HTC Posts 10 Video Tutorials and Feature Highlights for the One (M8)

Didn’t find our unboxing and tour of the HTC One (M8) or Dot View flip cover overview useful? Don’t worry, HTC has you covered with 10 individual videos that highlight everything from the phone’s camera to its accessories.

Each video is short and to the point, so if you want to see how Zoes work or how you can apply effects that utilize the depth sensor in the Duo Camera, these are right up your alley. The videos also include tutorials on using gestures with the screen off, what info is shown through a Dot View cover, and the point of BlinkFeed.

For users new to HTC’s Sense skin or who missed out on last year’s One but are picking up this year’s, these are probably worth a quick watch.   (more…)

HTC and Gary Oldman Tell You to “Ask the Internet,” Rather Than Sell You on the One (M8)

What do you do if you are HTC, are barely hanging on for dear life in the mobile race, have zero marketing budget, and just released your latest phone that needs to be a winner in order for you to survive? Apparently, you hire Gary Oldman and have him say nothing related to your product other than “Blah blah blah” and “Ask the internet” about it.

I wouldn’t say that the spot is worse than those embarrassing Robert Downey, Jr. “Hipster Troll Carwash” commercials, but it’s not giving us much. I know that HTC needs to do something different while spending wisely, but talking about your product might help, you know, sell it. Maybe a feature mention or two? At least take it out off the dark and actually show it off? (more…)

Verizon BOGO Deal: Buy an HTC One (M8), Get a Second Free

Verizon not only has an in-store availability exclusive (through April 9) on the new HTC One (M8), but they are also hosting quite the deal for interested parties. For a limited time, starting today at 1PM Eastern, customers will be able to buy the One (M8) and receive a 2nd One (M8) for free, as long as they sign 2-year contracts.

Big Red is selling the One (M8) for $199 on-contract.  (more…)