[OFFICIAL] Are you getting The One? (price/carrier/color discussion)General

Will you be getting this phone

Poll closed Apr 15, 2013.
  1. Yes!

    45 vote(s)
  2. No!

    3 vote(s)
  3. I don't know yet!

    14 vote(s)
  4. I prefer the Samsung Galaxy s4

    2 vote(s)

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  1. WA_Bob

    WA_Bob VIP Member VIP Member

    I haven't gotten an offical e-mail on a date from AT&T, but I did get one form HTC saying you had to purchase the phone by March 31 for the $100+ off deal. Hopefully that means it'll be out by or close to 3/15! :D

  2. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    I'd say mid March would be a good assumption...

    Here's to hoping theres no antenna gate with this beauty!!!
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  3. RootJunky

    RootJunky Active Member

    I heard the price would be about $700-$775 when it comes out, but i don't know if thats true. What do you guys think the price will be? Also will they have a new line of devices? Do you think they will build off of this phone or not. Also, it seems like this is one of the, if not the first phone of the new Android generation/Wave of phones. What do you think will improve as this generation goes on.

    I want to hear what you guys think.
  4. toad6386

    toad6386 Well-Known Member

    (I added the numbers in the quote to make it easier to understand MY answers (subject to correction :eek:)

    1) Your price of $700-775 (unsubsidized) falls in line with what has been officially and unofficially speculated.

    2) Again, pure speculation has it that at most, HTC will offer the One, and maybe a mid- and entry-level device this year. Word has it that HTC is going to concentrate on their flagship to ensure the product remains upper tier.

    3) This is the first major release of the calendar year to my knowledge. Personally, I think we're about to hit a plateau of sorts as far as performance and technology (Much like the PC market). There will be improvements, sure, but nothing as great as in the past, outside improvements in reliability.

    Those are strictly my view, opinions, etc, from what I've seen, read, heard, etc. I could be wrong, and if you listen to my wife, I probably am! :p
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  5. KOLIO

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  6. chong67

    chong67 Well-Known Member

    Will there be an unlock version of this phone like the S3 and N4?
  7. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    Well March is here and my contact at at&t hasn't heard anything as of yet, I'm really hoping they push this out in the next week or so...

    My 2 cents is that HTC and at&t better get they're game faces on and release this thing already...And I say that because the Samsung event is coming up very very quickly and if the One gets released around the same time I'm afraid it will deff get overshadowed. Samsung just has too much money to spend on marketing.
  8. kjarrett

    kjarrett Well-Known Member

    ...anyone? TIA!
  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

  10. miniSQ

    miniSQ Well-Known Member

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  11. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I've suggested that myself, it's more logical.

    Unless HTC just says no, we've had enough of variants (they have said that), but this time stick to that position.

    I'd suppose that any contract commitments by Verizon have to be considered - I doubt seriously they'd offer the two side by side.

    The Butterfly/DLX/DNA was the mid-cycle step up from the One X. Verizon seems to go with mid-cycle step ups, look at the Thunderbolt, etc etc.

    In which case, the One wouldn't appear until later this year in any case.
  12. miniSQ

    miniSQ Well-Known Member

    The link you posted suggested the One could come to verizon in 4-5 months...and of course in verizon time that could mean a year:D

    But i agree they need to consolidate and have one top tier phone...i mean apple has done ok with its sales model:p
  13. KOLIO

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  14. RootJunky

    RootJunky Active Member

    I'm getting it most likely. I want to pre order it, but I don't know how that works. Will I need to unlock it or what. Also, HTC is offering some $100 cash back program. Do any of you have more info on how that works, and what exactly needs to be done? :)

    Also, I truly hope the phone will never be on Verizon. Does anyone know what's going on with that?

    Any help is appreciated, Thanks.
  15. 8 corez

    8 corez Active Member

    Why do you hope that?
  16. RootJunky

    RootJunky Active Member

    Verizon is the reason that the gs3(US) wasn't quad-core. I just feel like somehow if this phone is on Verizon it will be looked at differently, and it might end up backfiring on HTC. The thing is that so many people have Verizon, so it's very likely to be on there (or you can just get it unlocked), so don't worry.
  17. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    It's absolutely untrue that Verizon was the reason that the SGS3 was a dual core in the US - on all US carriers.

    The US SGS3 phones used the Qualcomm S4 processor because its built in world modem made connecting with LTE and any of our other radio standards possible.

    Furthermore, you make it sound like that was a bad thing.

    The faster dual cores in the S4 were functionally equivalent to the slower Samsung quad core, it saved power without requiring separate modem chips, and it added reliability by reducing the part count.

    There was nothing bad about it and Verizon had zero to do with that.

    Please stop reading whatever blog you've been reading, for your sake.
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  18. themuffinman75

    themuffinman75 Well-Known Member


    Not only that but the s4 also supported the use of svdo for those on verizon and sprint that haven't been able to enjoy the convenience of voice and data simultaneously over 3g.
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  19. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>}

    Yes. Yes I am.

    I've never backed down from a challenge. The HTC One is my next challenge.

    It will be the phone for that time -- and in six (6) months another will replace it. :)
  20. RootJunky

    RootJunky Active Member

    I got the info from one of the Premium members on the site. I didn't realize that to be a premium member you just have to pay. I thought you had to earn it like for Moderators and such. At first I didn't believe that, but I thought he was high up, so I trusted his source. But thanks for clearing that up for me!!!
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  21. nomunk

    nomunk Well-Known Member

    Im getting the HTC One on launch day from Sprint, I hate my Galaxy 2 i have now, I can't wait to throw it in the trashcan.
  22. KOLIO

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  23. RootJunky

    RootJunky Active Member

    You should sell it for a couple hundred $ !!

    I'm also getting the phone on launch day, but I still can't wait to see what the GS4 will have to offer!
  24. KOLIO

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