Pointed toward the articles and head of HTC UK and Ireland, not at the messenger (Early):
While the specifications and build are quite dignified (there are still some glaring un-answerables), The One cannot
honestly be HTC's entire years strategy can it? It could be their short term strategy; it may be Their One for a time but by the time Autumn comes around and all the other guys are releasing fresh devices they can't possibly just stand by on the proposed merit of a device from 10 months prior...
Could HTC UK Guy be speaking specifically only of his region? Or is he really representing HTC Worldwide (informally)?