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HTC One (M8) appears in blue
The HTC One (M8) is expected to be announced and launched later this year in pink, red and blue Not every carrier is expected to get each color, so before you get attached to a specific hue (or a specific carrier), best be sure that everything is just the way you want it to be. In the meantime, we have a picture just tweeted out by the man who sees more leaks than a plumber working on an old brownstone in Manhattan, evleaks.

The picture sent out by the serial leaker, shows the HTC One (M8) in blue. There is no hint on the picture that could give us the name of one of the carriers that might offer the blue model. Mr. Leaks had sent out a tweet late last month of the HTC One (M8) in red, and on the back of the phone was the Verizon logo. But so far, the press shots of the device in blue and in pink do not have a carrier's logo anywhere on the handset.

What does this mean? Well, it means that if you are a Verizon customer and was leaning toward the HTC One (M8) in red, you're in good shape. As for the other colors and other carriers, it is all wide open at this point. There is also no word yet on when these new color options are going to be available. Which one do you like the best?

HTC One (M8) in blue

HTC One (M8) in blue


source: @evleaks

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posted on 12 May 2014, 15:37 8

1. BattleBrat (Posts: 1090; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Magenta for Tmo, Red for Verizon, And blue for at&t, crap brown for Sprint, to match their service.

posted on 12 May 2014, 17:33

18. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


The blue looks nice and catching eye Colurs

posted on 12 May 2014, 20:29 1

45. akki20892 (Posts: 3555; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Yellow for sprint

posted on 12 May 2014, 20:58

51. BattleBrat (Posts: 1090; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


THEY GET YELLOW WHEN THEY EARN YELLOW!!!

posted on 12 May 2014, 15:41

2. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Someone should make a case that resembles the M8.
I bet it'd sell well.
Heck I might take one in this color too.

posted on 12 May 2014, 15:42 3

3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3252; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


While it's good to see more colors available from HTC, they really should be working 24x7 to come out with an updated HTC One that replaces the 4MP duo with a great camera/sensor.

The combo of the HTC One M8 + Sony's OIS 13MP camera/sensor would be incredibly awesome. Imagine if HTC were winning some of these photo tests/comparisons. It would really do wonders for the brand and consumer appeal.

posted on 13 May 2014, 05:21

62. Cicero (Posts: 395; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


The name of what you calling is Butterfly 2.

posted on 12 May 2014, 15:43 1

4. NoFanboy (Posts: 226; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


If this is the same hue as last year's model it will be gorgeous. Will probably be a best buy exclusive.

posted on 12 May 2014, 15:49 1

6. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Yup, that does look good to me too.

posted on 12 May 2014, 15:44

5. NoFanboy (Posts: 226; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Still waiting on that red

posted on 12 May 2014, 15:57 3

7. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Still doesn't get near the looks of the Samsung Galaxy S5, The Greatest looking Phone Ever!!!

posted on 12 May 2014, 16:06 11

9. gehrig (Posts: 180; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Do you even have eyes? The GS5 is crap plastic. The white model looks like a golf ball, and the gold model looks like a band-aid. FACT

posted on 12 May 2014, 16:10 4

10. maherk (Posts: 1022; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I ll ask you the same question you asked him, and both of you are brainwashed trolls

posted on 12 May 2014, 16:30 7

11. papss (unregistered)


Guys he is being sarcastic...no one thinks that ever

posted on 12 May 2014, 17:01 2

17. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I chuckled, +1.
Though you probably hurt some feelings out there.
Still, +1

posted on 12 May 2014, 17:38

21. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I just don't understand Samsung, remember the E71 Nokia it had a steel back plate which you can clip on at the back and take it of to remove the battery, so Samsung should.ve done the same use a premium material instead of cheap tacky low grade plastic

posted on 12 May 2014, 18:06 2

25. maherk (Posts: 1022; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Define cheap tacky low grade plastic? Was the Xperia S cheap when they used plastic? What about HTC DNA, One X, Z compact, iPhone 3gs, your TV, the dashboard of your car, the PS4, PS3, Xbox one, and the list goes on and on. Plastic is durable and it is here to stay with phones.

posted on 12 May 2014, 18:17

30. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Sony Z
Oppo7
HuaweiP6
HTC Desire Evo4G OneV
Lenovo850

These are premium quality and weight

Plastic is cheap plastic

There could be a deluxe version of Ps4 with metal steel Alum

Durable your paying a high price for a phone and in return we get cheap plastic

In 80s and 90s till 2006 every Oems have turned into plastic reducing cost and making more revenue

posted on 12 May 2014, 18:29 2

34. maherk (Posts: 1022; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Seriously? If aluminum and glass are expensive materials why do we see them in soft drink cans and bottles?

posted on 12 May 2014, 19:20

42. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Why don't we all drive plastic cars instead of alum

You are comparing single layerd alum vs multilayer alum

So you rather see plastic bottles served in 5 star hotel than serving glass version

posted on 12 May 2014, 20:07

44. maherk (Posts: 1022; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


https://www.google.com/search?q=coke&hl=en-US&source=android-browser&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=pG1xU5XYFsOyyATT7IKoCw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=360&bih=525#facrc=_&imgrc=HrPFgJwqRYoDkM%253A%3BKdh4lpjHQhWKnM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.cgforge.org%252Ftutorials%252Fpoly-modeling-a-coke-bottle%252F01.png%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.cgforge.org%252Ftutorials%252Fpoly-modeling-a-coke-bottle%252F%3B786%3B800

The more you talk the more you show your stupidity. I have NOTHING against glass, aluminum and plastic phones, they all do the job for me. And is that you're excuse, make cars out of plastic? Lol Too bad for you, hypercars which are usually the finest cars on the planet moved on from using aluminum into using carbon fiber. All Lumia phones are made of plastic, every LG phone, every HTC phone other than the One series, even Apple went with plastic last year, so deal with it. It is one thing to hate a company, but totally an absurd thing to hate on a type of materials used in almost every industry, it is like saying you hate tomatoes and sacrifice your time to bash it online. 1200 comments in less than 2 months says a lot about you.

posted on 12 May 2014, 20:45 1

46. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I'm a power and prestige user

I hate plastic . Does not mean I hate the company

You're understanding it wrong

posted on 12 May 2014, 20:51

48. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Also I am a Samsung fan of Note and S series

Eyxnos Cpu fan

posted on 12 May 2014, 22:03

57. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Better yet, bombard aluminum with high doses of soft xrays, turns aluminum clearish.
At least the stuff the gov allows to be known about. I imagine theirs is completely clear for use in spy planes and space craft.
Yup, just like Scotty mentioned, transparent aluminum, a new state of matter.
Otherwise, T6 is good enough. Maybe add HA-III.

posted on 12 May 2014, 18:37 1

37. maccess (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


You clearly never knew about samsung wave.. or old omnia phones from samsung.. they all aluminium phones and have removable back.. you talk too much without enough knowledge i guess..

posted on 12 May 2014, 20:49

47. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I've course I remember those phones

I still have the Samsung P300 calculator phone

I'm going back in the 90s when I had a Motorola Tac2 then the Sony Mars bar Ericsson 388 Ericsson T28World

posted on 13 May 2014, 05:25

63. Cicero (Posts: 395; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


It's coming. They hadn't a threat till now. Now they move. Business (money) first. They learned and copy this from Apple.

posted on 12 May 2014, 15:59

8. shamatuu (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Why don't they just release all colors on launch day? Hate when companies do this.

posted on 12 May 2014, 16:31

12. papss (unregistered)


Personally I hate all the colors other than the originals.. Red looks like a coke can and blue is a Pepsi can...

posted on 12 May 2014, 17:39 1

22. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Pure jet black is the best

posted on 12 May 2014, 18:16

29. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3252; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Only if it doesn't scratch and show silver like the M7 :)

posted on 12 May 2014, 20:53 1

49. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


True HTC should used 10layers or block aluminium instead of cheap single layer

posted on 12 May 2014, 21:03 2

52. BattleBrat (Posts: 1090; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


it is called hard anodizing

posted on 12 May 2014, 23:56

60. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3252; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


There seems to be a wide variation in the quality of HTC's anodization process. Some black phones turn out well and don't pick up scratches easily, others seem to scratch any chance they get.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD7ZhaIjA48

Around 1:20 into the video.

posted on 13 May 2014, 05:26

64. Cicero (Posts: 395; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Freeeeeeeedom!

posted on 12 May 2014, 16:34 1

13. Liveitup (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Pretty much knew it was a matter of time before they uses Blinkfeed tile colors to match the hardware just like on Windows Phone with Live Tiles.

posted on 12 May 2014, 16:46 4

15. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


That is the biggest stretch of fiction going on PA.
Are WP users so picky/insecure a resemblance(By 1 OEM) is copying?
That was rhetoric.

The finger pointing over a similar color now kind of proves the point questioned.
Rabid as ifans of old.

posted on 12 May 2014, 17:34 3

19. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3252; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


At least iOS was the dominant platform back then. Now with WP still nothing more than a sidenote in the history of mobile OS, I think it makes the winfans extremely sensitive and defensive, i.e a much more active rabid. Maybe call it "Live Rabid" :)

posted on 12 May 2014, 18:28 1

33. Liveitup (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Circumstances are different, iOS blossomed in an era where the market was not saturated, it did not have true competition until Android OEM's flooded the market with Android devices. WP OS launched in a totally different environment where the market is saturated by two dominant platforms that have killed of the likes of Symbian, Web OS etc, almost destroyed BB who is barely hanging.

Despite that WP is hanging on and has become the fastest growing OS, selling tens of millions of units not Android and iOS numbers but it Keeps improving YOY. It's influencing the competition and UI design in general, with its license now being free which played a major part in Android being what it is today, the OS it has a bright future.

Even if Android and iOS made WP a sidenote of history WP users knows they have the real thing not the imitation and their is nothing rabid about that.

posted on 12 May 2014, 18:07

26. Liveitup (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


You can put lipstick on a pig but its still a pig. That clearly looks like a Windows Phone interface, Two largest WP Tiles , two medium sized WP tiles, your blue theme and you get the exact same Tiled based interface. scroll vertically like WP instead of Horizontally like typical Android, Panorama UI like WP, Tiles that updates info in real time like WP not Icons/widgets based interface like typical Android, you can call that fiction/insecurity I call it facts.

posted on 12 May 2014, 18:10 2

27. maherk (Posts: 1022; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It is kinda ironic because I remember when WP7 was released everyone talked about the resemblance between the tiles and the Android widgets.

posted on 12 May 2014, 18:40

39. Liveitup (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I remember everyone one talking about how unique and different WP Live Tiles were from the Widgets and Icon based homescreen of the past.

posted on 12 May 2014, 18:19 3

31. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Ironically it was HTC who first created sense for WM, an was the original GUI design by an OEM.
MS kind of owes HTC if you think its that close in design, nature an usage.
It belongs to HTC.

posted on 12 May 2014, 18:34

35. Liveitup (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I don't know about HTC and WM general GUI design so I am not going to dispute that one way or the other but I love technology ill look into it, however I can tell you WM is an old design, WP Metro is the new UI (father and son) HTC new design looks like the son not the father, sorry if you got confused.

posted on 12 May 2014, 18:51 3

41. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Look your admiration for WP is stout an legendary.
But the accusation that blinkfeed is a copy of anything other then a natural progression since "Sense GUI" overlaid wm is wrong an unfounded.

Irony is, WP if they pushed that issue much, MS/WP may wind up paying for using a similar GUI to what was once HTCs creation.
Sense had tiles that showed pictures, SMS updates, email an other goodies, long before WP, by HTC, not ms.

Besides, its the tiles that are the biggest drawback to many outsiders of WP, not a great thing truth be known.

posted on 12 May 2014, 21:07

54. Liveitup (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I have an admiration for great things. From the looks of it so does Android. Your comment about HTC GUI is complete and utter nonsense, your argument is grasping at straws. Microsoft patented Live Tiles interface, when HTC was doing weather animations. HTC is simply a copycat and you know it. It runs Android but looks like WP.

People love Live Tiles

http://www.pocketables.com/2013/03/live-tiles-the-perfect-marriage-of-form-and-function.html

It is the modern smartphone homescreen and so do OEM's.

Widgets and Icons are a thing of the past take a look at smartphones now from Tizen, Huawei emotions UI, Blinkfeed, BB Active frames, Xperia Z| which has the Tile flipping animation of WP and whos music hub is a big ripoff of WP8 music hubs they all love Live Tiles, don't be to surprised if the next Android OS update slides vertically to unlock just like WP, has a Tile based design Google call them cards and Android homescreen scrolls vertically just like WP instead of horizontal like it does now.

posted on 12 May 2014, 21:26 1

55. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Good grief, you're simply lost.

Go whine about the colors elsewhere troll.

posted on 12 May 2014, 21:30 1

56. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I stand to correct last line,

Go away shill!

Troll would have a fairly water tight issue to argue where there is a no starter here.

posted on 12 May 2014, 23:16

58. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3415; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Ignore him dude. We know, he has whined thousand times about the same thing.

posted on 12 May 2014, 23:20

59. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3415; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


TL;DR. I just cant stand long BS.

posted on 12 May 2014, 23:58

61. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


You can dispute it... Zune's OS, way back in the day, set the stage for the Metro design language... Case closed!

posted on 15 May 2014, 02:27

69. mhannigan (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 May 2014)


Is it really too much to ask, if you are writing a post, to use something close to English, including finishing words, instead of being lazy? It's insulting to those of us who have to take extra time to figure out what the heck your post says... Example "nature an usage". You do know how to spell " and", don't you? And that "an" and "and" mean two very different things, right?

posted on 12 May 2014, 18:20 3

32. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Tiles are ugly and confusing and messy it's also jumbled all over the place

Ugly bathroom tiles

A straight down notification is simple and informative

posted on 12 May 2014, 18:38

38. Liveitup (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


You clearly have never used a WP , part of what makes WP homescreen so cool its that the user decides how the homescreen looks the user can make the homescreen as simple as HTC one promo shot above or as different the live Tile addition in 8.1 . The user has the power HTC just copied one of WP many faces.

posted on 12 May 2014, 18:41 1

40. maherk (Posts: 1022; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I did, it was the HTC HD7, great phone but lacked the proper OS. I hated it, it was so boring and lifeless that I had to sell it for half the price I paid for it.

posted on 12 May 2014, 20:55

50. Liveitup (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Your comment makes little sense, the OS is what everyone including what you are using at the moment is copying, plain and simple. No more Skeuomorphism just Flat UI, you hate what your fav OS admires, the irony.

posted on 12 May 2014, 21:03 1

53. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Just keep on ignoring reality.

It can't be explained any easier, I do believe, WP suits you by nature.

posted on 13 May 2014, 05:39

66. Cicero (Posts: 395; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


I think you work at MS Marketing Dept. You now everything about wp and comparing with others always wp is first and the best. LoL

posted on 13 May 2014, 05:31

65. Cicero (Posts: 395; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


But if you scroll horizontally the beauty is ON. Can you do it with wp? YES WE CAN! (with android)

posted on 12 May 2014, 16:36 2

14. Sauce (unregistered)


Always have loved this color, especially on the HTC One.

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