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

HTC's Gordon warns kid who leaked The All New HTC One on video
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 phone. In a Twitter exchange between Jamkatel and HTC ‎Senior Global Online Communications Manager Jeff Gordon, the latter makes it clear that HTC is planing on taking some type of action against him.

In the exchange, which accompanies this article, you can see that after Gordon tells Jamkatel that it is not going to be a good week for him, the kid back pedals and tries to say that the phone was a fake. But the HTC executive was not biting. He tells the would-be phone reviewer that he has the unit's unique IMEI number and other information. He closes out the chat with an ominous "We'll be in touch," said in a way that probably required the kid to change his shorts.

The video has been taken down from Jamkatel's YouTube account. In the past, we have seen manufacturers turn up the heat when prototypes of new phones were obtained by unusual means. The most infamous incident involved a prototype of the Apple iPhone 4 which was found on the floor of a bar. The iPhone 4 eventually was purchased by Gizmodo before it was finally returned to Apple. Because Apple had revised the iPhone's design, the Cupertino based company was desperate to keep the device away from the media. Amazingly, the same thing happened the very next year with the Apple iPhone 4s.
 
In this case, Gordon's firm tone and comment about the IMEI seems to confirm that the phone in the video is indeed The All New HTC One.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

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95 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

That Design in the video is a downgrade, cant believe its final....

24. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

its complete upgrade specs/ software and design wise. its very beautiful phone. nothing downgrade about the M8 you must be drank.

26. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

M7>M8 in Design..

37. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I'm gonna have to disagree, I think M8 looks fantastic.

38. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Both S5 and M8 look uglier than their predecessor. WTF design language of 2014. The iPhone 6 will probably have a 4 inch screen on the iPad body.

55. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

The iPad is sexy Designed...

60. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

This is not part of the question, the iPad is unquestionably sexy. What I mean is that manufacturers are forgetting how important the screen to body ratio is, thus the joke for an iPad sized iPhone with a 4 inch screen.

64. techaman unregistered

lol there it is apple can do no wrong right kishin give it up apple is no longer the top dog the world has spoken plus its not going to be out in india or wherever you are from

82. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Apple is top and they know how to design, here the US the iPhone is common some brands are not known to some people..I live in Washington and everyone has iPhone or Samsung..There are many brands that i never even knew existed till i found phone arena in early 2013 but i do stand for 3 platforms..

85. LevelingTheDebate

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 04, 2014

iPhone 6 will not be much of an increase in size. They are conservative and will stick with the easy one hand use philosophy, so I cannot see that being over 4.8 at max. The rumors of two sizes is a joke as that doesn't agree with Apple guidelines. (They have a 7.9 inch mini for a larger but compact iOS) and will stick to only a single size for the phone to make it easier for developers to create applications.

90. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

But it doesn't have a 4 inch screen . :)

36. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In my opinion if an kid is able to leak a big companie's such like HTC secrets then it is HTC's problem and it is pathetic to threaten kid instead of facing own problem - inability to avoid leaks!

39. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Not really, his parent was a tester and the dumb kid told it and upload a video. Stuff like that happen when the kids are too stupidly to know not to upload product that has not be released

42. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Then go and deal with his parents instead of scaring kid online!

91. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

And the parents as testers, should keep this private from the kid.He has no business knowing "his parents businrss ," lol .

41. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Congratulations Jeff Gordon (HTC ‎Senior Global Online Communications Manager), you just did bigger damage for HTC by scaring kid online than this leak did to HTC! It is very interesting how person with such thinking managed to reach such high position in such big company like HTC ?! Next time before writing something like that go and visit marketing department for clever advice! ;)

59. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Nobody said executives are smart, most either give great lip service (read: "lip service") or they paid for a piece of paper from some Ivy League school where they mastered in Frat Party 101. Look around at corporate fail rates these days...

83. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I don't think that he is stupid, I just think that it was not wise move which may bring negative reactions from people since it looks a bit like a kids scaring.

65. techaman unregistered

they sheppy since when does telling a kids parent there in trouble for something the kid did ever stop a kid, in america you cant touch your kid spaken his dad should smack the crap out of him, take all his things away sell them, but it will never happen so telling the teen that did the leak its not gonna be a good week for you is not threatening

57. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+ 1 well said

63. techaman unregistered

its beautiful everyone loves it but this kishin guy who means nothing the biggest problems with the phone have been fixed now it will be a huge hit.

92. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Just like the one :| lol

79. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

HTC is such a douche company that they are going to take legal action on this kid, when the problem lies in their supply chain which is very faulty. Im sure this phone will be a flop and they are trying to desperately cover that up before it launches.

2. Jurdiales

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

This is going to be fun...

32. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Wait till Heisenberg blows up HTC headquarters and Gordon comes out mutilated..

62. Sealblaighter

Posts: 429; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Who??

75. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Lol it's a breaking bad thing

3. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Whats different anyway? He did them a favor.

4. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

I will enjoy watching this.

5. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

wow its bad for him. and I dont like that rounded corners and htc logo on bottom

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