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The HTC One page just went live at t-mobile.com, so if you've been lusting after what David called the most important phone of 2013 (read his review to understand the reasoning behind such a bold statement), you can finally secure the Glacial Silver version online. It doesn't look like the Stealth Black variant is up yet if you were looking for one of those, but on the upside T-Mobile is throwing in a free car dock with the purchase. Not a bad deal.

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With the new Simple Choice plans, the One will run you $99.99 out of pocket with extra $20/month for 24 months or $579.99 outright. Thus if you use monthly installments, you're effectively getting an interest-free loan from the company ($99.99 + 24*$20 = $579.99).

T-Mobile's HTC One packs 32GB of internal storage - if you remember, the 64GB version is reserved exclusively for AT&T in the States, at least for now.

The rest of the specs include:

  • 4.7" 1080p 468ppi display with Gorilla Glass 2.0
  • 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 4MP (it's all about Ultrapixels now, remember?) F2.0 rear-facing camera
  • 2.1MP (hey, what happened to Ultrapixels here, HTC?) front-facing camera
  • NFC
  • T-Mobile's signature Wi-Fi calling
  • Wi-Fi 802.11/a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with apt-X
  • DLNA
  • IR blaster (Infrared)
  • LTE
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • HTC Beats Audio, HD Voice, Sense TV, Sense Voice, BlinkFeed, BoomSound, and Zoe, who, unfortunately, won't make you breakfast, but will indeed create beautiful galleries
  • 5.4oz (vs 5.04oz, at least according to T-Mobile - maybe their LTE version weighs more? But it's probably just a typo)
  • 5.4 x 2.68 x 0.36 inches
  • 2,300 mAh battery
  • 850 MHz; 900 MHz; 1800 MHz; 1900 MHz; UMTS: Band I (2100); UMTS: Band IV (1700/2100); UMTS: Band V (850)

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Note: I got an error after going through all the steps and getting to the Check Out screen, so hopefully you will have better luck. There's also a big chance that this is a pre-order, though I didn't see this fact or any mention of a different release date anywhere on the page. T-Mobile tweeted April 19th as the pre-order date and April 24th as the in-store date, so god knows what's going on here right now...

Update: T-Mobile emailed in to confirm that the One is indeed available immediately and is not a pre-order online. However, it's coming to stores on the 24th. That settles it.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • SK

    First!!

    Errr... that's a different phone. This is not that one. This is the One!

  • Elias Ortega

    I wanna order it as my upgrade phone but it's out of stock :/ Damn... BE IN STOCK ALREADY! I'VE WAITED FOR YOU FOR SO LONG lol

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      same. I think they're letting new customers buy, but us already with T-Mobile seems as if they're making us wait.

  • Luckychef28

    I went through the checkout without error and it gave me immediate shipping options - Saturday delivery (4/20) $24.99, 1 Day (4/22) $11.99, Standard (4/23-24) Free.

    As far as I can tell this is not a pre order.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      T-Mobile emailed in to confirm that the One is indeed available immediately and
      is not a pre-order online. However, it's coming to stores on the 24th. That
      settles it.

  • MrJigolo

    AP can you guys confirm if this works with the T-mobile $30 prepaid plan please?

    • jeffrey beck

      You still need to buy outright but any Tmobile device will work on any Tmobile plan pre or post paid. I'm I Tmo rep.

  • epsiblivion

    is there tax on top of that?

    • hurrpancakes

      Yes, you pay tax on the full price of the phone up front. Here in CA, tax on a $570 phone was about $55 (when my family member ordered their iPhone 5, they had to pay about $155 up front)

  • Kenny O

    I logged in to Tmobile and tried to upgrade but the One is listed as out of stock. It appears existing customers will have to wait until next week.

  • porter86

    It's really nice but the S4 beats it on specs - http://versusio.com/en/htc-one-32gb-vs-samsung-galaxy-s4-32gb

    • http://twitter.com/snookasnoo Idon’t Know

      Which means nothing.

  • SarahC

    Just spoke with a TMO rep. He says there's a glitch in the system that's giving people "Out of Stock" message at checkout. They're working to fix it, so keep trying.

  • BKPhil

    Shouldn't they give cash buyers a better price than those carrying a loan for two years?

    Anyhow, I'm more likely to shell out an extra $70 and get the 64GB version (yes, I know, 1700 vs 1900 and all that). And while I'm at it, switch to T-Mob's $30/mo prepaid service and or Straight Talk's $55 or some such.

  • Blehhhh

    This is not a terrible deal...but the initial sign up was also advertised with a $100 rebate.