They said it was a mistake. A random coder putting up the red version of the HTC One accidentally, and quickly taking it down. But we don’t think so. We think there is more to the red HTC One. Someone took the time to design the mock up, and now it has shown up on another website, with its own sales page. It’s listed as out of stock, so you can’t buy it, but it says something about its legitimacy.
Could HTC be pulling a Samsung? Samsung releases a device in two colors, then releases more colors throughout the year, keeping the phone fresh for its entire lifetime as the flagship. The Galaxy S III was released in many new colors throughout its first year on the market, including a purple one right before the device was dethroned as the flagship with the release of the S 4. Maybe HTC is saving the red model for a mid year bump in sales. A model to be released during the holiday.
It’s all a possibility. But for now, we don’t know the fate of this device. Would you like to see a red HTC One come out sometime soon? Or are colors in some way a bad thing? Do you hate colors? Leave a comment with your thoughts!