For the past couple weeks, if you wanted a new HTC One M8 in the US, your options were going with Verizon as your carrier, or placing on online order with another carrier, and waiting for your phone to ship. With a phone as hot as this one, though, who wants to wait any longer than they have to? We’ve been looking forward to the day when Verizon’s short-lived period of in-store exclusivity would end, and we could really start seeing One M8 sales begin in earnest. That day is today, with Sprint and AT&T adding the phone to their retail store inventories.
Both carriers will hook you up with an HTC One M8 on-contract for just about $200. If you’re on the fence about who you’d like to go with, you might want to take a closer look at Sprint’s offering, now that we’ve learned that the phone may be hiding-away some so-far-undisclosed Harman/Kardon audio enhancements.
That leaves T-Mobile as the one holdout among the big four, but it won’t be the odd man out for long; T-Mobile adds the One M8 to its selection tomorrow, April 11. With availability of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 coming at the same, we’re shaping up for a good ol’ fashioned showdown: flagship vs. flagship. Will HTC be able to hold its own against Samsung’s promotional might? The stage is set for us to find out.
Update: The One M8 also comes to Best Buy stores today, which are the only places in the US you can snag the phone in Amber Gold.