Well, it's official. HTC has confirmed recent rumours that its One flagship will not go on sale on March 15 after all.
Instead, it's now saying pre-orders will start being fulfilled by the end of the month, with ordinary high street and online stock availability to be build up after that.
Even that, though, might be an overly optimistic forecast given how deliberately non-commital HTC's statement on the subject is:
“We will start fulfilling pre-orders by end of March in certain markets and will roll out to more markets as we approach April,” it reads. Hardly confidence-inspiring stuff.
Online retailer Clove, though, seems to have a little more faith in HTC's abilities to get phones in hands. It claimed in a blog post yesterday to have been “advised officially by HTC that the UK launch date has been put back to the 29th of March”.
What we haven't heard any more on is the specific reason for the delay, so we're still going with camera-related component supply issues.
In the end it doesn't really matter, the point is if you were hoping to get your hands on an HTC One this week, you're definitely going to be disappointed.