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AT&T won’t sell new HTC 10 flagship Android smartphone

by Todd Haselton | April 12, 2016April 12, 2016 5:10 am EST

HTC announced the HTC 10 on Tuesday morning. It’s the company’s new flagship Android smartphone that will go toe-to-toe with the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 in many markets, including the United States. It’ll be sold by Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S. but, oddly enough, won’t be carried by AT&T.

“AT&T won’t be selling HTC 10 directly, so we encourage AT&T customers to purchase the open channel device directly from,” HTC said in a statement provided to TechnoBuffalo. It’s a bit of a shame considering HTC’s devices are typically top notch. The One M7 and One M8 were popular among smartphone enthusiasts, though last year’s One M9 has largely been viewed as a dud. Did that device scare AT&T away? We don’t know.

We will reach out to AT&T for comment and will update this story once we hear back. It’s possible HTC and AT&T have some sort of special deal worked out but, for now, U.S. AT&T customers will need to buy the unlocked model.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...