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HTC's Gordon warns kid who leaked The All New HTC One on video

0. phoneArena 03 Mar 2014, 00:26 posted on

On Sunday, we showed you a video of The All New HTC One that was filmed February 19th, and posted on social media Sunday by a kid named Roshan Jamkatel. During the video, the kid says that the phone is not yet available, and does everything he can to cover up the device's unique IMEI number posted on the back of the device...

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posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:33 25

6. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


The comments from Jeff Gordon sounds like he's going to do a drive by.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:40 19

11. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Jamkatel should prepare an AK-47 just in case.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:34 14

7. skyline88 (Posts: 469; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


typical nonsense marketing BS by desperate HTC

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:09 4

25. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


HTC is not good at marketing if what you saying true they must have hired samsung for the marketing of the M8.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:34 13

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Poor kid its htc's responsibility to stop leaks and stealth of prototype.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:50 19

15. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1312; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Any type of "leak" is considered illegal unless the company forgets to have contracts signed by their employees. Every phone company makes their employees sign contracts that state they will not leak any information to the public without the consent and knowledge of the manufacturer. So, in this case, the kid broke a legal binding contract and has to answer for it or whoever gave him the phone will have to answer for it.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:51 1

17. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Maybe the person who gave him the phone works at HTC.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:59 11

19. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1312; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


That is very possible, which as I said means that they both will be in trouble. The one will have to answer for breaching his contract and the kid will have to somehow justify that he didn't know it was an unannounced device and that he didn't know it was wrong to do what he did (which would be very hard to argue in court considering in his video he said that he knew it was an unannounced device).

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:50

28. outlawog (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)


In the UK, we have a law that protects minors (Under 18). This kid would definitely not be charged for anything If this was in the UK

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 06:10 6

45. rob5150 (Posts: 164; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I'm pretty sure the kid didn't sign an agreement not to show phone.
The kid is innocent. Go after the parents if thats who signed it. And at that point what can they really do. Again, some big dufus in a big role in a company went out on his own and made comments that in turn will probably have HTC fire him. And not do anything against people that made a video.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 08:35 1

53. outlawog (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)


So true.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 11:26 1

69. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1312; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


They can fire the parents for breaking the contract, which according to some sources is what happened. Also, I wouldn't say the kid is "innocent" as he even states in the video that he is presenting an unannounced device for everyone to see. That suggests he knows at least a little bit about what he is doing. Maybe he's not totally at fault, but he is far from being innocent. He even tried to hide the tracking information on the back which suggests he had some knowledge of what he was doing.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 08:07

87. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 May 2012)


His parents signed an NDA with HTC. They are the just too careless and dumb. Should screw up those guys taking legal actions. They just ruined hundreds of peoples day night work for years.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:35 7

9. umerkhan (Posts: 19; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


GOD BLESS that kid...dat is HTC fault bcox they should'nt have given those prototypes to anyone..they need to learn who is suppose to use these confidential p.types...

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:40 5

10. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


This is HTC's fault for not being careful of protecting the prototype from leaking, so they can't blame the person who leaked it. Anyway, thanks to Jamkatel for leaking the All New One in it's full glory, salute to you!

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:47 1

12. Jishnusur (Posts: 91; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


He is Ducked! :P

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:49 2

14. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Quack!

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:59 1

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Stop.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:02 3

20. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Stop what? Go.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:02 2

21. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Stop what? Go.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 10:25

61. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


why don't you stop? stop coming to this site, no one like you.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 11:44

72. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


And you are who again?

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 14:23

81. outlawog (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)


Why does he have to be someone? lol

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:48 5

13. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


marketing marketing marketing
htc will be in the news for a while after this
nice promo

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 13:40

77. moolotovzz (Posts: 24; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


Totally agree! I can bet that most of the leaks are designed and leaked by the same company and serves as PR to raise the hype about upcoming product.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:50 3

16. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


If this wasn't a plant to begin with, the kid did them a favor...

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:02 6

22. JMartin22 (Posts: 1984; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


If this isn't a publicity stunt, then that HTC corporate head is a douchebag. Their bleeding revenue hardware can use all the free media publicity it can get.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 13:42

78. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


How? This only hurts the product. Would you rather some squeeky stuttering kid who appeared to have very little idea of what he was talking about unveiling your product? Or somebody with decent presentation skills and knowledge of the product? This guy deserves to be pissed.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 14:03

80. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Well then they should unveil it themselves now instead of waiting until the 25th. Douche company.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:03 3

23. GMS85 (Posts: 209; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Nobody cares!

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