Oct 14th, 2013

Earlier today, HTC announced the HTC One Max, the 5.9-inch fingerprint scanner-enabled smartphone that’s part of their 2013 flagship “One” lineup. We were wondering how long it would take for the first carrier to announce plans to sell the device, and it’s already happened. Sprint has chimed in to mention that they would be carrying the One Max at some point later this year.

Pricing and exact release date information couldn’t be had, but it’s always nice to know that the device is coming. We expect Verizon to announce plans to carry the device as well, as their version of it has been leaked in a couple of pictures prior to today’s announcement. Some have reported Verizon as confirmed, though we won’t be banking on that until we can get official word for ourselves.

AT&T and T-Mobile are still in the air, but history suggests they’ll likely be getting in on this phablet party, as well. We’ll be updating this post if any other carriers decide to announce official availability plans today. In the meantime, be sure to take a look at the “first look” video HTC put up on YouTube if you’re interesting in seeing this thing in action.

[Update]: Add Verizon to the official train. Just waiting on AT&T, T-Mobile, and perhaps US Cellular to enter the station.

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