The HTC One on O2

O2 HTC One Launched

The HTC One is Officially Launched on O2

That's right, the HTC One (previously reported as the HTC M7) how now been released and has already gone down a storm, picking up an Editor's Choice Gold Award from Anandtech and winning the GSMA Award for Best New Mobile Device, not to mention a whole strong of other honorary mentions. Have a look for yourself and check out what all the fuss is about!

The HTC One on O2's On and On Plan

You can now pick up you HTC One for £37 with an upfront cost of just £49.99, giving you unlimited minutes, texts and a full 1GB of data to play with. Of course, if you're a heavy data user, you might rather consider O2's £42pm deal (upfront cost only £29.99) which doubles the data to a massive 2GB.

HTC One on O2 - SpecsThe O2 HTC One with Sense 5

As a top-end smartphone, and the successor to the One X, HTC have definitely created something pretty special. The One features a 4.7" SoLux 1080p full-HD display, a top-end 13MP camera, and an almighty 1.7GHz quad-core processor. 2GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage, a high-performance 2,300 mAh battery and 4G capability make this one impressive spectacle indeed.
 
The O2 HTC One renderThe HTC One runs the latest Android operating system - JellyBean 4.2, wrapped up in the Taiwanese manufacturer's new Sense 5.0 UI, which has undergone a complete revamp to include live tiles and features like a new lock screen, more rows for apps and better settings toggles. And even the impressive Beats Audio technology which we've now come to expect from HTC as standard will be enhanced. Yes, that's right - the One comes with stereo sound.

O2 are stocking the stunning silver model, which we caught sneak-peek glimpses of last Christmas when CEO Peter Chou showed off the HTC One at the company's 2012 End of Year Party and a video was subsequently posted on YouTube.

Speaking of looks, the One has proved a thinner, taller device. The One X's curves have been replaced by a straight, streamlined design. We're also impressed with the brushed aluminium casing, instead of the rubberised plastic HTC have traditionally gone for.

HTC One: Price on O2

The HTC One is available across all O2s tariffs, so whether you're a light user or you plough through your minutes and megabytes, there'll be an option to suit you. Free from £42pm on O2's On and On plan, you can also pick up this stunning handset for just £29.99 at £37pm for 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB data.

Previous Rumours and Teasers

Announced at their press conference on the 19th February, we initially had our hopes set on a 8th March release date, but the high demand meant that HTC were obliged to conduct a 'roll-out' release across the UK.

MWC 2013 - the annual industry event which sees a host of new devices being launched - kicked off back in February. And having globally achieved only a 1.8% share of all mobile sales in 2012, it was pivotal that HTC launched its new flagship ahead of the competition.