HTC teases a “small token of appreciation” for those that ordered the HTC 10 early

HTC teases a “small token of appreciation” for those that ordered the HTC 10 early
The HTC 10 pre-orders started landing on eager customers’ doorsteps today, and from the looks of things, there have been few, if any snafus in the market rollout (at least in the US anyway).

It is no secret that HTC has been navigating some troubling seas as of late, but the company, by nearly all accounts, has produced a real winner with the HTC 10.

To stoke the flames, HTC is hoping users will spread the good word with its #powerof10 campaign on social media. HTC also sent out an email to some of the early adopters promising a “small token of appreciation,” to arrive in the “next couple weeks.” Indeed, that is a pleasant surprise. What could it be?

There are so many possibilities, but if we had to take a guess, it could be an HTC Ice View case, or perhaps a set of HTC Active Earphones. Maybe it is the new HTC High-Res Audio Earphones (which we were not totally thrilled with in our review), which are not included in the US variant of the HTC 10. Of course, HTC is also getting ready to offer some JBL Reflect Aware C Earphones, which plug into the USB-C port on the device, are sweat-proof, have adaptive noise control and digital audio.

We will just have to wait and see. The email says to hang tight and keep eyes peeled for a package delivery in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, have you received your HTC 10 yet? How do you like it? Let HTC know on social media and share some pics from the UltraPixel camera with #powerof10.

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19 Comments

1. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I knew I should have pre-ordered it. Damnit. I am really digging this HTC 10 and I am on the verge of swallowing my pride and giving them $700. Bastards.

2. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Just remember that if you get the Unlocked one it'll have free protection for a year and if you don't make a claim, you'll get a hundred off another device. I'm wondering if they'll give me a $100 off the HTC Nexus? My 1 year will be up for getting the A9, in Nov. But I did get a pre-order in at the last minute on the 2nd! So in the meantime I'll be rockin the carbon gray 10!

7. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I got this $100 redemption credit for my M9 after a year of my purchase, but unfortunately I couldn't use it with orders on promotions like the new 10. However, I placed my HTC 10 for $599 using this code "HTC1008''. Glad to have the phone tomorrow and I also feel excited about this news. HTC 10 is a great phone + comes with a full year protection plan "uh oh"

8. engineer-1701d unregistered

Smart watch

19. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 156; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Aphex twin! All day / everyday

4. T-Dizzle

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

What's up with them using EMMC vs UFS like Samsung and LG?!

6. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They used an SLC cache with the eMMC, and got 25% less sequential read and 75% higher sequential write than the S7. Random read/write were roughly the same. It's apparent the difference between eMMC 5.1 with an SLC cache and UFS 2.0 is not as dramatic as the difference between UFS 2.0 and NVME. http://anandtech.com/show/10252/htc-10-battery-storage-results

9. T-Dizzle

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

10. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I trust AnandTech a lot more than GSMArena.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Anandtech isn't the site it used to be. They're knowledgeable, but also agenda driven.

13. shinjitsu

Posts: 8; Member since: May 06, 2016

Reading the article itself, the benchmarks show that the LG G5 is consistently ahead, but the HTC trumps the Samsung GS7 when it comes to write speeds, and loses in read speeds, consistent with the Anandtech article (Anandtech article did not measure G5 performance). So UFS 2.0 isn't everything, it also matters how it's implemented.

12. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

I hope to still receive the gift even though I am returning the device I bought.

14. motoglide

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 03, 2014

I'm still waiting on a shipping email. Bummer.

15. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Urgh I want one!!

16. Dagizo80

Posts: 1; Member since: May 06, 2016

I actually got my phone yesterdayand have not receive any gift. but i have to say I love the phone. I was a three year samsung guy with the Note 3. I do miss some things like multitasking watching something on your phone and text a the same time. but this bad boy is good. I'm not going to lie I do wish it has more memory internally. right now i'm having a difficult time trying to figure out how to use the Micro SD card for my app instead my phone. the video is cool, you could do slow mo, fast mode and other uniqe modes that i have not tried yet. I do need a case. with the phone bare it is very slippery. especially when you have to walk with it. I think that i will not walk with the phone in my hand until i have a case. to her than some of the issue i say a 9.5 out of 10 is correct. I waited so long for this. PA must have deaf ears because the sound is awesome especially with the ear set.

17. htcisthebest

Posts: 435; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Are they copying Tesla with this promotion? (Tesla did something similar for those who pre-ordered the Model 3)

18. Gawain

Posts: 434; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

A NEW CAR!! YES! :-P

20. Dev.sailu

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 30, 2016

Any one received the token of appreciation yet?

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