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Last Day to Purchase HTC One (M8) Developer Edition at Discounted Price of $649.99

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Today is the last day you can pick up an HTC One (M8) Developer Edition for the discounted price of just $649.99. After that, it goes up $50 to $699.99, which might have a few people screaming.

Regardless, Developer Edition units of the M8 feature support for 4G LTE connectivity on both AT&T and T-Mobile, 32GB of on-board storage, and also comes with an unlocked bootloader. 

The devices run HTC Sense 6, carry the same specs as the carrier-branded units, and will give you the same experience, but with a feeling of freedom.

Buy ($649.99)

Via: @HTC
  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    Why would you want one of these instead of a Google Play Edition device? (other than this one temporarily being $50 cheaper)

  • geedee82

    If you can afford $649, you can afford $699.

  • cgalyon

    Yeesh, that was discounted? I just don’t see this one being “The Phone” for HTC. I expect it will sell well (it’s really a nice piece of hardware!), but I don’t know that people will see how it’s a substantial improvement over the previous model and therefore how it is worth a $699 asking price. Strangely, it may prove a disservice to them that it looks so similar to the previous iteration. :-/

    • Chris

      for people like me who have a 2012 phone, (EVO lte) this is a much needed and improved update……

  • andrewstuart81

    I would wait for he new iPhone 6 to come out rather than buying this because iPhone 6 has many new features. iPhone 6 will http://goo.gl/5P829k

    • flosserelli

      In case you are lost, this is Droid Life, not iPhone Life.

      • Kim Loral

        I think you are drunk :D

      • Cael

        He is just trying to get that click money so he can afford the iPhone 6.

  • flosserelli

    Unfortunately no love for all T-Mobile bands
    *sigh*

    • andrewstuart81

      In case you are lost, this is Droid Life, not T-Mobile Life.

      • flosserelli

        In case you have no idea how an android blog works, Droid Life focuses on android stuff, not iPhone stuff.
        I commented about an android device on an android blog. It’s called “pertinence”. You should check into it.

        • Chris

          calm down child…….

          its ok to like both platforms. You are not breaking the law or upsetting the android gods….. just a few senstive android fans who can’t bare the fact that others use multiple platforms.

          • flosserelli

            If you are referring to me, I have an iPad. But I don’t troll Droid Life telling people to use iPads instead of android tablets.

  • moew

    Why is there even a developer edition for the nazi carriers? I’ve been asking this every since, since it doesn’t make sense. Sense would be even better than a DE, since you won’t get the latest updates fast, but you won’t get the latest updates slow. Your device will still be hostage to the OEM/DE release of the latest Android.

    • Pedro

      Except that a Dev device (that has the kernel source code released) has the option of GPE, custom ROM, or possibly Xposed modules.
      You won’t get the Sense updates any faster, but you’ll own some pretty nice hardware that the dev community can give some love.

      • moew

        You won’t get the update as soon as Google releases it for Nexus. What part of OEM/DE did you miss?

        Should be obvious, I think LG just finally released an update for the their 8.3 DE. Your call, buy it and wait and sob.

        • Chris

          Nexus program may be ending anyway

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      The Dev edition that you’re buying here isn’t tied to a carrier….. there is no carrier option for the DEV M8 devices., they are unlocked GSM devices.

      • moew

        People are saying DE ATT, et al, mind your manners Legerereerer

    • Chris

      HTC has promised 2 years worth of updates. Thats more then enough. They also have gotten better over the past six months with updates to current phones…

  • mcdonsco

    $649 is the DISCOUNTED price for that? Yikes.

    • Nexoduss

      And I thought apple was the only company that overcharged for metal pieces of sheet

      • Maxim∑

        Except neither phone is sh!t.

        • Nexoduss

          Yeah you’re right. Only the htc is

    • Cael

      And HTC expects their phone to sell LOL

      • Chris

        this dev. model isn’t for everyone. Off contract its $599

  • trwb

    Gary Oldman is hiding in my basement, I hear strange noises in the night asking me to “ask the internet”

    • Chris

      Hes too busy getting his ass kicked by Harrison Ford.

      • trwb

        If Samsung was smart they would do a Harrison Ford commercial in response to HTC.

      • michael arazan

        He was awesome in the Professional, would love to see Professional 2 with Natalie Portman all grown up as a Hitman.

  • James

    I think forgot the quotation marks: Last Day to Purchase HTC One (M8) Developer Edition at “Discounted” Price of $649.99

  • The Narrator

    It’s amazing how Verizon is at $599

    • Pedro

      Freedom isn’t free.
      Apparently with HTC, it’s $100.

      • The Narrator

        I see, Developers is more expensive because they want people to use Sense. Mind blown.

        • Pedro

          Hmm. Dev edition, not discounted, $699. VZW, locked down edition, $599.
          Simple math says… uhm… $100.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Strange that going around the tech blogs people seem to be confused with “Developer Edition” “Unlocked” and “Google Play Edition” …..Dev, and Unlocked are all Sense Devices…. Only GPE is stock.

          • PoisonApple31

            Meanwhile iPhone users are trying to figure out why they are going through their battery so quickly. http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/13-reasons-your-iphone-keeps-running-out-of-battery

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            I don’t understand what iPhone user battery life has to do with anything…

          • PoisonApple31

            My bad – meant to post on another site in a different tab. Oops.

          • Pedro

            But, with a Dev edition, it can be GPE, unlocked or Custom ROM.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Quite frankly anything can be anything once rooted/bootloader unlocked. Dev edition just makes it easier. Still my point is if you buy a DEV device, you’re buying a Sense UI device.

          • Pedro

            Meh. I see it as your buying whatever device you want to own.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            You can feel free to see it how you want. I’m just making it clear to folks who may not realize the difference. Don’t want anyone buying the wrong device.