HTC One delay explained: blame ‘unprecedented demand and interest’

HTC One delay explained: blame ‘unprecedented demand and interest’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.

One early suggestion was that the delay was due to camera-related component supply issues, while a further theory proposed that HTC had lost its preferred client status with supply partners.

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.

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 23, 2013 at 16:02

That is why the Lumia 920 was hard to get, too

mightyforest  Mar. 23, 2013 at 17:03

because of its greatness

judgey  Mar. 23, 2013 at 23:10

publicity stunt?

Google still not say how many n4 they sold?

stroff  Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:46

Got my htc one 2 days ago from phones 4 u. I was worried that getting rid of my i5 for this may not have been the right move but I'm absolutely blown away by this little beauty! I cannot stress this enough! One area particularly concerning was the battery power, I can safely report that this isn't a problem and sees me right through the day even when I'm on all day! The features speak for themselves but nothing prepared me for such quality, both in build quality, screen display and especially the camera - Blimey!

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 24, 2013 at 12:44

Thanks, stroff - it does look rather tempting, and I'm not a fan of big Android phones

mightyforest  Mar. 24, 2013 at 15:14

must say this phone did tempt me but the lack of sd support and removable battery were the only put offs, if only HTC made this beauty with the wp8 OS

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 24, 2013 at 15:39

must say this phone did tempt me but the lack of sd support and removable battery were the only put offs, if only HTC made this beauty with the wp8 OS

Same here...add Android to the put-offs list :p
Though: I did learn to put up with the Nokia N9 - no removable battery or SD storage. But not again.

AhmadCentral  Mar. 24, 2013 at 23:39

must say this phone did tempt me but the lack of sd support and removable battery were the only put offs, if only HTC made this beauty with the wp8 OS

Same here...add Android to the put-offs list :p
Though: I did learn to put up with the Nokia N9 - no removable battery or SD storage. But not again.


If only the HTC One was running Symbian... :p

judgey  Mar. 24, 2013 at 23:50

I got a sony z again in white this time, its so sexy. Not going htc untill they sort out the sd card at least. Samsung can go to hell, they starting to turn into apple, money grabbing rather than user friendly.

Like last time, sg3 then few months later sg3 4g... Now its going to be sg4 4 core then later sg4 8 core.... look like apple to u?

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