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HTC One M8 demand is "higher than supply" in HTC's home country

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HTC One M8 demand is "higher than supply" in HTC's home country

HTC’s brand new One M8 was launched in the US and the UK on March 25, and it isn’t widely available around the world yet. One of the few other markets that got the M8 is Taiwan (HTC’s home country), and it looks like the smartphone is already a hit there.

Focus Taiwan reports that One M8 orders “have been doubling every day” in Taiwan since March 25, and, according to the handset’s local distributor, "demand is higher than supply right now." Unfortunately, specific sales figures aren’t available at the moment.

US mobile carriers don’t seem to have stock issues, which probably means that HTC made sure to ship enough One M8 units to North America. For now, only Verizon is selling the new HTC flagship smartphone in brick and mortar stores, the other US carriers offering it only online. Luckily for HTC, all major US operators will have the M8 in stores starting April 11 - the same day when Samsung launches its Galaxy S5.

The new One M8 is definitely a step up from the One 2013, although its Duo rear camera is still somewhat disappointing. You can read our HTC One M8 review here.

As we previously reported, HTC hopes that the new One, alongside its new Desire handsets, will help it grab 8-10% of the global smartphone market share in the long run.


source: Focus Taiwan

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posted on 30 Mar 2014, 17:53 7

1. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Looks promising! Good luck with the sales.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 17:56 7

2. Sauce (unregistered)


Such a sexy phone! If I were to upgrade my Note 2 today, it wouldn't be to a current Galaxy series (or S5), it would be to this. Still waiting for future releases though.

Good luck to HTC and their newest flagship!

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 17:58 4

3. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


One Max!!!

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 00:22 2

15. roobs (Posts: 92; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


Consider the Z2 also! :)

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 00:40

16. Sauce (unregistered)


The Z2 does look promising.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 18:04 7

4. camera531 (Posts: 344; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Got this at Verizon the morning it launched and it's the best phone I've ever had. Excellent battery life easily lasts day and night, and into the next. The camera is outstanding for what I and most people use smartphone cameras for - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, email/messaging, etc.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 19:25 6

8. SleepingOz (unregistered)


The camera is decent, just decent.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 20:47 1

12. camera531 (Posts: 344; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


For the average user it's really great. For serious photographers or those that want to print them out, then yes, just decent. For the majority, I think the camera is more than adequate. However, it would've been a much smarter move to put at least an 8mp (or preferably a 13mp) camera on the back. Why create controversy unnecessarily with a weak spec for something so scrutinized...

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 22:04 3

13. express77 (unregistered)


4 mp is a big "NO" for me atleast. i dont know what their problem is to give big sensor. camera ruined this beauty.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 18:16 16

5. Emmanuelz (Posts: 161; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


Wont sell. Average consumer doesnt even know about this phone. It is not popular and htc advertising is lame and weakk!

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 18:33 6

7. maherk (Posts: 3759; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


very true, their advertising campaign is disastrous. The ads doesn't show any feature about this phone, not even the gorgeous aluminum it's wrapped in.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 19:40 4

10. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


The ads are literally a man saying nothing. The advertising campaign would be successful for a well known brand, but not a dying company. HTC just loves to make stupid choice after stupid choice.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 18:27 1

6. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Too bad sales have been really bad in the US

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 19:34 4

9. papss (unregistered)


Really? I haven't seen any statistics yet but that would be disappointing to hear.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 20:25 1

11. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


Device hasn't been out ling enough to determine sales figures f any kind.

posted on 30 Mar 2014, 22:20 3

14. skyline88 (Posts: 458; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


totally BS.

i left there just 2 days ago, majority of Taiwanese are using Samsung (particularly Note series), Sony and occasionally can see 1 or 2 iJunk over there. HTC is irrelevant at all.

so now its either Focus Taiwan is dreaming / trolling hard, or PA needs a more reliable source next time.

good luck HTC, you'll be joining Nokia club, very soon.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 01:45 2

17. HemiHead (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Mar 2014)


Yeah sure...you know what over 50% of Taiwanese people are using do you? Do some research did you? Extensive study?

Stop typing nonsense.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 03:49 1

18. gabriel2 (Posts: 22; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)


HTC has no presents in africa in terms of marketing and promoting their product i have not seen anyone with an HTC product even in some popular stores around they are rear and i can say the same about most part of europe as when i go online with some europe ip all i see is samsung galaxy s5 this galaxy s5 that its not about how beautiful your product is its all about brand

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 03:55 1

19. gabriel2 (Posts: 22; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)


HTC has no presents in africa in terms of marketing and promoting their product i have not seen anyone with an HTC product even in some popular stores around they are rear and i can say the same about most part of europe as when i go online with some europe ip all i see is samsung galaxy s5 this galaxy s5 that its not about how beautiful your product is its all about brand

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 04:26

20. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


I guess fake scarcity helps a bit

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 05:04

21. gigantos (Posts: 63; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


Well I'm in Taiwan and TV ads are showing HTC One M8 all the time. But the high demand for it seems a bit overstated. Only its 16GB version has been released in mass scale, the 32/64GB versions are not displayed at big stores yet.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 08:19

22. gabrielvoica (Posts: 65; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


great phone from a great company...best phones i owned were from Htc...

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 15:35

23. Leonis (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


When people start comparing S5 with M8 in stores they will realize how much better looking sexier the M8 is. General public wont care about specs.

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