HTC Announces One Developer Edition, Will Set You Back $650


If you’ve got $650 hanging around, you might want to take notice of the newly announced HTC One developer edition. That’s right, the One can be yours SIM and bootloader unlocked if the price is right. T-Mobile fans should take note that the dev edition doesn’t offer AWS (1700) with HSPA+, so you might want to make sure you’re in an area where T-Mobile has enough HSPA+ coverage on the 1900 band before taking the leap.

If you’ve read this far and are still interested, take note that the HTC One will offer:

  • 1080p Full HD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 64 GB of storage
  • SIM and bootloader unlocked
  • Open APIs for Bluetooth Low Energy, Infrared, and more
  • Front-facing stereo speakers
  • Two dual-membrane microphones for recording
  • Multiple frequency compatibility:
  • HSPA/WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • LTE: 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz (US)

The One developed edition will be available in limited quantities to customers at when it’s released to the US. Want to build and test apps? Want to root to your heart’s content free of bootloader shackles? This is the device for you.

Not interested in any of the above? That’s ok, T-Mobile will launch the HTC One with LTE support in the very near future.



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  • I wish we could just somehow add the antennas needed to make it fully compatible with our network.

    • Derrick

      I wish they would give a release date already.

  • what band is our LTE network going to be?

  • Hmm… so my guess is the regular 32GB version will be around $500-$550 if this 64GB Developer version will be $650.

  • James

    This developer version will be cost $650. My guess is regular 64g will cost $550-$600 and 32g will cost $500-$550..

  • tonkotsu

    no aws for 3g makes this pointless for tmo users since tmo will be carrying their own version anyways..

    unless you want to trade a consistent 3g connection for faster software upgrades

    that being said, early reviews are barely lukewarm for this phone, i feel that htc won’t survive much longer

  • Guest

    Where can I check if T-Mobile uses the 1900Mhz band in my area. Its Does Moines, IA btw

    • CDW has the list of all refarmed (1900Mhz) towers across the country. I believe Des Moines is there partially.

      • MacRat

        Remember, this is only user reported sightings.

        It is by no means a comprehensive list.

      • Looks like the site is down. I get ‘page cannot be displayed’. Is it working for anyone else?

      • has been down for about 5 days. Do you have any imfo on the site? I seen somewhere that AT&T is blocking it????? I used to visit that site daily but since last Saturday it has been down.

  • ws436

    Thats the price I paid for my Unlocked iPhone 5 lol. The HTC One is such an amazing phone though. If I wasn’t already so heavily invested in the Apple Ecosystem (MacBook, iPad, iTunes) I would have bought the HTC One. But I am still loving the iPhone 5 and the jailbreak tweaks make me very content with the phone :) But HTC Kudos to you all for creating the best Android Device as far as hardware is related!

    • MacRat

      Real geeks carry BOTH. :-)

    • PiCASSiMO

      Keep in mind, your unlocked iPhone 5 is carrying only 16GB of internal memory. This HTC One has 64GB. Give Apple another $200 (or additional 31%) to bring it up to memory specs.

      I’m interested in the normal 32GB version. If HTC One can be competitive and sell it for $500 for the 32GB and $600 for the 64GB, and then subtract that $100 off for trade-in, I will have beautiful new phone (after passing down the Nexus 4 to my wife).

  • superdry

    I wonder if this means the ATT version is going to be locked down like the HTC One X, but the T-mobile version is going to be much more dev friendly.

  • tomnewtn

    I put my Nexus 4 on LTE/CDMA using TMOBILE SIM and it shows 3g and H. Using Speed Test in Seattle, I get 17538 kbps download, 1679 kpbs upload. I assume the Nexus won’t display LTE at the top of the screen even if it’s using TMOs LTE freq but have no idea.

    • thats HSPA+ average not LTE it would definitely display LTE

      • tomnewtn

        Yes, but I had it set to CDMA/LTE which I thought was odd. I’m pretty happy with the HSPA+ actually.

  • krazytrixxxsta

    what the difference between the developer version and the regular unlock/international version?

  • WW

    The unlocked bootloader would be a good reason to go for this considering HTC’s broken promises on that front.