So, with today being March 25th and all, the HTC One (M8) is finally an official device, and it’s going to be available across the globe in a matter of days. In fact, today you can go and pick one up in the States! Whether or not this availability is what caused all of the leaks, it’s still impressive to be able to roll out a global launch on this scale to so many markets around the world. So, we know it’s going to be going on sale globally, and that those in the US can head out to stores today to get their hands on one, but what about our friends across the pond in the UK?
Thankfully, it’s much the same story in the UK, with all major retailers and networks offering some sort of way to purchase the device starting from today. Mega-retailer Carphone Warehouse will be selling the device in select stores in London from 4 PM today including Westfield Stratford, Westfield White City, Oxford Circus, Centre Point, Tottenham Court Road and their in Selfridges. However, if you’re not in London, you can simply order one over the phone before it hits the rest of their stores. Onto the networks and Vodafone has the device up for grabs throughout London as well, and will be selling the device on their website this evening from 6 PM onwards, but deliver won’t be until after March 27th or so. The first 3,000 to order from Vodafone will also get a free HTC Boombass, which is basically a portable subwoofer to fill out the BoomSound speakers on the One. EE is offering the device in both Gunmetal Grey and Glacial Silver starting tomorrow and in store come March 27th, with Three wanting £49 a month upfront, with £44 a month getting you unlimited data and such. O2 has announced that they will be carrying the device, but has skimped on the specifics, and Phones 4 U will be offering the device in all stores from march 27th onwards, with the Amber Gold hitting those stores pretty soon.
With the HTC One (M8) being released so soon after the launch, can HTC take Samsung head on? We’d love to hear from our UK readers, so don’t hesitate to reach out!