The HTC One was originally scheduled to drop the day after the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch, March 15, but it’s still yet to materialise.
There have been various theories behind the HTC One delay, but HTC has finally set the record straight with an official statement; we’re told to blame “unprecedented demand and interest” in its new flagship.
However, the Taiwanese manufacturer’s statement clarifies: "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.
"We appreciate our customers’ patience, and believe that once they have the phone in their hands they will agree that it has been worth the wait."
Indeed, the HTC One has been rather well received, picking up Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2013.
HTC has also compiled a lovely list of quotes from reviews (HTC Blog). Interesting stuff.