Back when HTC First announced the HTC One, the company “mistakenly” published a graphic of a red version of it on its own website. The listing was promptly removed, and HTC brushed it off as a mistake that one of its coders made. We’re sure that was more than just a mishap, though — designers don’t just accidentally whip up nice, clean renders of their flagship phones in colors they don’t intend to sell them in.
As you can already tell, we never jumped on HTC’s word that silver and black would be the only colors this device would launch in as gospel. That’s why we were only halfway shocked to see UK retailer HandTec post a listing of the device in crimson-clad armor online.
The listing is showing as out-of-stock, and the muddy low-quality image used doesn’t do much to convince us, but we can’t help but think this is more than just another mistake by a different company. We’ve dropped HTC a line to see if they have anything different to say about the existence of this color variation compared to three months ago, so be sure to check back for an update.