There’s no question that HTC’s new One smartphone is one of the most-anticipated phones of the year, with many customers scratching their heads at when exactly the new device will debut in their respective areas. Fortunately, news about the One’s availability has hit our inbox and reveals that the One will launch in the UK, Germany, and Taiwan next week.

Unfortunately, those in North America, Europe and some parts of Asia will have to wait until the end of April to get their hands on the new Android flagship. It’s as-of-yet unknown which carriers will carry the device, but many of us also use global SIM card providers, so would likely prefer an unlocked international version of the phone anyway.

“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.”

Will you be picking up the One when it hits?

  • http://twitter.com/BileshaWelton Bilesha Welton

    Actually, I was thinking about getting one. The Galaxy S 4 was pretty underwhelming. I’ll probably wait to see what new Windows Phone 8 phones are coming this year and see what they can do before I decide. I want my next phone to last a couple of years. Not really a big fan of Android either.

  • Ben Jammin’

    I’d have to see if it’s plasticy like other HTC phones first, I’d have to hold it in my hands and play with it a while before I decide if I want one. It looks good but I had bad luck with HTC in the past.

    • Edward Not From Twilight

      This. Exactly why I hate HTC phones. They just feel cheap in my hands.

      • jackson

        your such a HTC hater and don’t say your not if HTC feels cheap in your hands then what about Samsung?

        • frankfurter

          I don’t know about Edward, but Samsung has not felt cheap in my hands since the Galaxy S II.

  • delvin johnson

    I hope they fail, ive never had anything against HTC, personally ive always liked them and HTC one hardware is impressive .

    I do however think that when you take your partners mobile OS features and mimic them placing them on the competitors OS running on your hardware is messed up. Windows Phone live Tiles existed way before Flipboard and Blinkfeed, Blinkfeed is like Live Tiles they are just not as versatile as Live Tiles, With Live Tiles you can pin things like your
    email to the homescreen etc, with Blinkfeed you can’t do things like that it does not offer the level of personalization as Live Tiles does, it does however mimic Windows Phone Live Tiles in both design and implementation to a certain degree.

    The Panorama UI element in HTC one is also taken from WP. Im impressed with the hardware the software not so much, I respect originality, got no love for copying, originality is more exciting.

    • jackson

      seriously why don’t you try and look for more faults its clear that’s what your doing. blink feed looks like live tiles but its a totally different concept they don’t want it to run the phone or be the entire menu. just give you up dates from sites blogs and Facebook your searching for faults and honestly you didn’t do a very good job! and originality not a single phone company out there right now didn’t steal some thing at some point or rip some things off they all play dirty. stop crying.

      • frankfurter

        Android seems to rip everything off everyone, hence all the lawsuits. The only thing Android has going for it is what Samsung has brought to the table, but if Samsung decides to go all Tisen, which is indeed possible, kiss Android good-bye.

  • Edward Not From Twilight

    No thanks, it’s HTC…