T-Mobile Boots Flagship HTC 10 Smartphone After Just Two Months Of Sales

If you blinked you might have missed that HTC's flagship smartphone was ever available at T-Mobile. Well it was, but don't bother looking for the HTC 10 at T-Mobile at this point, because the wireless carrier served up an eviction notice to its apparently unwanted tenant and booted the smartphone from its stores just two months after its release.

It seems a bit unusual, though perhaps the HTC 10 just wasn't selling enough units to hold T-Mobile's interest. This wouldn't be the first time T-Mobile quickly showed a smartphone the door after not generating enough sales. It did the same thing to BlackBerry's Priv, though embarrassingly for HTC, the Priv stayed on store shelves about twice as long.

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There could be more to the story here. If you go to T-Mobile's website and search its inventory for HTC brand phones, the only model that currently shows up is the Desire 530 for $160 outright (or $6.67/month for 24 months). Maybe the two had a falling out of sorts or perhaps it's just bum timing. Whatever the reason, HTC isn't well represented at the nation's fourth largest wireless carrier.

It's not clear if the HTC 10 will make a comeback. Over at reddit, forum member spartan_II_117 claims to have spoken with a customer service representative who told him T-Mobile is no longer offering the HTC 10. The rep also said that he might have some luck finding a model in-store, but there are no guarantees.

The HTC 10 is not a bad phone (see our full review). Other than being a little pricey, there's not much to criticize about the handset. It has an excellent design with high end hardware, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. We were also impressed with its 5.2-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) display.