The HTC One will be released in many countries and a lot of carriers all over the world have announced that they will be stocking the device. In the United States, the smartphone will be sold by three major mobilw operators out of the four, namely Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Previous reports said that the HTC One will be available at Verizon as well, but sadly for its subscribers it seems that the rumor was not accurate.
The Taiwanese phone maker specified on its official Twitter account that Verizon won’t be among the carriers that will stock the HTC One. The funny thing is that the manufacturer says the potential customers have the possibility to buy the Droid DNA instead.
There have been plenty of reports saying that Verizon will stock the HTC One, but with is on customization implemented and that will be sold under a different brand. However, the manufacturer should consider sticking with its own brand, just like Samsung is doing with its Galaxy smartphones, and not letting mobile networks play with their products neither allowing them to choose their names.
Other reports did suggest that the Verizon version of the HTC One will be sold under the name of Droid DNA Plus or something similar. It appears that the negotiations between HTC and Verizon didn’t go very well, and the Taiwan-based company has ultimately took the decision to not offer its flagship to Verizon at all. The sure thing is that the HTC One won’t hit Verizon’s shelves, at least not with the One brand.
On the other hand, this is a great opportunity for the rival US carriers that will stock the HTC One. In fact, HTC will also suffer because of this as the Verizon customers will probably consider buying another smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy S4.
However, it has been rumored that a new HTC handset will be released at Verizon, which has the codename DLXPLUS. When we’ll know more about it, will certainly let you know.
In the meantime, the subscribers of AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint should consider themselves lucky.