bhavya, 02 Jul 2014can you please tell me how can i do thisThe easiest way to import would be through Taobao via Taobao agent (there will be fees, of course). Step by step:
1. Go to www.taobao.com, search for "HTC E8".
2. You will see a lot of E8's probably anywhere from 2799 to 2999 RMB depending on the seller. Pick one, and copy the URL for the listing.
3. Go to Google and find a Taobao agent that will ship to India. I did a quick search and came up with http://taobaofocus.com/ and http://www.bhiner.com/, the later I'm not sure if ships to India but taobaofocus says they ship to India.
4. On these Taobao agent sites, you can paste the URL you copied from taobao and it should translate the listing for you. From here, you can continue to buy the item through the taobao agents website in English.
The above taobao agents were a result of a quick search, I have no experience and am not endorsing or recommending them. Use at your own risk. And most important if you do buy a E8 this way, make sure you get the China Unicom version (FDD-LTE/TD-LTE/WCDMA/GSM ) because the China Mobile version 3G/4G will only work in China. Last, because these are Chinese phones you also must understand they won't come with Google Play installed albeit other possible caveats! (such as language options)
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2014dude you are so misinformed......check htc website....http://blog.htc.com/2014/06/introducing-... moreCongratulations you found a *press release* in English which is usually a requirement of publicly operated companies but it's in English non the less, so I'll award you one point. The actual launch announcement/event was in Beijing, in Chinese, for Chinese. I don't have the time (obviously you do) but I'm sure if you check all of HTC's various regional websites you won't find the E8 under the "smartphones" category except for the Chinese one (not even the HK site has it).
You guys can blah blah blah all you want but it's not going to change anything. My advice regarding importing is still probably the best.
please can you tell me how can i do this and how much it will cost after shipping and taxes
sk150, 02 Jul 2014just one question... when? (India)Hi,
but when ? goin To Europe,This bituful and Süper nice HTC'mobiltelefon.
Angry Mobile Nerd, 02 Jul 2014What do you mean "waiting for e8 since it was announced"? It was announced in Bei... moredude you are so misinformed......check htc website....http://blog.htc.com/2014/06/in...-htc-one-e8/
Anonymous, 02 Jul 2014dude its not called whinning, its a genuine concern for this great mobile manufacturer.....no ... moreWhat do you mean "waiting for e8 since it was announced"?
It was announced in Beijing, in Chinese, for the Chinese market. It's only because the magic of the internet and news sites like GSMArena that you even know this phone exists. HTC never announced this phone to the world.
My comment stands; if you really want one, import one. 2999 RMB in China is basically 29,500 INR, add shipping and import taxes, done.
yesh, 02 Jul 2014i am going to purchase htc phone but i am confuse what should i purchase htc desire 816 or htc... moreHTC One E8 is much better than Desire 816, but the problem is availability of E8..
i am going to purchase htc phone but i am confuse what should i purchase htc desire 816 or htc one e8???
plz suggest me which one is best....
Can the grid swapping can be converted to left to right instead of top to bottom in HTC phones
Angry Mobile Nerd, 02 Jul 2014What are you talking about "not even able to ensure availability"? The E8 is availa... moredude its not called whinning, its a genuine concern for this great mobile manufacturer.....no doubt they are the best in whatever phones they manufacture, but they are not able to tranform their greatness into sales. I've personally witnessed people waiting for E8 since the day it announced and ultimately shifting to Sammy S-5.
Anonymous, 30 Jun 2014These HTC people are not even able to ensure the availability of E8 and already have planned f... moreWhat are you talking about "not even able to ensure availability"? The E8 is available, I'm seen it with my own two eyes. HTC didn't do some huge world wide press event (like they did for the M8) to announce the E8, they did a little press event in Beijing signifying it would be initially only be released in China. And so what? A lot of phones are released country specific; the Galaxy Round and LG VU series are exclusive to South Korea while the S5 Active is exclusive to the US. And Japan gets a whole bunch of awesome phones you don't even know about because lack of press coverage outside of Japan.
You guys need to stop whining and buy your next phone already. Of course there is always a chance they will launch it in your country. If you want to put your money where you mouth is you'd import an E8 for yourself and then you would at least have bragging rights amongst your friends.
when we can see this model in middel east, its very good model but they have to fill full the promises and deliver it to every where with a good price as soon as possible.
Anonymous, 01 Jul 2014All spec are great. This is what i wanted. But Non removable battery is draw back in my opini... moreWell i work in Dual Sim area only in Modems. It gives impact for max. 2-3 percent on Data rates when you insert both the sims and you are doing a data call on one Sim. That is necessity becuase h/w has to switch constantly checking for alerts or pages for both the connections. But If you insert one sim only no performance issue at all and it will be exactly similar to one sim. So dont worry at all and enjoy double the experience.
Great phn. I was waiting 4 htc desire 816 thn htc e8 surfaced so i began wait ..so nw around 4 months wait
Brij: I am eagerly waiting this mobile to be launched in India. I will get it on first days of release.
Anonymous, 30 Jun 2014These HTC people are not even able to ensure the availability of E8 and already have planned f... moreYeah you absolutely right!!
why the hell they are so late GOD knows!!
India is a very promising market like China & they are so late.
M fed up with this wait Man!!