The HTC versus Verizon “conflict” seems more like an action movie with lots of turn overs. And we must admit that we enjoy this as long as we, as customers get any benefits from the situation. To sum up the whole idea: HTC One will come to Verizon, no matter what previously happened between these two companies. And this is now, a certain thing as our source managed to break into Verizon insights and obtain this value information about the “conflict”
But let’s take things gradually and start with the HTC One official revealing, when HTC officials announced that the superphone will be available on three carriers in US: AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. So as a natural consequence, everybody started to wonder why Verizon wasn’t listed as a carrier to sell the new smartphone. After a few days of silence and many rumors, HTC broke the silence and stated on a tweet that “ The HTC One will not be available on the Verizon network ”. This news was a delight for Android news websites as the rumors turned out to be true and the non inclusion of Verizon in the first carriers to trade HTC One wasn’t an incident. But then everybody was curious why HTC said no to Verizon especially when the information came so suddenly and from only one side. Verizon still had nothing to say about this and that created more suspicion around the subject. Even if Samsung Galaxy S4 unveiling, turned away the attention for a while, the interest for HTC denial on Verizon hasn’t disappeared.
Things came to normal when HTC removed the tweet they originally posted on Twitter and unofficial voices inside Verizon revealed the reason why they weren’t on the line up for HTC One. It seems that Verizon will get the HTC One, but not as soon as the other three carriers. The smartphone will be available a few months after AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, and that’s because HTC wanted to align the same smartphone at all carriers, instead of making specific versions for each one individually.
This unveils HTC tactics to thread the advantage which Samsung took since they launched Galaxy S3 and continued with the latest smartphone from its line, the S4. After all, providing the same smartphone for everybody is the right choice as they will rise the “One” name so that they can continue working on this brand name line-up which started last year with the first “One” generation.
So, we are expecting to see the HTC One on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile first and after a few months, Verizon will come and line up the same model from HTC. “4 carriers…One smartphone…” – sounds like a good trailer preview for me.