The HTC One M8 is official, but for the most part we’ll be calling it the HTC One. It was announced in three colors yesterday, which would be Amber Gold, Gunmetal Gray and Glacial Silver. The Gunmetal Gray and Glacial Silver seem to be available at launch, especially at Verizon and Carphone Warehouse who have the smartphone available right now. But what about the Amber Gold color? Well we had heard that in the US it would be an exclusive to Best Buy, who had an exclusive on the Blue HTC One last year. However, in the UK it appears that it’ll be available on April 7th.
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Carphone Warehouse is claiming that the Amber Gold color of the HTC One M8 will be available on April 7th, while their rival competitor Phones4U is showing off about a 3-4 week shipping estimate for the HTC One M8. So for those in the UK looking for the Amber Gold version, you may be waiting a bit longer. Right now Carphone Warehouse does have the HTC One available in store, so you can just head on over and check it out if you’re interested in HTC’s newest flagship – it’s definitely a great looking device and we should have our review out shortly.
The HTC One should be launching on other carriers and retailers by April 10th, at least according to HTC execs yesterday at their event. It appears that it’ll be launching in over 100 countries in the next couple of weeks, with Verizon in the US and Carphone Warehouse in the UK getting the exclusivity on it being available in-store. Which I think is an okay, exclusivity. Better than AT&T having the exclusive on MotoMaker for several months.
How many of our UK friends out there are anxious to get their HTC One in Amber Gold? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.