Just earlier today we saw that Verizon had begun receiving some marketing posters and materials for The All New HTC One M8 in stores, as if they were preparing to start putting stuff up for launch of the new device soon. We know that Carphone Warehouse is going to be carrying the device minutes after HTC unveils the phone at their two events on March 25th, with one event being in New York City and the other taking place in London, where some attendees may be making their way over to a local Carphone Warehouse to pick one up afterwards. For those that won’t be able to make it to either event, not to worry as HTC will be setting up to live stream the entire thing so you don’t miss a beat.
Thus far we only know that all four major carriers will be selling the device, but we haven’t gotten word if any of them will have it on the day of the announcement. It would appear that at least Verizon may do so as evident by the marketing materials that stores are getting. Even further evidence though that they might actually have the device for sale on the 25th comes by way of a source close to Droid Life, which believes Verizon will be an exclusive US carrier with the device until the phones alleged official global launch in April. There is also apparently a source that says they have heard through the grapevine that Verizon will have the phone for sale either the day of the live event or the day after,(so the 25th or the 26th of March)on a 2 year contract for the price of $199.
The reason for the belief of this rumor is because Verizon has already started receiving not only marketing materials for the new HTC flagship, but accessories as well now. As a former retail sales employee for T-mobile, this generally only happens when the carrier is getting ready to launch the device. That being said, this is just a speculation and these are still just rumors. The HTC event is only four days away, so Verizon may actually be gearing up to put up posters and stock accessories for this new phone. Time will tell, and to be honest, we’re just tired of all the leaks and are eager to see the device officially from HTC themselves.