HTC One M8 now available for pre-registration on T-Mobile.com

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April 11th is just around the corner, and it’s going to be a busy one for T-Mobile staff. Not only is the company kicking off a uniform change through its retail stores, it’s also making the HTC One M8 and Galaxy S5 available for sale. The latter of those two has been available for pre-order since the end of March, the HTC however was only given a release date and no other order options, despite early rumors that we might see it the day after the announcement.

Today, you can go online to T-Mobile.com and pre-register for an alert when the HTC One M8 finally arrives. Sadly, there’s no pre-order available. It’s simply a case of handing over your personal details in exchange for a reminder. And unlike the Galaxy S5 pre-registration, there’s no opportunity to win a free phone.

Read Also: HTC One M8 review
Read Also: Galaxy S5 hands on at MWC 2014

[Update: Apparently the page has been up for a few days already. But, you guys go ahead and pre-register anyway if you want this device.

Talking point: T-Mobile is putting a lot more effort in to its Galaxy S5 launch the HTC One, don't you think?] 

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  • epsiblivion

    hopefully I can just walk in and get one Friday.

    • Larry Griffin

      Most likely u can …mi called customer service and they said every store will have it … And I called my usual store and they confirmed they will have it as we’ll

      • sorandkairi

        Hopefully, that was auto-corrected on a non htc device working. :)

        • Larry Griffin

          It was … lol the note 3 to be exact lol

  • Larry Griffin

    The preregister page has been up for over a week now

  • Jason

    I fricking love this phone but the Nexus 5 makes it hard to pay such a premium for minimal difference…

    Nexus 5 speakers are below average but after testing a demo unit of the M8, i have to just raise sound thru tweaking….

    I’m stuck with the Nexus 5 until Samsung or HTC make a quadcore, 2gb ram, external sd, slide out keyboard phone :)

    • Stone Cold

      That would be sweet if the OEMS would remember some still prefer keyboard phones.

      • Jason

        We are a dying breed HaHa
        LG made F3Q and Sammy made the Relay but they are not even midrange phones imo….
        I think both bombed saleswise but they were dead on arrival because the specs and screens were so underwhelming….
        I’ve tried every on screen keyboard available and it just not the same :(

        • Stone Cold

          Had the Relay didn’t want the LG due to the smaller screen size. Upgraded to Z1S first non keyboard phone I have ever owned. Swiftkey is what I use for my keyboard. Have always hated stock keyboards on touch screens hated Samsung for always forcing the keyboard to default back to their keyboard whenever you reboot the phone.

        • Jason

          What didn’t you like about the Relay?
          Besides the mid low specs, I felt the board was not pleasing and it had low low xda support so it didn’t qualify for taste….lol

        • Stone Cold

          Touchwiz lag Samsung is famous for. Certain app made it freeze up. The above mentioned keyboard issue the lack of support forced staying on Jellybean 4.1 or 4.2 I forget.

    • Guest

      The HTC m8 has all of that expect for the slide out keyboard though

      • Jason

        yeah my nexus 5 has that minus sd storage but $260ish cheaper….
        I could buy a bluetooth speaker and it still be $200 cheaper….
        I’ve gotten use to Google Drive but I miss having my files to myself ;p
        I’m stuck with this Nexus til a keyboard…
        I can’t imagine carrying a bluetooth keyboard
        and/or if it locked on I have a big brick in my pocket….LOL

        • Justin Merithew

          I think keyboards are pretty well phased out at this point, I’ve only really seen them on low end phones lately, and those are getting fewer and far between.

        • Jason

          I hate it but your right….
          I check phonearena weekly hoping a keyboard!
          I seen the LG F3Q, looked at specs and wanted to cry LOL
          I also despise that every phone thats worth the premium price are 5 inch screens….4.5 inch is like my sweet spot for reaching fingers…smh

        • Justin Merithew

          Keep an eye on the Z1 Compact, or it successors. If Sony ever brings them stateside they seem pretty nice. No physical keyboard, but they make a smaller phone without sacrifising the flagship specs

        • Jason

          Will do…Looks really good….

          1 review said you could buy one and is usable here but in comments someone said it wouldn’t work with Tmo lte :(

          I don’t get why US don’t get smaller uncrippled phones….SMH

          1 manufacture should go after the markets unserved instead of fighting with all manufactures for 5 inch screens

        • Justin Merithew

          I agree. I personally think 5-5.5inch is the sweet spot, but my fiance tried a Galaxy S4 and went back to the iPhone after a week. Android really needs to add some more US options in the 4-4.5inch range, best smaller android phone I can think of is the Moto X and that’s 4.7. And I’m afraid Motorola will make this years model bigger to keep up

  • JB

    They are giving the lion’s share of attention to the GS5. I wonder if it’s because galaxy devices sell better than HTC device on T-Mobile or perhaps since they made the M8 a VZW in store exclusive, then they just decided to focus their efforts in the S5… Or it could be some combination of both?

    • Jason

      That plus advertising….
      I use to be a diehard HTC buyer but I had hardware issues, difficult bootsloaders, and slow android version updates….
      Bought Samsung phones up until Nexus 5(LG)…

      • sorandkairi

        I don’t recall that “The One” had the bootloader horribly locked and the updates were the fastest on any manuf.

        The only other flag-ship HTC devices were… G1, Mytouch4G, HTC Evo, HTC Sensation, HTC One series (S,V,SV, VX,,DNA,EvoLTE, X, XL, X+), HTC M7, M8. I mean there has really only been 4 flag-ship samsung devices in the last 4 years, so i’m confused about your comment. Where you referring to the G1, the Mytouch4G, or the Sensation (which are all 3-5 year old phones)?

        • Spanky

          The M8′s bootloader is easily unlockable via HTCDEV. Root and S-OFF have already been achieved as well.

        • sorandkairi

          That was might point and the reason for my post. HTC has been, as of the last few years, very accommodating in regards to build quality and/or software.

        • Jason

          I’m so tempted :)
          I love sense but i have hope with the Nexus 5 because somebody at xda is about halfway done with a sense port :)

          Touch Pro 2 was the phone of all phones back then but i had buttons stop functioning and it would overheat to the point it would burn!
          In my Impala i ripped out a vent and created a mount with direct AC to cool it down in the summer…LOL

          I remember towards my end of times with the shift they created the htcdev unlock site but i’d rather not let HTC know i unlocked incase the try to use that as a reason to deny an unrelated problem with device when it comes to warranty….

        • Jason

          I stopped buying after HTC evo shift, so it’s been awhile LOL….I followed the evo shift with galaxy s2, s3….Stopped paying attention to HTC since then, last I remember was ppl complaining on XDA about the one s bootloader….When i had the evo shift, we couldn’t get HTC to release kernal sources for the longest time and updates weren’t nothing I’d call fast….Shift wasn’t a flagship but was part of the Evo series….
          Times may have changed but still have a sour taste in my mouth….I went thru 3 evo shifts, 4 touch pro 2, 2 Touch pro’s before they gave me free upgraded me to the Touch Pro 2….I had nine different devices all in like 4 years….LOL

          Sorry for tge confusion

        • sorandkairi

          No problem, but man at the time, those touch pros were the sh!t tho. At least that’s what I remember thinking. :)

    • BlackJu

      I’m sure it has something to do with Samsung’s ridiculous marketing budget. The best products don’t always win, for better or worse.

  • notyourbusiness

    It’s a shame T-Mobile is allowing this awesome phone to get overshadowed by the Galaxy S5, which is just eh… It would have been nice to have a chance to try and win an HTC One M8, but then again, I just bought an M7 for a good price on eBay this afternoon.

  • steveb944

    It’s disgusting to see a device that physically launched elsewhere in the US already be launched on T-Mobile BEFORE a flag ship that was late to the game. This really makes me question the ‘UnCarrier’ when they have their hands deep in Samsung’s cookie jar.

  • corona10

    Its already obvious which device they’re going to focus on April 11th. The device that has had online preorders for weeks and featured prominently on their website and its still nowhere available except South Korea. And all they have for the M8 a device that everyone else has already and Tmobile doesnt even have a preorder when everyone is currently offering the device for sale.

    • Mike

      T-mo probably got a fat check from samsung to give them exclusive, competition free spotlight. I mean whats so hard about putting a pre-order page on the website?!?! T-mo even took out the “pre-registration” page for the M8 so no one even knows it’s on sale tomorrow.

  • jim

    I loved my HTC one. One terrible thing about this gorgeous phone is the camera. ANd the screen size could have been bit bigger. The pictures taken from this phone are so horrible. Sadly the new HTC M8 also has same camera quality. I don’t understand why HTC didn’t improve the camera on M8? If the camera is as good as the GS4 or GS5, this phone could be the best over all smartphone in the world. My Gs4 takes far better quality pictures than my HTC one. I used HTC one for 6 months. I love everything about it. The speaker is mind blowing. I wish all smartphones had stereo speakers on the front . Because the new HTC M8 still doesn’t have improved camera, I am buying GS5.

    • corona10

      I never had any issues with the camera. It may not offer the detail of the higher mp cameras but its not meant to. Its targetted for social media sharing. And the camera does/did have a learning curve. The M8 apparently has one as well. I’ve seen some absolutely stunning photos from this device from people that have learned to use the camera. Like the M7, the settings need to be adjusted to get consistently great pictures. Most people don’t want to fiddle with the settings, but the difference in teh M7 and m8 is that you can save these settings in the M8 so that you always have them available to use. The M8′s image quality is better than teh M7s too.

    • Mike

      I’m sorry, the GS4 camera quality is NOT better than the M7. And frankly you’re doing an awfully poor job shilling if you are saying you loved everything about it while bashing it at the same time. Frankly I doubt you ever even owned an HTC One.