[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. BillyODU

    BillyODU Well-Known Member

    I highly doubt they would only have 8 and 16.. its 2013..and a flagship. I
    m still banking on the 32gb with sprint

  2. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    Yeah,I think the source of the 8GB & 16GB varieties (POCKET LINT),was thinking of the NEXUS 4 when he put that in the article.However,there were earlier reports of 8 OR 16 GB (can't remember) versions for a couple of select Asian markets. I seriously don't think we'll be seeing any of those outside of that region,if they do indeed ever exist.
  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator


    The 16 GB Taiwan-only model (according to HTC statements at the time) retailed for NTD 19,900 or about $670.

    Those with a 3vo will recall that came with 4 GB of storage, just for os, phone and apps, only 1 GB for apps. The One X doubled that, and 6 GB was reserved.

    I don't know where this 8 number is coming from. Does anyone believe that they're even going to try building a phone with only 2 GB of additional user storage? I sure don't. Unless it's going to magically going to get an sd card. :)
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  4. TheSuper

    TheSuper Well-Known Member

  5. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member

    I'm sure that is for the us carriers only.
  6. Aokusman

    Aokusman Well-Known Member

    This exclusivity nonsense will be the downfall for htc. People won't switch carriers for an HTC phone, they would rather settle for another device. Bad move by HTC. Should get every model on every carrier possible.
  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Was Sprint offered the 64 GB model? Did Sprint turn them down?

    AT&T was not the first US carrier to announce that they'd be offering the phone.

    At each carrier's announcement, they'd already made their deals and placed their orders.

    I'm not happy about this. But I don't believe that the cause is HTC not wanting to push more high-end product. Just saying.
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  8. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    Those choosing to not carry the 64GB version may have taken their cue from this retailer across the pond & avoid the risk of having stock that doesn't move fast enough to warrant having it on inventory:

    Samsung Galaxy S3 64GB launch cancelled due to lack of demand - News - Trusted Reviews
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  9. Wilkas

    Wilkas Well-Known Member

    Well I'm still waiting for mine, was hoping I'd be lucky and get it before the easter hols but nope, definitely getting it on the 3rd.
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  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

  11. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    Hard to say.Some will want it for one reason or another,regardless of the extra $,whether they actually need it or not.

    I have to admit I was one of those that weren't too happy w/the latest rumblings regarding storage capacity,but the truth is that I have a 16GB phone w/an additional 64GB via external SD slot & barely put a dent in either,w/about 95% unused.

    Should my carrier offer a higher capacity after I purchase a 32GB model,so be it.Shame on me if I get miffed over it,regardless of circumstance or specs,the next best thing is gonna be right around the corner anyway.
  12. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Yeah I'm in the same boat. I had 32GB on my Nexus and it was almost full, but that was because of ROMs and nand backups. Since I am running stock on my DNA, with only 16GB, I still have 8GB free :p
  13. toad6386

    toad6386 Well-Known Member

    Yep, I have about 12GB devoted to ROMs and nandroids, another 12 G to music and audio books, and still have 8-10 free, depending on how good I've been with housekeeping.... Good to see that the 8-16 G rumor seems to be just that, and no substance.
  14. lone_par

    lone_par Member

    Picked mine up Friday. Loving the phone so far!
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  15. toad6386

    toad6386 Well-Known Member

  16. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member

  17. toad6386

    toad6386 Well-Known Member

  18. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member

    You never know, it looked like the $299 might be the new standard for awhile, then the prices went back down.
  19. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    $200 has been the Sprint price on contract for each of the top Evos since 2010, as I recall their One X variant was cheaper last year compared to other carriers as well. I've seen them go for more on day one at Sprint stores, but always some deal at Best Buy or Radio Shack. Street price of two hundred on Sprint at launch makes perfect sense.

    Recall when we first started this, we expected $250/$300 for 32/64 GB.
  20. BillyODU

    BillyODU Well-Known Member

    Earlymon, you may be prophetic

    RadioShack ad for HTC One hints at $199.99 Sprint pricing, $50 Google Play bonus | The Verge

    EDIT: toad beat me to it today..
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  21. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    He's good like that :)
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  22. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    LoL not guilty, I was going off of the announcement. ;)
  23. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Things like this I have trouble understanding.
    Why is it so hard for manufacturers to release their phones across multiple carriers under it's released name?
    (Please..... not turning this into Apple vs Android).
    Across all carriers the iPhone is the iPhone in the US & other parts of the world.
    Yet instead of the HTC One being just that on all carriers one of them has to call it something else.
    What does that do for the HTC One brand?
    How can HTC make a comeback while being stifled by a particular carrier?
    Sprint also did this with one of the Evos.
  24. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    The iPhone released as an ATT exclusive when half the industry was laughing at dumb Apple taking on the Blackberry and Windows phone. ATT execs bragged about how they got the great end of the contract deal.

    Same kind of laughter from the iPod days and the launch of the iTunes Music Store, that changed our approach to buying music online.

    Many of us then correctly predicted the iPhone future - ATT struggling to break the contract and take control and failing - and other carriers scrambling to pick up the brand.

    Not because they wanted the iPhone, but because they wanted ATT's iPhone business.

    No one ever beat Steve Jobs at contracting and his control model continued and grew.

    Meanwhile, all of the other makers had been making phones longer and were used to contracted carrier deals, with model and name variations.


    The mighty giant Samsung didn't break free until last year. Before that, the Sprint SGS2 was called the Epic 4G Touch or something and it had a keyboard.

    You still can't buy a Motorola RAZR Maxx in the USA, you get the Verizon Droid RAZR Maxx.

    The press loves to beat up on HTC.

    Much of the press harbors a weird, creepy iPhone envy though.

    Motorola was going under. Google bought them. Find one story about how their goofy naming has to stop.

    You can't. You can find many stories about how they can't wait to hear what the Motorola X is going to be called.

    Right next to stories slamming HTC for practices common to the others.

    And anyone who thinks that there was only one SGS3 had better check their facts - or our forums. ;)
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  25. BillyODU

    BillyODU Well-Known Member

    Earlymon.. reasons like this is why I love this forum as opposed to android central.

    Here it is facts and articles and information and I would say mostly objective posting, as to there it is all fanboy banter with a few dabbings of information that is overlooked by the fanboy drivel.

    I got my undergrad in Biology, so I am forever researching everything and attempt to look at everything with an unbiased opinion (though I love HTC since the Hero..though my hero bricked due to an OS update but luckily my EVO saved the day).

    Everyone here is top notch when it comes to discussion and debate
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