HTC One from Sprint

AT&T and T-Mobile have already announced that they'll have the recently-announced HTC One, and Sprint is hopping aboard too. They're equally skittish about date and pricing details, but you can always sign up for availability notifications here

It's great that these three are offering it and all, but what's going on with Verizon? Why no love for the HTC One? In any case, hit the jump for the full press release, or scope out our preview at the link below. Any Sprint customers itching to upgrade to this bad boy? 

Complete HTC One preview | HTC One forums

Sprint Brings Truly Unlimited 4G LTE to the New HTC One; Sprint’s Latest International Smartphone for Music Lovers, Photo Bugs and Social Media Masters Alike

NEW YORK & OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), February 19, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced plans to carry the new HTC One® smartphone later this year. The new HTC One introduces HTC Sense®innovations that reinvent the mobile experience, including a personal live stream right on the home screen, photos that come to life and an audio experience that features dual front-facing stereo speakers.

The smartphone will benefit from Truly Unlimited? 4G LTE data, text and calling to any mobile with no metering, no throttling, and no overages, all while on the Sprint network. Additional details, including pricing, will be shared closer to availability. Customers can get more information about the new HTC One smartphone from Sprint by visiting www.sprint.com/htcone.

“In a world where technology is constantly evolving, Sprint is really excited to bring our customers the latest in smartphone innovation from HTC,” said David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “We feel that combining the advanced features of the new HTC One with Sprint’s Truly Unlimited 4G LTE data plans allows our customers to really take advantage of the data capabilities of the smartphone without having to worry about data caps or throttling making it a big win all around.”

Innovative New Experiences

At the center of the new HTC One experience is HTC BlinkFeed™, a bold new experience that transforms the home screen into a single live stream of personally relevant information, such as social updates, entertainment and lifestyle updates, and news and photos with immersive images so the user no longer needs separate applications to find out what’s happening. HTC BlinkFeed aggregates the newest content from the most relevant and interesting sources, giving it to users at a glance, all in one place, without the need to jump between multiple applications and websites.

Photo bugs who loved the camera features of HTC EVO 3D and EVO 4G LTE will take delight in HTC UltraPixel Camera with HTC Zoe™ – a new feature bringing photos to life showing more personality and emotion than a still photo ever could. HTC Zoe gives users the ability to shoot high-resolution photos that come to life in three-second snippets. Zoe images, photos and videos are then displayed in a unique way in the new gallery, transforming the traditional photo gallery of still images into a motion gallery of memories.

Additionally, the new HTC One features a superior sound capability. Customers who love the Beats By Dr. Dre™ Audio features on HTC EVO™ 4G LTE will now enjoy an even better experience with HTC BoomSound™. BoomSound introduces front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier and an amazing full high-definition display that brings users closer to their music, videos, games and YouTube™. Beats Audio integration is enabled across the entire experience for rich, authentic sound. HDR recording uses advanced dual microphones and audio processing to capture clean, rich sound that is worthy of HD video footage.

Crafted with a distinct zero-gap aluminum unibody, the new HTC One also boasts brilliant technical features, including international capabilities, 4.7-inch, full-HD 1080p display, 1.7GHz quad-core processor and Near Field Communications (NFC).

A Truly Unlimited 4G LTE Experience

Sprint offers Truly Unlimited data for smartphones while on the Sprint Network, with no metering, throttling or overages. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM starts at just $79.99 per month for smartphones – a savings of $20 per month versus Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB Web (excludes taxes and surcharges).

Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and now offers service in 58 markets[i]. For the most up-to-date details on the Sprint 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE. For detailed 4G LTE maps, providing coverage information right down to the address, please visit www.sprint.com/coverage. Customers are encouraged to check back often, as the maps will be updated when coverage in these markets is enhanced.

 Source: Sprint

 

Reader comments

Sprint promises HTC One availability too

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The DNA is basically the same phone though, kinda makes sense for Verizon to skip this one.

If I were planning on staying with Sprint I'd be all over this device.

This is incredibly tempting. I wasn't planning on upgrading my EVO LTE, but I just might if I can afford it.

Cracked the screen of my EVO LTE about a month ago and I've been holding out for this announcement before replacing it. I still want to see more (how difficult is the new button layout? what's it like to use Sense 5?), but this is certainly tempting.

Have a Galaxy S II on Sprint now, this might be my next phone when I'm eligible for upgrade this year, but I also want to see the Galaxy S 4 before I commit.

****It's great that these three are offering it and all, but what's going on with Verizon?****

You know Verizon doesn't take standard HTC phones without completely changing them and making them black and red, and it doesn't look like that's going to change this cycle.

It's about time phones started getting front facing speakers. Hopefully this becomes more of a trend.

nope, htc will not change the name on any carrier with this phone, they all will be call htc one/like Samsung did with the galaxy s3.

Sprint is not going to relinquish its Evo Brand. Just like Verizon will not relinquish its "Droid" brand. They are too popular. At best, we will probably see Sprint release 2 phones: The HTC One, and the next Evo, which will be based heavily on the one, but with a kickstand and maybe some other add-ons.

No expandable storage on Sprint is a major fail. Try getting data off the cloud on Sprints crappy network and you'll understand why expandable storage is important.

No Camera button as well?

What about the kickstand?

There will never be another HTC as good as the original EVO 4G. Mine is going on four years old, has had three owners in our family and is still operating just as good as when I first got it. If they'd bothered to upgrade the OS periodically, it would still be top notch. Wish I'd kept it instead of going with the Photon 4G when it came out. That's two years of my life I'll never get back. Okay phone, but the whole Motorola refusal to upgrade to the latest OS means I'll never buy Motorola again.

So, no SD slot? Cloud storage only? That sucks and that pretty much leaves Samsung. For now. Until they do the same thing. *sigh*

Well, excuse me, it's been so long since the EVO 4G has been in service for me that I've lost count.

The point is, I know many still in service and still going strong and don't hear problems with it the way I do with their later models. And since they haven't made one that good since its release, and also that they're discarding SD card storage there will never be another HTC in my future. I've yet to see cloud storage as fast as an SD card or, barring normal failures which do occasionally happen, as reliable.

No, since I have different cards for different things depending on whether I'm traveling or not. So no. It's not. And that's very unfortunate.

I would love to get this phone. Looks great to me, but I don't like HTC. They probably won't upgrade this phone. They only updated my Evo 3d once even though their have been 3 updates to android since this phone came out. Unless they can get their act together with updates I won't ever buy HTC

Within their announcement, HTC published the new HTC One will be upgraded with future Android OpSys releases.

The HTC EVO 3D received a major update months ago. Perhaps unnecessary incremental updates would have tickled your fancy.

The HTC EVO 4G LTE has received 3 updates in 10 months to the latest Jelly Bean and Sense compatible with its hardware.

People just can't avoid spewing uninformed opinions.

What are you going to buy next Caliking21? Actually who cares! Suit yourself with something about which you can legitimately complain like a nature plastic touchwiz or a featureless non 4G, lousy camera & sound vanilla N4.