Pre-ordered HTC 10 units will start shipping this week

Verizon might have some kind of short-term exclusivity on HTC’s newest flagship – the HTC 10 – for the US carrier market, but it looks like that’s not affecting those who pre-ordered the unlocked version of the device directly from the Taiwanese company.

Replying to a user query on Twitter, HTC’s Senior Global Online Communications Manager Jeff Gordon revealed that unlocked HTC 10 units will begin shipping in the US in the first week of May.

@DaBigDiesel421 Unlocked HTC 10 begins shipping in the US next week.

Jeff Gordon (@urbanstrata) April 29, 2016

In case you missed it, Verizon branded units will start shipping May 5, while Sprint will launch the phone on May 13. T-Mobile, which unboxed the handset at no less than 10,000 feet, is yet to provide a launch date. Those waiting for AT&T branded HTC 10 are, however, currently out of luck as HTC has already confirmed that the carrier won’t be selling the phone.