According to Carphone Warehouse in the UK, the retailer will have the All New HTC One in hand on March 25th and will be selling the device. No, that’s not pre-ordering, actually selling it. So what does this mean exactly? Well it means we get to see the announcement of the All New HTC One, then we can go and pick it up, at least if you’re in the UK. According to Carphone Warehouse the All New HTC One will be available in select stores from “around 4pm” local time on the day of the announcement. So it’ll be a good idea to go ahead and give them a call before heading out, to be sure they have one in stock, since it’s “select stores”.
“Shortly after [the announcement], the new HTC One (M8) handsets will be transported directly from the venue of the launch announcement to six Carphone Warehouse stores in London. Westfield Stratford, Westfield White City, Oxford Circus, Centrepoint and Tottenham Court Road stores will all be hosting special events celebrating the HTC launch with entertainment and giveaways as well as the first chance for customers to get their hands on the new device. Carphone Warehouse at Selfridges will also be stocking the handset from the same time.”
This is huge news for HTC, and will give them a leg up on Samsung. Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 back at Mobile World Congress, and it won’t be available until April 11th, and for HTC to be announcing their new flagship and have it available the same day, that’s amazing. The only other OEM to do that was Google with the Nexus 5. Typically Apple will announce their new iPhone or iPad on a Tuesday and have it available the following Friday, roughly 10 days later. It’s definitely big news. Hopefully HTC will be able to pull this off in other regions as well, like the US. That would be the biggest news of the year I think.