Less than two weeks until the arrival of the All New HTC One, HTC drops the price of the One to $499. We can’t say that this is unexpected – many companies try to get rid of some existing stock before the new one takes over.
Oddly enough, the HTC One with the $100 discount is still pretty expensive compared to other unlocked smartphones. If HTC discounted it by $200, then they might have something. But the unlocked All New HTC One will most likely come in at around $600, so you wouldn’t really be justifying the cost if you bought the One.
Hold off until HTC announces the All New One on March 25th. If the new phone isn’t very good, you might want to consider this option.