What are Verizon’s intentions for the HTC One launch? There’ve been a lot of rumors, speculation, and conflicting official comments from both the carrier and manufacturer, leaving us guessing. Common sense would suggest that Verizon needs to adopt the handset at some point, but that it would want to do so without causing too much friction around the Droid DNA and its owners. Now a new theory tries to pinpoint just when Verizon might want to make its One plans official, and it makes more than a little sense.
Today’s Lumia 928 announcement came a little bit out of left field; we assumed it was imminent, but Verizon didn’t give us even a vague warning of the phone’s stealth launch, with no press event or anything of the sort. That’s interesting, because the carrier has indicated that it has something to announce during this year’s CTIA expo, which it will share on May 22.
Now, it’s possible that it could use that event to talk about the 928 again, or maybe one of the Nokia phones we expect to see launched next week, but with the HTC One sort of hanging up-in-the-air over the carrier, that could very well be when it intends to share news of the Android’s arrival.
Basically, we know something is happening then, and with the 928 now out in the open, the field of potential candidates is rapidly narrowing down. It might not be the One, but if it’s not, you can bet that the One will be high on the list of candidates for the next Verizon event of which we learn.