Apr 19 AT 8:35 AM Taylor Wimberly 43 Comments

HTC One now on sale across US, Developer Edition delayed


After a small delay, the HTC One is now available for purchase at AT&T and Sprint retail stores. HTC also notes their new flagship phone will be available at Best Buy, Radio Shack, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Target, Costco, Car Toys, HSN.com and Amazon.com. T-Mobile has begun their pre-order program and they expect their version of the device to hit stores on April 24th. Unfortunately, those who pre-ordered the 32GB unlocked and 64GB Developer Edition will have to wait at least another week.

Today we received an email with an update to our online order of the HTC One Developer Edition. HTC states there were “shipping issues” which caused a “slight delay”, but they still expect the phones to be delivered by the “end of April.” To make up for the delay, all orders will be delivered via overnight shipping. Also due to “overwhelming demand”, those who purchased the Double Dip cases will not receive their order till “mid-May.”

It’s unfortunate that some orders were delayed, but at least two carriers put the device on sale today. If you were lucky enough to pick up your HTC One already, please share your initial impressions in the comments below.

Taylor is the founder of Android and Me. He resides in Dallas and carries the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One as his daily devices. Ask him a question on Twitter or Google+ and he is likely to respond. | Ethics statement

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  • uknowme

    That black one is sexy! I’m still debating. I’ll be paying an etf from Sprint to head to T-Mobile. Trying my best to see what else comes out.

  • Nate B.

    I’ll probably head to the AT&T store across the street to play with it. But I’m gonna wait & see what that S4 does for me in person, then see what happens at I/O.

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  • VS

    $699 off contract (Best Buy website), $199 w/ 2yr. $50 more off contract than my last phone, hope the S4 is $649 from typical smart phones I’ve seen in the past.

    At least Best Buy still has 0% interest financing over a certain amount, to even out cash flow hit. Still trying to hold out for I/O, but definitely a war of will right now with all the smart phone news flying around…

    • Raph Tal

      the developers edition is 64gb with an unlocked boot-loader and unlocked sim for 649 with NO TAX from the htc wesbite. why the hell would you buy it from bestbuy for 699 + TAX ??? It may not even be the developers edition

      • VS

        Pardon, I didn’t mean to imply that I would be going down that route this time. Just stating info to other folks that might be more comfortable with a DRM enabled device that they could buy from a retailer with a brick and mortar presence.

        I’ve definitely been eyeing the DE from HTC direct myself (along with Xperia ZL), but trying to be patient and see what I/O has.

        • Raptor

          What about warranties from HTC versus, say, Best Buy, Tmo, At&t or Frys ? Do they offer any?

          • jonnyzlio

            I haven’t tried any of these warranties, what I DID try was square trade, and they are AWESOME, check them out..

    • darkjuan

      What he said. The 32gb unlocked from HTC is only $549.

  • Alan Reboli

    Tmobile checkout is saying that it’s available now

    • Alan Reboli
      • Alan Reboli

        They just released a tweet saying that it’s only available for online purchase. You’ll need to wait a while for the store release.

    • irishrally

      Yep, available now. I think there was a glitch in the system earlier. If you want the free dock you have to be a new customer or activate a new line.

      If you just buy/upgrade the phone then it’s $99 + shipping ($6.99 ground) + tax for a total of $159.81. You pay tax on the full amount of the phone even if you choose the 24 month $20 installment plan, and that makes sense. Looks like the phone will ship immediately, at least nothing that says otherwise.

  • Keith

    So as of last night my phone (which I ordered though the HTC online store on April 5th) stated that it was being “prepared for shipping” This morning I awoke to an email stating that my phone was now “backordered and guaranteed for delivery by the end of April”. I contacted the HTC online store at 1-800-570-5385 and the recorded voice said” hello and thank you for calling the Samsung Galaxy at work support center” WTF! This is bullshit! I did EVERYTHING right….registered early, preordered on day one, I even gave up on the free cover because the code I was sent did not work when I put it in. This is how I’m treated when I support a brand huh? I have a feeling I’m not the only pissed person in the US right now that was promised delivery. WTF!

    • darkjuan

      1-866-449-8358 is the number I called last night trying to get an answer on when they will have the devices in. All I was told that I should be sent an update email soon. This morning I got the same email as you.

    • darkjuan


      My “LetsTalk” page now says they are “picking” my device and the estimated shipping date is today the 19th. However it states that the estimated delivery date is on Tuesday the 23rd. I thought they were giving everyone overnight delivery?

      We’ll see I guess

    • Hom0ncruse

      final nail in the coffin for HTC

  • Paul Atreides

    Just went to the Sprint store and played with One. It’s definitely a nice device. They only had the chrome version. I like the One for the most part, but I didn’t like the notification light(tiny and almost hidden) or that it has white in-between the chrome edges on the sides. The speakers didn’t seem that much louder compared to the S3, but the camera seemed to be much better. It’s also about the same size as the S3, slightly thinner but the measurements are almost exact to the blind eye. Sense 5 seems pretty clean and fast, but still on the fence about BlinkFeed. Pretty good job by HTC.

  • herbivore83

    I got my T-Mobile HTC One (which I won from HTC) in the mail yesterday. It is a beautiful phone and Sense does not bug me like it used to. There are still some things I miss such as the quick settings in the notification shade and lock screen widgets, but I am having a great time with this thing.

    The one thing about Sense that still really annoys me is the on-screen menu button bar. The Nexus gets along just fine without a dedicated menu button space. The bar takes up some good screen real estate and is mostly just in the way.

    I love the BOOMsound speakers. The sound quality is amazing whether you’re playing music through the speakers or just on the phone.

    My T-Mobile version of the phone has Wi-Fi calling included and there is a weird bug. When it’s on Wi-Fi calling it seems to disconnect from the SIM connection entirely. If you’re on the phone and lose Wi-Fi your call drops immediately.\

    Overall, I really love this phone. In my previous flings with WP8 and iOS I have longed for Android to get certain features such as live tiles or touch the top to scroll up. With BlinkFeed and HTC’s patent deal with Apple some of these features live right in my Android phone now. I definitely recommend this phone!

  • Jack Kinsey

    I work at Best Buy Mobile so we got some in yesterday. I was checking out the demo unit. It seems okay, but I don’t know if it is just the demo phone but it runs really hot. I mean when it is charging it gets hot which I understand, but just standing there using it (and NOT charging it) it still runs very warm. Hopefully it just has something to do with it being a demo phone.

    • herbivore83

      In my day with the phone, I can say the metal definitely makes the heat bleed through. It’s never been so bad that I thought it was too hot, but you can definitely feel it warming up when it’s working hard. On the plus side, I’m at about 13 hours on battery right now and just hit 15%.

      • Alan Reboli

        screen on time?

        • herbivore83

          About 4 1/2 hours of screen on time.

  • Vance

    T-mobile was great today. I was flying home from Minneapolis and got the alert it was available while going through security. Hopped on the website once we got above 10k feet and tried to order. (side note: t-mobile’s wi-fi calling feature is awesome if you fly a lot and haven’t ported your number to GVoice because you can text from the air over wifi).I had the same issue others mentioned with it not being available for existing customers. I posted it on t-mo’s facebook page and they instantly replied they were working on it. I figured I’d just keep checking but 45 minutes later they commented again telling me it was fixed and to try again. It was fixed, but wouldn’t let me get the subsidized $99 down phone. Just the the full $579 phone. I asked about it on the same fb wall post and the rep sent me an email explaining why. Then as soon as I landed she called me and we finalized the order. I had to switch my plan to one of their off contract plans and since my current contract is only 11 months old they charge $150 to make the change. She waived half of that fee then ordered my phone and waived overnight shipping for me! Phone and car kit should be here soon!!

    • DroidPower

      that’s pretty cool! so you were on a classic plan and now you’re on the simple choice one?

  • halo0

    I checked it out at Sprint. Very nice looking and feeling phone. It actually feels a lot smaller than the N4 due to the curved back and thinner edges. But am I the only one who can’t stand the position of the lock/unlock button?? Top edge of the phone all the way on the left. Total deal-breaker!

    • alexx

      Haha not for me, I’m left-handed, I love the button on the left.

  • DroidPower

    really tempting to get one. Also, I was not aware there were accessories from HTC until you mentioned the Double Dip case. I googled it up and it looks pretty sweet (can’t believe I haven’t heard of it before, with all the htc news that i’ve been reading)… Thanks for mentioning it!

  • donger

    Come out on Verizon!

    • Richard Yarrell

      Oh yeah come on Verizon with your disabling bloatware and stupid wifi notifications. Oh and let’s not forget the stripping out of features and childish carrier branding you specalize in. I wouldn’t touch a Galaxy S4 on Verizon if you gave it to me for free. Piss on Verizon.

      • squiddy20

        1. And you “know” the Verizon S4 will have the exact same tweaks as the S3… how? Oh right, you’re just making another “prediction” that’s bound to be wrong. Just like you were wrong about what features the S4 would have, and the release date for the Evo 3D and Galaxy Nexus, and about how Verizon’s *low* frequency LTE doesn’t penetrate buildings well, and how rooting was for “2plus year old devices”. Not to mention, the Verizon S3 has about the same amount of “bloatware” as any other version. Check your facts, moron.
        2. “and childish carrier branding you specalize in.” Considering Verizon has flat out stated there will be no home button branding (not to mention official renders don’t show it either), you’re wrong. Again. Sure, there’ll be branding on the back, but what carrier DOESN’T do that? Even the all-mighty T-Mobile slapped their logo on the back of the S3. What a joke.

      • snowbdr89

        Does dick the dummy actually think the app disable feature is a Verizon deal? My gf has a tmo s3 and that thing is loaded with bloat

  • Raptor: WAIT

    Played with One today. Its exterior designer is freaking genius (was it that bold guy on HTC presentation? Genius). But internally the whole phone is designed to be a dead brick in 2 years. Not repairable and battery not changeable. And it runs hot so the aluminum back was chosen as a heatsink. Not for me, it’s like iPhone which HTC follows with jealousy and deep respect like people follow the snake — it’s for girlfriends and teenagers.

    Plus i now pretty confident why they intentionally have made that battery dead in 2 years. The phone is obscenely thin. Just mere 0.5-0.75mm thicker body would accommodate 3000mAh battery and the problem is solved, but they said NO, a lot of people are on contracts and they will demand new one as an upgrade in 2 years anyway.

    Another observation: you can not use One pleasantly for full size website reading: the small fonts on One are as unreadable as on GNote2. On later one because of low 720p PPI while on former due to too small screen width for that.

    I am with those here who wrote WAIT till other players show what’s in their sleeve — is it an X- phone or S4, Note3, Nexus5 or even iPhone6 for females and technodumbos.

    • Division by Zero

      I have no problem whatsoever reading small fonts on the Note 2.

  • Rasta321

    Has anyone heard when / if they are going to be releasing a developers edition in black?

  • agentdiscount

    I tried ordering one through T-Mobile but it says out of stock. Any suggestions? I don’t want the developer version since it doesn’t support TMO’s 4G fully. Would I have better luck going to my local store?

  • Raptor

    Sure you don’t…
    - …with 3+ reading glasses…
    - …to keep the phone at <20 cm distance.
    - Or because you are supershortsighted.
    - And if you don't use glasses and are not shortsighted sure you don't need zoom on desktop sites
    - And sure the phablets is an idea for the morons

    • Raptor

      Answering to Division by Zero… this respond slided here because of old glitch of this site with Opera Mobile/Mini

      Where is effing Edit button, Taylor?

  • donger

    Gonna try out this phone.

  • Davidjan

    It is perfect to use HTC One with this to add extenal storage!!!

  • SanzaBlancoAkA2C

    After playing with one in person on Friday I can’t be anything but impressed with the build quality. I would get one but just not a fan of Sense. Stock Android FTW!!!

  • Bhugtaan mobile and Dth recharge App

    wow this is a great news for all HTC One Fans.Because everyone w8ing for tis launch with full carious .

  • dtwhsieh

    T-Mobile store in Gilbert AZ sold out HTC One. I got on the waiting list and am hoping to get the call soon.