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HTC One smartphone delayed due to part shortages, report says

The HTC One may not be available until April because of part shortages, a report says.
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The HTC One, the Taiwanese phone maker’s latest flagship smartphone, may not be available until April because of part shortages, according to a report released Tuesday.

HTC had said it would release its device this month, but several of the company’s retail distributors and phone carriers told the Wall Street Journal that HTC has notified them of shipment delays.

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The delays appear to be related to the HTC One’s metal casing and parts of its camera, according to the report.

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A HTC spokeswoman described the report as speculative, but the company issued a statement saying that it “will start fulfilling pre-orders” by the end of March in certain markets and “will roll out to more markets as we approach April.”

With the delay, HTC will have to vie for attention with Samsung, which is releasing its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S 4, in April.

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