Source: The all new HTC One (M8) will be a Verizon exclusive for two weeks, starting March 25th

Verizon customers were upset last year when it appeared that they would not get a shot at the HTC One. At the time, it was thought that Verizon wanted to give the HTC DROID DNA some more time on the shelves instead of releasing HTC's new flagship model. Finally, well after the other three major U.S. carriers had released it, Verizon finally launched the HTC One.

But this year, Big Red subscribers are getting their revenge. Verizon customers, are you sitting down? According to a source characterized as being "trusted," Verizon will release the all new HTC One (M8) on March 25th at 1pm EDT. No other carrier in the states will be selling the phone for at least two weeks from Big Red's launch of the phone.

This dovetails with earlier reports that U.K. retailers will be selling the phone on March 25th, the same day that the Taiwan manufacturer is expected to introduce its new flagship handset. This means that at least for Verizon customers, the all new HTC One (M8) will beat out the Samsung Galaxy S5 and be the first of the next-gen Android flagships to launch.

Pricing is unknown, but with a tweet from evleaks earlier Saturday calling for a $600 off-contract price for the unit, we should see it priced at the usual $199.99 with a signed two-year pact. Also, we should remind you that with any rumor of this magnitude, the report should be taken with a grain of salt. If true, all we could say to customers of the other three major U.S. carriers is that payback is a bitch.

source: HTCSource via AndroidandMe

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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52 Comments

1. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! (to all you that hate on verizon constantly, because we are better than you) with love, me

9. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

As a verizon customer, I loathe VZW...The only reason I stay with them is because of their coverage. There are so many devices that I would give my left nut to have on Verizon's network (need I even say 'Nexus'?). This is a good gesture none the less... Certainly does not make Verizon better... I feel 'Better' is relative

16. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

VZW is perennially the last carrier to have the great toys. Finally a turn-around. Yay!!!

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

verizon for great coverage and tmobile for great quality aTNT and sprint inbetween

34. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

We can wait few weeks, it doesn't matter.

49. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

S5 here, couldn't care less.

2. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

2 days to go!

3. baldilocks

Posts: 1535; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Does't bother me in the least. Verizon has no service at my house and I'm happy with my Nexus 5.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Doubt this is true. Doubt it.

44. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Either Verizon has it exclusive for a while or all carriers are releasing it on March 25th.

6. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

i am out of luck, i am stuck in uk but not near to London, so i will be waiting longer, eh..

15. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I have no sympathy for anyone in the UK! You guys always get the best phones first and often great ones that never hit the US. Sony Z1 Compact, Hauwei Ascend P6, etc.

42. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Not to mention faster speeds at lower prices, and British accents.

7. aldridhl

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

heh, I doubt many non-verizon people are going to lose sleep over this- it's not that long of an exclusive.

11. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

I don't believe this so called "trusted" source. Why would at&t also be advertising the phone and giving 1 away a day? It doesn't make any sense to me. Also I have a hard time trusting these rumors remember all the "trusted" leaks saying the s5 would have a 2k screen 3 gigs of ram and so on. That would be a bad deal for htc to only sell to Verizon customers for 2 weeks they need every sale they can get.

26. alouden unregistered

I would more believe an AT&T exclusive. And, you're right. HTC hurt themselves with these "exclusives."

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

i hope its not another half plastic sandwhich design like the htcone with plasic in the middle and glued on speaker grilles and cheap quality aluminium that bends when drooped

14. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Hey that plastic sandwich thingy was with one max and one mini. The One had total aluminium unibody except the front was glass of course

17. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

So many mad people, let me lick your tears nahm nahm mmm the taste of bitterness and rejection.

18. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Lol, who cares about that exclusivity. Now if they made the S5 exclusive for those two weeks, people probably would have actually flocked. The fact that a phone (that's trying to be popular) needs to let itself be a carrier exclusive probably isn't all that popular to begin with. This is along the lines of those lame Nokia Lumia phones and AT&T holding exclusivity on them for months.

21. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Read post 17....

45. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I don't think it's like that at all. Verizon paid HTC to give them exclusivity for a while because they think this phone has a lot of hype surrounding it which will draw some attention to Verizon. If the nation's largest carrier thinks this phone will make waves, I think it's something to look out for.

19. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Actually now that i think about this article, phone arena, and their leaksters i bet it is bulls**t. I just want the phone on time i don't really care about exclusivity. All the leaksters suck huge wiener anyway they are never right about anything

23. neartx

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 15, 2014

only 2 days to love

27. papss unregistered

Well crap❕ I hope this isn't true. I was wishing to get this beautiful phone on the 25th❕

28. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Hey papss glad i found you now. I want to thank you a mouthful. Last week we were talking bout my low res phone. I think you gave me a lot of curses and hatred. And the result after 3 days. My uncle gifted me a brand NEW NEXUS 7 2013. He was returning home after a long time. Found the nexus for sale at cheap so he brought it to me. Again thanks mate.

29. papss unregistered

Glad for you sir.. My wife's nexus 7 has done her well this far. I'm sure you will enjoy it. Its a great tablet for sure.. Again cingrats

35. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Bad juju HTC! Though if this true, wonder why Canadian carrier isn't being treated/leaked same way? Usually what hold true for one in the states, does here as well. I have my doubts about this as it would be bad for HTC imo to pent up sales for other carriers in a instant gratification society, again. Idk.

37. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

I'm loving this. I desperately waited 5 months for the one last year

43. karkavelas

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

Come on htc bring it on.!!! I have the money ready, to buy that think.

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