Verizon has announced that it will be the first carrier to offer the HTC 10 up for pre-sale from April 29. Although it hasn’t announced specific plans or pricing, the latest premium unibody flagship will be available from ‘Big Red’ next week. What’s more, VZW will be hosting in-store previews from that day, letting customers and media get their hands on the device.

Verizon will start preorders for the HTC 10 on April 29. In addition, Verizon Wireless stores will host exclusive in-store previews on April 29 to give consumers and media a hands-on look at the HTC 10. Verizon will be the first wireless carrier to offer the HTC 10.

While you can’t place your order yet, you can sign up for updates on Verizon’s placeholder page. In the mean time, check out our review of the device which we think is the best phone HTC has released in years. In fact, it’s definitely one of this year’s best smartphones thanks to a combination of great hardware, solid build and light, fast software. It’s not perfect, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction for the Taiwanese manufacturer.

With Sprint and AT&T not offering the HTC 10 this year, it’s left to T-Mo and Verizon to battle it out as the only major carriers selling the device. It’ll be interesting to see how that works out for HTC. Will selling it predominantly from its own online store be a wise move, or should the OEM have ensured it was available from as many carriers as possible?

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