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HTC One M8 launch in NYC

HTC will launch its newest flagship phone during an event in Manhattan.

  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:39:41 PM

    President of HTC Americas Jason Mackenzie takes the stage to talk about availability.
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:40:01 PM
    So if the Zoe feature is now an app, does this mean the One M8 will get Android updates faster? That would a very nice development.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:40:06 PM
    Mackenzie: Easy to see the best smartphone in the world has just gotten better (taking a ton of jabs at Samsung right now. HTC employees are cheering)
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:40:09 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:40:33 PM
    Mackenzie: For the past month, it's been exciting for us to see the anticipation for this next One.
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:40:59 PM
    OK, how many carriers? That's the BIG question.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:41:10 PM
    Mackenzie: Seen tremendous support from our carriers and retailers around the world. As a result, HTC One M8 will be the single largest product rollout in HTC's history. When all said and done, 230 carriers around the world and over 100 countries
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:41:11 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:41:33 PM
    Mackenzie: Before the end of April able to buy in Australia, Taiwan, UK, Germany, France, China and the US.
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:41:35 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:42:15 PM
    Mackenzie: Existing HTC One customers - in effort to continually invest in customers post purchase. If using an HTC One or MIni or Max, will receive software update, providing with Sense Six.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:42:30 PM
    Mackenzie - update avilable for download later this spring. Details about update in near term.
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:42:52 PM
    oooh, Sense 6 coming to current HTC One class devices this spring.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:42:55 PM
    Mackenzie: Small example of commitment to invest in customers through life of experience. Call the HTC Advantage. When buy the best, want it to stay the best.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:43:12 PM
    Mackenzie: Committed to keep phone updated with latest software for at least two years.
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:43:18 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:43:46 PM
    Mackenzie: If drop phone and break display in first six months of ownership, HTC will fix display free of charge, including with new HTC M8. Commitment to customers not seen from any other rivals.
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:44:16 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:44:30 PM
    Mackenzie: HTC One M8 broad in-store availablity across major carriers and retailers in the US and Canada. AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, etc within the first few weeks of April. Most in store before April 10th (that's key b/c of Samsung's phone launch timing)
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:44:40 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:45:05 PM
    Mackenzie: Announcing something today no other smartphone mfg has done. Starting today at 1 p.m. ET, will be able to go online at AT&, Sprint, Verizon, Rogers, Bell, Telus, and be able to get an HTC One M8 TODAY
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:45:09 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:45:31 PM
    Mackenzie: At 1 p.m. ET today, can walk into a Verizon store and walk out with M8
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:45:41 PM
    Looks like a large multi-carrier roll out....Sprint, AT&T, on sale. T-Mobile? Damn.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:45:42 PM
    Mackenzie: Answering call to get out as soon as possible in customers hands
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:46:18 PM
    Peter Chou joins Mackenzie on stage now. Photo time
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:46:22 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:47:14 PM
    Chou: As you can see, the HTC One M8 is the best phone we have ever launched. Now I would like to invite you to the demo area to touch it and feel it.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:47:18 PM
    And that's a wrap.
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:47:22 PM
    OK, hands on time!
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:47:22 PM
    Thanks for joining everyone!
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:47:32 PM
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:48:14 PM
    Thanks everyone!
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