HTC One Developer Edition now on pre-order in US

HTC has started taking pre-orders of the developer edition of HTC One smartphone in the United States. The phone will begin shipping on April 18, so that it starts reaching consumers on April 19, when telecom operators like AT&T and Sprint are also starting to sell the contract version of the phone.

It has been priced at USD 649.99, and for this amount, you will get a SIM-unlocked and bootloader-unlocked HTC One smartphone.

Here is a look at the key specifications of HTC One Developer Edition

  • 4.7-inch Super LCD 3 1080p display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 64 GB of storage
  • SIM and bootloader unlocked
  • Open APIs for Bluetooth Low Energy, Infrared, 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)

The phone also comes with a 4MP Ultrapixel camera, 2.1MP front camera, and 2300 mAh battery.

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HTC reveals ‘One’ availability details

Amid all the reports of HTC One delay, HTC has come forward and issued a statement regarding the availability of HTC One smartphone in various markets across the globe.

According to the Taiwanese manufacturer, HTC One will go on sale in Taiwan, Germany and UK beginning next week. Other European countries as well as North America and select Asia Pacific countries will get the next by the end-of-next month, which means we might see the launch of HTC One around the Galaxy S 4 release in the Indian market or countries like US.

Here is the complete statement from HTC:

HTC has seen unprecedented demand for and interest in the new HTC One, and the care taken to design and build it is evidenced in early reviews. The new HTC One will roll out in the UK, Germany and Taiwan next week and across Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific before the end of April. We appreciate our customers’ patience, and believe that once they have the phone in their hands they will agree that it has been worth the wait.

HTC has not said a word on the pricing, although as per the listing on various UK online stores, the phone is going for around 500 pounds (with VAT).

To remind you, HTC One packs 4.7-inch Super LCD 3 1080p full HD display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 4MP ultrapixel camera, 2.2MP front camera and the IR blaster.