HTC has had several hurdles in their race to launch their latest (and best ever) flagship, the HTC One, into the wild. Parts shortages and delays are the name of HTC’s game currently, and it could have happened at a worse time. Samsung is set to release their now announced Galaxy S 4 as a follow-up to the highly successful Galaxy S III. It’s pretty much a commonly regarded belief that Samsung is going to destroy HTC’s One in terms of bulk number of units shipped. But the HTC One is now the best chance for HTC to get back into the game.
Sadly, the delays mentioned above (and talked about last week) which saw the One release getting pushed back to late March in several parts of the world means even more waiting for parts of Europe, North America and most of the Asia-Pacific territories, whom now according to HTC, may have to wait until the end of April. HTC specifically says that uses in these territories will see the HTC One “in their hands by late April”, though, “by” is a fluid word with a wide time frame.
The official statement from HTC:
“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.”