HTC One reaches its ‘end of life status’ on Bell

Ian Hardy

February 3, 2014 8:42 am

HTC One reaches ‘end of life status’ on Bell

The HTC One saw its Canadian release in April of 2013 and is by far the best devices the company has every produced. It’s incredibly well designed and packed full with impressive specs.

Bell, according to an internal doc we received, has put this all-aluminum beauty on the “end of life” list. There’s no reason to why, but one reason could be that HTC is rumoured to unveil its successor — the M8next month. So this could be a precursor to its imminent arrival.

In addition, other devices to make it on Bell’s “End of Life status” is the 16GB Samsung Galaxy S III LTE in Blue and the Sony Xperia Z1 in White.

(Thanks tipster!)

  • Dimitri

    So they sent out the new update and a few days later put it on ” End of life status. Very nice Bell…

    As long as the M8 is worth it, then it’s good i guess but they should still keep it around for a bit. It is a amazing device.

  • Anson Chung

    didn’t the z1 come out in september?

    • Dimitri

      Yup. Seems like either Bell taking them down as new devices will come in OR the sells are not as good as they thought

    • Joseph

      That’s why I unbranded my z1 and it is just the white model they are “end of life”ing

    • Granny is ALIVE!!!!

      Like the HTC One, a new Xperia flagship is expected to be released in the next month or two…

    • Joseph

      No Sony always announces it in around this time and then does a release in September

  • AReid

    That seems pretty quick.

  • OMFCody

    They shouod have kept it around at a subsidized price aalongside the m8.

    • silver_arrow

      Agreed, lower the off contract price and move it to a cheaper rate plan.

  • Rich

    Too bad people flocked to the SG4 over this, although I can understand a few reasons why.

    In any case, appreciate the innovation from HTC on this device.

    • Mäuri Freitas

      no removable battery is a big deal breaker

    • realitycheck

      is it really?

    • KrispyInTO

      It is when the phone only has a 2300mah battery and can barley last a day.

    • realitycheck

      why the heck would you want to push for removable battery? why not push for better battery life or a bigger battery?

    • alphs22

      The reason: Samsung’s marketing budget is many times that of HTC.

      Also it was riding the S3’s success.

    • Tom

      Correct, a lot of luddites/neophytes know what a Galaxy S* or an iPhone is because you just can’t escape the ads on TV, at the bus stop, on Youtube, etc. However these guys might not even know what the HTC brand is at all.

    • casey

      correction, Samsung’s marketing budget is more then HTC’s revenue(as of a year or two ago if I remember correctly)

  • VinceBabin

    I was told in November by a bell rep that the One had already reached its EOL…

    Oh well. Will be interesting to see how, if at all, this will affect HTC by not have a flagship available for a good chunk of time.

    • Dimitri

      The stores will still get stock until the warehouse has none to send. Most likely the stores will have enough until or after the M8 release ( HTC One 2 if its called that)

      Also its not hard for a user to find a HTC One as Rogers / Telus is still selling it unless they as well put it on EOL. Also you have Kijiji & Craigslist.

      Agreed tho, this can impact HTC a bit but not as much if the M8 comes out & sells more devices.

    • VinceBabin

      Not that I’m in a huge city here, but when I was looking to get mine replaced (long story) I looked at all Bell locations, none had any nor were there any plans on sending them some. I guess if you ordered one they could ship one.

    • Dimitri

      The stores order only so much to have on the shelves. It all depends on if the store manager wants to have the HTC One devices on the shelves or the district manager told them not to order any until a customer asks for one.

      In Toronto, most if not all Bell stores have the HTC one in stock & on display. Same with North York & Mississauga

    • VinceBabin

      No I get that, what I was saying is that the Bell reps told me it was EOL in November, hence they lied, I’m not surprised, it kinda made sence to me, I was the only one to buy it at one location. It just didn’t make that big of a splash here.

  • bembol

    Like the Build Quality, BoomSound was one of things I love about the One.

    Why can’t competitors (Apple, Samsung) give us more than One Speaker, is it that complicated?

    • Dimitri

      Blackberry is the only other one that can do it & did it with the Z30. It seems Apple, Samsung, Nokia rather have better display / processor then better speakers.

    • StevieY

      Because, looking at HTC One sales, it’s obvious most people don’t care

    • alphs22

      Because it’s not important for most people.

      If I want to listen to music I’ll put headphones on, or connect my phone to my car or sound system.

    • Tom

      As others said, it seems like those who like playing music directly off the phone speaker are in the minority.

  • StevieY

    Probably due to low sales. I think I sold one of these for every 30-40 S4s I sold

  • ArberBeq

    Hopefully theres an HTC One Fire sale. Been looking for a new phone

  • no way

    Ian, best device HTC has ever produced, “by far”? A device that has such as high failure rate (purple picture defect), a non-removable battery, and no memory card slot isn’t my idea of a device that can even be thought of as anything close to being the best device a company has made. Add to the mix that even without the crazy high defect rate of the camera, the camera even when it works, is a piece of crap due to such a low resolution and poor daylight/good lighting performance.

    • Isaac Gacura

      I’ll have to agree, add unto that poor build quality, sure, materials are “premium” but many including myself have had issues with sharp edges due to the metal not lining up correctly with the plastic. Also My HTC One’s battery started to bulge, pushing the screen out of the housing. This is something I could usually easily repair, even on an iPhone, however HTC has made this phone without repairs in mind.

      They always seem to have good intentions but from having had the Desire, Desire Z, Sensation, Amaze and the One, they always fail when in comes to actual usage and implementation.

  • Lyndon Boychuk

    Out with the old…in with the new. Good stuff.

  • Francois Roy

    My girlfriend bought a Galaxy S3 three weeks ago.. and is still my girlfriend