News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday March 18, 2014.
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When HTC unveils the All New HTC One next week, the phone will go on sale that same day. Carphone Warehouse has already stated that it will begin selling the HTC One (M8) "minutes after it is officially announced" on March 25. Release information for other regions of the world still remain a mystery, but Carphone will have six stores in London selling the device. This will be one of the few times that a flagship smartphone goes on sale the same day as it announced. BlackBerry made a similar attempt to strike while the iron was hot when the BlackBerry Z10 went on sale in Europe the same day in was revealed in New York City.
Here are the details Carphone Warehouse posted about the impending launch on March 25.
The new HTC flagship device will be officially unveiled by the manufacturer at special events in London and New York earlier that afternoon. Shortly after, the new HTC One (M8) handsets will be transported directly from the venue of the launch announcement to six Carphone Warehouse stores in London. Westfield Stratford, Westfield White City, Oxford Circus, Centrepoint and Tottenham Court Road stores will all be hosting special events celebrating the HTC launch with entertainment and giveaways as well as the first chance for customers to get their hands on the new device. Carphone Warehouse at Selfridges will also be stocking the handset from the same time.
Full information including videos of the new handset will be shared on http://www.carphonewarehouse.com and customers will be able to order the HTC One (M8) over the phone from the same afternoon, before it is available from all 770 Carphone Warehouse stores and to order online shortly afterwards.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.