Apr 02 AT 8:51 AM Nick Gray 20 Comments

HTC One AT&T price and pre-order dates, free car kit from T-Mobile, analyst sales predictions and much more

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As we start inching our way into the month of April, new details regarding the HTC One‘s US launch are finally starting to come into focus. AT&T just announced their One would launch on April 19th, but we are still waiting on details from Sprint and T-Mobile, so there’s just enough information to keep the excitement in the air.

AT&T HTC One pre-order dates and pricing

According to Engadget, an anonymous source has revealed that AT&T will start taking online pre-orders for the HTC One starting on April 4th with in-store pre-orders starting on April 5th. The device should be available in stores on April 19th. AT&T will be pricing the 32GB HTC One at $199.99 while the 64GB model will go for $299.99 with a two year contract. In a new HTC One feature highlight video, AT&T is also claiming that the 64GB model will only be available to their customers. We’re hoping that this is simply a timed exclusive, but T-Mobile customers will still have the option to pick up the 64GB HTC One Developer Edition in the near future.

Free HTC One Car Kit from T-Mobile

Customers willing brave the waters with T-Mobile’s new no-contract service plans and purchase the HTC One will be rewarded with a free HTC One car kit, an accessory which sells for $60. T-Mobile will have a limited number of HTC One car kits available for customers who purchase the phone though their website. No details are given regarding how many car kits T-Mobile will be giving away, but we’ll be queued up to buy the T-Mobile HTC One as soon as it’s available. T-Mobile announced last week that it will charge customers a $99 down payment on the HTC One with an additional 24 payments of $20, bringing the total price of the device to $579.

Sprint HTC One pricing

The Sprint HTC One was also able to grab a bit of attention today when a promotional poster of the device made an appearance at a RadioShack. The poster lists the Sprint HTC One with a $199.99 price tag combined with a $50 Google Play credit and a $10 coupon. RadioShack has always offered incredible deals on Sprint phones, so it’s hard to say if the listed price and Google Play credit will also be available directly from Sprint.

HTC One analyst sales predictions

If  J.P. Morgan analyst Alvin Kwock’s numbers are right, HTC is going to have a very hard time keeping pace with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 this spring. Due to imaging component shortages, Kwock estimates that shipments of the HTC One will range from 500,000 to 700,000 units for the entire month of April. It’s unclear how long it will take for HTC’s supplier to work out the production kinks of the Ultrapixel camera sensor, but the HTC One should be in very high demand for quite some time since Kwock claims service provider are currently seeing enough demand for the HTC One to move 2-3 million units per month.

It’ll probably be another week until T-Mobile and Sprint officially announce their retail launch dates for the HTC One, but we’ll be keeping a watchful eye out for any other newsworthy details.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    I really hope HTC is able to out-perform expectations. They really need it, and we really need them to! While Samsung makes a good phone, we need more/stronger competition!!

    • kazahani

      I agree whole-heartedly. I’m not especially thrilled with what Sammy brought to the table with the GS4, and I’m afraid that they are going to keep their foot squarely off the gas pedal until someone challenges them.

    • Hom0ncruse

      final nail in the coffin for HTC

  • Alan Reboli

    Hopefully if the camera really performs as they say it’s going to, I believe they’ll have no problems. They just have to deliver.

  • redraider133

    I hope they can sell a good number so they can get back on track. I also hope by some way they were able to get the device on all carriers and not some verizon droid branded one.

  • renyo

    I really like T-mobiles idea of separating device and service plans… But it again comes down to what is the difference between in price between the old coupled plan and the new uncoupled plan and if it’s worth it or if it’s just another gimmick to make more money…

    • reddragonman

      One of the biggest obstacles T-Mobile is going to have is getting the message out to the common consumer, and showing them what they will pay over the long term. If they upgrade every 2 years, it comes out to be pretty close to the same, but if they hold on to the phone for longer, the savings start to add up and show. The problem is people don’t think about it much, because the cost is hidden, and they have the mindset that they are getting a phone for $200. Most people can not justify spending $600 on a phone, but the reality is that they are paying for it, just wrapped into their contract price. This is a great opportunity for T-Mobile, it’s a matter of id they take advantage of it. Marketing it will be key.

    • irishrally

      It’s not that complicated and there is no angle or argument that would show that the new plans are not better in every way and from every perspective. This is what we have all been waiting for and most people don’t seem to get that.

  • co.ag.2005

    It also looks like if you pre-order through AT&T, you get a free Media Link HD as well!

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/02/att-htc-one/

  • swauger

    Any word if Amazon Wireless is going to carry any of these or an unlocked version?

  • triangle

    Apparently, Sprint is starting pre-orders on April 5th with sales on April 19th.

    http://www.androidcentral.com/htc-one-also-coming-sprint-april-19

  • GE918

    I was all set to buy the S4, but now the HTC One is calling my name.

  • Stella

    After reading all the reviews, I’m excited to get my hands on a HTC One. I’ve been holding out on upgrading my phone but I don’t think I will anymore.

  • slimx30

    the htc one is looking like an awesome phone. I am even wondering if I should sell my nexus 4 and get the HTC one. it is very tempting. If HTC can get the supply issue sorted out I think samsung is going to finally have some real competition. Which is good.

    • kazahani

      Yeeeeeah, let me know if you decide to get rid of that Nexus :)

  • donger

    HTC over Samsung any day.

  • Nathan D.

    Nice

  • Techfiend86

    I am willing and ready to buy this phone and I hope they can surpass expectations with sells though I wished they would have ended having exclusive models on certain carriers because it is bad for business when they need massive sale numbers

  • victor

    guys , lets all give htc a chance , lets buy this phone for them to survive , they need us

  • judith

    the car kit will only be given to people who order online AND are new tmobile customers or are adding a line to their current co tract/non-contract. Fineprint on tmobiles website says that. People who upgrade are basically being screwed over, including me who found out about that afer i purchased it online…