The HTC One first debuted in silver, and I suspect using Robert Downey Jr. to advertise this handset might just be a match made in heaven, because like Iron Man, the phone has also appeared in shades of red and black (though not yellow). Now Best Buy is rolling in a new version of the HTC One that the Iron Patriot could proudly hold to his ear, a blue version that's exclusive to the big box retailer launching on September 15.



HTC recently announced the Vivid Blue HTC One, but this looks different. It's Metallic Blue and seems perhaps a tad darker. Customers can pick one up at any Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile store on AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon. Shoppers can trade-in their used devices for a gift card worth up to $200, which may be an option for owners of the original HTC One who suddenly find themselves feeling blue. Unfortunately T-Mobile customers are out of luck.




Best Buy Launching Exclusive Metallic Blue HTC One September 15

The award-winning HTC One will be available in a stunning new Metallic Blue exclusively through Best Buy in the United States with the option of 4G LTE service from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon at the more than 1,400 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores as well as on BestBuy.com on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Since its launch, the HTC One has received critical acclaim for its premium all-metal design and breakthrough smartphone features including the UltraPixel camera, reinvented home screen called HTC BlinkFeed™ which incorporates both news updates and social networks, and as the only smartphone with stereo front-facing speakers.

Best Buy offers consumers the choice of any carrier, any phone and any plan with lots of unbiased advice at all of the Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores. Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores feature an array of services aimed at improving customers' experiences including Upgrade Checker to determine eligibility for a new phone; free Walk Out Working service where contacts and data are transferred and e-mail accounts are set up before leaving the store; in-store Trade-In options where customers can get up to a $200 Best Buy gift card instantly for their used mobile phone; Geek Squad Protection, which offers no-hassle repair to protect devices from everyday wear and tear, accidental damage and more; as well as a full array of accessories for customers to protect, personalize and make the most out of their new mobile devices.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • epsiblivion

    I'd love a blue one but tmobile left out of the party.

  • MeCampbell30

    I approve of this.

  • ainen

    The first picture (the one in the pocket) looks extremely thin to me.

  • iheardulikemlg

    Wait, so, I can trade in the One I bought from Viva Mobil just a few days for this?

  • http://corink.ie/ kaka0

    ...its so awesome :p

  • Justin

    please tell me this is going to have bestbuy branded on it. that would just be funny. LOL

  • Ashish Raj

    I'm not sure how much photo-shop has been done on these pics.. but damn it looks beautiful!! Now to wait and see it in person before planning to buy.

  • robert

    I wonder if this will launch with 4.3 out of the box, cuz after the 15th it will be considered the "end" of the month

    • http://wishu-blog.net Wishu Kaiser

      In Germany at the IFA the blue HTC One had 4.3.

      • robert

        I know, it was running with sense 5.0 which is the first wave of 4.3 updates for the US, the second wave is for the other countries and will be running sense 5.5

  • Devoid75

    Got mine last Friday. It is every bit as good looking as you think it would be.