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HTC One phone pre-orders start Thursday at AT&T, arrives April 19

April 02, 2013|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • AT&T will begin taking pre-orders for the HTC One on Thursday at 11 a.m. PDT.
AT&T will begin taking pre-orders for the HTC One on Thursday at 11 a.m.… (AT&T )

The HTC One smartphone, which has been receiving critical acclaim in the lead-up to its release, has finally received a U.S. launch date: April 19.

The flagship HTC phone will be available in stores from AT&T on that date, but users will be able to pre-order the device starting Thursday at 11 a.m. PDT.

AT&T will sell the smartphone starting at $199 for a 32 GB model or $299 for a 64 GB model. AT&T says it will be the only carrier to offer a 64 GB version of the device at its launch.

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The device will be available in both black and silver, and for pre-orders only AT&T will throw in an HTC Media Link HD wireless HDMI adaptor that can be used to connect the device to high-definition televisions.

The HTC One's body is made of aluminum and it features a 4.7-inch 1080p HD screen. The smartphone runs on a 1.7GHz quad-core processor and it features dual forward-facing speakers.

The phone will also be carried by T-Mobile, which has said it will sell the phone for $99.99 along with 24 payments of $20, a total of $579.99. T-Mobile has not announced a launch date, but it did say its phone will have 32 GB of storage.

Sprint will also sell the phone but it also has not officially announced a released date. It has not released info about pricing, but an ad was spotted prematurely at a Radioshack retail store saying Sprint would sell the phone for $199.99. Sprint would not comment on the ad, but Radioshack confirmed the ad's validity.

According to the ad, customers who buy the phone from Sprint at Radioshack will receive a $50 credit at the Google Play digital store.

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