The general trend when releasing a new phone is that it doesn’t necessarily hit retail stores until it a few weeks or months after being announced. It seems that HTC are looking to break that trend in the UK at least as Carphone Warehouse have announed that the next-generation HTC One will be available for immediate purchase just minutes after it is officially announced on March 25th.
Carphone Warehouse confirms that you’ll be able to pick up the brand new HTC One M8 from around 4pm from their retail stores, and shortly after from their online store.
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As soon as the announcement is made at the HTC events in London and New York City next week, handsets will be transported from the venue to six retail locations around London.
“We know how keen customers are to get hold of the latest tech as soon as possible and that is why we are so excited to be able to offer the new HTC One so quickly after it is unveiled.”
The selected stores are Westfield Stratford, Westfield White City, Oxford Circus, Centrepoint, Tottenham Court Road, and Selfridges. It’s definitely a welcome move from both HTC and the Carphone Warehouse to get the handsets into consumers hands as soon as possible, and hopefully something more manufacturers will adopt in future.
Will you be picking up a new HTC One M8?