HTC One Launch Slated For April In The U.S. Following Supply Chain Issues
Earlier this month we learned that HTC pushed back the launch date for its One to March 29 in the U.K., and today the company announced that its flagship smartphone will hit the U.S. in April.
“The new HTC One will roll out in the UK, Germany and Taiwan next week and across Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific before the end of April,” HTC said in a statement.
This news follows a report from The Wall Street Journal just a few days ago citing component sourcing issues in the supply chain.
“The company has a problem managing its component suppliers as it has changed its order forecasts drastically and frequently following last year’s unexpected slump in shipments,” an unnamed HTC executive told the newspaper. “HTC has had difficulty in securing adequate camera components as it is no longer a tier-one customer.”
This is the first time HTC has specified a launch window for the U.S. When the company unveiled its One smartphone at the end of February, it simply said worldwide availability would begin in March for AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile subscribers.