HTC has released a new official statement regarding the global availability of the HTC One. When the device was first unveiled in the middle of February, HTC stated that the HTC One would be broadly available in North America and across the globe by the end of March. Due to component shortage issues, HTC has had to adjust the retail launch date of the phone.
While Germany, Taiwan and the UK are slated to receive their first shipments of the HTC One next week, the rest of Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific will have to wait until April before the HTC One is made available to them.
HTC has seen unprecedented demand for and interest in the new HTC One, and the care taken to design and build it is evidenced in early reviews. 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. We appreciate our customers’ patience, and believe that once they have the phone in their hands they will agree that it has been worth the wait.HTC
A 3-4 week delay is typically not a huge deal, but it definitely will not help the HTC One gain market share since the company was hoping to have the phone on the market at least a full month before having to directly compete with the Samsung Galaxy S 4.
Do you think most consumers will agree with HTC that the HTC One is “worth the wait?”