HTC One Verizon release date remains unknown

By Alan Ng - May 23, 2013

Many consumers were hoping for a happy ending to their week, with an official announcement of a Verizon HTC One at CTIA 2013. The Android device remains a hugely popular phone among consumers who have it, but unfortunately it looks like the wait may go on for Verizon and HTC to make things official.

Verizon had been teasing an upcoming event during CTIA 2013, but you may already be aware that this turned out to be something completely unexpected – a new mobile network called Viva Movil that the carrier is planning to roll out across Latin America, in partnership with none other than Jenny from the block – Jennifer Lopez.

It wasn’t the Verizon HTC One that many had expected and Verizon are still remaining completely silent on the possibility of this happening before the end of 2013. We’ve read some amusing messages on Twitter, from consumers who actually think they have been ‘rickrolled’ by Verizon, for announcing Viva Movil instead of a Verizon HTC One.

Surely Verizon knows that consumers want to see the HTC One on their network and are presumably keeping with their infamous silent tactics to build up hype even further. Meanwhile, HTC are not saying much either at the moment, with a recent statement from HTC to Tech Radar below, the closest thing to an update as it gets.

“It’s always a great thing to have our phones on as many operators as possible, but we’ve got nothing to announce in terms of Verizon.”

Are you a consumer who wants the HTC One over the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Verizon? If so, let us know your reaction to the device no-show during Verizon’s recent business venture with Jennifer Lopez. Surely the time has come for Verizon to pass the torch from the Droid DNA to another flagship handset?

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  • John

    the same here, if i don’t hear anything about HTC one from Verizon in one more month or so, I am switching to ATT. I can’t freaking wait any longer……….

  • Joe Brooklyn

    I’ve been with Verizon Wireless since 1997, I’ve tried all other major carriers and found Verizon to have the best reception for my area. Albeit more expensive, I felt confident Verizon’s coverage and reliability. My contract expired this past March, and I have been waiting for a top smartphone to be released. I currently use an iPhone, but wanted to experience the Android OS ( my wife has an Android). When the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy 4 made their announcements, I quickly went to an ATT store because they get new phones first. Very impressed with the speed and display of both devices, but I was more drawn to the HTC One because it was different and had a more refreshing look than SG4. I was hoping like many others than Verizon would make an announcement concerning the HTC One, but they never did. And now I have a choice of staying with Big Red and getting the SG4, or jumping ship to ATT and get the HTC One. I usually say service provider is more than the device, but that’s an old adage, what do I do?

    • rebirther4real

      I hear you. I’ve been a Verizon customer just as long but I hate getting jerked around like this. Tell us one way or another. We are definitely not going to get the HTC One, ever or we will be getting the phone and here’s when. Short of that, let us know if there really is a Droid DNA 2 on its way. My contract is up as well and I be damned if I wait around for Verizon to hold these facts of which they clearly know over my head. I will give them one more month and if “I” don’t an answer on the HTC One or the DNA 2 I’m jumping ship.