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HTC One M8 activations still going strong in the US, despite the launch of Samsung's Galaxy S5

HTC One M8 activations still going strong in the US, despite the launch of Samsung's Galaxy S5

HTC America president Jason Mackenzie today told CNET that activations of the new One M8 smartphone were still “going strong” in the third and fourth weeks of availability, following the handset's initial March 25 release. Of course, Mackenzie only talks about activations in the US, so at the moment we can’t tell if the One M8 is as successful in other markets.

We also don’t know exactly how many One M8 units were sold until now. However, Jason Mackenzie said that these last weeks “outperformed” almost every week of sales in 2013, except for a couple of weeks when US carriers offered back-to-school deals.

So it looks like the arrival of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 (which was launched in the US on April 11) didn’t affect demand for the One M8. This, however, doesn’t mean that much if Samsung’s handsets continue to outsell HTC’s devices - like it happened last year.

Earlier today, HTC revealed a One M8 Harman Kardon Edition, which is exclusive to Sprint and will be available starting May 9. Apparently, this special edition of the M8 is one of HTC’s efforts to “stand out.”

Back to the regular One M8, CNET has it that a new commercial for it (featuring Gary Oldman) should be released in late May, or early June. By that time, perhaps HTC will also introduce the rumored One M8 mini and One M8 Ace.

source: CNET

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posted on 29 Apr 2014, 21:14 2

1. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Any S5 buyers remorsing now?
Just curious because I want to know if HTC's ad was accurate. :D

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 22:16 5

8. Furbal (Posts: 294; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Negative, wp 8.1 on my 1520 is making me second think my s5 purchase more than the m8

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 21:21 1

2. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


poor decision making as usual, in US style

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 21:28 6

3. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


I guess that you can make better decisions than them? Because you called theirs poor, in US style.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 21:51 6

4. hurrycanger (Posts: 1099; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I expect some numbers, but this seems like great news for HTC anyway.
Go strong and stay strong!

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 21:57 3

5. wilsong17 (Posts: 893; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


O they want a cookie ... enjoy while it last note 4

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 22:09 1

6. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Still think the better deal would be the OnePlus One, whenever they decide to REALLY release that phone for sale...

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 22:15 1

7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2980; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Other than the terrible two-headed monster camera, the HTC One M8 is a nice phone. I'm hoping HTC gets their act together and makes the plastic M8, "Ace", complete with a single 8MP or 13MP OIS camera. And that they price it around $350-400 so they can give OnePlus One a run for the money.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 22:46 3

11. androiphone20 (Posts: 1424; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


That would be nice, at least we need more major players to dethrone the Apple/Samsung duopoly, competition it's healthy

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 22:19 3

9. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


One website says "sales going strong" another says "stock of HTC m8s still high at stores."

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 22:35 3

10. mr.techdude (Posts: 543; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


The "stocks of HTC m8s still high at stores", probably means that the carriers see high demand for the m8 that they have to buy much much more :) probably.....probably. only numbers will tell.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 22:53 2

12. zachattack (Posts: 565; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Gee that's weird, wait no it's not. The 4 megapixel camera has no issues yet Samsung's 16mp camera that takes average shots is messing up. Screw Samsung and their lack of motivation towards change and innovation. They've become too comfortable with their bad design. The note 4 should save them, the s4 and note 3 are their best devices still.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 23:04 2

13. ErenJaeger (Posts: 117; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


I have yet to see somebody that owns the htc m8.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 23:21 3

14. true1984 (Posts: 589; Member since: 23 May 2012)


i have yet to see somebody that owns the s5. they're still relatively new, give it a while

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 23:25 1

15. engineer-1701d (Posts: 889; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


i know lots plus i played with my co workers still not sure what i am doing 1+1 or one m8 or moto or stick with my gs3 hate my carrier love my phone.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 03:09

16. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2980; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Carriers, especially the big ones, are the great ruiners of Android phones.

When I got my Note 3, I was astounded as to how much ATT garbage there was on it. Now I know if an Android phone isn't easily rootable, I don't buy it.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:50

19. jroc74 (Posts: 4731; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Or just see if you can get it elsewhere. If its on the Play Store....no carrier garbage, or so lil its almost unnoticeable.

If you can get it from the OEM's site....you are good to go. Moto just started a credit type thing a few years ago for getting phones from their site.

Unlocked from Ebay or Amazon is good too. Not tied to any carrier.

posted on 01 May 2014, 15:50

23. mayurjadhav05 (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 May 2014)


i am using htc one M8 gold which i bought from HK just 2 hours its availability in one of Fortress stores & its leagues ahead in terms of user interface & build quality compared to Shamesung S5.

posted on 01 May 2014, 15:54

24. mayurjadhav05 (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 May 2014)


i am using HTC one M8 gold edition which i bought from HK just after 2 hrs of its release in fortress stores & its leagues ahead in terms of user interface & build quality compared to Samsung S5.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:22 1

17. newbey123 (Posts: 408; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Not surprised by this. The M8 is an amazing phone and best android available right now. Good work HTC.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:38

18. AJagtiani (Posts: 460; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Galaxy S5 > HTC One M8

posted on 01 May 2014, 15:58

25. mayurjadhav05 (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 May 2014)


Keep both phones together.. Use them & feel them & then say :) i was using samsung but not anymore

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:50

20. JunitoNH (Posts: 892; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Besides geeks, no one, but no one, purchases a phone in the play store.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 11:27

21. jexxx (Posts: 48; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


That's what they said when the old htc one was launched. Look what happened.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 12:36

22. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1587; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Keep it up HTC. I'm still waiting for the HTC One M8 "Ace"

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