The HTC One was on schedule to debut on March 15 and rightfully compete with Samsung’s Galaxy S4. However, manufacturing enough units has proven problematic for HTC and the defficiencies will force them to delay the launch by at least two weeks. “We will start fulfilling pre-orders by end of March in certain markets and will roll out to more markets as we approach April,” reads the official company statement on the matter. This means the less dense markets might get the One as late as May, and by that time whoever is in for a new smartphone will most likely handle a brand new Xperia Z or Galaxy S4.
It’s a very unfortunate turn of events for HTC who depend on the One’s success to steer the company into positive operating mode. Clients are also deprived of a very good device with impressive properties, but a steep price.
In other HTC news, the taiwanese maker revealed a limited Developer edition of the smartphone that will ship only to US postal adresses and be completely open for tinkering with. The Dev edition will have 64GB of storage and the retail price will be $649.Source: Electronista