There’s no doubt that the new BlackBerry family of phones and BB10 are getting a lot of attention right now, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for some Android news as well. HTC has announced that they will be hosting press events in London and New York on February 19 where we expect they will unveil the HTC M7. New details from one of our sources reveal that the HTC M7′s retail launch is currently scheduled for early March.
Our source claims that the HTC M7 will go on sale on March 8. No carrier details or launch partners have been revealed, but the device is expected to hit the UK and Europe before we see it here in the US. So far, we’ve seen evidence that the HTC M7 will be sold by Sprint, AT&T and Verizon, but we have a suspicion that T-Mobile will carry the HTC M7 as well.
The last few HTC M7 leaks have shown off a black device, but our source claims that HTC is also working on a silver/white variant of the M7. While all the pictures we have seen portray a rubberized, black HTC M7, initial rumors suggested that the phone would feature an aluminum casing similar to the HTC One S and One V. A silver/white HTC M7 in an aluminum casing would most likely resemble a cross breed of the white HTC EVO 4G LTE and the white HTC Butterfly.
If the HTC M7 does go on sale on March 8, it will give HTC a much needed head start in competing with Samsung’s next flagship Android device. We’re sure the device on its own will stand up to anything Samsung is able to put out this year, but HTC should seize any advantage they can get their hands on.