“He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not...” and so the merry-go-round comes to a grinding halt as HTC USA has put it in very clear and concrete terms that the HTC One will not be part of Verizon’s smartphone portfolio in the immediate future, despite earlier reports that Verizon will be offering the latest HTC One flagship smartphone. What do Verizon subscribers have to fall back on? HTC USA has instead asked you to settle for the "awesome" HTC Droid DNA.
There were earlier reports of a leaked Walmart document that claimed the HTC One will see off the HTC Droid DNA in due time, but I guess with word from the horse’s mouth, this is not going to come to pass. The thing is, such a direct tweet does raise its fair share of questions along the way, such as what will Verizon have in their arsenal to offer a smartphone that is similar in stature as that of the HTC One, albeit under a different name?
It has been said that the HTC Droid DNA might come with a sequel, where it will be known as the HTC DLX Plus (Delux Plus), and would be pretty much the identical twin of the HTC One, but that has yet to be confirmed. Not offering a phone called HTC One does not mean that Verizon could rename the HTC One as something else, but frankly, such an exercise is a waste of time in my opinion as marketing money has already poured in by the millions to raise awareness of the HTC One, so why bother reinventing the wheel?
I guess if you are a Verizon customer and there is no HTC One (or whatever it will be called) in sight, then there is always the Samsung Galaxy S4 to fall back on...