Some love it, some hate it but even bad publicity is good publicity. HTC One's seamless device needing to be gutted might turn some away, but most will look past this problem, mesmerized by its cool design. The Taiwanese company can just consider itself lucky that this time around their phone wasn't a total dud, like its predecessor the One X for example.
Material problems and not meeting demands aside, HTC is slowly trudging along in launching their device all over the world. More information has been revealed about the device's availability date and price in the US, Canada and the UK.
USA - 3 Network Providers for HTC One joy shore-to-shore
After leaked rumors about the HTC One's release date with AT&T, it's been confirmed that the network provider will be selling the device with 32 GB starting at $199.99, which is in fact contrary to what was previously suggested. And pre-ordering got it's head start yesterday. As for the 64 GB model, you'll still have to wait a little longer, since shipping dates are predicted from April 19th to May 16th.
Pre-ordering with Sprint started yesterday as well and the device is going for the same price as its competitor AT&T, but with a two-year contract to boot. The shipping date is set at April 19th. You'll even get a deal with Sprint if you decide to switch to them: they'll sell you the HTC One for $99.99
Then you've got T-Mobile: with the no contract-policy in place, they want the device for $99 upfront. But customers beware! They will probably charge you extra over a 24 monthly installation. It still hasn't been determined when T-Mobile will start shipping out the goods, but it's speculated that it could start April 26th.
Oh Canada! - 4 Canuck providers will give you the One
Those good old Canucks will also be getting the device just like their American neighbors. So far only 4 carriers have confirmed that they will be offering the new flagship: Rogers, Telus, Bell and Virgin Mobile. So far we know that Rogers and Telus are the only providers who have spilled the beans. Rogers is selling theirs for 149.99 CAN dollars with no release date (pre-orders have already started) and Telus tweeted that they will be shipping out stock as of April 19th. Bell and Virgin Mobile are all hush hush on the matter as well.
There's not indication that ''smaller'' network providers like Koodo, Sasktel and Mobiliticity will be providing the white one to their customers.
UK - Queen of the HTC One ball
People in the UK can be happy to know that the HTC One is already available with all of their network providers. Vodafone, Three, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and EE will all be presenting the device. Vodafone won't hassle you with an upfront payment with £42 or £47 a month. Other cheaper plans are available too.
Three will have it out on April 8th and gives you the option of getting a contract. You'll have to pay £34 or £36 per month. The black model is set to come out as of April 30th. O2 offers two plans of either £47 or £52 pounds for a 2 year contract. There's also the ''Pay & Go'' pricing of £479.99.
Orange and T-Mobile have it for £29.99 upfront both on a plan of £41. Other plans might also be possible. Last but not least, EE has many different plans ranging from £46 to £76 pound plans, also with an upfront payment of £29.99.
Will you be getting the HTC One with any of these providers?