And so now you've got the tough question ahead of you. Where to buy the HTC 10? In the United States, you've got a few options. We'll walk you through 'em.
Buy HTC 10 directly from HTC.com
This may be your best option, for a lot of reasons. First is that if you buy from HTC, you'll have a SIM-unlocked device that can be used with T-Mobile or AT&T — or any other GSM-compatible operator, actually. No mucking about with unlock codes. Just pop in your SIM and go. HTC is also now selling the Verizon variant of the phone directly from its own site as well.
And HTC also is selling the phone with an unlockable bootloader, which is important to those who like to tinker with the software on a phone. Wanna hack on the HTC 10? This is the phone to get.
And if you buy from HTC you'll also not get saddled with any of that carrier bloatware you'll find when you get a phone from one of the country's major operators. That, in our opinion, is probably the biggest factor.
The HTC 10 retails for $699 (though we've already seen $100 discounts) and is available in silver or gray. If you'd prefer to finance the phone, HTC.com offers PayPal credit financing for 12 months.
Buy HTC 10 from Verizon
Verizon is the first of the U.S. carriers to offer the HTC 10. (A fact it's quick to tell you.) It's pre-orders are now live for the phone with shipments beginning on May 5. It'll run $22.83 a month for two years with zero down, for a total of $548. Or you can buy it outright for $648.
Also: If you switch your service to Verizon they're throwing in three free months of HBO NOW, and will throw in up to $650 to pay off your old contract.
Buy HTC from Sprint
Sprint has announced it will begin selling the HTC 10 on May 13 for $0 down and $26 per month for 24 months, for a total of $624. There's no word on its no-contract price.
Still to come ...
We're still waiting on more information from T-Mobile (AT&T won't be selling the phone) and will update this post when we've got it.
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