Update: It appears as though the tweet shown below, has been deleted from HTC’s official Twitter account. What does this mean? Well, it could be a whole not of nothing or it may be that the corporate offices of HTC told their PR firm (who typically handle Twitter accounts) that what they said may not entirely be true. As it turns out, another person asked the same question and received a different reply. Instead of telling the potential customer that the HTC One wouldn’t be available on Verizon, they said they see no plans as of right now, but if that changes, they’ll be sure to let him know. Sounds like someone got a slap on the wrist. We’re going to go on record and say that while Verizon may not have the One at launch, they’ll be supporting it before the summer’s over.
It was reported last week—despite rumors of the contrary—that the upcoming HTC One would be arriving on Verizon, regardless of the fact that the DROID DNA is only 4 months old. HTC is fully behind the fact that the One is their new flagship phone, so it didn’t seem completely out of the realm of possibility. There was even an internal memo from Walmart that said that the DROID DNA was going to be replaced by the HTC One before the end of March. With all that said, HTC decided to speak out on the rumors and thus, posted the following tweet on Twitter.
After @cizzlen questioned the company on their plans, HTC essentially shot down any hope that Verizon users had at seeing the new, uni-body flagship device on Verizon’s network. So does that mean all hope is lost? Not entirely. There is a device headed for Verizon (currently in testing) that features specs identical to that of the HTC One, which may turn out to be a DROID DNA+. So when it comes to HTC’s tweet, it’s like Obi-Wan once said to Luke Skywalker, “What I told you was true, from a certain point of view.” Keep your fingers crossed Verizon users, you may not the HTC One on your network, but you’ll more than likely see a variation of it.