[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)
    70.3%
  2. No!

    3 vote(s)
    4.7%
  3. I don't know yet!

    14 vote(s)
    21.9%
  4. I prefer the Samsung Galaxy s4

    2 vote(s)
    3.1%
  1. KOLIO

    KOLIO NOTEoriously XPOSED Guide

    Who knows?
    I posted the link in this very thread to the TWITTER quote believing that was the final word on availability of the ONE on VZW.( Lesson learned ;) ).

    I wouldn't be surprised if the whole event was orchestrated to gauge public opinion for the ONE on BIG RED.

    With this info in hand,perhaps VZW will begin to offer some serious discounts on the DNA to clear out inventory.Afterwords,they'll re-examine demand & make a decision to pick up the ONE as-is,or,once again,demand their own slightly modified DROIDIFIED version.
  2. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    o_O you don't consider late March or April soon?? :confused:
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  4. 12VoltMan

    12VoltMan New Member

    Who knows. HTC's twitter people might not be in the loop, and possibly mistook "no plans on Verizon at this time" for "Verizon's not getting it at all".

    I'm hoping that Verizon gets this phone. Hopefully, either they're still in negotiations, or it has been decided that Verizon will carry it, but they just haven't announced anything yet. My RAZR is getting a little long in the tooth, and I really have no desire to get the SGS4, and nothing else on Verizon (except the potential X phone) really tickles my fancy right now.
  5. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    lol..Meaning not March or April, but more like May.

    I hope not man!

    Whats your gut telling you EarlyMon, Just HTC being hush, scared of Apple and don't want to give a hard date, or just maybe the camera components are posing a problem?
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  6. craftycarper

    craftycarper Well-Known Member

    What is the problem with carriers in the US?........i read these posts where people say certain carriers won't, certain carriers will, do they have like a bidding system to carry the phone?.....or do some carriers just not feature all phones?.....seems very confusing for a Limey.:D
  7. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    It is a known thing that Camera Components are causing a hold up. HTC is no longer a tier One manufacturer to their suppliers because of canceled orders or lower expectations so they fall to a second or third position when it comes to having their parts orders fulfilled. I don't think HTC is necessarily being hush hush on purpose. I think they really just don't know when they will have all the kinks worked out so to speak. For me there is really no difference between getting the phone in April or May because I am getting it no matter what but am completely happy with my LTEvo in the meantime. This delay really does hurt HTC though because they are losing a ton of people who are on the fence between the One and the SG4. I will gladly wait till May for a premium product.
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  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Each carrier here operates on their own radio standards, unlike most of the world.
    Each model offered becomes a variation unique to its carrier.

    While they're at it, the carriers tend to specify whatever changes they believe advantageous to them. Hardware, bloatware, name changes, carrier branding - even denial of HTCdev bootloader unlocking services.

    The makers want as few changes as possible for production and marketing purposes, the carriers want as much as possible, and traditionally the makers don't just say no, for fear that the carrier won't take the product.

    I have the only One X model in the world with an external sd card slot, kickstand and fundamentally different model name because of that.

    Verizon is the most draconian, they've never allowed an HTC model name to escape unscathed. HTC isn't going for that with anyone. No one is fooled anymore.

    That's why my first Verizon prediction here was that they'd get a Droid DNA update later this year as a One variant.

    You're reading this correctly - at this time, the US is slated to receive 3 different versions of the One, all of which will be different than yours. Because of the radios.

    PS - it also creates a unique suggested retail price issue. Because the models are different, they can each be given unique suggested manufacturer retail pricing, legally.

    Yet another reason for no one announcing final prices yet, so far as I know.
  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    It's commonly reported that the supply is the issue.

    That story began in Taiwan 1) citing low yield issues on parts 2) by a financial analyst who's made his reputation accurately predicting iDevice trends.

    Initial low yield rates are not uncommon, they're often expected.

    A market analyst bending explanations in a legal fashion to support his own income is not unheard of either.

    Now the story has changed from yield issues to supplier relationship issues.

    I haven't tapped my sources yet because I don't want to stumble into something covered by an NDA that would muzzle me. However, if my magic 8 ball gets any ideas, I'll pass those along.

    I will say what I've said before - Taiwan is an island and they know it. The semiconductor makers and product manufacturers have a common saying there - the island comes first.

    I asked my magic 8 ball if the island would do whatever is necessary for HTC to succeed.

    It said, all signs point to yes - so - we'll see.
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  10. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member


    Yea I was reading earlier today about the parts manufacturers not holding HTC in as high standards as in the past. Interesting to say the least. I mean didn't they think about these obstacles before going with an ultra pixel camera and not a traditional mega pixel camera?

    I agree on the wait time frame, and it not being a good thing for HTC. As for me though, even though I'd like to run out and buy it right now, I honestly have all the time in the world, my nexus 4 is prepaid through T-mo and I have an upgrade for at&t just chillin waiting to get used...But I would of course rather have it sooner then later : )
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  11. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member


    I was getting the Tier one stuff from this article, which sites a One exec but who knows

    HTC blames delay of One release on component shortages | PhoneDog

    "According to unnamed HTC executives speaking to The Wall Street Journal, shipments of the One have been delayed due to shortages of parts for the unit's camera and metal body. "HTC has had difficulty in securing adequate camera components as it is no longer a tier-one customer," One exec said, explaining that the Taiwanese device maker is having a problem managing its parts suppliers since it has altered its order forecasts heavily and frequently after a drop in device shipments in 2012."
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  12. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I know.

    A few days ago, it wasn't the metal body, it was voice coils for the vibration motors.

    Industrial security on the island is higher than many people realize or stop to think about.

    I'm not impressed with unnamed sources. When a named suit says it, I'll buy it.

    Meanwhile, although blogs are covering it as a swan song, Peter Chou said he'd step down if the One wasn't a success.

    That's being interpreted as, wah wah I'm going to try so hard.

    The proper way to interpret the Asian businessman saying that is, I'm so confident, I don't even need a fall guy.

    Westerners simply do not get the Asian way of thinking or doing business.

    And the WSJ has really fallen off since it was sold and became another Rupert Murdock mouthpiece, but that's definitely just my opinion.

    Could there be supply issues?

    Sure. Ok. Maybe.

    Did the story have suspicious beginnings? I think so.

    Has the story changed in less than a week? Yes.

    Is being reported with definite bias and fundamental ignorance of the industry? Definitely.

    Could be true.

    I'll remain skeptical, something that rarely fails in this business.
  13. Scootmien

    Scootmien Well-Known Member Contributor

    As I posted in another thread. Up until today I wasn't sure whether I would go for the HTC One or the S4 as both suit my needs perfectly.

    However, after checking out my viewing habits over the last few days I find that I have been spending 90% of my time in the HTC One forums on here, Android Central and XDA-Developers so I think that pretty much tells me all I need to know about which phone I will be getting...
  14. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member


    Well? when do you see this thing releasing obi wan?
  15. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    It's honesty a real nice looking device...Plus the software looks just fine to me, including blink feed...Plus I've grown very tired of TouchWiz...
  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Too soon for me to say, still quietly gathering what data I can.

    Don't worry, I may be often wrong on various things, but I'm never _silent_. ;) :D
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  17. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member


    Cool...Let's hope it gets in our hands sooner then later brother...
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  18. toad6386

    toad6386 Well-Known Member

    My thoughts are this: as long as the delay isn't too lengthy, my wife and I are sticking with it. That said, however, my wife's digitizer is going out, and I don't know how healthy it will be (for me)to wait too long to replace the phone, rather the digitizer (again). I've thought about going ahead and getting the LTEVO, but I'm afraid there'll be no HTC or carrier support on it with a significant time left on contract.


    Obi-Mon is waiting for a disturbance in the force...
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  19. BillyODU

    BillyODU Well-Known Member

    I am patiently waiting for the One to be released for Sprint, and by patiently I mean checking these forums every hour, and e-mailing my sprint store guy every day.

    I am in for two silvers, one for my and one for my fiancee, we have already ordered our accessories in anticipation for that oh so glorious day.
    Also just found this

    HTC One (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile) – Release Date Really Close ?
  20. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    HTC set to handle component supply bottleneck: Merrill Lynch - CNA ENGLISH NEWS aka Focus Taiwan

    We'll see. :)

    I stand by this though - the island takes care of its own. If it's possible, it will be done.
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  21. chong67

    chong67 Well-Known Member

    That is why Samsung is itself a manufacturer so it does not have to worry about component.
  22. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    It's been said that their Snapdragon 600 choice is as much about supply and demand as it is LTE, maybe more so. ;)

    Expect to see Samsung memory and storage in the One, btw.
  23. Niceitup

    Niceitup Member

    My local AT&T store rep said they are doing pre orders now. I'm on my way there to order it. He didn't know about availability however.
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  24. WhizGidget

    WhizGidget Well-Known Member

    I'm on Verizon, so I'm just going to sit and cross my fingers for an announcement that definitively says The One is coming. I still have one last NE2 discount that I can use. I know I'll have to give up my unlimited, but I think I'll live.

    I'm still hobbling along with my HTC Incredible. 3 years later, and she's still running fairly well.
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