Earlier this month, it was confirmed the UK arrival of the HTC One would be slightly delayed, having had its mid-March release date shifted towards the end of the month instead. At the time, no reason was provided, however subsequently it was revealed the company was experiencing problems with suppliers.
The HTC One is an important phone for the company, as it’s the first major release of the year, and follows poor sales performance in 2012. It’s up against some serious competition, with the similarly priced Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Sony Xperia Z both offering similar specifications and their own unique benefits.
On Friday, HTC sent out another press release providing a revised release schedule for the One. It says, “HTC has seen unprecedented demand for and interest in the new HTC One, and the care taken to design and build it is evidenced in early reviews. The new HTC One will roll out in the UK, Germany and Taiwan next week and across Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific before the end of April.”
Of course, as this was sent out last week, it means we should be seeing the HTC One over the course of this week. This may not be the case if you’re ordering through a network though, as delivery dates vary between them. It appears to be available now with Vodafone, while EE says it’ll be available in the next 28 days. Three provides an April 30 delivery date, while O2 says if you order soon, it’ll be with you on April 2.
Both black and silver versions are for sale, and prices vary depending on the contract you select, but it can be picked up for free in some cases.