Sprint has begun taking pre-orders for the black HTC One smartphone.
HTC's latest premium Android-powered smartphone will begin shipping for Sprint customers this coming Friday, April 19. The best part? If you pre-order online, the black HTC One will be a cool $99 when you sign a two-year service agreement.
"BLACK HTC ONE COMING SOON
For a limited time, save $100 on this phone when you bring your number to Sprint on a new line of service.
Pre-order: Order online today, we’ll charge your card for your phone and we’ll do our best to get it to you before others get a glimpse on Friday, April 19. Ordering more than just this phone? Please complete your pre-order package checkout and come back to order additional items."
The One has all of the things you would expect form a modern Android phone:
Google Android 4.1 OS
2300 mAh battery supporting 19 hours of talk time
4.7" (1920 x 1080) display
1.7GHz quad core processor
2GB RAM, with 32GB of flash storage
Dimensions: 5.4" x 2.7" x .37"
The HTC One comes in two colors, black and silver. From the Sprint website, it sounds like the black version is the one that is going on sale first with a lead in like "Black HTC One coming soon."
Personally, I like the silver model better, but the black one looks nice too.
I recently had an opportunity to play with the silver HTC One at a recent press event that Sprint attended and it has an amazingly crisp and bright display. For the few minutes that I was able to play with it, the touch screen seemed responsive and there was no hesitation from Android when scrolling or changing apps.
This is the first Google Android-powered smartphone that made me think about switching from the Apple iPhone 4S.
For more details about the HTC One, visit the Sprint website.