After four months of waiting, we still can’t believe that this day has finally come. The Verizon HTC One has finally landed! What’s even better is that HTC somehow managed to keep Verizon from messing with the HTC One’s hardware and software. Yes, there’s a hideous Verizon 4G LTE logo on the back of the phone and a handful of Verizon apps pre-installed, but the iconic all-metal body has not been altered in any way. The Verizon HTC One features a 4.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 4MP camera (HTC likes to call them Ultrapixels) and front-facing stereo speakers powered by a dedicated amp. For now, Verizon is only offering the silver HTC One, but there are rumors that a blue variant may show up in Verizon stores in the near future.
Those who purchase the Verizon HTC One even get an added bonus: Android 4.2.2 with the latest version of HTC Sense. The T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T versions of the HTC One are still running on Android 4.1, but those devices are expected to jump straight to Android 4.3 sometime before the end of September.
So, what are you waiting for? Go buy the HTC One on Verizon and enjoy one of the best devices of 2013. The device may be four months old, but the HTC One is definitely head and shoulders above the new Droid Ultra, which is also priced at $199.99 with a new two year contract.
Will you be purchasing the Verizon HTC One?