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HTC M7 release exclusion on Verizon may upset fans

We have another twist in the upcoming HTC M7 release saga to tell you about now, and it’s not potentially good news for those of you on Verizon Wireless. Early rumors indicated that HTC’s upcoming flagship handset would be hitting AT&T, Verizon and Sprint upon release, skipping T-Mobile in the process. Now though, we’re hearing that it actually may be Big Red that could be in the firing line instead.

As we’ve told you in the past, the HTC M7 is due to be announced on February 19, at a special event in New York City. Over the weekend we told you how HTC’s CEO Peter Chou couldn’t even wait until that event to show off the device, as images have shown him whipping the M7 out to take pictures of an audience during an event in Taiwan.

The official release date for the device is expected to be announced as March 8, but it looks like Verizon may be last to the party once again, with the M7 now rumored to be arriving on Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile first. HTCSource has published a recent article claiming that the Verizon release for the M7 has been ‘delayed’ and one of the main reasons for this is because Big Red still want to push the HTC Droid DNA first since it’s still a relatively new smartphone.

Verizon customers who are interested in the M7 won’t want to hear any excuses though, especially since they were last to the party with the infamous Samsung Galaxy Note 2 release. Verizon obviously hasn’t said anything on this claim though since the device is still unofficial, but it does seem logical for the Droid DNA to get a little more spotlight first before making way for the next big thing.

As a Verizon customer who is interested in the upgrade, what are your thoughts on this new potential delay for the HTC M7? Does this now change your plans to opt for a different Android smartphone instead?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Disappointed that HTC is introducing another flagship device without expandable. A lot of people don’t have unlimited and don’t want to be fully in the cloud. I purchased the S3 instead of the HTC One because of the sd card option for the S3. I love the HTC and can’t understand why HTC doesn’t to truly compete with the best selling device in the world. HTC lost a loyal customer. Expect HTC revenue to continue it’s freefall

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Kp2Bombero FDNY

Clearly Verizon’s losts, this is a flagship phone and you would think that Verizon would take the opt. to be included in what looks like a very popular launch, they have the DNA which is selling, why not use the extra muscle. The money they spend into buying the M7 then selling it back to Big Red customers would cleary jolt sales, only thing I can think of is that Verizon hasn’t made their money back as of yet from the DNA, and doesn’t want to push the phone aside for this launch and lose more capital and risk losing… Read more »

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