One big thing about the One
There's one thing that I've noticed about the HTC One that I've only heard on I think the Pocket Now podcast that I haven't seen mentioned anywhere else.
Last year year we had the One X on AT&T (and later the One X+), the One S on T-Mobile, the EVO 4G LTE on Sprint and the Droid Incredible 4G LTE on Verizon. What do we have this year? The HTC One on AT&T, the HTC One on T-Mobile and the HTC One on Sprint (no word on something for Verizon yet).
I saw people giving praise to Samsung for getting the Galaxy S3 with no name change on all the carriers yet have seen none for HTC. Samsung finally had the clout to make it happen, and I'm even more surprised to see the struggling HTC keep the name the same across all the carriers that are at least going to be getting the One (still waiting to see on what Verizon does to it).
Does this just not matter for HTC as it did for Samsung? Has no one else thought about this? I think it's more important that HTC was able to do this than Samsung was since it has been made clear HTC isn't as hot of a commodity as Samsung devices.
EDIT: One thing I forgot to mention is not only is the name the same, but the hardware is pretty much the same as well. Sure the GS3 LOOKED the same across all carriers, but there were differences in processors and RAM, and the same is true with the GS4 as far as the processor is concerned. Some are getting an Exynos and some are getting a Snapdragon. With the One, you know you are going to get a Snapdragon 600 processor and should be pretty close as fat as development goes (carrier locking aside). With the GS3 and 4 there is a fractured dev community, some with an Exynos device and some without.