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HTC One will be available for $199

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The HTC One's much-hyped "ultrapixel" technology continues to draw praise as well as skepticism from the mobile photography community. 

While you should never believe everything you read on the Internet on April Fool’s day, you can trust yesterday’s AT&T announcement that the HTC One will be available for $199 starting April 19. The 32GB version of the “ultrapixel” smartphone is priced at $199 while the AT&T-exclusive 64GB model will cost $299. AT&T claims that they are the only U.S. retailer offering a 64GB HTC One. Meanwhile, T-Mobile promises to sell the One for $99 up front, but an official announcement with details about timing has not yet been made.

Update: Sprint has announced it too will have the HTC One by April 19, also selling the 32GB model for $199, available for pre-order starting this Friday.

The HTC One made waves when it was released with so-called "ultrapixel" camera technology—fewer, larger pixels on a sensor that's the same size as those used in many high-megapixel camera phones. The result is a 4MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor that HTC claims can capture 300% more light than competing hardware.

We recently put HTC's ultrapixels to the test.

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Combatmedic870

This looks like a great phone! I like how the speakers are.

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Joseph Kerollos

How about add 1 extra year to the contract for your neighbors to the North?! Here in Canada we've 3 years contract... for me I am never signing into another contract! I am happier buying my phone and paying upfront then sell it when I want to upgrade!

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BorisK1

Yeah, $199. Plus the $36 activation fee.
Why does everybody fixate on the initial price?
You're buying into a 2 years contract (at least $40 *per month*) plus a mandatory smartphone data plan (another $20 *per month*). Plus all the little "whoops" additional fees and charges, like $.50 if you happened to send or receive a text message across the Detroit river.

What happens when the contract is up and the cost of the "subsidised" phone is paid 3-4 times over? Whoppie - you get a choice: Keep paying the same fees every month or cancel the contract. Or pay another $199 to get a newer model "subsidised" phone.

But the good news is, the 2-year contract is a perfect match for the phone's 1-year manufacturer's warranty. Isn't it?

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LensBeginner

So true...

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Combatmedic870

T mobile kinda changed that whole model.....you might want to check it out, with there CONTACTLESS model, you can get a subsidized phone every year. also, you dont even pay the subsidized price up front! its added to your phone bill.

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