Verizon's exclusivity on all new HTC One (M8) covers in-store sales only?

Verizon's exclusivity on all new HTC One (M8) covers in-store sales only?
During the weekend, we passed along speculation that Verizon will have a U.S. exclusive on the all new HTC One (M8) for a two-week period. According to the rumor, Big Red would sell the phone starting at 1pm EDT tomorrow. That would be just a couple of hours after the Taiwan based manufacturer takes the wraps off of its new flagship model. But as it turns out, new reports that were published on Monday say that Verizon's exclusivity period only covers sales made in brick and mortar stores, which opens the door for other carriers to sell the device online and through phone sales.

According to one report, T-Mobile will start taking online orders for the phone at the stroke of midnight Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning. A glitch in the system is said to be delaying T-Mobile from taking orders immediately after the unveiling of the device. That is supposed to take place tomorrow in New York City, and simultaneously in London, at 11am EDT (3PM GMT).

And if it does turn out that Verizon's exclusivity for the all new HTC One (M8) is indeed limited to in-store sales, we would imagine that besides T-Mobile, we would see AT&T and Sprint start accepting online and phone orders tomorrow as well for the eagerly awaited handset.

source: DroidLife, TmoNews

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