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Old March 12th, 2013, 01:54 PM   #101 (permalink)
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This is pertaining to the UK only,I'd just sit back & wait for some official announcements that pertain to one's location/carrier.It'll be here soon enough.

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Default U.S. Release Date?

If it was really going to be for the 15'th of this month, I'd sure think it would have been announced by now. I keep reading about the dates in Europe and parts of Asia, but can't find anything on this side of the pond. Anybody else?
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Nope, I just checked the websites at Sprint, Best Buy, Radio Shack and all still say "coming soon." My upgrade isn't until 1 APR, but I'm hoping for an earlier release so I'm not backlogged too much...
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If it was really going to be for the 15'th of this month, I'd sure think it would have been announced by now. I keep reading about the dates in Europe and parts of Asia, but can't find anything on this side of the pond. Anybody else?
I don't believe any official hard date,other than MARCH 2013,was announced by HTC.

Otherwise,you are absolutely correct,we probably would have heard something by now if the date was indeed the 15th.

It still amazes me (although it shouldn't anymore) when a rumor,half-truth,etc.,is repeated enough,even by questionable sources,that some take everything they read @face value,before digging in to find the facts.

Too bad all these "sources" aren't held accountable for the drivel that spews from their sites

Best thing one can do is avoid these sources & steer clear of their websites,hurt them where it counts:in their wallets.
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If it was really going to be for the 15'th of this month, I'd sure think it would have been announced by now. I keep reading about the dates in Europe and parts of Asia, but can't find anything on this side of the pond. Anybody else?
This is somewhat carrier-dependent, so I've merged this with the price/carrier thread - nothing personal.

Yeah - recall last year - HTC announced the US release date for the One X and One S, the carriers jumped on board, then Apple attorneys stepped in at the last minute with total baloney sausage so that the phones were held up in US Customs because Apple was sure they were still in violation of a patent or two. (Which they weren't, but that's another story.)

HTC took all kinds of black eyes for that, even though it was nothing more than a dirty, lowdown Apple trick.

They may be playing it very close to the vest this year so they don't get ambushed by the legal jackals again.
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Default HTC One DELAYED - 29th March

Amazon (UK) and Clove website state that HTC One has been delayed to Fri 29th March. So a 2 week delay basically.

Looks like the rumours of component shortages may have been true. Really disappointed this has happened. I refuse to believe HTC couldn't have foreseen this way in advance.

I was going to pre-order this but won't bother now. May as well wait to see what Samsung are going to announce on Thursday.
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Amazon (UK) and Clove website state that HTC One has been delayed to Fri 29th March. So a 2 week delay basically.

Looks like the rumours of component shortages may have been true. Really disappointed this has happened. I refuse to believe HTC couldn't have foreseen this way in advance.

I was going to pre-order this but won't bother now. May as well wait to see what Samsung are going to announce on Thursday.

Here's the statement from CLOVE UK,directly quoting an official statement fron HTC:

HTC One launch delayedClove Technology's Blog

Although this is only one market (UK),at least it's some sort of indication when the rest of us can expect availability of the ONE.Hopefully,more firm dates will start rolling before the UK release.

I think it was a smart move for HTC to get in front of this & hopefully this is a minor blip on the radar screen......
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[Update: Statement] HTC One delayed until March 29th

Sorry for the musical post moving - as this developed, I decided that TheSuper's thread was the best place to collect all this.
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Amazon (UK) and Clove website state that HTC One has been delayed to Fri 29th March. So a 2 week delay basically.

Looks like the rumours of component shortages may have been true. Really disappointed this has happened. I refuse to believe HTC couldn't have foreseen this way in advance.

I was going to pre-order this but won't bother now. May as well wait to see what Samsung are going to announce on Thursday.
Well first this is for the UK market so more than likely it will not affect the US. I would imagine that they manufactured a set amount for the US or at least sourced the material out for the US in advance. That being said as someone who works around electronic manufacturing in China this happens all the time from even the most trusted vendors. My guess would be the materials probably relate back to Lithium Ion...just a hunch though. If so then there really is no way to foresee it way in advance as demand for it is growing every day. If HTC is doing business the correct way they wouldn't have inside knowledge on a bigger release coming. If most didn't know basically all the major technology manufactures use the same three sources in China for lithium ion...or so I've heard anyways.
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Asian stock analyst said there were low-yield issues for the camera sensor and the motor - and he has a good track record, so everyone is calling that golden.

That said - his great track record is built up around giving positive buying advice and correct predictions about Apple's exciting breakthroughs - so - you know.

He may be right.

We may also want to start buying stock in passed salt, too.

And some reports are saying April for the US.
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Asian stock analyst said there were low-yield issues for the camera sensor and the motor - and he has a good track record, so everyone is calling that golden.

That said - his great track record is built up around giving positive buying advice and correct predictions about Apple's exciting breakthroughs - so - you know.

He may be right.

We may also want to start buying stock in passed salt, too.

And some reports are saying April for the US.
Ah I didn't read the actual post on there. Interesting that it's the camera sensor.
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Ah I didn't read the actual post on there. Interesting that it's the camera sensor.
Low initial yields on new silicon is pretty much expected.

Between that, and how can you really screw up the voice-coil for motors (the phone vibrator, also rumored to have yield problems), I'm really wondering about that scare.

I mean, I hate to sound like the fanboy, and there could be something to it - but with what I know of the semiconductor industry as well as how crooked some financial analysts are, I just want to wait until we get real info on this one.

HTC is really courting the Chinese market - huge demand for their products there.

HTC One likely to arrive in China before May - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

And plus - they may have simply decided to give themselves time to adjust if there are any SGS4 surprises they want to address competitively.

Gah - in this business, any thing is possible. It's like quantum mechanics some days!
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I had no idea the phone was supposed to be released this week, let alone sometime this month. I have thought later this spring.. :-)

After the drama with apple holding up HTC shipments last year, I decided not to be so close to speculation threads.

That said, the 29th is a pleasant surprise....
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Engadget has global rollout in April

HTC confirms One shipment delays, shifts global rollout to April
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This is somewhat carrier-dependent, so I've merged this with the price/carrier thread - nothing personal.
No problem.

I can live with the delay, I'd just like to have a firm date. I emailed HTC earlier and they said the same as you, that it's carrier dependent. I took that as BS, though, as the carries are going to release them as soon as HTC gets the units to them.
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No problem.

I can live with the delay, I'd just like to have a firm date. I emailed HTC earlier and they said the same as you, that it's carrier dependent. I took that as BS, though, as the carries are going to release them as soon as HTC gets the units to them.
Yeah - it's more circular and inter-dependent than BS, I think.

We've seen the one for Sprint hit the FCC, not sure why we haven't seen the others.

And we know that Sprint for example does test the final production models as good for their cell net, as do other carriers, before giving a final green light.

How that plays against "HTC gets the units to them" can fall into semantics or just mean what it means - depends a lot on point of view.
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That's the story about component shortages that was circulating last week. We'll see.
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IMO I don't agree with HTC and they're release date. My advice would have been to prepare better and get this thing out as soon as possible, and without a doubt at least 3/4 weeks before the S4 announcement. Now with the world paying attention to Samsung and what they're bringing to the table, you can bet HTC is going to get creamed. Its just the reality of things, nobody can really compete with Samsung right now and they're marketing ability, and for HTC...a company that's really on the comeback trail, this is not good timing. I for one think that the ONE looks beautiful, but I doubt it will be able to compete with the S4's marketing buzz and what not. Bad timing HTC, just my 2 cents.
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Also looks like it might be coming to Verizon after all, just a couple months later. Will that be too late?
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And, not sure - maybe we'll change the thread title or shift something.

The Dev One is peripherally related to a launch delay, which, many don't seem to be sweating at the moment.

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The Dev One is peripherally related to a launch delay, which, many don't seem to be sweating at the moment.



Good question!

Definitely not sweating in the least. What's a couple weeks or month of waiting, no biggie @ all.

A good number of folks here are probably less than a year into their current handsets anyway, & aren't going to rush out on opening day for any phone.
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March 29th - that's Good Friday - no post in the UK - so I think its unlikely many pre-orders will be fulfilled on March 29th
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Before the end of March in the U.S., according to this:

HTC One delay will not effect retail availability dates in the U.S. | HTC Source
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Good news, indeed! AND couldn't come at a better time as my wife's phone has started touching itself again (I JUST changed it about a month ago! ). I sincerely hope that a quality product is produced, and is available soon. I would rather wait another 2 weeks to get a quality product, rather than a questionable one earlier.
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Definitely not sweating in the least. What's a couple weeks or month of waiting, no biggie @ all.

A good number of folks here are probably less than a year into their current handsets anyway, & aren't going to rush out on opening day for any phone.
hehehe...U sure bout that?
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Definitely not sweating in the least. What's a couple weeks or month of waiting, no biggie @ all.

A good number of folks here are probably less than a year into their current handsets anyway, & aren't going to rush out on opening day for any phone.
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hehehe...U sure bout that?
Ya got me there,called the local BEST BUY earlier this evening to see if they were taking pre-orders yet....

And no,they aren't ........

Tomorrow's another day,we'll see
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After reading the reviews this afternoon while you all slept, I've decided that this is not the One for me. Initially I fell in love with the aluminum finish, screen and the front facing dual speakers (despite the fact that "Boomsound" sounds like something inter-city teenagers would have come up with back in the early 90s). I also like the look of Sense 5.

But the device is clearly not optimized for me. HTC is marketing to the social media crowd, especially with the camera and Blinkfeed. I take more pictures outdoors, not in dark pubs, so I'd rather have 8-13 megapixels of crisp detail that's not over-sharpened and over-compressed. And I really dislike HTC's arrogance in not letting us turn BF off all together. It's useless to a lot of folks which is quite evident from the reviews and comments. I may have been willing to live with the camera and pushing BF off to the side, but the last two nails in the coffin were the reportedly poor battery life and non-expandable memory.

To bad, because I really want HTC to succeed and I wanted to like this phone. It's an awesome device. It's just not made for me.
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So Verizon will be releasing the one, according to the article it's delayed because of "Internal Verizon Testing", more like Verizon deciding what Bloatware to put on the device as well as where to stick their stupid logo. So hold on Verizon customers it's coming.

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I posted this in the sticky thread, thought they would merge it there anyways. :-)

Good news for us, but it will probably be too late. The gs4 will probably already be released and most will probably flock to it. It is really a shame.
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Please for the love of god let this be right.

Walmart Document Shows HTC One Arriving on Verizon This Month, Replacing the DNA – Droid Life
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Much is made of the camera. HTC puts a lot of effort into this aspect of their phones. I would have hoped for a dedicated camera button. One press to bring up the function when phone is off, second half press to set focus/brightness (to make foreground lighter/in focus when background is light or distant), full press to trigger the camera. I understand that the antenna design seems to have eliminated cover removal/battery replacement as an option, so the phone should have a 2600 ma battery to totally eliminate battery life as an issue. I don't hear many complaints about phone thickness or weight, but battery life concerns seem to predominate (probably due to HTC's record). I like the phone and find myself rationalizing away these real concerns as I like that the phone is smaller than the Samsungs but has nice features and seems to be a quality build. Maybe next iteration will attend to these concerns.
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Well the S4 event has been very under whelming so far....

Dear HTC...
Release the one ASAP!!!
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Well the S4 event has been very under whelming so far....

Dear HTC...
Release the one ASAP!!!


Yeah,it was pretty painful to watch,had to stop during the camera demo,as I
felt my blood sugar level approaching diabetic-coma territory.....

I like my S3,nice phone,nice enough to not jump on the S4,however....

Not enough to keep me from trading it in for the ONE.

It's just a waiting game now.....
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Yeah,it was pretty painful to watch,had to stop during the camera demo,as I
felt my blood sugar level approaching diabetic-coma territory.....

I like my S3,nice phone,nice enough to not jump on the S4,however....

Not enough to keep me from trading it in for the ONE.

It's just a waiting game now.....
If HTC has any Sense (lol..get it hahaha) they will move Heaven & Earth to get the one out very very quickly...As in March (now) quickly! The more people that get that hardware in they're hands, the more people that will just be wowed! I hope they're paying attention to what just happen here with Samsung and release that shiny beautiful NEW one ASAP!
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The lack of attention this phones getting is a tad disheartening
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Well, the S4 had its announcement yesterday, which was always going to attract a lot of blog attention. And it's been delayed, so not helpful (though a few people have received them today ).

OTOH, pretty much every S4 hands-on I've read made a comparison to the One's build quality.
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Yeah.

But - it did get a mess of good reviews this week, so there is that.

I tipped one news blog that it was already actually being delivered - and - evidently, that's not news.

Bet me it will be when the Sammy comes out.
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So, compared to the One X -

- twice the CPU power (whether the S4 or T3)

- twice the ram

- twice the internal storage

- twice the number of on-screen pixels

- twice the pixel size in the main camera

- twice the image stabilization axes (I think)

edit - I left off twice as many speakers and twice as many microphone diaphrams (low and high volume levels).
Perhaps they should have called it the 'Two'
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Yeah.

But - it did get a mess of good reviews this week, so there is that.

I tipped one news blog that it was already actually being delivered - and - evidently, that's not news.

Bet me it will be when the Sammy comes out.
Ughhhhh...I have to agree on the One's release going in the same time frame as the S4...Which I think may have some reasoning behind it.

Person goes to store, see's signs for S4, signs for ONE...Plays with both and comes away thinking wow, this one feels amazing compared to the S4, and the speakers....WOW!
I'm going to buy the HTC one.

Problem with that is that HTC should be less concerned with Samsung and the S4 and be more concerned with just getting the ONE into stores and into peoples hands...Just my analogy though
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Technobuffalo's camera comparison between the S4 and the HTC One shows the HTC One raping the S4 badly!

13MP and no sharpness or light capture from the S4.
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Bad lighting though, and maybe pre-final software.

I'll reserve judgement until I see comparisons under a range of conditions, but the obvious expectation is that the S4 will perform well in good light, the One gaining as intensity falls.

I already know the One's camera is good enough for what I'll use a phone camera for
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I'm well and truly on the fence about either the HTC One or the SGS4.

I will mainly use the phone for looking at long tracts of text and although I could accomplish that quite happily on my SGS2 or even my SGS3, it does seem the screen on the HTC One will be better. That's a consideration for me.

Battery life is the big thing. I have heard rumours regarding battery life but I choose to ignore them until real world stats start to come in from those that have used the HTC One for protracted periods of time.

The manufacturers guidelines for battery longevity rarely, if at all, ever hit the mark.

I have also heard a rumour of a Samsung Galaxy S4 Duos with dual sim card slots (leaked Chinese pics a day or two ago showed dual sim slots). That right there is the clincher for me. I spend some of the year n the USA and some in the UK and currently carry two phones with me as I need to be reachable on either number. Being able to put two sims in an S4 would seal the deal right there.
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HTC One looks great. I like the industrial design. I could almost just buy it on looks alone. I like how HTC phones make substantial evolutions each year. Just having seen the official shots of the Galaxy S4, I was disappointed that they didn't try a new look. To the untrained eye, it could be confused for the S3 or the Note.

I'm impressed that they made the One out of metal. And the one thing that the HTC One addresses that has always bothered me about Android phones is speaker placement. Having the speaker on the back never made sense to me. HTC One gets a lot points for that.

I've always liked how Sense looks. It looks way better than Touchwiz or Blur or even AOSP. And with the HTC One's power, Sense can be good-looking AND fast.

The camera being physically only 4MP doesn't bother me. I'm glad that it can take good low light photos. That's another thing that has always bothered me about cellphone cameras, bad low light performance.

The only thing that I might have an issue with is battery life and the height and width of the phone since I have small hands.

I would usually gripe about not having an SD card slot, but I think 32GB or 64GB is enough for me and probably for most people.

The bad thing is, it's hard for me to imagine HTC making a comeback with this phone. I think it's a better phone overall compared to the S4 but if HTC doesn't market the One enough, they'll be in trouble.

I don't want HTC to go away, I've always appreciated their efforts to innovate.
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Never really considered the S4, as I never warmed up to my daughter's S2. Just don't care much for Sammy or Whiz. The S4 would have had to REALLY impress me to sway my thinking, but it hasn't. Build quality is a big deal for me, and even tho both my wife and I been through more than one digitizer each, we both still prefer HTC sense versus Sammy's whiz. =-O
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What do I think of the HTC One? Its my next phone for sure (goodbye Samsung 3-phone streak).

In fact the One would be perfect if it was version 4.2 and had a better name but I can live with it.
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So IMO HTC is just wasting time at this point! I just really don't get why these Android phone manufacturers don't just give us a date when they announce the phone? Is Apple the only company who's learned all these years?

Apple does a press event and then begins pre sales in like a few days and then releases the phone roughly 2 weeks later. This is just getting ridiculous in this day and age on how Apple is the only one who gets it right.

Without HTC saying a word on this so called delay it makes things just that much more up in the air with no solid date. I feel like I'm back in the original HTC Incredible days where there's no announcement , the phone just randomly shows up at the Verizon store and that's that!
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I pre ordered with phones 4 u. Received an email that my one had been posted Thursday evening the 14th . Phone arrived Friday morning.
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Well with the HTC one looming on at&t, and me being very excited to pick one up, here's my laundry list of things I would expect it to do well...Hopefully

Stand up to use- Yes we have all heard about the fantastic build quality of the one and it's aluminum body. However I will leave my final verdict up to myself after some use. What I expect is the phone to just handle some minor wear and tear while being housed in a TPU case. My iphone 5 scratches if you breath on it wrong, and the chamfered edges scratch extremely easy, hopefully HTC's one will do better.

Battery use- I'm always near power wherever I am, but I must admit it's very annoying to hear that beeping sound that your phone is almost dead only 5 or so hours into a charge...Especially with light use, ugh drives me nuts. Hopefully HTC has worked some magic with the one and I can get 12-15hrs on a single charge.

Useful camera- Yup I happen to actually use the camera on my phone, and I'm looking forward to actually taking some nice clear crisp shots with my one. I'm not looking to be able to to blow pics up to a poster size image and put them above my fireplace. But I would like to be able to take some nice shots without any camera UI lag and be able to view them on my phone and have them look clear and crisp.

UI lag be a thing of the past- I do not root my phones, or use launchers either, I'm a stock guy and like to pretty much use my phone how it comes out of the box. I must admit I was a little worried about using sense again. However after watching some reviews and seeing blink feed in action, I'm pretty excited and looking forward to using sense again and taking advantage of some of the neat tricks it brings to android. But one thing that does worry me is UI lag, and the fear of HTC's sense overlay slowing the phone down. Hopefully those 2GB of ram and the processor will work well and lag will not rear it's ugly face.

Loud and clear call quality- Something that irritates me is when PHONE manufacturers forget that these devices are in fact PHONES and have to endure the task of making phone calls. It's extremely annoying to have an awesome looking device that has really low call volume, or is just cursed with not having good call quality. Hopefully this won't be an issue with the one.

And lastly, but certainly not least...A good radio inside this beauty! Dropping data and a call signal in areas that have a strong signal is something I will not tollerate. My Galaxy nexus was just terrible, and I would just cringe watching that signal bounce all over the place, up and down, up and down...All while someone with the same carrier but a different phone would have full bars of LTE...Hopefully there's strong radios inside the one and it hold's onto those at&t LTE signals.

Well folks thats my wish list...Feel free to add and make your own list of what you'd expect from HTC's newest flagship!
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