Hate to burst anyone's balloon, but -- well, that's what we do around there. For a little while today, there was a red option listed for the HTC One on HTC's website. We're told that was there in error, and it's since been removed.

So you can get any color of HTC One you want, so long as it's silver or black. Doesn't mean we might not see any colors down the road. (We have a feeling that red color was there for a reason, even if it wasn't supposed to be there yet.) But for now, it's silver or black only.

Source: HTC; More: HTC One forums

There are 27 comments

return_0 says:

Hmm. Veeeery interesting…

AsinX says:

So we're supposed to believe that they took their time making a mock up of the phone in red and a working button but there won't be a red one? I smell Verizon all over this.

NickA says:

I smell Verizon too. A Verizon exclusive red HTC One. You know how HTC loves the exclusives.

LCW says:

That would make sense... possibly explaining the absence of Verizon as a carrier for the HTC One.

Linebarrel86 says:


Now that gives me reason to pause if true.

Alright Samsung and Motorola, impress me.

madty says:

The Xphone is real....


Would be nice to see Sprint have an exclusive version, Black with Red trim to stay consistent with the EVO color scheme. Or will there be another EVO later this year? Hmmm...

bigtank says:

"mistake" sureeeeeeeeee...we all know web designers/coders are such jokers....NOT

gregmcph says:

The accidentally made red images, setup the HTML and JavaScript....

moosc says:

In three months as sells lag. Come back and tell us there is no red HTC one!


apt-X Bluetooth support?

rpras says:

"(We have a feeling that red color was there for a reason, even if it wasn't supposed to be there yet.)"

Hmmm... DROID REDD in June?

tim242 says:

People...Verizon does not sell red phones.....

12Danny123 says:

Umm yes they do

12Danny123 says:

Umm yes they do

tim242 says:

Really? The most they have are phones with red accents. They do not sell red phones. The red SIII only went to at&t

Edit: The WP8 phones are only partially red. Verizon has neversold an Android phone with much red at all, much less the whole phone.

engineerga says:

Yeah, Verizon *never* sold red phones except for the Droid RAZR in cranberry (red on the frame), the Droid Incredible 2 in red (totally red), the ...


tigeryee says:

Although the skunk 1 looks stupid, the red 1 isn't bad. Black and charcoal is still best

stoneule says:

My guess is that's the Sprint Evo version, just like the evo 4g lte was a modded version of the one x. The evo's always have some red accents.

Cheetah23 says:

HTC site still shows the red variant.

Furiouso says:

Even the leak smells fishy. Could be that HTC knew there would be rumbling about the One not being available on Verizon and wanted to drop a hint that a VZW version was waiting in the wings... Or maybe I'm just reading what I want to be true into a simple mistake by some website administrator. Aw maaan.

MarkSeven says:

Just once! Tell the truth HTC! Smh!

tim242 says:

It is not showing in red for me.

dcreed says:

The red "button" beneath the picture of the phone changes the color.

poppoppp says:

HTC One will also be available in red

Qbancelli says:

Is this another "No, the Nexus 4 has no LTE" debacle?