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Verizon mixes up HTC One models in commercial

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Verizon mixes up HTC One models in commercial
With so many different models of the HTC One available, perhaps we shouldn't blame Verizon for putting the wrong name on a picture used at the end of a new commercial. The ad was run to promote Big Red's new 1GB promotion for its MORE Everything plan. Those Verizon customers already signed up to a MORE Everything plan, and receiving at least 1GB of data each month, will receive a free GB of data monthly over two years, if they buy a new phone and activate it, or upgrade to a new handset.

The bonus GB of data isn't the point here. The important thing is the picture used by Verizon at the end of the ad. Verizon's plan was to promote both the Android and newly launched Windows Phone version of the HTC One (M8). Both models are being offered for $99.99 with a signed two-year pact, thanks to a sale that offers 50% off all new smartphones

It was a great marketing coup. Verizon runs the add for the extra GB of data, mentions its sale, and also promotes the Android and Windows Phone version of the HTC One (M8), all at the same time. It was a perfect scheme, except for one little miscue. The phone labeled as the Android version of the HTC One (M8) is actually the HTC One Remix, which is the same as the HTC One mini 2.

The carrier has already had a video of the ad taken down on YouTube. Perhaps Verizon would have been better off calling the HTC One mini 2, the HTC One Remix-up.

Phone on the right is really the HTC One Remix, not the Android powered HTC One (M8)

Phone on the right is really the HTC One Remix, not the Android powered HTC One (M8)


source: AndroidCentral

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posted on 21 Aug 2014, 01:10

2. sniperdroid (Posts: 124; Member since: 23 May 2013)


'The phone labeled as the Android version of the HTC One (M8) is actually the HTC One Remix, which is the same as the HTC One mini 2.' I get why they got confused because I'm confused.

posted on 21 Aug 2014, 03:19

3. lyndon420 (Posts: 1772; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


For example: HTC was the first OEM to bring Android to consumers with the G1 (first launched on T-Mobile in the USA, and then on Rogers in Canada but it was renamed the Dream)

posted on 21 Aug 2014, 07:55

4. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1341; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Is it really hard for them to find someone who really knows about phone to create a phone gallery data base which the people who do the photoshop can pull the right pictures.

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