Sprint Nextel Corp
), the third-largest wireless carrier in the U.S., announced that
the new version of HTC One smartphone will be available on its
network from Apr 19, 2013. Sprint will start taking pre-orders of
the phone from Apr 5, 2013 while rival
), who is also launching the phone on Apr 19, will start taking
pre order from Apr 4.
Recently, Taiwanese handset manufacturer HTC Corporation
launched its updated HTC One smartphone, which runs on
) Android platform. HTC One possesses a 4.7 inch HD touchscreen,
HD display, 1.7 GHz snapdragon processor and is preloaded with
Near Field Communications technology (NFC). The most unique
feature of the phone is the 4MP ultrapixel rear camera, which
offers better low-light picture performances.
32GB version of HTC One will be available on all of Sprint's
distribution channels including the tele sales and web sales
windows. The range will be available in silver and black and will
cost around $199.99, when purchased with a 2-year service
A customer, who purchases the latest smartphone from Sprint,
can enjoy an unlimited web experience with Sprint's Everything
Data plan, which provides indefinite data download, messaging and
calling within the carrier's network at $79.99 per month. HTC One
with Sprint's unlimited data plan will be attractive to customers
as it is $20 cheaper than Verizon'sunlimited text, voice and 2GB
We believe that Sprint has to fend off tough competition from
other Android-based smartphones like Samsung's Galaxy S4 and
Sony's Xperia Z, in its attempt to popularize the latest device
from HTC. However, Sprint has denied an offer to
Research In Motion's
) latest touchscreen gadget Z10 from its portfolio, which might
provide some impetus to HTC One sales from its network.
Sprint currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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