frustrating–especially after I’ve been strung along for so many months by Sprint’s promises to give me LTE “in the coming months”.

      • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

        In your case, if you are on T-Mobile, I am assuming you want 4G so you would probably be best served to use the bootloader unlock tools at htcdev.com. I am not sure what other retractions/provisions/asterisks you’ve gotten, but happy to help answer anything I can.

  • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

    you can order from shopamerica.htc.com if you have a US shipping zip code once the new HTC One rolls out in the US. And yes, this is eligible for the $100 trade up.

  • Raymond Yung

    Can’t wait to finally use LTE on HTC phone. (I will NEVER use a branded US phone again!!!)
    Please please HTC, make enough unbranded phone available for all the HTC lover in US.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joey.grixti Joey Grixti Jr

    hey Marc, yes I checked with Telus, and Rogers and both say it should be fine. I for one will be ordering it either through my friend in california :)

  • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

    Hi Rohan, you can’t order it until it is available in the US, that will be in April. As we finalize dates we will update the post

    • http://www.facebook.com/joey.grixti Joey Grixti Jr

      Hey Larry is there some sort of email notification we can be put on so we know exatly when its available?

  • LazyKid

    Any reason why the developer version will not come in Black? The HTC One in black is just so much more awesome than the silver.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rkarolak Ryan Karolak

      Probably to save money. If they don’t sell and make as many it makes more sense to only make one model (64gb Silver). Unfortunate for those who want 32 GB or Black.

  • Anthony St. Upery

    HTC just told me on their facebook page that the phone will carry a warranty.

    HTC Hi Anthony – Yes, it will. Please note, however, that installing a non-HTC ROM may void the warranty and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Have you pre-registered for this great mobile device yet?

    • branon

      How does one pre-register for the developer edition?

  • Raymond Yung

    Why don’t you(HTC) just let us pre-order??And why does it have to be in limited quantities!? I am tire of refreshing this page every couple hours! I think I represent a lot of people when I say we ARE willing to pay more than $649 to get a unbranded and unlocked phone!

  • http://majamaki.com/ Terry Majamäki

    So how exactly do we order this? HTC, please provide option to order it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/neal.quimson Neal Quimson

    How and where can I get one when it comes out?

  • http://www.facebook.com/carlosalberto.dussek Carlos-Alberto Dussek

    will this version work on T-mobiles LTE network?

  • http://www.facebook.com/carlosalberto.dussek Carlos-Alberto Dussek

    It says “The HTC One Developer Edition will be available in limited quantities to
    customers with a US Zip Code for $649 when the HTC One is released in
    the United States.” does this mean after the device is launched or the same day?

    • http://twitter.com/MENTALDUMP Adam

      I am asking the exact same thing. If the ATT 64GB version is available day one I am too impatient to wait for HTC for a week or two to get this going.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      I am confirming pre-order start times and URL as quickly as i can

  • tonkotsu

    eh doesn’t fully work on tmo’s 3g..

    an unlocked phone not built to support one of the carriers promoting BYOD plans….. not too smart htc. keep it up i guess?

  • David Li

    Don’t forget T-Mobile’s refarm to 1900 HSPA+ AND they are deploying LTE on …….AWS

  • Rony

    They just announced that the att version will be on sale April 19th so does that mean the developers edition will be on sale on April 19th?

    • http://twitter.com/PGood4 Paul Good

      Yes, please let us know the details on ordering the developer edition now that we know launch dates for the U.S. carriers.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      I am trying to confirm details today and will follow up ASAP

      • Bogdan Stetco

        Please let us know Larry!

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          I will Bogden, promise. I am trying to confirm the URL and time for pre-orders to start.

          • Bogdan Stetco

            Thank you Larry!

  • Stephen Casey

    CDMA listed..will this work with Sprint in both LTE and 3G areas?? Dallas is pretty spotty with LTE coverage.

  • Tony Lai

    When and where can I buy this edition!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rkarolak Ryan Karolak

    It’s implied, but will the Developer’s editing be available on the 19th along with the AT&T and Sprint’s versions?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      working on getting information of exact availability. will followup ASAP on this post

      • http://www.facebook.com/rkarolak Ryan Karolak

        Thanks. I noticed AT&T is available for pre-order today. Looking forward to the availability for this edition.

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          AT&T Pre-order started today, other carriers tomorrow. i am finalizing details this morning on Dev edition

          • Bogdan Stetco

            Any news regarding the dev edition Larry?

  • http://acrankinesssingularity.blogspot.com ferricoxide

    No word on whether a VZW-compatible version of the developer model will be made available?

  • Jeff Scott

    Will this be up for pre-order at the same time as the US carriers preorders (April 4 and 5) or will it only be available to order on the actual release date of April 19?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      working on getting information for you now. will follow up ASAP

      • Mklpickle F

        Any luck?

      • Bogdan Stetco

        any news?

      • http://twitter.com/PGood4 Paul Good

        Larry, it would be nice to understand what will happen to the orders some of us placed over the phone today with your store. I have an order number and an email confirmation as well. I hope you all honor those orders.

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          Hi Paul, I don’t know about that. can you share to me the confirm number and email? larry_meadows@htc.com? The pre-sale doesn’t start until Friday, I will be updating this post as soon as we can confirm the URL and timing.

          • http://twitter.com/PGood4 Paul Good

            Larry, I sent you an email with the details.

          • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

            thanks guys, i will follow up with you in email

          • http://twitter.com/PGood4 Paul Good

            Much appreciated and thanks for the attention and customer focus.

          • http://twitter.com/PGood4 Paul Good

            Larry, Once again, thanks for the follow up and great customer service after the initial order mixup earlier this week. I appreciate all the help in resolving the situation. Looking forward to getting the One later this month.

          • Mklpickle F

            Larry, I also sent you mine.

          • Joey G

            Larry do the presales for the dev edition start tonight at midnight thanks..

      • Jeff Scott

        Thanks Larry. As you know there are many people interested in this phone :)

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          :-) yes indeed. I will update once I can confirm the URL and timing, i certainly don’t want to give incorrect data.

    • http://www.facebook.com/carlosalberto.dussek Carlos-Alberto Dussek

      the shop site says available now but it asks for a log in?!?!

      • http://twitter.com/superscientific superscientific

        What shop are you referring to?

      • Bogdan Stetco

        where?!

      • Mklpickle F

        I was able to place an order while that particular website was active. I called. I also got confirmation email with order number. As of now, they cannot confirm or find my order. I even opted for overnight shipping. Evidently I am not the only person in the situation.

        • http://twitter.com/PGood4 Paul Good

          I placed an order with them as well over the phone and have a confirmation email from them as well. I haven’t called in to check on status, but will probably do that tomorrow.

          • Mklpickle F

            Were you able to find your order? Still cant find mine on Letstalk website.

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          The pre-sale does not start until Friday so I am not sure what will happen with any orders placed prior. Once we have confirmation on the time and URL I will update this post. Please let me confirm the correct info and time for everyone.

  • http://twitter.com/Zkosn1 Nee Austino

    We can assume that the US carrier versions of the HTC One will not be bootloader unlockable, even if you pay for them outright. The official replies say as much.

  • http://twitter.com/superscientific superscientific

    What store will this be sold from? Will HTC sell it directly or through a 3rd party distributor?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Order direct from us. Pre-orders begin tomorrow morning at http://www.htc.com. Click “shop” in the top navigation.

      • Akshay Iyengar

        Hi Larry! Can you please give me some insight into its 4G LTE capabilities and what carriers it will run on in the US? Both the regular 4G and the LTE spec. Thanks!

  • dalex7777

    @twitter-143850879:disqus

    Could you please clarify the LTE bands on this device?

    700MHz – is this band 13?

    850MHz – is this band 1 ?

    AWS – 1700MHz/2100 MHz?

    1900MHz – is this band 2 or 25 or both?

  • Gohy

    Hi Larry, I live in Canada but I was planning on buying this and getting it shipped to my US shipping address. Would that still qualify for the Canadian $100 rebate offer or do I HAVE to buy it in Canada?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      I don’t believe so, i will ask to confirm.

      • Gohy

        Oh nooo! That’s too bad! I was just about to pull the trigger. Good thing I double checked. Thank you for your reply…

      • Gohy

        Hi Again. I just got an email back from the HTC Trade up program support and it said that it /IS/ eligible. I don’t know what to believe now.

        Thank you for your email.
        Phone purchases are eligible to receive the $100 Reward card as long as
        they are purchased in either the US or Canada. Please note the extended
        dates for this promotion I have enclosed below.

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          if you have been told by the program support team it is eligible, then follow what they are telling you.

  • Joey G

    Larry I was wondering is this going to be available for pre sales at the same time as every other carrier? or are we waiting until release? thanks bro

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Pre-orders begin tomorrow morning at http://www.htc.com. Click “shop” in the top navigation.

  • http://twitter.com/EricSeale Eric

    Any news? I really want to buy now.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Yes, Pre-orders begin tomorrow morning at http://www.htc.com. Click “shop” in the top navigation.

      • http://twitter.com/EricSeale Eric

        Awesome! Thank you.

    • Raymond Yung

      me too

  • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

    Pre-orders begin tomorrow morning at http://www.htc.com. Click “shop” in the top navigation.

    • http://www.facebook.com/carlosalberto.dussek Carlos-Alberto Dussek

      do you know a specific time by any chance?

      • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

        7 AM pacific

        • ranova

          if I buy the HTC One dev version, am I eligible for the $100 trade in rebate?

          • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

            yes

    • mklpickle Follante

      Any word on those of us who were able to order already with confirmation emails? Will we have to re order?

      • Raymond Yung

        How did you order already???

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          no orders have been placed yet, pre orders are tomorrow morning

    • Raymond Yung

      when will it be ship?

      • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

        April 19

        • Bogdan Stetco

          Larry, I pre-ordered the phone but when I check the order status, clicking the link from the confirmation email, I see this “We require additional information before completing your order.” What does it mean? Is it normal? Thanks!

        • Bogdan Stetco

          it’s fine, I called sales :) thanks anyway

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tony-Yang/100001006062410 Tony Yang

          Larry, I ordered my Developer Edition within 1 hour after preorder started. I been checking status of my order since day 1. Today it went from ready to ship to back order. I don’t get it. This phone didn’t even sold out until yesterday. How can my order went from 4-19 to 4-24?

          • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

            Looking into to this.

    • ranova

      if I buy the HTC One dev version, am I eligible for the $100 trade in rebate? This makes or breaks my decision

      • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

        yes, it is eligible

        • ranova

          thanks! is the store really slow right now because of updating the page, or are people buying them up? I cant purchase one! Its asking for login and pass to access the One Dev

          • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

            It was slow this morning due to high demand, but everything should be good now.

          • http://peoplewho.tumblr.com wireless G

            Larry, I wanted to buy this model, but the discussion here makes it clear 1700 band support (AWS HSPA+) and 900 band for International use are critically missing. Do you know if the T-Mobile version of the One has support for these bands? And will that t-mobile version be unlockable through HTC? Thanks.

          • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

            The T-Mobile version contains the following bands:

            GSM bands 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
            UMTS: Band I(2100)
            UMTS: Band II(1900)
            UMTS: Band IV(1700/2100/AAWS)
            UMTS: Band V(850)
            LTE Band: 4, 17

            And yes, it will be unlockable using the tools at HTCDev.com

          • http://peoplewho.tumblr.com wireless G

            Great, thanks for the information. It sounds like the t-mobile model is the one to get for folks who plan to travel internationally where AWS bands are used, or just use t-mobile in the U.S., since the Developer Edition lacks some of these bands.

        • branon

          Does the 32gb unlocked version on sale on the website have carrier branding / modifications? and I presume it is AT&T LTE compatible? Thanks.

          • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

            the 32 GB version does not ship bootloader unlocked

          • Indy S.

            When will the 64gb bootloader unlocked version be for sale as htc promised?

  • http://3dmee.com/!/Shiny.Pixels ShinyPixels

    Aside from being an unlocked phone wheres the details about what makes this good as a ‘developer’ phone?! There’s no shortage of unlocked android phones on the market.

  • Tanase Adrian

    Why won`t you release it in europe too?cause i`d surely buy

  • http://www.facebook.com/carlosalberto.dussek Carlos-Alberto Dussek

    i only see the tmobile varient? the developer edition isnt up?

    Edit:
    With a little searching I was able to find and order my developers edition! awesome!!!

  • disqus_Q1jjfW3Gpg

    there is a 32 gb unlocked phone now!!

  • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows
    • http://twitter.com/slackercow ppk

      thanks larry!

    • ranova

      any reason why I cant checkout? Keeps getting ”
      This webpage is not available”

      • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

        are you still having this issue?

  • http://twitter.com/joshuashearin Joshua Shearin

    Why does the site continue to ask for a username and password when we go to the HTC/Letstalk shop?

  • http://www.facebook.com/muayyad Muayyad Al-Mulla

    Why do I have “Customer Contact Required” in the status?

    • drzizo

      same thing happened to me

      • http://www.facebook.com/muayyad Muayyad Al-Mulla

        Now it is OK and ready for fulfillment

        • drzizo

          same thing here…but I think there is a mistake in the delivery date “April 08″ I hope it’s true but I dont think so…so confusing

  • drzizo

    I see there is an unlocked 32GB phone in the store…I just wanna make sure that this legit before I order it

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      the 32 GB is Sim Unlocked but does not ship Bootloader unlocked.

      • drzizo

        thanks

  • abdul rahman

    Does the developer edition include headphones? The site only mentions :
    Standard Battery
    USB Cable/Wall Charger
    User Guides

    Please answer!

  • rgfcpq

    Website is not allowing check out, and the phone order line is keeping me on hold.

    • ranova

      i had that problem. If youre at work, it might be because they block external ports (for some reason HTC forwards to port 335). I had to tether off my phone to place my order

      • rgfcpq

        Thanks! That solved the problem — I am ordering from work. The phone ordering was worthless — nobody picked up after more than 20 minutes.

  • Dave Grant

    I just placed my order successfully and received a confirmation email, but the order status on HTC’s site says “cancellation requested”. I called my mastercard provider and they said they approved the request. I haven’t received an email from HTC/Let’s Talk since the original confirmation email.

    • http://twitter.com/CursiveQ2 CursiveQ

      you need to call them and have them reopen your order. this happened to me too.

      • Dave Grant

        Called them right away, been on hold 1 hour or more! Geez

        • Dave Grant

          Anyone else on hold with letstalk? I’m up to 2+ hours now…

          • Dave Grant

            Turns out you need to have a US-issued credit-card. Am trying to buy this for my brother in the US with my Canadian mastercard. Wish this was made more clear. Now to find someone I trust who has a US credit card.

    • Jad B

      Make sure your delivery address is registered with the CC issuer.

      • Dave Grant

        I did, it is :)

    • Andrey Chudnov

      I had the same problem. I’ve ordered the phone, received an order confirmation. An hour later I get an e-mail from HTC offering a promotional code that is supposed to give free shipping and free case for HTC One. I follow the order status link in the confirmation e-mail to see if I can apply the code there, but instead I find out that the order has been cancelled with a strange reason: “cancellation requested”. Of course I didn’t cancel e-mail. Attempts to contact customer support via phone and e-mail have been unsuccessful so far. I live in the US and have a US-issued card, and my card provider shows that the charge has been approved. So, there’s no reason for the order not to be processed. Big failure HTC, I’m disappointed.

      • Raymond Yung

        The problem is with LetsTalk . I went to their website b4 and it look ugly and un-proffesstional. If not because it is “the” HTC store, I will never buy from them…

  • FreedomCostsPlenty

    Wow, purchasing from HTC seems risky. Lot’s of issues.

  • http://www.facebook.com/prajakta.mali.18 Prajakta Mali

    still i feel need is high MP lens extra to make total 3 camera 2 at back 1 front this may sound stupid but it going to concept as no one want to compromise pixel in day light for night photos

  • Mklpickle F

    Hey, so do we go by the April 19 release date or the shipping dates provided? Just wondering! My shipping date is earlier!

    • Raymond Yung

      Mine said today… It would be nice but I don’t think it will happen.

  • Jad B

    Yes

  • Raymond Yung

    Hi, I order the dev edition right after it available in the online store. Couple HOURS later, I get a email from HTC with a “Early Fan” offer that get free case and free shipping!!
    How do I get that now? Do I get penalize for being TOO early??

    • Mklpickle F

      Great question. Got the same offer. Would like the free case too!

      • drzizo

        I already ordered a case with the phone…I wish there is a way I could still use that offer…after all we are the real “early” fans..

        • Mklpickle F

          I’m currently on hold to see if there is anything that can be done. Will post when I have any info. Been on hold for 21 minutes so far.

          • Raymond Yung

            Hope you will get some good news for us :)

          • Mklpickle F

            See my comment above.

    • bfbf

      Yeah, I think we just paid the price for scrambling too early. I would love to update my order but I’m not seeing any way to do it online.

      • bfbf

        I solved this by ordering another one and then calling to cancel the original order. I got the free case, but saw no way to get free shipping. I saw the shipping charge go thru. Then today when I checked my order status online, I saw the shipping charge is now $0.00.

    • Mklpickle F

      I finally was able to get someone on the phone (called HTC rather than LetsTalk). Super nice sales person said they have been getting lots of these calls, but can not add in free case, however she stayed on the phone with me, cancelled my order, waited for me to re-order with free case coupon, and approved the order so that I didn’t get the cancellation or need to contact customer service message on the check order status page. I took about 40 minutes of my life (20 min on hold), but I’m getting a $40.00 case for free!

      • Andrey Chudnov

        Thank you. What was the number you used to call HTC? I was unable to redeem the code via the checkout page.

        • Mklpickle F

          1-866-416-3059 or 800-570-5385….had multiple calls placed!

          • Raymond Yung

            the 8005705385 (which is on the order confirmation email) say Samsung LOL…
            I am on hold on the 8664163059 now.
            I think they are both letstalk number..

          • Raymond Yung

            Either they change their policy already or I am just unlucky to get this agent … I was told I have to order again with the email and code myself and cancel the original order after….

          • Raymond Yung

            My order got cancelled like i expected….. Now have to call and wait AGAIN….

          • branon

            My order got cancelled too. No reason provided Does anyone know. Whats going on?

          • Andrey Chudnov

            Try checking with your credit card provider that the transaction went through. Otherwise, just wait for a day. My order was cancelled at first, but then miraculously change to “packing” the day after.

    • http://twitter.com/es0329 Eric

      I’d put one of these coupons to good use if somebody who is unable to use it would share their code with me. Thank you.

  • AJ

    I was wondering, since this one is unlocked, will I be able to update to android 4.2.2?

    • Raymond Yung

      4.2.2 has nothing to do with locking….

  • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

    yes, use the tools on HTCdev.com

  • Tehpriest

    I would have bought a Dev edition if it were available in UK but definitely will not buy a retail version. Seems like USA only are worthy of a dev community.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      which feature of Dev Edition are you missing in the UK retail stores?

  • Raymond Yung

    The LetsTalk/HTC store is a joke… According to their summary page, the Dev. edition has micro SD Card slot and no NFC…..

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Hi Raymond, I am looking at the site now and don’t see that on the feature list. can you send me a link to what you are seeing?

      • Andrey Chudnov

        I’ve seen a microSD card listed for the T-Mobile version earlier, but not anymore. Right now, the Dev edition is listed with 32Gb in the “Features” tab

        http://www0-shopamerica.htc.com/product/productpop.htm?prId=41599&servicePrId=28726&index=1&cart=1

        Also, my pre-order for the Dev edition is still listed as cancelled despite payment going through. Spent a total of an hour on the line with lesttalk today to no avail. This is definitely not worth my time. Also, as many have indicated, the HTC Early Fans offer is a royal screw up as it arrived late and can’t be redeemed at checkout. Some are blaming LetsTalk, but HTC is, at least in part, responsible too. If only for choosing to involve LetsTalk.

      • Raymond Yung

        Hmm, don’t know why my earlier post disappear.. Anyway, it says N/A now and I swear it said Micro SD card b4… The NFC still say no.. http://www3-shopamerica.htc.com/product/productpop.htm?prId=41599&servicePrId=28726&index=1&cart=1

      • Raymond Yung

        Hey Larry, did you get my post? my post with link will not come up…

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          I did – we are correcting that error. To confirm, it is 64 GB, it does support NFC. sorry for the confusion

          • Raymond Yung

            That’s what I figure….

            Do I get a gift or something for finding the error? :-)

          • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

            a personal reply from me :-)

          • Raymond Yung

            oh, come on. At lease give me some accessory with HTC and/or HTC One logo so I can show other I am a proud HTC One user :)

  • Brian Albarran

    Hi Larry, I’m having a heck of a time today trying to order an unlocked version of your new phone via the 866-416-3059. I have been on hold for 1 hour and 13 minutes now. I know you guys are getting slammed with orders today, but I’d like to get clarification on a few things. I really hope you can help clarify: 1) can I use the $100 trade-in offer I signed up for last month, 2) can I use the free case and free shipping code that I received via e-mail earlier today, and 3) what’s the difference (other than the added memory) if I were to purchase the 32GB SIM-unlocked version and later unlocked the bootloader via htcdev.com vs. purchasing the 64GB SIM- and Bootloader-unlocked version? Is the unlocked bootloader the only thing that makes the 64GB version the “developer edition”? Thanks so much, Larry. I really appreciate you answering these questions and how I might place more order today.

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Hey Brian – yes the trade in offer is good on this phone, you should be able to use the case and shipping code as well. the Dev edition ships bootloader unlocked and is 64 GB. Think carefully about that 32 GB extra storage

    • Raymond Yung

      I don’t think it say it anywhere but I called and they told me I CANNOT order with the “Early Fan” code on the phone. It has to be done though the link in the email….

  • rgfcpq

    Larry, I got my early offer email after I placed my order earlier today. Is it too late to get it applied? I tried calling but had to give up on the phone after a half hour. Thanks.

    • Raymond Yung

      I bet they have the most phone call ever in their(LetsTalk’s) life. So many problem…

      • Raymond Yung

        BTW, I am calling them the second time, every time is more than 30mins wait..

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      i will ask

      • rgfcpq

        Thanks. It’s unfortunate how hosed up the ordering has been today, besides the phone wait is the fact that the letstalk site uses blocked ports that nearly prevented me from ordering at all today.

  • Jad B

    Hi Brian, unlocking the bootloader via htcdev.com is free. There is no cost. The added benefit to the 64GB Developer Edition is that it ships unlocked and has double the memory capacity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/warrencalebfields Warren Caleb Fields

    Is there any way to use the HTC One on Verizon’s LTE network?

    • Jad B

      No it does not support Verizon LTE

      • DJ Scotch

        Will it work with Verzion for phone call etc or it will simply won’t work with Verizon?

        • Bogdan Stetco

          it just won’t, it’s not a cdma phone.

  • Lito

    Anybody know if LTE will work in Canada ?

  • Kris Senchantixay

    If only HTC would put vanilla Android on this. These would be FLYING off the shelves. Guaranteed!!

    • Raymond Yung

      Not everyone like AOSP. I am still getting HTC only because of Sense.

  • DJ Scotch

    I ordered the 64gb Developer version. I am hoping it works on Verizon or else I have to show my middle finger to VZW and shake hands with ATT

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Hi DJ, the developer version will not work on a CDMA network, it is a GSM phone

    • http://twitter.com/bogdi_s Bogdan Stetco

      You are not the only one doing that lol

    • Jad B

      Hi DJ, unfortunately it’s not compatible on Verizon or Sprint.

  • Rony

    I was one of the first to pre order the developers edition on Friday and everything was good. I just got and I just checked the status and now it’s saying. One or more items in your order are out of stock.

    Due to high demand, the following product(s) in your order are presently out of stock.
    The expected date for new inventory arriving at our warehouse is displayed below

    Estimated Availability Qty Unit Price Product
    04/09/2013 1 $649.99 HTC One® Developer Edition (Pre-Order Today!)

    • Rony

      So what just happened to my order. I was one of the first ones to order exactly when it started taking pre-orders.

    • xarg

      Same story

    • http://twitter.com/bogdi_s Bogdan Stetco

      You don’t have to do anything. Just be patient and wait.

      • Rony

        They had an hold on the amount for the phone and suddenly it’s off today and the funds are back in my account. Is that normal?

        • Bogdan Stetco

          As Yokken said on the XDA forum, yes, the charge on your card is just a pre-authorization. It is not an actual charge. It is normal to go away in a few days. It is just to make sure you have the funds. Your card will be fully charged soon before the device actually ships.

        • Bogdan Stetco

          oh and btw, my estimated availability is now 04/20/2013 and I’m not solo :) only after the 19th I guess we could star to freak out lol but till then we have to be patient, but don’t ask me how :)

  • Camilo

    out of stock the 32 and 64! can anyone tell me please when they’ll re-stock again?

    • Raymond Yung

      They did say the 64G dev is limited… That’s why I order in the first hour…

      • Camilo

        the 32 is limited also? i really want the 32gb unlocked

  • Camilo

    Larry do you know when htc will re stock the 32 unlocked model again? thanks

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      I will see what I can find out.

      • Camilo

        Thanks :)

  • 梅 凉

    My question is, if I have ordered a 64G phone, how can I use the code in my email for free case and shipping? The case still took me $39.99

  • http://twitter.com/MENTALDUMP Adam

    Larry, Can you confirm that although all our pre-orders say at least back ordered until 4/20 maybe some 4/24 that the device WILL ship on 4/18 as planned to pre-order people? We are without confirmation and as the first buyers in the US and those who paid the most for the phone I think we deserve a solid answer…Thanks.

    • Bogdan Stetco

      mine went back to 18th

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      I will see what i can find out

  • Amos Connelious

    Hi guys do you think Htcdev can network unlock HTC one

  • http://www.facebook.com/balint.kertesz.77 Balint Kertesz

    On HTC’s website it says “HSPA/WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz
    – GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    – LTE: 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz (US)” According to it the phone does come with AWS, which is 1700mHz am i correct? So this should work on T-Mobile and Wind…

    • Raymond Yung

      It support LTE AWS, but NOT HSPA/WCDMA AWS

      the problem people complaint is t-mobile is 80% WCDMA AWS and little WCDMA 1900Mhz. T-mobile has not release LTE yet
      Hope this help.

  • Jimmy Romanos

    Will this work on 4G LTE 1800 MHz which is very popular overseas? (If yes, I will place an order now) (if it doesn’t, will there be an international version for LTE 1800 Mhz? )

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      The LTE bands for this model are: 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz (US)

  • rgfcpq

    Does anyone know if we are supposed to receive the phones on Friday or they ship on/by Friday? I was told by a rep that mine is going to be sent 2 day delivery, which if it ships on Thursday or Friday means I won’t be getting it until next week. Thanks

    • Bogdan Stetco

      nobody knows for sure but according to htc’s website first batch will ship out on the 18th and the second batch is expected on the 23rd… we shall see

  • http://www.facebook.com/Zeeshan.the.one Mohamed Zeeshan

    what about warranty?

  • Akshay Iyengar

    I bought this phone to get out of the AT&T contract/high bills crap and to get onto something like T-Mobile, and also, of course, to root it and do things like that with it.. From what I’ve read, I can’t get 4G LTE on this device if I go in for T-Mobile. Can someone please break it down for me, what I can and can’t get with AT&T and T-Mobile? Those two are my only options. Much appreciated. Thank you!

    • Bogdan Stetco

      It depends of your area and what coverage they have there.

      • Akshay Iyengar

        Well.. I’m in San Jose, CA. So could you please let me know what I get and what I don’t? A lot of ppl seem to saying that it’s useless for T-Mobile.. What’s the verdict?

        • Jad B

          For T-Mobile USA, it supports HSPA+ in markets where they enabled 1900MHz. San Jose is already one of these markets. They lit up portions of San Jose with 1900Mhz HSPA+ back in November. It will also support T-Mobile LTE (band 4) when they roll it out. On AT&T, it supports everything.

          • Akshay Iyengar

            Thank you for that! :) I guess I can safely go in for T-Mobile then. Thank you.

          • Jad B

            T-Mobile started rolling out LTE in San Jose a few weeks ago. So you may get LTE coverage too now depending on where you live. Check with a local T-Mobile store rep.

          • Akshay Iyengar

            Will do. Thanks! :)

    • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

      With this “Developer Edition”, you will only be able to access HSPA+21 on 1900 and LTE on 1700. You will not have the ability to use HSPA+42 on 1900 or 1700. HSPA+ on 1700 is not supported. Basically, this is a debranded AT&T phone.

      You’re better off getting the T-Mobile version, which may actually be unlockable to use as a developer phone.

      • Akshay Iyengar

        Hmm.. But it’s not available in the 64 GB variant with T-Mobile. I intend using my phone to the fullest! :) And now, its back ordered. Man, if Samsung does not face the same issues HTC is facing, it’ll be huge blowback in HTC’s faces. But it is my understanding that the delay is due to some flooding and the Boston blasts. Really not HTC’s fault this time.

  • http://twitter.com/PGood4 Paul Good

    Any idea when let’s talk is actually going to ship these devices? It was supposed to ship today, but now it seems like it’s getting pushed back again because they haven’t received them or at least that is what they are telling people.

    • Raymond Yung

      I wanna know too… My status is back ordered…

    • http://twitter.com/technicjunkie Hal Parker

      Really. HTC being so quiet about this. Maybe I made a mistake and should cancel.

      • Raymond Yung

        Doesn’t seens like I am geting it this week…. Sigh…

      • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

        Hi Hal,

        Not trying to be quiet, but I am trying to get accurate information. Can you send me your order number / confirm to larry_meadows@htc.com and I will see what i can find out?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Hi Paul,

      I will see what I can find out.

      • http://twitter.com/technicjunkie Hal Parker

        Please do Larry.

      • Raymond Yung

        Please do that. Thank you

      • http://twitter.com/PGood4 Paul Good

        Thanks Larry. Order status has now changed to unknown and per the other comments some people can’t even find their order anymore.

  • Mklpickle F

    Larry, for the past two weeks I have been able to check my phone and free case order, be it unavailable, backordered, etc. This morning, my order has disappeared. When I search for it, no error is returned, just blanks out the search fields. Please advise as this is a bit unsettling.
    Thanks

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Sorry I missed this comment, Do you have your order number of confirmation email? can you send to me at larry_meadows@htc.com and I will see what I can find out.

  • Robert

    Does any one know whats going on? My order changed from availavle to unavailable but still backordered. Can someone please help. When are the phones shipping out? Im on my last nerve with this situation

  • Raymond Yung

    Damn, now I can’t even see the order status anymore.

    • Jad B

      Raymond, what is your order number?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Raymond – have you gotten an update yet? If not, please send me your order number to research. Larry_meadows@htc.com

      • Raymond Yung

        I got mine. It just a bad practice to hide the order status …

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          I dont’ think that was the intent. As soon as Jad and I heard we started asking for numbers to check on the status. Sorry I missed your comment, but, I am glad you got your device now. Hope you enjoy it Raymond.

  • drzizo

    I just got this email from HTC:
    “We have an important update about your order. Due to shipping issues with the 32G unlocked and 64G Developers Editions of the New HTC One®, there will be a slight delay in shipping your HTC One® to you. We expect to have your phone delivered to you, via overnight shipping, before the end of April. We’ll do everything we can to get it shipped to you as soon as possible.

    Also, due to overwhelming demand, there will be a delay in shipping your free case. We expect to begin receiving the Double Dip cases in mid-May, and will ship them as soon as they’re available.”

    work of amateurs

    • Raymond Yung

      Agree, let’s talk is WORST online store I ever see

    • Dave Grant

      Ridiculous. HTC Should abandon Letstalk. It can’t afford this kind of ineptitude especially given the position it’s in.

    • http://twitter.com/technicjunkie Hal Parker

      Got the same email. HTC wonders why they lose market share. If they can’t get this right it worries me about their customer support. I will ponder a day whether to cancel or not and go with the Galaxy S4.

    • Jad B

      What is your order number?

    • xarg

      Same here.
      One has to wonder whether there would be any screw-ups like this with the trade-in offer as well.

    • http://twitter.com/Expertzero Anthony Tran

      Might be due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Most likely is the boston bombings. No phones can get it and be shipped!

      • xarg

        >> No phones can get it and be shipped!
        Is that a guess or fact?

        • http://twitter.com/Expertzero Anthony Tran

          Cant be a fact because im not a representative of either company. Just a good guess.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rbwayne Robert Bruc Wayne

    The more I use the one, the more I live it!

  • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

    Hi Vitalie, I am fairly sure I am real – at least on most days. I am traveling this week so I apologize for the slow response. Can you send me your order number to Larry_meadows@htc.com and I will see what i can find out?

  • Akshay Iyengar

    Mine says Picking now. Does somebody already have it shipped?

    • Bogdan Stetco

      yup! mine just did :D

      • Akshay Iyengar

        Damn it! It was supposed to ship today. Shipping’s now moved to Monday and delivery to Friday from Thursday. I hope I get it before the month ends!

        • Bogdan Stetco

          when did you order?

          • Akshay Iyengar

            I ordered it a bit later than most guys here.. On the 16th of this month! So it’s only expected, I guess. Would you happen to know if TMobile is a better option or Simple Mobile – which I believe uses AT&T’s network or something like that, for getting on to 4G LTE on this phone?

          • Bogdan Stetco

            yeah, it is a bit late indeed… anyway good luck and be patient! I’m pretty sure Simple Mobile is T-Mobile. Can’t tell witch is the best option in your case but I can tell you that I’ll switch from Verizon to AT&T. As I see, AT&T has a better LTE coverage then T-Mobile in NY. I sugest you to ask in the store for coverage and eventually for a speed test.

          • Akshay Iyengar

            I saw Simple Mobile’s 4G. It’s HSPA+ for now. No LTE yet. But TMobile already has LTE in CA :) So I’ll probably switch from AT&T to T-Mobile. I’m determined to get out of AT&T. I suggest you don’t go with them coz they charge you an arm, a leg and a liver for their services.

            What I felt really bad about with AT&T is that they are seling the S4 16 GB version for the same price as that of the 32 GB One – $199.99. And, they’re not enforcing the mandatory 5 GB 4G plan that they have on the One. It seems like they don’t want to sell the One as much as they want to sell the S4. That’s one of reasons I’m getting the unlocked version and getting out of AT&T.

          • Bogdan Stetco

            I perfectly understand what you are saying. I love freedom as well. Probably Simple Mobile would be a better choice but for me the situation is a bit different (I don’t personally pay my carrier bill, so it doesn’t matter) and that’s why I chose at&t. Regarding the S4… I really don’t care… yes it’s a good phone but the One is better in my opinion. Somehow I understand why this tendance for the S, just think about it for a sec, where are the sheep going?

            Well… :D I can’t wait, tomorrow will be the big day!

          • Akshay Iyengar

            All the best and congrats on your purchase! :) Lucky you that you don’t have to pay your own bills!

          • Bogdan Stetco

            Thank you! You too! I’ll tell you tomorrow how is it :D

          • Akshay Iyengar

            Cool! :) Enjoy your new phone :) When you do get it, that is :P

          • Bogdan Stetco

            6:14 A.M. Out For Delivery YEY!

          • Akshay Iyengar

            Nice! :) My phone – supposed to ship today, still says Picking. I have a feeling they’re busy picking their noses and not phones!

          • Bogdan Stetco

            be patient man! it worth it, trust me! in my opinion is the best phone ever!

          • Akshay Iyengar

            What’s your verdict on the phone? The good, bad and ugly of it? And are the power and volume buttons as bad as described in several reviews?

          • Bogdan Stetco

            I can tell you that the phone is awesome! I don’t really wanna talk too much about what goon on it because everything is great on this phone: speakers (blasting!), screen (super sharp), audio call is perfect, camera is super nice in low light conditions, the front facing camera is wide angle and when I say wide, trust me is really wide and you don’t have to do arm stretching each time when you try to take a picture of yourself and your gf/bf, the material quality is fantastic, I love how it feels when you hold it in your hand (lots of my coworkers were impressed! I did a good job advertising it lol just kidding), it’s fast and smooth, Sense is nice too (I like Sense, this is subjective). The IR shooter is super duper cool! The bad: not really sure how bad it is but because is has only 4 mega pixels you probably will notice not a so sharp picture if you compare it to some other phones but I think it’s a good trade off, taking steady pictures in the dark, having great pictures in good light and taking blurry pictures or dark pictures in low light conditions, sharper pictures in good light conditions. I would definitely love a bigger battery, it’s ok but not enough. The issue reported by others regarding the physical buttons… I don’t know.. I don’t see the problem, it’s fine for me, I think they are too picky. I think that’s it. Oh, it doesn’t make coffee in the morning lol. Man, I love this phone, is the best phone I ever had. Oh a funny thing, yesterday a colleague (non techie girl) was like: wow what is this? is the new iphone 5s? this phone is so pretty! LOL so funny!

          • Akshay Iyengar

            Nice :) I’m not much for taking pics anyways – one major factor that swung me from the S4 to the One, apart from other things, of course. I’ve had a girl mistake my almost 2 yr old Inspire 4G for the new iPhone, so that just proves how good HTC makes its phones look! :P But I hated it when she compared it to the crappy iPhone! :D

          • Bogdan Stetco

            Haha! Yeah I agree with you!

          • Akshay Iyengar

            Nice :) Enjoy the phone :) As far as the iPhone thing goes, I’ve been through the same thing, except that my phone is a lowly Inspire 4G! :P

  • kevin hundon

    Anyone want to design a case for the one?simply just protect four corners and leave her body for looking,touching….

    • Bogdan Stetco

      I’ve seen one similar to your description. It’s like a rubber band around phone’s edges. Don’t remember the name though… Check on xda.

  • http://www.facebook.com/erison.betances.9 Erison Betances

    Hey larry I got a question, I just want to get this straight, so if you bought a 32gb unlocked version htc one and im currently a tmobile customer I wont be able to get HSPA+ nor AWS (which I believe is 3G) so basically ill have straight up have EDGE (2G) speed until tmobile release LTE?

    • Bogdan Stetco

      HSPA is 3G and HSPA+ is considered at 4G speeds. Don’t mix 3G/4G with LTE. Check wikipedia for details.

      • Raymond Yung

        HSPA & HSPA+ are 3G. Only stupid and misleading US carrier call it 4G.
        LTE is the true 4G.

        • Bogdan Stetco

          that’s right :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/erison.betances.9 Erison Betances

    @Larry so I checked my order status and it said my estimate delivery date is april 29th, which sucks but my question is would the stores (att, tmobile, sprint) receive the phone first then us? And if so I didnt ser the point in pre ordering it, if I could just bought it straight from the store.

    • Bogdan Stetco

      If you just don’t care about the dev edition, you can pick one directly fron the store, they already have it.

    • Akshay Iyengar

      But you must also think about the crapware the carriers put in. It’s bad enough with half of HTC’s own apps. It’s twice as worse with the carrier crap. Also, if you want the 64 GB version, your only options are AT&T and this site. Devil or the deep sea, my friend :)

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      can you get me your order number and I will look into status, larry_meadows@htc.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/xander.murphy Xander Murphy

    Will this come in black?

    • Bogdan Stetco

      As I know, it’s available only in silver.

  • Joseph Chen

    Is Tethering enabled for this Developer Edition?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      are you looking to use this as a hot spot?

      • Joseph Chen

        Yes, when I travel overseas, ATT in the US will charge me for tethering

      • Joseph Chen

        Yes, when I travel overseas, it is very convenient! In the US, I have ATT unlimited data, but don’t want to use for tethering/hotspot due to warning from ATT.

        • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

          You can set up and use a WiFi hotspot, i use it myself in travels

  • drzizo

    Finally my HTC One has arrived today…charging the battery right now

  • VonArmitage

    HTC – Quietly brilliant ->
    HTC – Quietly stealing

  • mklpickle Follante

    Ok, so I have an ATT One and a Dev One. Both are connecting to LTE, however the ATT One is more stable and not fluctuating from HSPA back to LTE like the Dev One. ATT One is showing a better signal strength. Aside from how many “bars” are showing (which I know is irrelevant), I’m worried about battery usage and also DL speeds. The ATT One gets 21mbps consistently whereas the Dev One gets 5 mbps consistently (Tested multiple times with the same microSim in the same place, rebooted prior to testing). Is anyone else seeing poor LTE utilization where it use to not be an issue?

    • fr3quency

      I received my Dev Ed today and I tested your findings right away with my brother’s AT&T One. It appears to be getting the same DL speeds on AT&T’s LTE network. The signal “bars” appears to be solid on mine, I did not notice any fluctuations that is out of the ordinary.

      • Garraro

        hi, when did you order? :( I am still waiting

    • Bogdan Stetco

      are you sure you have LTE enabled on your dev phone? I have my dev on att too but it’s working fine.

    • mklpickle Follante

      Yes, I have LTE enabled. Yes I verified APN settings match my ATT version. Yes, I’ve tried resetting phone and adding APN manually.
      The phone wouldn’t show LTE at all if it wasn’t enabled.
      I am returning it today.

    • Bogdan Stetco

      can you see the LTE icon in the status bar?

    • Jad B

      I experience faster LTE speeds on the Dev edition testing in New York City. Avg was over 30mbps. What city are you in?

    • http://www.facebook.com/Justharish Harish Kumar

      hey some one told me that Dev one has an Yellowish tint when compared to ATT One
      Is it true?

    • T Fearless

      I’m experiencing a related issue…. Purchased the Dev Edition and using on T-Mobile’s network but I’m not able to use the data while making a phone call. When my call is connected the mobile network drops from HSDPA/HSPAP to GPRS instantly and my data connection is lost…so no surfing the net, sending/receiving email, chatting, etc simultaneously while on a phone call. And although I have 5 full bars and the Mobile Data setting is still set to On it reads underneath, “Disconnected because service is unavailable”. I have always been able to talk and use data simultaneously on T-Mobile’s network with all of my previous HTC Android phones for the past 4 years. What is wrong with this version??? PS, I live in NYC and when I landed from my trip today I was successful at making a phone call while syncing email and surfing the net but only while I was standing still in front of the Laguardia Airport. When I got in the car and began driving the network again began fluctuating from 3G, Edge, HSDPA and HSPAP and dropped to GPRS once I made a phone call. Can anyone shed any light? Thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/davidsilvermanperth David Silverman

    Why is it that my endless calls, emails and facebook posts have been met with silence?

    Is it such a hard question to ask if the phone will work in Australia ?

    I think not, so why a week on, has not one of my requests been answered?

    HTC, I own two of your phones and am trying to buy a third.

    Is it too much to ask someone at HTC to help me with a few simple answers ?

    • Bogdan Stetco

      probably because it’s simple to verify, check the bands that your carrier works on and and compare it with your htc. Keep in mind, it’s a GSM phone.

    • Jad B

      Depending on which operator you use in Australia, it would support some networks such as HSPA/WCDMA: 850/2100 MHz. Telstra and Vodafone should support it. To my knowledge it would not support any LTE in Australia, since the operators there use LTE 1800/2300.

      • http://www.facebook.com/davidsilvermanperth David Silverman

        Thanks so much for replying and accurately.
        I appreciate your time !

  • http://www.facebook.com/sofia.gunda Sofia Mae Gunda

    CAN I HAVE ONE OF THIS PLEASSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE….

  • Akshay Iyengar

    Hi Larry, I emailed you instead of posting here about my order, but I am yet to receive a reply from you. Please check your email and please tell me when my phone might arrive. Thank you!

  • dcpnz

    Wow HTC really???
    You sell unlocked One’s (and and Developer edition) that won’t work on the only network that really makes sense for most people to bring an unlocked phone to?
    Please explain the thought process behind that genius move.

    • Jad B

      If you are referring to T-Mobile’s network, it works on T-Mobile LTE (band 4) and 1900MHz HSPA+.

  • sanluca

    Hi, can someone explain me if this phone will work on Colombia South America?

    • Jad B

      Yes it would work on HSPA 850/1900 in Columbia, South America (Comcel, Movistar, Tigo).

      • http://twitter.com/chakadoll9 egel carigma

        So will this. 64 gb work on t mobile 4g in anaheim ca, or socal? Pls answer tmobile doesnt have 64gb. Pls reply

      • sanluca

        thank You!

  • Rebecca Dober

    My family bought several of the Developer edition (3 actually) but I must say, I really wish HTC will put in a larger battery (3000) or at least have a removable back so I can replace the battery. The phone is amazing except that I am constantly getting really concern about the battery life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ycb04 Lee Nightingale

    How about a UK version.

    • TechGuy

      Although not yet available, HTC told me that a European version will be available.

  • Jason Christ

    I am trying to set up 64G Developers Editions on San Francisco’s T-mobile network to work on wi-fi calling and the feature is not on this phone. Does anyone know how i can install this feature ? wi-fi calling is pre-installed on the t-mobile version of the one and works great with my t-mobile plan on my Sensation 4g.
    Thanks.

    • T Fearless

      I have the EXACT same question…. It would be nice if we could actually get a response to this. I did find the WiFi Calling App on XDA Developers but it didn’t work when I installed it. Everytime I tried to open the app it said, “WiFi calling has stopped working” (or something of the sort. I’ve uninstalled it and can’t remember the exact verbiage but I’m pretty sure that’s the error I received.) Someone Please assist us. Thanks :)

  • spirit

    when will the developers edition come out in black ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Justharish Harish Kumar

    can any one tell me if i order htc one developer edition from htc usa website

    wen am actually supposed to receive it?

    i am from South Carolina

  • TechGuy

    Can’t order these in the UK. Looking to one of these rather than the Samsung Galaxy S4

    • Bogdan Stetco

      Available only for US market.

      • TechGuy

        A European version is in the pipeline.

  • disqus_C3ckGydVFn

    Will the 32gb unlocked version work with Mexico’s carriers?? (telcel, Movistar)

  • http://twitter.com/chakadoll9 egel carigma

    Will this this work on 32gb or 64 gb 4g tmobile in anaheim ca or orange county?

    • http://twitter.com/chakadoll9 egel carigma

      Well no ones answering lol time to get that gs4 with sd card then :)

      • Miracle Zhou

        It does work with tmo 4G

  • Garraro

    HTC One Dev Edt. I have been still waiting since 30th May, please tell me when I get the phone. and also I paid for the 2 day shipping option :( (((((((

    • Miracle Zhou

      Waiting since 5/30? It is 5/2 today, you must be a time-traveler :) just kidding

      • Garraro

        now I got the phone but may I use in different countries.

  • Miracle Zhou

    It will

  • Garraro

    I bought developer edition, but may I use in different countries (not USA) with 3G or 2G

  • http://www.facebook.com/alghanim76 Abdullah Alghanim

    will this phone work in LTE Saudi Arabia (STC Network)?

    • http://www.facebook.com/muayyad Muayyad Al-Mulla

      No

      • http://www.facebook.com/alghanim76 Abdullah Alghanim

        Thanks :)

  • Akshay Iyengar

    Hi! I got my phone last week and was wondering if I could still do the trade in. Apparently, HTC has a weekend trade in offer. I applied for a trade in through that and chose the option which said that I’d already purchased my phone (as opposed to yet to buy). I’m awaiting the email from HTC confirming my ID and stuff, but will it still hold? And who pays for shipping and packaging? If valid, how do I pack and send my old phone? Do I need to include the charger as well? Jad/Larry, please let me know. Thanks!

    PS: The BoomSound is mind blowing! Camera is okay-okay.. Not too big on cameras anyways.. The sound, however.. Its like having Bose headphones on your ears, but from the outside.. Amazing amazing phone.. Really happy with purchase and HTC.. Live ON!!!!

  • Carl

    Help Me Please!!
    I bought my new ‘ONE’ from Russia, i am now trying to use it in Thailand. I have a 3G package set up with the provider (DTAC) on prepaid. The frequency is at 850MHz. however i can only pick up the EDGE network. I’ve been back and forth with HTC and the Provider, and i still cannot get 3G… Can anyone out there give me any clues/solutions.
    Thanks in advance

  • Alex

    Will this work in UK (if I buy in US while I am travelling through)?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mallieswaran.Subbaiyan Mallieswaran Subbaiyan

    Hi.i’m buying a htc one dev edition from San Francisco.Will it work on Indian Operators.I am using Aircel ……
    will i be able to use Aircel’s 3G?

  • http://twitter.com/MENTALDUMP Adam

    Does HTC plan on addressing the AT&T signal strength LTE issue on the DEV version. It has not only been proven that the show of singal is better on the ATT but a REAL difference in speed exists even with the same radio baseband. So something in the ROM for the international and dev versions differs to the branded ATT version. We need a fix for the masses of people who purchased the DEV phone for ATT since we assumed that is the one network we wont have problems with. LTE is 1/2 speed on average even with a branded sitting right next to it. Forget bars, I am talking real DL/UL speeds. We need HELP!

  • http://www.facebook.com/djmajethiya Dharmesh Majethiya

    If I buy a T-mobile HTC One (which supports AWS 1700/2100) from the states, and unlock it – would I be able to use it with Wind/Mobilicity in Canada?

  • Irene

    I have an HTC One S right now and LOVE it. Only down fall is memory. Would love to get this one in 64g if possible for a trip to paris and greece (mainland plus greek islands) this summer. Does anyone know if it will work in those to 2 areas of the world?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ahyan.bautista.3 Ahyan Bautista

    i have my one….. i just wish that it will be ok to load pure android on it…. its the best….

  • Basbot

    Hi, when will HTC release the dev. edition in europe (germany)?
    I`m waiting, but i`m not gonna wait forever ;-)

  • Leon Wang

    It doesn’t make any sense that “HTC one Developer Edition” only can get “IN” the USA, not anyother place/country. neither even in Taiwan, the home base of HTC.
    Yes, you can get it from ebay for $1000.00 to $1500.00 (1.5 to 2.3 times price) to ship to any country.
    is that mean HTC try to let USA people make profit during the re-sell???

  • vndergrovnd

    please make a black version of this phone!!