Verizon's Got a Brand New ... Phone

HTC lovers have been buzzing over the company's newest phone offering, the HTC One. However, one big name was missing from the phone's announcement last month: Verizon  (NYSE: VZ  ) . This was especially odd, considering that the phone would be available on three of its biggest competitors: AT&T, Sprint Nextel, and T-Mobile.

Now, HTC is amending its earlier statement to include the telecom powerhouse as one of its newest carriers for the One. Verizon subscribers are still not out of the woods yet, however, because they'll be two months later than the other carriers to take advantage of the new phone.  

What's going on here? Does HTC have it in for Verizon, or is this simply a mistake? Fool contributor Caroline Bennett takes a closer look in the following video.

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  • Report this Comment On March 24, 2013, at 9:14 AM, lamjo wrote:

    What's the source for the claim that Verizon's testing procedures have delayed the One? I follow mobile tech religiously, especially Android, and this is the first I've heard of this putative testing delay. A more likely explanation is that Verizon doesn't want to carry the One with the very similar HTC Droid DNA recently released still in Big Red's portfolio of devices. Waiting a few months gives them time to end-of-life the DNA and take on a new HTC flagship-quality phone. The "testing delay" smacks of corporate obfuscation. Also, the latest rumors suggest that Verizon still won't get the One even after the delay but will get some Droid-branded variant instead.

  • Report this Comment On March 24, 2013, at 9:59 AM, hank914 wrote:

    Verizon HAS a new phone.....has got is redundant people!

  • Report this Comment On March 24, 2013, at 10:05 AM, CalvinballPro wrote:

    Why is there a tangential section about Apple in this article that's bigger than the part about the HTC ONE, ostensibly what the article is supposed to be about? "Apple fixation" is why some people get tired of reading tech and stock articles because when we tune in to read about something we want to read about, we're forced to see a bunch of Apple nonsense shoe-horned in as well. Why not just write separate Apple articles and let the people that don't want to read them not be force to see them?

  • Report this Comment On March 24, 2013, at 10:28 AM, mapres wrote:

    By mentioning Apple, they get listed in Apple sites like Yahoo finance AAPL. It's all about getting more eyeballs for the Motley Fool pay services.

  • Report this Comment On March 24, 2013, at 12:41 PM, hump8389 wrote:

    Hey Calvin, you should read up on SEO when you get some free time and it will make sense why these stories do things like this.

  • Report this Comment On March 24, 2013, at 1:45 PM, jeffreber44 wrote:

    Android’s Tethering likely infringing on a Nokia Patent. Nokia defeats Google & HTC on legal interpretation of patent. HTC is in trouble.

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