Take this with a huge grain of salt, but we’ve been hearing from a few people — and it’s been posted on Telstra’s own community forums — that the HTC One XL for Telstra may have been delayed until the middle of June (next month). We’ve heard no definitive reason for the delay, but it has been widely speculated that the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip powering the device has been in short supply. That would make sense as to why the One XL has only been launched in major markets such as North America (AT&T in the US, Rogers in Canada) to ensure there’s enough supply to meet demand.
We assume that once there’s enough S4 chips to go around, the One XL will make its appearance here in Australia on Telstra. Whether that’s the middle of June, or perhaps a little earlier (we’d like to think so!), remains to be seen.