I live in Thailand where the M8 will finally be released next week. I've been waiting and planning on buying it. That is until the price was announced: 25,900 baht which is about US$800! Unbelievable! I can afford it, that's not the issue, but I don't know if I want it that bad. I could buy a decent laptop for that much. I think the M8 will be the most expensive phone in Thailand except for the 64GB iphone 5S. It will be even more expensive than the Note 3 was at its introduction. Anyway, I'm just venting. It looks like I'll be parting ways with HTC.