A leak from T-Mobile’s planogram, as well as a leaked memo guide for employees, points to a April 24th release date for T-Mobile’s HTC One. The leaks were discovered by TmoNews, and they suggest that not all T-Mobile stores will be carrying the HTC One during launch day, meaning there will be many disappointed and aggravated customers. The leak shows a memo directed at employees saying, “Review the attached store list to confirm if your store will be receiving the HTC One.”
To encourage the sales of the HTC One, from April 24th to April 28th, T-Mobile employees will be wearing HTC shirts to promote the launch. The T-Mobile HTC One will be sold for a $99 down payment, with monthly payments of $20 a month for 24 months. The pricing will vary based on your preferred internal storage size. Of course, if you’re willing to sign a two-year contract through a 3rd party reseller like Best Buy, you can purchase the phone for a subsidized price of $249.99 for the 32GB model.
Previously, a leak from Best Buy suggested that T-Mobile’s HTC One would release on April 19th, the same day AT&T plans on releasing it. Now, it looks like T-Mobile will be the last of the major carriers to launch the device (minus Verizon Wireless who we’re still not sure whether or not will be releasing the HTC One). While this is disappointing to T-Mobile users, at least they’ll feel at ease knowing that they will be using their HTC One on the much more cost-friendly Value Plans from T-Mobile.
The HTC One is HTC’s flagship smartphone and its last chance to get out of its financial rut. It features a 4.7-inch FULL HD 1080p display, a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 32GB/64GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, a 4MP ultrapixel camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, 2,300 mAh battery, 4G LTE, an IR Blaster, HTC Sense 5.0, and Android 4.2x Jelly Bean. It’s one heck of a device, and you can check it out for yourself through our review of the AT&T version of the HTC One.
[via Android Community]