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    Default HTC One (M8) will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    I know its just a rumor, but its the news thats going around

    http://phandroid.com/2014/03/23/htc-...-launch-rumor/

    "According to sources from our friends at HTC Source, itís being said that Verizon will have a 2-week exclusive on HTCís latest flagship before itís available from other carriers. Probably not the news most of you wanted to hear unless youíre a Verizon Wireless subscriber, but we assume HTC did what they had to do to pay the bills."
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    As I said on the other thread, if it is announced as an exclusive for Verizon for any amount of time then I will forever leave HTC products. An announced exclusive for a flagship phone that is meant to be on as many carriers as it can be? Are you serious? That is so pathetic. At least lie to me and say the other carriers are just holding off or something, not that Verizon gets first dibs just because.
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    Yeah I agree I hate when companies do this for flagship phones...an exclusive color is ok, but the phone itself would **** me off
    And not to beat on Verizon..but of all the carriers...why Verizon???
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    Quote Originally Posted by LindtChocolate View Post
    As I said on the other thread, if it is announced as an exclusive for Verizon for any amount of time then I will forever leave HTC products. An announced exclusive for a flagship phone that is meant to be on as many carriers as it can be? Are you serious? That is so pathetic. At least lie to me and say the other carriers are just holding off or something, not that Verizon gets first dibs just because.
    spot on and many others agree, even on xda. i cant support a dying company who doesn't even want to try to help themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smooth4lyfe View Post
    Yeah I agree I hate when companies do this for flagship phones...an exclusive color is ok, but the phone itself would **** me off
    And not to beat on Verizon..but of all the carriers...why Verizon???
    didn't you buy a s5? are you rubbing this in?
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    Quote Originally Posted by smooth3006 View Post
    didn't you buy a s5? are you rubbing this in?
    I bought an S5 yes but I contribute in other forums as well
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    Quote Originally Posted by smooth4lyfe View Post
    but of all the carriers...why Verizon???
    Probably because they were 400 months late to the game for the last One lol.
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    Quote Originally Posted by smooth4lyfe View Post
    And not to beat on Verizon..but of all the carriers...why Verizon???
    I could say the same thing for all those AT&T exclusives over the years, but don't mind this Verizon one since they're my carrier!

    Of course, any exclusivity for a phone just sucks and they should be made widely available if the manufacturer is capable.
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    It's just two weeks...... Seriously?

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    Quote Originally Posted by griff7774 View Post
    It's just two weeks...... Seriously?

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    Forrwal. People getting up in arms will be the same ones running to preorder once it opens on their carrier. It was all fine and dandy last year when it didn't launch on all carriers right away.
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    Just a thought, but AT&T is giving away a a all New HTC one until the 25th so I have hope that if the phone is released on the 25 that it will be for sale on AT&T too.
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    Quote Originally Posted by giper54 View Post
    Just a thought, but AT&T is giving away a a all New HTC one until the 25th so I have hope that if the phone is released on the 25 that it will be for sale on AT&T too.
    exactly what I thought ... y give away phones 5 days before and make people wait 2 weeks lol
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    Quote Originally Posted by griff7774 View Post
    It's just two weeks...... Seriously?

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    Yeah but the fact that they are doing it doesnt make it any better...especially if its just 2 weeks
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    If its true its probably because Verizon was late to the game by months with the original One.

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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    Just remember. It's a rumor.

    I remember a certain Cowboy saying something in another thread that the only people that know anything are the ones that aren't saying anything.
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    I think I'm just going to pick up a Nexus 5. I have to have a new phone this next week and VZW isn't an option. I was on the fence between this and the N5. I guess they are making the decision for me. We'll see I guess.
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    That would be a pretty dumb move IMO. I guess we will see though!
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    It wouldn't be the first time that carriers didn't all release the same phone on the same date. It seems like the same thing happened with the 2013 HTC One, especially with Verizon lagging by several months. If this is the case, HTC probably got a very nice payment from Verizon to hold the exclusivity, even if it's only two weeks. And again, it's just two weeks. If you can't wait that long, you probably weren't all that interested in the phone anyway.
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonaward View Post
    It wouldn't be the first time that carriers didn't all release the same phone on the same date. It seems like the same thing happened with the 2013 HTC One, especially with Verizon lagging by several months. If this is the case, HTC probably got a very nice payment from Verizon to hold the exclusivity, even if it's only two weeks. And again, it's just two weeks. If you can't wait that long, you probably weren't all that interested in the phone anyway.
    True, but it's just one side of the story. The other side, like some others have mentioned, is that it's a questionable move by HTC.

    We don't know how much Verizon paid for exclusivity, but with HTC in the state that it is, was it really worth it for them to launch only on Verizon for two weeks and miss out on sales from other carriers in that time frame?

    Releasing it even closer to the S5 could be bad, but, like you said, if someone was going to get something else over the M8 because of two weeks (which is a fairly normal announcement-to-availability time frame** when you look at other phone launches), they probably were not sold on it in the first place.

    ** Assuming availability on VZW on 25th
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    Quote Originally Posted by raichur0xx0rz View Post
    True, but it's just one side of the story. The other side, like some others have mentioned, is that it's a questionable move by HTC.

    We don't know how much Verizon paid for exclusivity, but with HTC in the state that it is, was it really worth it for them to launch only on Verizon for two weeks and miss out on sales from other carriers in that time frame?

    Releasing it even closer to the S5 could be bad, but, like you said, if someone was going to get something else over the M8 because of two weeks (which is a fairly normal announcement-to-availability time frame** when you look at other phone launches), they probably were not sold on it in the first place.

    ** Assuming availability on VZW on 25th
    Honestly, if they can pull of a same day release for any carrier, I will be thoroughly impressed, even if it's not my carrier of choice. Such a feat would require substantial coordination and will show that HTC is "trying" even if it's a single-carrier exclusivity for a week or two. Though of course, all of this is total speculation, and should be taken with less than a grain of salt until tomorrow at the announcement.
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    I think that is mostly correct in if someone can't wait two weeks they didn't want it that bad. However there are a few people out there that might be in real need of a phone. So they have already been waiting for the 25th and just can't or don't want to wait any longer. I know cause at one point a while back I was trying to wait for the new iphone to come out. I was going with out a phone all together cause of water damage. So plan was to go 30 days or so without. A week in and I couldn't take it anymore. I am sure there aren't that many people out there like that. So losing a few phone sales they might have had might not hurt that much. But they are sure to lose some if this is true.

    I am currently debating between the s5 and the one. I was ready to jump on the one just out of excitement and wanting something new. Having to wait another two weeks will just make it harder to choose between the two. I am sure I am not the only one that is that way even if its not the most logical reason.
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonaward View Post
    Honestly, if they can pull of a same day release for any carrier, I will be thoroughly impressed, even if it's not my carrier of choice. Such a feat would require substantial coordination and will show that HTC is "trying" even if it's a single-carrier exclusivity for a week or two. Though of course, all of this is total speculation, and should be taken with less than a grain of salt until tomorrow at the announcement.
    Most definitely... I cannot recall a device with same-day availability, honestly. Even more surprising for Verizon only because of their botched launch last year. But Verizon seems to be stepping it up a bit with an early update on Moto X to 4.4, an launching M7 with 4.2 (IIRC) before updates hit other carriers...

    I'm on VZW but won't be buying the M8 on launch if it's tied to VZW corporate stores only, since Best Buy has that $50 promo going on. Also want to feel out any quality control issues that some early adopters are experiencing.

    Quote Originally Posted by TsuaSai View Post
    I think that is mostly correct in if someone can't wait two weeks they didn't want it that bad. However there are a few people out there that might be in real need of a phone.
    That's true as well, but I would assume the M8 would land before the S5, or around the same time. But for those who can't reasonably wait that much longer after tomorrow, it's unfortunate =[

    In that situation I would buy a cheap-ish phone off Craigslist to hold me over...
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    I'll wait for the stream tomorrow to get the official word .

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    Well the phone does come out tomorrow on VZW at 1PM. We just got in a launch kit and the instructions say to wait till 1PM on the 25th. Also got in sellable units

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    Quote Originally Posted by TsuaSai View Post
    I am currently debating between the s5 and the one. I was ready to jump on the one just out of excitement and wanting something new. Having to wait another two weeks will just make it harder to choose between the two. I am sure I am not the only one that is that way even if its not the most logical reason.
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    Default Re: HTC One M8 will be Verizon Exclusive at launch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Honestabebread View Post
    Well the phone does come out tomorrow on VZW at 1PM. We just got in a launch kit and the instructions say to wait till 1PM on the 25th. Also got in sellable units

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