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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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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35 Comments

1. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

if it had an Xneon flash big + that would be

2. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Oh I hope this is true! Im ready to spend my money.

3. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Robert, can't seem to find the source link for the 3100mah bat size. Will you be kind enough to copy paste a link ?! Cheers

9. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

PhoneArena won't let me post a link. It says I have to be a member for 7 days. I've only been a member for 3 days. But phoneArena is the one that posted the story like 2 hours ago. Android Police just posted leaked specs from Rogers that said the battery will have 21 hours talk time and 21days stand by time.

15. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Evleaks twitter account just posted a YouTube video of the Verizon version of the phone. You were right its a 2600 mah batter. Go check it out.

19. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Is a 2600 mah too small? I do not know much about this stuff.

27. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

It's not small but not big either should power most users with plenty of gas but the power users will still need to charge as usual!

34. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It's not bad. HTC usually made smaller batteries last quite a bit. Some good examples were the Droid DNA and previous One held its own. It would have been nice to have something greater than 2600 mAH on board but I'll wait and see. If priced right I could be picking this phone up tomorrow instead of the original One (Best Buy Blue) as planned.

4. papss unregistered

Agreed.. I'm jumping on this as soon as I hear the official mp count

5. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Papps, I tell you what, I wasn't convinced about this design at all, but after seen those close up shots on the unboxing hmmmm those edges scream sexy. However battery size is the most important for me. Although I've constantly heard 2600, it seems some users are reporting 3100. If that's the case, I'm first in line.

7. papss unregistered

Yes battery is the other big one. I'm lusting over this phone and will be jumping on this tomorrow if the lose two things match up

31. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I am wanting this soo much as well. If the Mp spec is north of 8 (10 or 12 Mp would be my personal fav), I am going to be picking up one of these bad boyz. 2600 mAh is not bad. I would have preferred 3500 mAh, but I can live with 2600 mAh.

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

6MP.....or 8MP, now you have to guess.

14. papss unregistered

I've search everywhere and everyone has a different mp count on the back. 5 mp on the front is confirmed

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

If it comes with the same 4MP camera I'm getting the S5.

20. papss unregistered

If it has a 4 mp camera I won't buy it either. :(

21. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

I am pretty sure its only 4mp. Hopefully 10+ but doesn't seems like it.

28. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

I'm with you all on that one the 4up camera sucked. I'll have to see the specs and hold the phone to make my decision.. S5 is already off the table maybe g3 is the z2 does not come

32. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I hope HTC learned a lesson from the OG One. 4 Mp is a FAIL. 12 Mp rear and 4 Mp front is a WIN, though…. :-)

22. miguelmeza14

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

Yeah, I think I will end up getting the S5, too.

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

if thats true htc will have another decline in 2014, which htc needs to bring something wow to amaze the world

26. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

I agree. I was hoping for a great camera but 4mp is a joke. Camera is so important now when it seems like its one of the few things that really make people choose a phone over the other. I hate Samsung and their useless gimmick but this makes more people getting a Samsung than an HTC.

6. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

I order all my phones online anyway!! I will be ordering my dark grey version as soon as its available on AT&T. Killer android device. Good job HTC.

8. papss unregistered

Agree on the color. The two darker colors are my favorites

33. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Silver would not be a deal killer, although Gray or Black would be my preference. A case solves all problems (except pink, red or yellow).

10. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

I have never ordered a phone online. If I do will I still be able to keep my unlimited data plan im grandfathered into? I have At&t too.

12. papss unregistered

Robert I've never lost my data plan by doing so.

16. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Ok. Thanks

35. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I too will be getting the dark grey/ charcoal version as I never needed a case on any of my HTC or Motorola phones. Hopefully it has a grippy texture unlike the smooth bodied OG One.

11. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Verizon is stupid and annoying. Not to mention overpriced...

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