March 13, 2013 | by Natesh Sood
When HTC initially announced the One, its true flagship Android smartphone for 2013, it promised a global roll-out across many carriers. In the United States, HTC will launch it on three national carriers — AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The largest wireless provider is noticeably missing from the list of partner carriers. However, that is rumored to change.
According to an exclusive report by All Things D, Verizon Wireless and HTC reached an agreement to sell the HTC One later this year. In terms of a specific time frame, the report mentions that it will launch a month or two after the three other American carriers begin selling the One. The original consensus on why Big Red passed on the One was because it is still selling the DROID DNA, but now it appears Verizon is ready to offer two HTC flagship devices. With the One in Verizon’s portfolio, I imagine the DROID DNA will receive a price cut.
As of now, we are still waiting for an official announcement from either HTC or Verizon Wireless on the matter. For our Verizon fans out there, hopefully this report turns out to be true since the One is a tremendous phone that could sure appeal to many Verizon customers.