Yesterday, we saw that HTC was trying to take the spotlight away from Samsung a bit by giving the very outspoken, T-Mobile CEO a gold HTC One (M8). Later on in the day, Samsung Mobile gave him a gold Galaxy S5. Neither of which are found in stores, and thus are collector’s editions basically. So now you’ve got both Samsung and HTC competing with each other for Legere, although I don’t think he cares which one sells more, as long as the T-Mobile variants sell the most.
It’s pretty cool seeing HTC and Samsung giving out their top-tier smartphones to John Legere, and I’ll be honest I think HTC only did it to get some good press. Which did happen, because we all know that Legere can’t keep his mouth shut, especially on Twitter. Now he has a hard decision in front of him, Samsung Galaxy S5 or HTC One (M8)? In all likeliness he’ll probably be using them both, because he definitely doesn’t want to upset either manufacturer. At least that’s how I view it, I could be wrong. He may also stick to his iPhone 5S that he uses, but that’s the joy of being a CEO, you get to use a different phone everyday.
The Gold Galaxy S5 was not a 24 karat Gold phone like the HTC One (M8) was, but it is still not available anywhere, so that’s still a collector’s edition right now. The regular gold HTC One (M8) is going to be exclusive to Best Buy. So if you want an Amber Gold HTC One (M8) you’ll have to head out to Best Buy and grab one on contract.
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