Mar 13 AT 9:48 AM Nick Gray 19 Comments

HTC One Developer Edition heading to the U.S. after carrier launch

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HTC has once again renewed its support for the development community by announcing the HTC One Developer Edition. The hardware on the HTC One Developer Edition will be identical to what the general consumers will experience when they purchase their phone, but the device will be SIM and bootloader unlocked right out of the box. The $649 price of the HTC One Developer Edition may seem a bit steep, but developers will be getting the 64GB model which will probably go for $700+ at full retail price.

The device will be compatible with AT&T’s 3G and 4G LTE network, but T-Mobile’s HSPA+ support will be limited to markets which have been re-farmed to use the 1900 MHz band. As of the end of February, T-Mobile stated that they have 142 million people covered by 4G on their 1900 MHz spectrum, but that number should increase dramatically over the next few months.

The HTC One Developer Edition will be available in limited quantities to anyone “with a US Zip Code” once U.S. service providers make the HTC One available to consumers.

HTC One Developer Edition specifications

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 64 GB of storage
  • SIM and bootloader unlocked
  • Open APIs for Bluetooth Low EnergyInfrared, and more
  • Front-facing stereo speakers
  • Two dual-membrane microphones for recording
  • Multiple frequency compatibility:
    • HSPA/WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz
    • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • LTE: 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz (US)

Via: HTC Source

Source: HTC Blog

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Taylor Wimberly

    Thank you HTC for supporting unlocked phones! I think this is the first Android phone that will do 4G LTE on AT&T and T-Mobile. Should be huge news for all the MVNOs that run on T-Mobile and AT&T.

    • AChackes

      Do any of the MVNO’s provide access to AT&T or T-Mobile’s LTE?

      I didn’t think they did yet.

      • Nick Gray

        All T-Mobile MVNO’s will have access to LTE. Not sure about AT&T.

        • DroidSamurai

          Where did you hear that news? All I could find is this:

          The other sites reporting this story only talked about the words from Solavei and Ready SIM executives, but didn’t mention T-mobile’s response.

          • Nick Gray

            T-Mobile’s statement is regarding timing, not LTE access. T-Mobile will most likely charge MVNO’s extra for customers on LTE, but there’s no reason why an MVNO would choose not to offer the service if the extra cost can be passed on to the consumer.

      • Taylor Wimberly

        Solavei and Ready SIM said they will offer 4G LTE when T-Mobile turns it on in a couple months.

  • Christopher Chavez

    Can’t wait to throw this baby on Straight Talk :D

    • Brian Parkerson

      That’s a good point Chris…This would be an awesome setup on Straight Talk. Too bad I’m in a Verizon dominate area or that would definitely be the route I would take!

  • yankeesusa

    This is definitely great news. Especially now that tmo is doing away with contracts. Probably won’t get it but my note 2 can net me close to$600 for resell. At least I have that option available. I will most likely wait for the note 3 specs. The s4 is liking like a minor bump in specs.

    • Raptor

      Yes, wait for Note3. If it gets 1080p non-pentile screen your wait will be worth it. But, anyway, you are screwed, you will not be able to use now anything less then 5.5″ hahaha

  • MyMilan

    This is a GREAT idea! Thank you HTC for thinking outside of the box. I will buy this phone for TMo as soon as it”s available. Can’t wait!

  • Hom0ncruse

    final nail in the coffin for HTC

  • Derek

    Verizon 4G LTE is in the 700MHz band as well. Will this support it?

    • Taylor Wimberly

      Don’t think so. Verizon still requires that devices support their older 3G CDMA network, and this phone does not do that. I would love to be wrong though.

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  • Nathan D.

    Awesome, I want one!

  • gerardo

    time, day, date anymore, anyone knows anything

  • gerardo

    when the sale day, the sale date, someone knows something

  • priince

    Thank you HTC for supporting unlocked phones! I think this is the first Android phone that will do 4G LTE on AT&T and T-Mobile.

    Yup… HTC phone when locked to other carriers can be unlocked using unlock codes that can be purchased from any vendors online like .Once unlocked it can be accessed with any carrier