AT&T, Sprint announce HTC One available April 19 starting at $199.99
2nd Apr 2013 | 15:34
Preorders begin this week, 64GB model AT&T exclusive
Update: As the One became available nationwide April 19, HTC sent out a press release detailing availability.
Though nothing has changed at either AT&T or Sprint, HTC said Best Buy, Radio Shack, Wal-mart, Target, Amazon.com, Costco, Car Toys, Sam's Club, HSN.com and its own website are all offering the phone.
What's more, T-Mobile revealed on April 16 that it will offer the One starting April 24 for $99 down and $20 payments for 24 months. Preorders can be placed now via T-Mobile's website.
If you weren't wowed by the showy launch of the latest Samsung Galaxy S4 last month, your patience will be rewarded as the HTC One will actually arrive a few days earlier at two U.S. carriers, with a more competitive price tag.
Better yet, HTC's flagship 2013 handset will swoop in at an even more affordable price of $199.99 for the 32GB model with two-year commitment from either carrier, a full $50 cheaper than the competing Samsung Galaxy S4 - or what early adopters expected to pay.
For those who require more storage space on their Android smartphone, AT&T will have the upper hand as exclusive U.S. provider for a 64GB model priced at $299.99 with two-year agreement.
The big One
With a powerful 1.7GHz quad-core processor and zero-gap aluminum body housing a 4.7-inch 1080p HD display, the HTC One aims to throw down the gauntlet ahead of Samsung's latest arrival, which already has an April 16 preorder date with AT&T.
HTC One brings a new HTC Sense experience for Android smartphones, together with a host of innovative features such as the UltraPixel camera and HTC Sense TV.
While Sprint touts unlimited data as well as calling and texting for its HTC One, AT&T continues to point out that its 4G LTE network was recently ranked as the fastest from coast to coast.
For preorders starting this Thursday, April 4, AT&T will throw in a free HTC Media Link HD wireless HDMI adaptor (normally $90, until April 18, 2013); Sprint preorders will kick off a day later, on Friday, April 5.