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Comments on news posted 2013-04-24 08:53:44: While the Nexus 4 is generally considered a very good phone, Google took a lot of heat at launch for the fact they didn't offer LTE. ..


podstolom

join:2010-01-25
Wichita, KS

Unlocked Bootloader...Nope

This version is SIM-Unlocked for carrier interoperability, but not BootLoader-Unlocked. That version will be $650 and has been delayed.


inteller
Sociopaths always win.

join:2003-12-08
Tulsa, OK

and you get free stolen technology to boot!

What a steal! Hurry before HTC runs out of HTC Ones /w Nokia HD recording technology!
--
"WHEN THE LAUGH TRACK STARTS THEN THE FUN STARTS!"

Killersaurus

join:2012-09-17

I'll just wait...

... for the Nexus 5. Given the speed of cell phone tech the 4 is old news at this point.


hey hey hey

@charter.com

YAWN

Only for at&t and T-mobile?

Verizon/Sprint customers > At&t/t-mobile customers.

So basically this is a phone for LESS than half the market.

elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY

Mission complete

Goog is happy. They want to push phone partners to break away from carriers, and this is a prime example. You break from the carrier, now you can concentrate on timely software upgrade.

Unlocking bootloaders isn't that hard. In the past HTC made it real easy. Not sure on the One. The Nexus 4 ships w/ locked bootloader too. It took me 20 minutes to root. Software has gotten much better than the old adb days..

LTE is a nice to have. N4 works fine on TMo HSPA+. Verizon barely has 50% of their phones on LTE, and the others are babies on deploying. They are going to light up new freq and break the current phones anyways.

kaila

join:2000-10-11
Lincolnshire, IL
reply to podstolom

Re: Unlocked Bootloader...Nope

Unlocking the bootloader for unlocked HTC One's is a relatively simple process (and well documented), requiring a visit to HTC's dev site.

AT&T will force HTC to disable the ability to unlock the bootloader for their One's sold subsidized, but that isn't the case just yet.


jseymour

join:2009-12-11
Waterford, MI

This is encouraging, but...

$575 for a phone? I dunno... I certainly don't want to put $600 on my credit card, not with the interest rate they charge, and taking out a conventional loan for a phone seems kind of... extreme? Silly? Outrageous, even?

I think this aspect of the digital revolution, this whole smartphone thing, I may just have to let go by... Shame, really. They are kinda cool.

Jim

elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY

Mission complete

Goog is happy. They want to push phone partners to break away from carriers, and this is a prime example. You break from the carrier, now you can concentrate on timely software upgrade.

Unlocking bootloaders isn't that hard. In the past HTC made it real easy. Not sure on the One. The Nexus 4 ships w/ locked bootloader too. It took me 20 minutes to root. Software has gotten much better than the old adb days..

LTE is a nice to have. N4 works fine on TMo HSPA+. Verizon barely has 50% of their phones on LTE, and the others are babies on deploying. They are going to light up new freq and break the current phones anyways.

kaila

join:2000-10-11
Lincolnshire, IL
reply to jseymour

Re: This is encouraging, but...

Don't fret.... If you look around, you'll find some reasonably priced and capable smartphones now considered a year behind the curve. And as Moore's law continues to push the envelope of tech, the performance levels of the current bleeding edge class of smartphones will drop in price faster than ever.


R4M0N
Brazilian Soccer Ownz Joo

join:2000-10-04
Glen Allen, VA
reply to jseymour
I feel the same way... for that price I can get two Nexus 4. I don't care if the HTC One is better because it sure as heck isn't $300 better.

Unlocked HTC One

"The phone will run you $575, $25 less than AT&T will charge you for an unlocked version, and you'll get updates more quickly than you will through AT&T."

If the updates come through HTC, I wouldn't bet the farm on it. I own an HTC Jetstream and HTC immediately dropped all support for this tablet almost immediately after launch leaving it locked out of the Google Play Store.


cdru
Go Colts
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-14
Fort Wayne, IN
kudos:7
reply to Killersaurus

Re: I'll just wait...

By the time Model X is widely released, Model X+1 is "right around the corner". Welcome to technology.


jap
Premium
join:2003-08-10
038xx
reply to hey hey hey

Re: YAWN

said by hey hey hey :

Verizon/Sprint customers > At&t/t-mobile customers.
So basically this is a phone for LESS than half the market.

It's the smarter and faster growing market portion and you left out the MVNO factor.

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
reply to jseymour

Re: This is encouraging, but...

Obviously it's stupid to finance a phone, that's just irresponsible, however, yes, it is too much. Most people don't want to drop that kind of money. The people who really want a GE phone will get the Nexus 4. Maybe the next Nexus will have AT&T and T-Mobile LTE bands...


michieru
Premium
join:2009-07-25
Miami, FL
reply to jseymour
You are buying a PDA and not a phone, that is simply a feature of the PDA. However if you don't use most if not all of it's features then of course the price tag looks very steep.

guardfrog

join:2004-08-27
Dallas, TX
reply to kaila

Re: Unlocked Bootloader...Nope

I don't see HTC One as one of the supported models on the dev site.

Can you use the same process as one of the listed devices?