Yesterday, Best Buy officially announced that it will start carrying the new blue HTC One starting September 15. According to Jeff Gordon, the Senior Global Online Communications Manager at HTC, the “Metallic Blue” One being sold at Best Buy is slightly darker than the “Vivid Blue” that was announced in Europe last week for the HTC One and One Mini.
The “Metallic Blue” device is identical to the original HTC One, packing a 4.7-inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen, a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32/64GB of internal storage and a non-removable 2300 mAh battery.
PSA: The "Metallic Blue" HTC One announced today is a slightly deeper shade than the "Vivid Blue" announced in Europe last week. Not same.
— Jeff Gordon (@urbanstrata) September 9, 2013
In a press release, Best Buy also confirmed that it will be offering the metallic blue HTC One on AT&T’s, Sprint’s and Verizon’s 4G LTE networks in more than 1,400 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores across the United States, as well as on BestBuy.com
The full press release can be read below:
The award-winning HTC One will be available in a stunning new Metallic Blue exclusively through Best Buy in the United States with the option of 4G LTE service from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon at the more than 1,400 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores as well as on BestBuy.com on Sunday, Sept. 15.
Since its launch, the HTC One has received critical acclaim for its premium all-metal design and breakthrough smartphone features including the UltraPixel camera, reinvented home screen called HTC BlinkFeed™ which incorporates both news updates and social networks, and as the only smartphone with stereo front-facing speakers.
Best Buy offers consumers the choice of any carrier, any phone and any plan with lots of unbiased advice at all of the Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores. Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores feature an array of services aimed at improving customers’ experiences including Upgrade Checker to determine eligibility for a new phone; free Walk Out Working service where contacts and data are transferred and e-mail accounts are set up before leaving the store; in-store Trade-In options where customers can get up to a $200 Best Buy gift card instantly for their used mobile phone; Geek Squad Protection, which offers no-hassle repair to protect devices from everyday wear and tear, accidental damage and more; as well as a full array of accessories for customers to protect, personalize and make the most out of their new mobile devices.
- Source Best Buy