It isn't much of a secret that HTC has been trying to find a way to return to its former glory days. Once on top of the mobile world, HTC has since lost a lot of market share to the likes of Samsung and Apple, and it's certainly looking to regain some ground in 2014. One way to do that is to offer the new HTC One M8 at a fairly low $199 price tag. Another way would be to double up on the offer, and that's precisely what HTC and Verizon are doing.
Verizon has already gotten the ball moving, announcing earlier today that customers who buy an HTC One M8 will get another one free. Normally we don't see deals like that on freshly announced smartphones, so this promotion could end up being a big hit for both Verizon and HTC. Of course, both phones require the standard two year contract, so while you'll be getting two phones for the price of one, you'll still be stuck with paying off two contracts for the next two years.
Still, if that doesn't bother you and you've got someone in your life who could benefit from a free HTC One M8, then it may not be a bad idea to take advantage of this deal. Verizon has an in-store exclusivity deal for the HTC One M8 that lasts until April 9, and says this promotion will only last for a limited time. Though we don't get a solid end date for the promotion, it seems reasonable to assume that it'll be over by the time Verizon's exclusivity deal comes to an end. That's just a guess, keep in mind, but we can't imagine Verizon would be too crazy about the idea of offering a BOGO promotion on the new HTC One M8 indefinitely.
The HTC One M8 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3GHz. That CPU is working in tandem with 2GB of RAM, with either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage at your disposal. The phone will be running Android Kit Kat wrapped in HTC's Sense 6.0 UI, with a 2,600mAh battery running the show. Screen size has taken a jump up to a whole five inches, though resolution remains the same at 1080p (not that there's anything wrong with that). Well have more on the HTC One M8 throughout the day, so keep it tuned here to Android Headlines for more.