[UPDATE] T-Mobile to sell HTC One (M8) online and in stores from April 11th, $0 down

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I watched with anticipation as HTC announced its latest flagship, waiting with anticipation to hear that T-Mobile would be joining other major carriers in releasing the One M8 tonight. Sadly, it wasn’t to be. Our sources in the world of T-Mobile heard wrong, or the company couldn’t get plans nailed in time. As it stands right now, it won’t be available from midnight.

According to the T-Mobile press release, the device will be available to purchase online and in stores from next month.

“With T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan, the all-new HTC One (M8) will be available to purchase online and in retail stores starting next month.”

As for an exact date of launch, I wish I could tell you. I simply don’t know. But it will be available.  Despite the disappointing news, of course Tmo will be announcing this partnership as the best thing since sliced bread:

“Our friends at HTC have nailed it again,” said Jason Young, senior vice president of Marketing, T-Mobile. “The all-new HTC One (M8) has the brainpower of a true superphone together with stunning hardware design, which combined with T-Mobile’s Un-carrier freedom on America’s fastest nationwide 4G LTE network, equals an enviable package.”

Not to start any conspiracies, but it doesn’t seem a coincidence that T-Mobile is among the first in the U.S to stock and sell the Samsung Galaxy S5, with pre-orders set to arrive on people’s doorsteps before the official launch date on April 11th. But it didn’t seal a deal to get the HTC One M8 on day one too? I don’t know. It’s sort of an anti-climax knowing that Tmo won’t be getting it at the same time as its biggest competitors.

Read up on the handset specs here.

[UPDATE:

T-Mobile's press release has been updated to include release date and pricing information. It'll be for sale online and in retail stores from April 11, sharing a release date with the Galaxy S5. Pricing is $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $26.50, costing $636 all-in.] 

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  • spartanjet

    I didn’t realize the amount of bezel on this new phone. The old HTC One looks much better. Since it doesn’t have capacitive buttons anymore they need to ditch that HTC logo. Looks like they could have made the screen 5.5″ on the same body if they just ditch that HTC logo.

    • Sal Monella

      The home and back buttons used to be next to the HTC, but now they included a recent app button, so that might be why they had to move them above the bezel to be part of the screen. The USB port board, microphone, and speaker connector are located under the bezel.

  • John Bones

    I hope “Next Month” doesn’t turn out to be April 30th

    • KingofPing

      Here’s hoping April 1st will have more than just lame pranks…

      6 days away. I suppose if I really *must* try one in-store I can hit VZW, but….*shudders*

  • TheTamuza

    April 10th

  • Larry Griffin

    i hope tmo gets it right this time … i can jump on april 7 and htc said it will be available in most retailers on the 10th …. PLEASE DONT MESS THIS UP TMO!!!!! Fingers crossed that preorders start ASAP!!! This weekend maybe

  • 21stNow

    I have to admit that it’s pretty. This is the first smartphone that I liked the look of. However, I’m not ready to return to HTC’s phones. I don’t trust the reliability yet and function is more important than form to me.

  • Rami Abdelmajid

    Well that sucks but anyway do we know what colors T-Mobile will carry?

    • Rami Abdelmajid

      And built in storage capacity?

      • Fr0stTr0n

        The model 16gig is the only one thats available globally

        • Rob

          You don’t know what you’re talking about. EVERY US CARRIER HAS THE 32GB model, I don’t see why T-Mobile would be any different!

          Color will likely just be the standard gun metal gray like at&t has.

        • Fr0stTr0n

          Hmm then Phone Arena is full of it then

        • Rob

          They usually are.

          Most global carriers will have 16GB, US market has 32GB. Is that so hard to understand?

  • Artur

    Uhmmm why does it say March 25 2012 on the release?!?!

    • Artur

      I meant to say 2013*

      • Sal Monella

        Sorry. It’s 2014.

        • Yasser

          lol

  • C’mon TMO!

    This is really annoying news. I so badly wanted to buy this phone today!!!

  • dkbnyc

    May use my Jump! with this. Gonna be very very hard giving up my Note 3…. This phone will have to be perfect.

  • Dustin Allen

    I see no reason to ditch my G2 for this or the S5. Hopefully the G3 or the Nexus 6 has something to offer.

  • Rob

    I’m pissed that T-Mobile did this. I’ve been JUMP eligible since JANUARY and now I have to wait til April while everyone else is getting it now. If it wasn’t for the fact that T-Mobile has excellent service in Denver, I’d pay off my EIP and leave. Bad move!

    • Fr0stTr0n

      If you can’t wait that short amount of time, i’d say you got bigger issues

      • Rob

        I’ve been waiting with a JUMP credit since January 27th. The longer I hold it past the 6 months, the more value I lose from having JUMP.

        • Le magnifique

          I have 5 smartphones, lg g2, note 3, s4, htc one and xperia z1 I buy them, no jump program bs, I switch between them every day, don’t cry for 10 dollars a month that you are losing.

        • Rob

          You’re calling me a douchebag yet you’re bragging about being rich? The irony.

    • Mr.Ryanide

      I agree. T-Mobile has had a great relationship with HTC since the G1 in 2008, yet, they can’t even get it the same time as everyone else.

      I’m glad Denver get’s great T-Mobile service, your neighbours to the south in Colo. Spgs. doesn’t. We have Edge in parts of the middle of town.

      • Rob

        Yes, I know T-Mobile’s coverage is abysmal at best in the Springs. I used to go down there to a club called Soul Mechanics every weekend back in the day and I remember only one of us had cell service because she had Verizon, us with T-Mobile were screwed if we needed to make a call. Even Cricket had coverage and this was back in what, 2007? 2008? I have heard it hasn’t improved much.

    • Maximus

      Holy crap, you have to wait 5 whole days!!!

      • Rob

        5? No, its not coming out til the 10th of April. Everyone else is going to have it for around 2 weeks before T-Mobile.

        • Maximus

          All I read was “next month”. Did someone say it was the 10th for sure?

        • Rob

          Since HTC said that it will be available in “all carrier stores” on the 10th of April, I’m assuming that T-Mobile will just launch it online and in store on the 10th of April. I don’t see it happening before that but it could well happen after that so the safest bet is to say the 10th at the earliest and hope for the best.

  • MaladeeN

    i just want tmo to carry the gold variant please for the love of everything that is holy just carry the gold variant. Seems like no other carrier has it..why must tmo always be late to the party? Love my service but I was ready to drop the money on this phone today.

    • Rob

      Gold is a Best Buy exclusive, sorry, its gun metal or the old glacial silver.

      • Mr.Ryanide

        At least T-Mobile will actually get the darker Gun Metal colour this time around.

        • Rob

          Yeah. I personally think gold and silver are ugly compared to the gun metal.

      • MaladeeN

        does best buy even sell phones for tmo?

        EDIT just checked…nope looks like my dreams of having this phone in gold have been dashed…urgghh….always seems like i miss out on something while being a tmo customer.

        • Rob

          No, gold appears to be a Verizon exclusive color and only available at Best Buy.

          The metallic blue is a Best Buy exclusive too but I don’t know what carrier that is for.

        • MaladeeN

          why does tmo seem to always get the short end of the stick…i’ve had my one s for a while now and its on its last legs battery wise and even then i truly wanted the One X which never found its way to Tmo. Tmo isn’t even getting the Z2 and probably won’t get it at all. I know it seems like something small since its just the color of a phone but jesus this “exclusivity” never coming tmo’s way is getting frustrating.

        • thepanttherlady

          Link to the source that says T-Mobile isn’t getting the Z2, please.

        • MaladeeN

          no true source but it seems clear as day tmo won’t be getting it. Didn’t tmo just get the Z1? I can’t for the life of me see them also carrying the Z2 so soon after just releasing the Z1

        • thepanttherlady

          Clear as day?

          Xperia Z was released on T-Mobile about 6 months after it’s initial release while the Z1S was released about 4 months after the Z1. I’d say chances are the Z2 would be released around July/August. Don’t confuse yet with not at all.

          Good news is the international versions work well on T-Mobile or AT&T so you don’t have to wait for it.

        • Rob

          Z2 looks nice but the locked bootloader garbage on T-Mobile is obnoxious and I seriously doubt the Z2′s sound quality is on the same level as the M8.

        • thepanttherlady

          You can enjoy your M8 and I’ll enjoy my Z2. Win/win. :)

        • Rob

          I’m not slamming the Z2, in fact I would love to play with one. I’m not 100% sold with HTC devices but Boomsound makes a huge user experience difference for me, even for practical uses like being able to hear the speakerphone while I’m looking something up on Google waiting on hold.

          I like the waterproofing, I would LOVE to have a shutter button again (I can’t remember the last phone I had with one – its been that long), the camera is a million miles above the M8, the battery looks much better on paper. The only sticking points for me are the bootloader locking and how the Z2 compares to the M7 and M8 for sound quality (depth and loudness).

          I can’t buy international because I a) don’t have that kind of money to drop, b) already pay EIP and would be throwing away a JUMP credit, and c) I don’t want to have a hassle if I have a warranty issue but if T-Mobile gets it and it doesn’t have a locked bootloader (or has a method of rooting/flashing that doesn’t brick it), I’ll look at it.

        • $15454173

          As always a classy cool headed reply from our mod.

        • jawash22

          This article says Z2 will be Verizon exclusive as well…hope not :(

          http://www.phonearena.com/news/Is-the-Sony-Xperia-Z2-coming-to-Verizon-as-an-exclusive_id54359

        • thepanttherlady

          I read that on another blog yesterday too. Sony is going to suffer the same fate HTC has been suffering if they go that route.

        • bisayan

          Yah pls. provide us a link that the z2 will not coming to TMO? If not the Z ultra gpe it is..

        • bisayan

          I meant to reply to ur post…

          ” Yah pls. provide us a link that the z2 will not coming to TMO? If not the Z ultra gpe it is..

        • MaladeeN

          also just checked best buy and the color isn’t just exclusive to verizon, both sprint and at&t will get it. Once again the short end of the stick for tmo.

        • Rob

          At least the color isn’t exclusive to Verizon but T-Mobile screwed their business relationship with Best Buy Mobile ages ago so T-Mobile customers get screwed.

  • Fr0stTr0n

    For those of you complaining, its real simple. Verizon gave HTC a very big check to have the M8 for two weeks. Money talks.

    • Rob

      No because you can order it on Sprint’s site right now. It was a poor business decision on T-Mobile to try to keep all the attention on the S5.

      • Fr0stTr0n

        Likely cause Samsung had hand in that, but what do you do?

        • Larry Griffin

          tmo does pay more attention to sammy .. they even carry more color options for sammy than htc

        • Fr0stTr0n

          Sammy sells in droves, HTC doesn’t.

        • Rob

          Its funny that T-Mobile is throwing away their relationship with HTC considering that the MyTouch series was actually wildly successful for a midrange device and those were all HTC phones branded as T-Mobile.

          What exclusive Samsung device did T-Mobile get again??

        • Dakota

          HTC doesn’t have $ for marketing.. Samsung has a lot

        • Rob

          Correct. HTC dropped the ball big time on that. HTC is the AMD in the AMD and Intel story. Was on top of everything, got comfortable, got knocked down, can’t come back up.

          I think the M8 is likely the last high end device that we’ll see from HTC and that they’ll gun for the low to mid range market where they can actually compete. If the Desire 816 is any indicator, HTC can dominate that sector but they’ve lost the high end to Samsung and Apple.

        • Fr0stTr0n

          And yet they were able to afford Robert Downey Jr in that awful commercial?

    • pcjnyc

      Assuming it has Wi-Fi calling, perhaps it’s the reason for the delay to allow testing?

      • Romdude

        Good point and to add support for t-mobile only bands.

    • KingCobra

      Nope. Samsung has marketing and financial might, HTC does not. It’s that simple.

  • steveb944

    I smell a Samsung rat. The first carrier to ever carry an HTC device, G1, DOESN’T carry their new flagship while all other major carriers do.

    I’m thinking of holding out for a GPe now.

    • Rob

      Yeah I smell the same rat…

    • Serge

      The delay is probably because the first T-Mobile compatible model HTC made does not support LTE on 1900MHz soon to be used by T-Mobile. This model is available right now at Google Play. HTC certified another model two weeks after the first model that does support LTE on 1900MHz. HTC probably couldn’t make it one time. Maybe the testing found a flaw, maybe performance was poor, maybe T-Mobile asked to support 1900MHz too late.

      • Rob

        1900MHz is being moved to LTE? Do you have a link for this because from what I understood, T-Mobile was migrating HSPA to 1900 so they could make all of AWS LTE and they were adding LTE on the 700 they bought from Verizon. T-Mobile is a long way from being able to pull the plug on HSPA and go all LTE, they don’t even have VoLTE yet which means they need UMTS for voice.

        • Serge

          I don’t want to post a link because it will get stuck in the spam filter. Google Milan Milanović twitter and see his recent conversation with T-Mobile’s CMO Mike Sievert.

          Milan: Word on the street is that 2G rural sites that are getting LTE won’t be getting HSPA+ overlay this year. True?

          Mike: Some will get LTE only and some will get both HSPA and LTE.

          Milan: Thanks so much for the response! Is PCS LTE going to be the choice for GSM/LTE-Only markets?

          Mike: Yes in many (not all) cases we are putting LTE on PCS 1900, on sites that today have Edge. Exciting time!

        • Rob

          Awesome news! If that’s the reason the One was delayed, I don’t mind waiting although it would be nice to have the 700 supported too if they’re going to support the 1900 LTE.

          Wait, does this mean VoLTE is launching this year? Because LTE can’t carry a voice signal. I guess the LTE-only areas are going to keep GSM for voice instead of UMTS? I suppose that’s not bad for them since they’re used to it but it seems like an odd thing to do.

        • Serge

          They are keeping 2G everywhere so it can be used for voice calls. No link again :) here is a quote from an article:

          Although T-Mobile is upgrading its 2G EDGE network, the carrier confirmed to FierceWireless that it would leave a portion of the 2G EDGE network up and running for older phones and M2M devices. “We currently have 2G in our PCS band and some of it will be refarmed for 4G LTE,” the spokesman told FierceWireless. “There will still be sufficient bandwidth to support 2G traffic and it will not affect current users of 2G or M2M customers.”

          As for 700A band 12 support, it’s too early to expect such devices. Even though HTC made two versions I believe they had the final prototype of the second version in November or December before T-Mobile bought the spectrum. Besides that M8 AT&T model supports LTE on 1900MHz so HTC engineers are very familiar with M8 performance on this band. Band 12 is very close to band 17 but it’s not identical. Engineers don’t like to mess with the design in the last minute. I expect first phones with support of band 12 to appear at the end of the summer.

        • Serge

          They are keeping 2G everywhere so it can be used for voice calls. No link again :) here is a quote from an article:

          Although T-Mobile is upgrading its 2G EDGE network, the carrier confirmed to FierceWireless that it would leave a portion of the 2G EDGE network up and running for older phones and M2M devices. “We currently have 2G in our PCS band and some of it will be refarmed for 4G LTE,” the spokesman told FierceWireless. “There will still be sufficient bandwidth to support 2G traffic and it will not affect current users of 2G or M2M customers.”

          As for 700A band 12 support, it’s too early to expect such devices. Even though HTC made two versions I believe they had the final prototype of the second version in November or December before T-Mobile bought the spectrum. Besides that M8 AT&T model supports LTE on 1900MHz so HTC engineers are very familiar with M8 performance on this band. Band 12 is very close to band 17 but it’s not identical. Engineers don’t like to mess with the design in the last minute. I expect first phones with support of band 12 to appear at the end of the summer.

        • KingCobra

          T-Mobile is using a combination of 1900 and AWS spectrum in order to bring LTE to current EDGE only areas.

      • Justin Merithew

        Those are certainly good speculations, and if that’s the case it would certainly help T-Mobile to be transparent. Instead people are feeling shafted for thinking they could keep up with the other carriers. I really wanted to order one tomorrow when I got paid.

  • Aaron H

    Available soon on google play for GSM carriers for $699. Hopefully this means it will work with tmo and will be available sometime within the next day or two.

  • HTC is dead. Move on.

    HTC is going downhill in a rapid collapse. In a year or so they will cease to exist, rendering these products irrelevant. I believe that’s why T-Mo places more of an emphasis on winners like the S5 and iPhone 5S.

    Besides, this phone will have a 5MP rear camera. Who wants a device like that? My Moto X has 10.5MP easy.

    • Rob

      Go troll somewhere else.

      HTC isn’t going anywhere. At the worst, they’ll have to merge with another company to survive but they won’t die. Besides that, HTC has other devices that will sell like crazy (Desire 816 comes to mind). Megapixels doesn’t necessarily translate to better quality – in the case of Sony’s 20MP and Samsung’s 16MP cameras, the M8 can’t compete but the camera in the Moto X is junk and the M7′s camera handily beats it so the M8 is no contest.

      • Mark

        The downside going forward is that HTC has said they don’t want to play in the “flagship” market anymore after the M8… whether they can’t afford it or don’t feel they can compete with Samsung and Apple, it’s going to be mid- and entry-level phones from them after this year. It’s a shame; I really liked my One S before it froze.

        • Rob

          Yes and I think that is the likely reason that they kept the same camera concept but pulled out all the stops in the other areas. This phone was very much made for HTC fans to get one last stunning device before HTC resigns the crown to Samsung and Apple and focuses on the midrange and entry level markets that they can easily dominate.

          I think the M8 was more for HTC to get one last award winning high end device that really showed what HTC is capable of before joining Motorola in the midrange fight to stay alive.

          I don’t think anyone expected HTC to move enough of these to stay in the high end market, including themselves.

        • corona10

          You have any links to back this up?

        • Robert

          Do you have a source? I remember reading HTC would focus more on midrangers after all but abandoning them in 2013, but never saw where they intended to abandon the flagship market.

    • FlyOhMy

      the rear camera is 4 ultrapixels. the front has a 5mp camera.

    • Sniper1087

      wow have you taken pictures with the moto x? the camera is one of the worst I have used, and I used a lot of phones, and compared to the old HTC One, as well as Nexus 5, i5S, Nokia lumia 1020, the moto x is just crap in camera quality, not the device of course.

      • HTC is dead. Move on.

        How is it bad? I though the 5S was very comparable, and the Lumia 1020 can’t be compared to anything else anyhow. The images are crisp, its features are great, and has excellent optical stabilization. I’m still interested in knowing *HOW* the camera is bad, since most reviews I’ve read praised it highly, but acknowledged it’s not the best, but far beyond what most people would need or want.

        • Sniper1087

          ok like I mentioned, it has trouble focusing in the right element, a lot of noise is found, and most of the time takes several shots to get the right picture. I like to take pictures but I like to be able to get it right in the first shot, but the moto x software is not that great and very limited, and yes the IP5S is limited as well but can get right white balance and less noise than the moto X, as well as the phones I previously mentioned.

    • conservative_motorcyclist

      uumm the front camera is 5MP…
      the rear camera is a 4MP UltraPixel camera. UltraPixel is fancy talk for cramming a standard digital Camera CCD into a phone. It is supposed to offer a 3X performance improvement in low-light conditions over the best smartphone cameras on the market today. Only time/sample shots will tell if this is accurate.
      Having 10.5 MP is useless if you can’t see anything in low-light conditions!

  • Dakota

    No price? Probably a pretty penny with no discounts at full price.

    • Rob

      Since the Sprint version is 649, I’d imagine the T-Mobile version will follow suit.

    • Romdude

      Since it’s a tmobile article, I’m guessing it will be full price but zero down.

  • me

    do the bands on the unlocked developer edition or the GPe support all bands that T-Mobile has? I know that the original One on GPe didn’t… thanks!

    • Serge

      The GPE does support all current 3G and 4G bands but it does not support LTE on 1900MHz that is going to be used to cover many EDGE sites later this year.

      • Rod

        Tmobile isn’t deploying LTE in 1900 PCS. They’re using 1900 for HSDPA+ to get in line with ATT

        • Rob

          no, they’re going to be launching LTE on PCS in places that don’t have HSPA now. Some will get HSPA + LTE on 1900, others will just get LTE. Serge talked about it below and here is his post:

          “I don’t want to post a link because it will get stuck in the spam filter. Google Milan Milanović twitter and see his recent conversation with T-Mobile’s CMO Mike Sievert.

          Milan: Word on the street is that 2G rural sites that are getting LTE won’t be getting HSPA+ overlay this year. True?

          Mike: Some will get LTE only and some will get both HSPA and LTE.

          Milan: Thanks so much for the response! Is PCS LTE going to be the choice for GSM/LTE-Only markets?

          Mike: Yes in many (not all) cases we are putting LTE on PCS 1900, on sites that today have Edge. Exciting time!”

        • HTC_FTW

          As far as I know, none of T-Mobile’s phones, including the new One M8, support LTE on 1900! Only on 700 band 17 and 1700 band 4. Correct me if I’m wrong.

        • ac21365

          Nexus 5, GS4, GS5, HTC One M8, LG G2, iPhone 5,5s/5c, Note 3, Lumia 925… Among ther T-Mobile branded devices… and even a few AT&T branded ones that you could use on T-Mobile.

        • HTC_ FTW

          Umm, sorry, they don’t. Look at the listed specs for those devices, none of them list 1900 LTE support.

        • Serge

          Sure they do (except HTC One M8 currently listed on htc{dot}com). T-Mobile does not list the supported bands on their website, you have to look for the specs elsewhere. It’s not easy to find LTE specs for all these devices but it’s easy for iPhone 5S/5C and Nexus 5. Not sure how can you not see LTE band 2 (1900MHz) supported by these three phone models.

  • Take my money

    T-mo likely got a fat check from Sammy to give them exclusive spot-light privilege. No matter, it’s only 2 weeks. I’ve already waited for an year, couple weeks no biggie.

  • conservative_motorcyclist

    well…technically “next month” is exactly 1 week from now… :P

  • nikon5400

    What do you guys think of current HTC One?
    I love sense 5.5 better than GE/touchwiz, love radios…
    but this thing is soo jerky!!!
    Galaxy S3 is smoother (not faster, but smoother) and obviously Nexus 5 is killing it in speed, but to me both S3 and N5 are too boring comparing to HTC One.

    Wifi – mine is much slower than the other 2 phones when farther away from the router.
    When ~~50 ft away I get 4-5mbps vs 15-20mbps

    Battery life – can’t compare to S3 or N5, but not good

    charging speed – very slow (comparing to N5 and probably slower than s3)

    Do I have a defective one or everyone else’s jerky as well? How about wifi (comparing to other devices) and other things?

    Another issue with mine – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=51332840

    There’s something about it that I absolutely love. I don’t know if that’s the build and the looks or the speakers or what.
    I hope M8 won’t have these issues and hope the battery will last longer and charge faster.

    • enough shills

      How much is samsung paying you?

      • nikon5400

        I wish! :)
        do you own HTC One? Do you own S3 or Nexus 5? If you do, then why the question? If you don’t, why question?

  • Carlos

    Tmobile just tweeted the release date is April 11th!

  • John Bones

    April 11th launch date guys and gals!

    From CNET. My stupid Note 3 isn’t doing a copy and paste :-/ so I cant do the link

  • John Bones
  • BOBBY

    i had noticed lots of promo tweets from Legere for the sammy. i hope they promote the m8 as well

    • Robert

      I’m guessing Legere is a little butt hurt he doesn’t have the one yet and is too busy pouting.

      It can’t be easy to think your the cool dad (CEO) only to be reminded on an unheard of same day launch party that your company was left out in the cold.

      I’m curious if ATT slipped HTC some cash just to show Legere he can say and do whatever he wants, but until his coffers are as big as big blue’s he stuck inbounding the ball for a JV squad.

  • DMO

    Yes, I will be getting this great device! Long live HTC!!!!!

    • http://www.onlysevendays.com ~That’s THE RING Face~

      Funny Thing Is That HTC Just Recently Started Getting Eye Contact. After The Ever So Popular HTC ONE Made Its Debut, HTC Is Everywhere Now. Before The Spotlight, HTC Was Comparable To HYUNDAI & KIA.

      • Damien Hayes

        Actually no. Before Samsung and the S3 HTC was well held to be the most popular android manufacturer but they fell completely off and then Samsung ate their lunch.

  • vinnyjr

    T-Mobile has the SGS5 for pre-order, too bad the 32gb version is not available. I will never buy a top of the line device with a pathetic 10mb of int memory available after the Operating System. The sd card does not make up for int memory. AT&T fot the exclusive of the larger int memory SGS4 now the same bull shit with the new SGS5. Just hope this is not the same with the HTC M8.

  • Chris Pags

    Which color(s) is T-Mo getting?

    • Larry Griffin

      AT&T and sprint only have gunmetal Grey while Verizon has gunmetal gray and glacial silver…. Unfortunately gold may be a sprint exclusive

      • Chris Pags

        So we’re getting gunmetal?

        • Larry Griffin

          For the looks of the registration page it’s gunmetal Grey … I wonder if best buy is going to do the gold for tmo tho ..

      • Shannon Preston

        No the Gold is a Best Buy exclusive! Its available for all Sprint, At&t, and Verizon. Not sure about T-Mo tho….

  • p0nch0

    These phones get all the hype online and then don’t sell, where’s the water&dust resistant, ultrapower saving mode, multi window?
    If your going to copy apple in the dualflash at least do it right by adding the finger scanner as well, where’s the download booster?
    The Samsung Galaxy S5 offers the best bang for your buck hands down and I’m glad T mobile held that crapphone from pulling a fast one to the floor on the s5.

    • Jay Holm

      All very good points!

    • Romdude

      Ultrapower is there, multi window is not supported but floating apps is actually better and easier to use.

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lwi.android.flapps

      Never wanted the finger print scanner. The S5 just looks like meh… Maybe a Z2 is better, don’t know about the camera.

    • Keith6110

      Odd, my HTC evo 3d has dual flash… 3 years old now.

    • corona10

      The One has extreme power saving mode. And the One doesnt need a fingerprint scanner. Please.

    • fsured

      Google is holding back multi windows. There was development of the ability from independent programers and they were getting close to having it fully functional until big daddy said no. Anyone can search XDA for it if they want details. I assumed they stopped it because they were going to include it in a Android release as a “wow” feature but that never happened. Samsung may have made some sort of deal with Google to add in that ability to their Touchwiz. I’m sure other device makers for phablets and especially 10” tablets would love to add that feature to draw more customers but Samsung seems to be the only one that I know of.

  • AllThingsReviewed215

    Verizon has every color. Saw them at Best Buy… I have T-Mobile and using a Verizon M8 getting LTE in Philadelphia. Not waiting for T-Mobile to launch the device. Last to the party. Just waiting for the Dot View case to release. May sale anyway and get a Dev edition.

    • Spanky

      AT&T has every color as well. The gold, while available on all carriers, is a Best Buy exclusive.

      • AllThingsReviewed215

        I ordered a Gold Dev edition to use with T-Mobile.

    • Hsiao mhcek

      Can you post a picture? I have Verizon ONE max on T Mobile getting HSPA+ only. I am considering unlocked version but will consider Verizon version if getting LTE.

      • AllThingsReviewed215

        Go to xda people are talking about it over there.

    • Shannon Preston

      Its only two weeks. T-Mo is getting them on Apr 11th….

      • AllThingsReviewed215

        Sold online for $800 and bought a Dev edition and 2 dot cases. Rather have unbranded so I can tether as much as I want.

  • corona10

    This is really disappointing to hear. Not because we have to wait. But because they are so obviously selling this device short to launch it on the same day as the GS5. You can see their focus will be on that device too since they’ve had its preorder up on the website for weeks and it hasnt even launched yet. Forcing it to compete with the GS5 this way is only going to have one outcome and we all know what that will be. We probably wont even get more than one choice of colors and the GS5 will probably be available in at least 2 I bet. They’re ensuring the continued freefall of this company by not focusing at all on the M8. This is the same thing they did last year when the M7 came during their Iphone launch.

    • krym73

      It just doesn’t sell, its crap..consumers now it no matter what htc pays its employees to say all over the web, the numbers show it drasticly.
      Last release of htcONE it was all this hype online, we got sent 5 to a busy store in Los Angeles and only 2 went out that day, and that was a couple who upgraded.

      • krym73

        *know

      • corona10

        I wouldnt say their devices are crap at all. They’re actually one of the best made Android handsets. And I doubt HTC has the resources to pay its employees to “say” anything all over the web about their products. You must be thinking of some other company that does that.And I actually dont think the average consumer walking into the store knows anything about their devcies and thats why dont sell. Its isnt because they’re inferior or shoddy devices. And just because it doesnt sell, doesnt make it a bad device. HTC just can’t market them.

    • TheVorlon

      Just buy it from the Google Play store.

      • corona10

        Its on back order there.

        • scb1898

          I don’t think it is on backorder. I think it just comes out the same times as the other U.S. retailers.

        • corona10

          Available now. *But ships in 2-3 weeks*

        • scb1898

          Yep. Not even Google could get announcement day launch. They have to wait until mid April like everybody else.

  • tbonezx11

    Doesn’t bother me that it’s not coming to Tmo until the 11th. Gives the interwebs time to tear it apart, confirm there’s nothing FOR ME that’s a deal-breaker – such as unlockable bootloader, etc. I don’t care about the camera being sub-par … I’m rocking the HTC Amaze still (although it is 8mp camera) … I am not a fan of the nonremovable battery…thank goodness it has microSD card (combined the two reasons I don’t have the Nexus 5).

    We’ll see what a couple weeks in the real world (and XDA) brings to light about the phone. Then I’ll go put my hands on it.

    Sorry, S5 was never in the running for my next phone (not HTC fanboy)…I can’t stand Samsung’s AMOLED screens…personal preference. I could survive until summer to see if the next Moto or LG phone is worth waiting for … not optimistic with LG considering the LOCKDOWN they put on their phones…non-starter for me. Bring me a Moto X(2) that’s on par with the One M8 specs & I’m intrigued.

  • Kyle

    When you’re HTC and trying to compete with the Samsung Galaxy series, I’m sorry your everyday customer would rather go with a Samsung :/. I like HTC, but realize people buy by names these days, not how big the processor is.

    • Obama Zombie Killer

      What what? ^ Idiotic comment of the day. ^
      Not all shoppers blindly do what the commercial tells them to do. Most of us read reviews and word-of-mouth. After having had two Galaxy phones, both of which bricked in less than a year, and everybody I know who had Galaxies had the same thing happen… I no longer care what Samsung’s commercials say. But do what you want bro.

      • Alizé

        Wow that’s crazy I have been working in the wireless and havent really heard of that issue, I must say the s2, exhibit and note 1 were a flop, and yes I personally had my s2 bricked, but since the s3, Samsung really been making good phones. Thats from my own personal experience from working at different carriers in a 3 year span.

      • nikon5400

        I had a couple S3s and I have to agree with the other poster – very reliable phone. There’s not one thing wrong with it, other than maybe the battery drain. It is slower than HTC One, but smoother and I wish I knew why that is… because I love HTC One and find Samsungs boring.

      • Kyle

        My point is you will 9/10 have someone come into a store asking for the S5 than an M8. Make sure you understand my comment before trying to tell me that HTCs are better. I did not call the Samsungs better phones and rather said they have the Apple effect where people just know to gravitate towards that when making selections.

        • Obama Zombie Killer

          Cool, I agree with you there. But what else is HTC to do? They don’t have the ad budget of Sammy so they make a decidedly superior product which beats the Galaxy in [nearly] every review, eventually word will get out that the One is better than Galaxy… anyways bro, carry on. We have no quarrel. Cheers.

      • Jay Holm

        ^^^I like your username^^ Someone who is awake to what is going on in the country.

      • trapdogg

        I work for one of the biggest electronic sale store in the country ” _estbuy” and he is right people buy the name. …… HTC rocks they’re phone can look really classy not cheaply made.

        HTC is to Tmobile like Samsung and att is to apple and Samsung

    • Jay Holm

      I swear, people who buy “names” are slaves to society! People need to do research, and figure out what fits them, as individuals!

  • YogaMind

    If they demo the phone with the Dot View case it will definitely sell.

  • fsured

    Perhaps HTC left T-Mobile out of same day launch out of necessity. They did have parts supply issues before. Maybe they didn’t want to overstretch again or couldn’t supply the phone to 4 major carriers here and have successful launches.

    • Guest

      I dont believe that for a second. HTC wanted this device to be out before the GS5 launch. Tmobile screwed it up by focusing on the GS5 because its going to generate more sales for them. They did the same thing last year when the M7 launched after the Iphones went on sale the first time for TMobile. They focused on that launch and the M7 was an after thought. Just look at their website. They only just yesterday even put anything on their website about the M8 coming. Yet they’ve had the GS5 pre orders up front for weeks and its not even available anywhere outside of South Korea.

  • maclifer

    All I can say is that USING the device on Tuesday evening blew me away. The pics look fantastic (and this was in a very low-light crowded party room) and I was walked through all features. The “light brite” cover is really nifty. I will be JUMP!ing to the new One on the 11th.

  • Gia

    I have the S3 and I’m looking for an upgrade. Besides style I don’t see the difference between this and this S5