Anybody hankering to get their hands their hands on a developer edition of the HTC One (M8) will only have until the end of tonight to get one at the promotional price of $50 off. The developer edition has an easily unlockable bootloader and doesn’t have any of that nasty carrier bloatware on top.

At midnight tonight, the cost of the HTC One (M8) Developer Edition will go up to $700, so better get cracking at the HTC online store. Expect yours to ship in the next week or two. Anybody still sitting on the fence? Who’s already ordered one?

Source: @HTCUSA

 
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only $50 off?

that's not even 10 percent off!

I assume buying directly from HTC means you have to sales tax as well! :(

XzRc says:

I bought one. And in the T&C, "LTC will collect sales tax in CA, TX, and IL on all items, unless otherwise stated on the site."

Also, overnight shipping is free at the moment.

I received my phone today, enjoying it!

SpookDroid says:

Oh, but those gawd awful raised bezels!!! I just can't stop staring at them :(

Jdane07 says:

Hasn't it been $650 the entire time? I didn't realize that was a promotional offer... $650 seems plenty pricey to me.

vividrich says:

You can get it from AT&T for $640 and have whatever extra stuff the carrier puts on it as well. 10 extra bucks isn't much at that level.

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chowdog13 says:

I'm confused, I purchased a Unlocked model from HTC for $650. Was that a discount?

Shamrock says:

Apparently that was a promotion, but they never ever specified that. That is so upsetting to me.

floriyann says:

U can get one an amazon for $649 all time i checked it yesterday. And overtime its gonna decrease prolly

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pdoobs says:

Anyone know if they charge sales tax in Ohio? I'm at the payment information screen and it's giving me a tax:unknown. The next button I can click is to "place order," so it doesn't look like they are going to tell me until my order is already placed.

Jdane07 says:

When I am ready to purchase, I'll be doing so from Amazon then.
There was never any specification that stated the $649 was a promotional price. Not cool HTC, I sold my Note 3 last night for $550, and was looking forward to getting the M8 for $100 more when my funds are available via PayPal.

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jonnyships says:

Sign up for a free creditcard, buy the M8, pay the credit card when the funds clear, cancel the credit card (assuming you don't already have one)

cguella says:

This is not exactly great advice since opening and closing credit accounts (hard inquiries) can adversely affect your credit score. Total BS but true.

atrixfll says:

I dont think its either a 650.00 or 700.00 upgrade from the HTC ONE (m7)...

I also think it will come down eventually or grab a pre-owned one off ebay in a month or 2

gtg465x says:

The One M7 didn't drop in price until the M8 was announced. Actually it increased in price as well. It was originally $575 straight from HTC, but they increased the price to $600 a few months later.

xeroslash says:

Too rich for my blood. My Moto X cost me half. Though if I had the money to burn I'd for sure pick one of these up.

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movielover76 says:

Too rich for mine as well, my nexus 5 serves me quite well.
Though I do like the HTC one a little more now that is has on screen navigation. I'm someone who always had a case on his phone so I'm not paying a premium for it, also I still don't like the low 4 mpx camera and lack of OIS
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barondebxl says:

Prices for this phone is already dropping fast. Some are selling it on Swappa for $570 new or Mint. Both AT&T and Verizon models.
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gtg465x says:

Did you even read the article? Actually the price is increasing. the article title is very misleading.

intrepid359 says:

Psh, you can get them for $250 brand new on eBay. If you buy 20 of them at once.

This doesn't make sense...650 are the prices for Dev and unlocked currently. So after tonight they are going up to 700?

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Jdane07 says:

Apparently.
HTC failed mention that $650 was a temporary, promotional price.

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They sure did...

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I guess this means I'm buying from att and have to deal with the bloat and logo. It'll be a bit easier on the wallet paying monthly for it too.

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chronophilos says:

This explains why the GPE was more expensive than the unlocked sense version

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gtg465x says:

Save $50? More like save $0, pay $50 more if you don't buy it now. Based on the article title, I thought they were on sale for $600. Instead, it's just an old fashion price increase.

B Posey says:

Once HTC puts a removable battery in their flagship I'll definitely give it a try. Until then my S5 can't get to my doorstep soon enough...

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gtg465x says:

Be honest... did you even order an extra battery for the S5? Do you always keep an extra battery charged, carry it around in your pocket, and then swap when your first battery runs out?

B Posey says:

Actually I keep an extra battery in my pocket EVERYWHERE I go. Me and my wife have galaxy S4's with external battery chargers and about 4 extra batteries on deck. My S4 virtually has never been used with a normal phone charger.
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movielover76 says:

To me that is an awfully annoying way to use a phone constantly taking off the case and back to swap batteries and have to shut down and start up again.

Myself until the nexus 4 all of my phones had removable batteries and I rarely removed them other than tinkering. I've had the nexus 4 and now 5 and I don't miss the removable battery at all.

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B Posey says:

And thanks for reminding me about the extra battery for the S5. I already ordered a tempered glass screen protector and Neo hybrid case but I forgot about a extra battery. Amazon here I come...
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jd914 says:

I didn't realize the $649 price was a promotion. Mine should arrive tomorrow =)

No one realized it!

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iLOVEhead says:

Can the bootloader be unlocked on the unlocked. I want a gunmetal one but developer is only available in silver....

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I've seen someone say they unlocked their boot loader on the att one. So I would assume so.

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NoNexus says:

Look on xda

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butro says:

I have a HTC One M7 and I love it. I really like this new model but until I get absolute confirmation that the purple camera issues are gone, then I will think about it.

I almost bought a dev edition despite the (arguably) inferior camera and form factor compared to m7, but for some reason they refuse to include pentaband WCDMA on their unlocked/dev editions, so if I want more HSPA+ on T-Mobile, I can apparently just suck it. HTC, you have the best industrial design bar-none, but why the hell do you not enable AWS band on your unlocked phones? *cry*

NoNexus says:

Still more expensive than the S5

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