After what at least feels like an eternity in the dark, the HTC One has at last made its grand debut and has a confirmed release date of March 15th…as previously speculated for quite some time. Joy and rapture abounded as the HTC One…aka the HTC M7…finally arrived at the company’s press event last night, though one expected attendee seems to have been excluded from the party.
Yep, for one reason or another, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile will all be offering the HTC One in all its glory…the same cannot be said however for Verizon Wireless.
Why exactly has the Big Red said a big no to the HTC One? Nobody seems to have a clue, and Verizon has so far refused to pass any comment or answer any questions relating to the Smartphone.
…and as we all know, silence breeds rumor and conspiracy theories, so watch this space for those!
Some, including HTC, have already been keen to point out that Verizon offers the HTC Butterfly, suggesting in a rather back-handed way that the network might be looking to focus on its current offerings instead. Noble perhaps, but although the 5-inch HTC Butterfly is by rights a brilliant handset, it is largely inferior to the HTC One.
Right off the bat, the HTC One is the most stunning Smartphone HTC has ever released – something nobody can argue with. And what’s more, while the touchscreen of the HTC One measures in at a slightly smaller 4.7-inches, it packs a quite baffling 469ppi pixel density which makes it hands-down the best quality Smartphone display on the market today.
True, most wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the 469pp of the One and the 441ppi of the Droid DNA, but we all know how important on-paper specs are for bragging rights.
So, whether Verizon decides to join the party in the future remains to be seen, but for now the March 15 release date for the HTC One looks to be exclusive to the other big-three.