Verizon HTC One clears FCC – retail availability imminent
The Verizon HTC One has been given the “all clear” from the FCC. The FCC documentation list the device as the PN07310 which features Verizon-friendly radios for LTE (band 13), GSM (850/1900) and CDMA (850/1900), NFC, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Now that all the official work is done, there’s really nothing keeping Verizon from launching the device. Since the HTC One on T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T are all currently running Android 4.1, it would be in Verizon’s best interest to get the phone to market (which is expected to run Android 4.2.2 at launch) before the other US variants start to receive the same update.
Our best guess puts the Verizon HTC One retail launch on July 31. This assumption is based on recent HTC phones passing through the FCC and their corresponding retail launch dates (Droid DNA: passed through the FCC on Nov 5, went on sale Nov 21; HTC First: passed through the FCC on March 23, went on sale April 12). It’s certainly not an exact science, but at least we’re basing our launch date off of historic data.
Do you think the Verizon HTC One will go on sale before August rolls around?