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Mar
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Rumblings of delays aside, we've been waiting to hear more concrete information about the arrival of the new HTC One. Well, today we got something closer to solid facts. According to the company itself, the new flagship phone should launch in the UK, Germany, and Taiwan next week. Dates may vary by local carriers, but it won't be too long of a wait.

As for the rest of the world, more countries in Europe, as well as the North American and Asia-Pacific regions should see the handset land 'before the end of April.' No specific dates are given, nor any carrier information, but we already know that in the U.S. at least, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint will all be getting the device.

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 also mentioned it's seen "unprecedented demand" for the new phone. Whether that will translate to real sales numbers, though, is up in the air. We'll probably have a better idea of just how this handset fares by the time Summer gets here.

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • bluevoodo

    My body is ready.

  • Chris Brown

    Boo! I thought the US was going to be in the first run with the UK, Taiwan, and Germany. This has been a clusterf*ck product launch on the part of HTC. Chou should step down after this mess. I'm giving it until March 31 and buying a Nexus 4 instead if its not released stateside by then.

    • Disgruntled HTC Customer

      So, business as usual?

    • bluevoodo

      for the love of god just dont take it out on Rhianna.

    • StacksTM

      I guess you're starting to realize the US market isn't the center of the universe anymore.

  • Bruno Masetto

    Global in what sense of the word?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

      Global in the "for various regions that encompass the globe"...?

      • Bruno Masetto

        Various but not all? International, then.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

          Exactly zero phones launch in every single country on the planet. Chill out.

    • bluevoodo

      'murca!

  • jonathan3579

    Not a great start, HTC. Pick up the pace. I seriously wanna get the phone in my hands and see if/what I'm missing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/iam.gibbygarcia Gibby Garcia

    well it is understandable if they release it in Asia-Pacific region first, particularly in Taiwan...they have to get it first there

  • http://www.facebook.com/killer49 Hendrick Vidal

    No sd card slot, no removable battery, 4.0mp camera, hmm yea no thank you I'll stick to the galaxy franchise, can't wait for gs4!

    • bluevoodo

      Better pictures with a 4 mp camera than with a recycled Sony Exmor Rs Sensor.

      • ProductFRED

        Did you ever stop to think that maybe a lot of manufacturers use the Sony sensor because it's really good?

        • bluevoodo

          actually it isnt, I have a Sony point and shoot that had Sony's Exmor tech and that thing is noise ville. I had read a industry report a while back about smartphone cameras, there was very little profit and it was basically a two horse race between Sony and Omnivision, but dont take my word for it. Most reports for the HTC One camera have been praiseful to the camera.

    • http://twitter.com/guardian1128 Justin Clarke

      The 64gb version is more than enough storage, battery is decent capacity so that's irrelevant, as for the camera, megapixel count is misleading, if you know anything about cameras then you should know that the sensor makes the most difference, this one is just fine.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ShinobiPhoenix Cody Shiranai

        That's assuming entirely that one's carrier will have the 64 gb version... not to mention we DON'T know what the US variants will have in contrast to the original and that's the only thing that matter since most of us are stuck on a carrier here. I myself have to see wait for Verizon no matter what, so it's really about whatever Big Red's version of The One or the GS4 will have that will decide for me regardless of how good either true version is.

        And yes, the problem of updates still exist too. Though, most of the reasons I would choose a Note II over a Droid DNA exist for this "fight" too.

      • al

        As a phtographer, I applaud what HTC has done. A great 4mp camera is better than an ok 8 or higher. Everyone seems to forget that after the pic is taken your still not done. File size is a huge issue. You can store more locally. You have to pay on your data plan to send it. If you compress the 8 or higher why bother having it in the first place.

    • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

      Irrelevant, Irrelevant, the 4 MP camera in the One is considerably superior to the noise fest that a 13MP camera will be in the S4.

      • al

        Agreed see my reply to Justin's post.

  • jammer

    The email stated that there have been hundreds of thousands of pre-orders

  • etche

    hmm south america ruled out?

    • http://www.facebook.com/Zerounodos Manoleta Bocchia de Coussillan

      Global availabilty, amirite?

      • etche

        Not sure..

        "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 might get it in 2015 and with a price no one can pay..

  • http://www.facebook.com/georgealexiouvalentey George Av

    Doubt that we will see this phone reach more than 1 million in the first week.... While the S4 will sell 9-20 million phones on the first week.

  • Edouard

    Hi All, I see all this information on several blog and so on but where is this official source. Nothing on HTC website. So who can tell if it is a fake or not?

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