HTC today announced that they have a new app/service for select Android and Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Called Best Deals, it helps users locate money-saving deals and discounts from the handset. According to HTC, they have partnered with a dozen deal providers across five markets (UK, Italy, Germany, France, Spain) including LivingSocial and Trip Advisor, and will have more than 1,700 deals to choose from.
The Best Deals app and widget will be loaded on the HTC One X+ and will also be included in a software update slated for the One X and One S. No indication yet as to if or when this will make its way into U.S. models however we’d like to think it will cross the pond at some point.
Press release after the break.
HTC LAUNCHES BEST DEALS SERVICE
Customers get access to thousands of discount deals
UK, 26th October — HTC, a global leader in mobile design and innovation, today announced Best Deals, a new service that delivers personalised money-saving deals direct to your HTC smartphone.
Categorized by your preferences and interests, this service uses your location to bring you all of the best discounts in your area. Preferred deals can be reviewed, bookmarked or shared with a single click; they can also be sorted by popularity, discount, price and expiration date.
“HTC strives to deliver the best web content and services to its customers,” says Cédric Mangaud, Vice President of Value-Added Services for HTC. “We’re excited to be launching a service that gives you the very best deals, in line with your own personal interests, wherever you are.”
HTC has built partnerships with 12 leading deal providers across the five launch markets, UK, Italy, Germany, France and Spain, including LivingSocial, that will provide four of the five markets with deals, Trip Advisor, Qype Deals and Offerum.* Best Deals customers will have access to thousands of local offers and will also benefit from exclusive deals for a range of HTC products and accessories.
“HTC’s dedication to providing personalised experiences fits perfectly with the diversity of our handpicked deals service,” says Peter Briffett, Managing Director for the UK and Ireland at LivingSocial. “Our wide range of location-based offers will allow HTC smartphone owners to take advantage of hundreds of deals in their local area, from Michelin-starred dining and luxury spas to supercar racing days and hot air balloon rides.”
HTC will continue to secure a range of additional deal categories after launch by establishing new partnerships with a number of providers and mobile operators.
The Best Deals application and widget will be available on the new HTC One X+, and the Windows Phone 8X and 8S which launch in November. It will also be included in the upcoming software update for the acclaimed One series devices, the HTC One X and HTC One S.
A total of 1,700 deals and offers will be available at launch.