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HTC delays One shipments to late March, early April for some markets

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HTC One angle (875px)
HTC One angle (875px)

HTC has confirmed that its flagship One phone will be shipping in late March and early April after reports of delays. Earlier today, UK retailer Clove reported that it would start selling the One two weeks later than expected: while the phone was initially set to arrive on March 15th, "We have today been advised officially by HTC that the UK launch date has been put back to the 29th March." Official launch dates have been hard to come by, but HTC said at the phone's announcement that a global rollout was planned in the latter half of March.

When asked about the delay, HTC admitted that the One wouldn't be shipping as expected in all regions, though O2 is shipping now in Germany. In a statement, it said "We will start fulfilling pre-orders by end [of] March in certain markets and will roll out to more markets as we approach April." It's a relatively small delay, but it does mean the launch will take place well after Samsung's anticipated Galaxy S 4 announcement on March 14th.