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HTC One Max to be exclusive to Vodafone in the UK

14 October, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC One Max to be exclusive to Vodafone in the UK - read the full textHTC officially announced its first phablet, the One Max today. The Taiwanese manufacturer did not reveal much about the availability and the pricing details of the phablet, but they are no longer a mystery. Vodafone will be getting exclusive access to the HTC One Max in the UK, where the ...

 

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> In reply to lol @ 2013-10-16 12:51 from 3AxW - click to readPartly correct. The air time is from the network. They purchase it from them. The 3rd party buy the device from the manufacturer as you correctly state. The reseller are subsidising the phone cost rather than the network.

Check the price of the Samnsung Galaxy Note 3 on a 12 month contact through CPW. The £52 a month contract is £99 upfront through them. Through CPW it is £199. The £57 a month is £59 through VF and $189 through CPW. That is a considerable difference to me.

In any event to say that becuase a reseller is selling it on all networks that it is not exclusive directly is a factually incorrect statement.

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  • 2013-10-16 15:06
  • p%n8

> In reply to PL-GM @ 2013-10-16 12:32 from p%n8 - click to readwhat are you talking about you obviously no nothing about 3rd partys. because they actully buy the phones direct from the manufacturer not the network. if you go into any direct store and most 3rd party stores the tarrifs are they same. so i dont no what your bangin on about. end of the day stores like phones for you and cpw can just offer you better service / extra goodies as an incentive to shop with them if you do the maths you dont lose out by not going direct.

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  • 2013-10-16 12:51
  • 3AxW

> In reply to A-Nice @ 2013-10-15 19:37 from dUwp - click to readActually you need to understand how this works which you clearly do not. You can get any phone through a 3rd party re-seller and then purchase air time from the network separately. That is exactly what the likes of P4U, CPW and Fonehouse do. Your contract is not with the network provider and they are not responsible for supporting you etc. The point is that the seller is the 3rd party, not the network. Hence why going to a network direct is most often cheaper,as they are cutting out the middle man. The only network that will be selling the phone direct to customers is Vodafone so the statement is quite correct.

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  • 2013-10-16 12:32
  • p%n8

The htc one max isn't exclusive to Vodafone in the uk, from phone4u.co.uk will be available on all networks in the uk. Where do they get there information on here which is incorrect.

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  • 2013-10-15 19:37
  • dUwp

Exclusivity is a luxury for devices people actually want. That is hardly the case here. They need to get this out through as many sources as possible to stand any of the lttle chance they have. Selling this at the same price at the Note 3 is suicide.

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  • 2013-10-15 16:44
  • p%n8

> In reply to John @ 2013-10-14 19:01 from gAaw - click to readHTC are now posting losses if you check.

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  • 2013-10-15 13:06
  • p%n8

There is no need to worry about the sale of Max. Lots of people don‘t go to websites like Gsmarena, not that caring about the specs. What they konw is HTC just released a new phone. And it is big and beautiful ! They may still buy this phone.

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  • 2013-10-15 09:33
  • ty@j

HTC is the best company now a days but if it still acts like that then it should consider this to be a failure to itself...

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  • 2013-10-15 07:34
  • sGPh

> In reply to Slayer @ 2013-10-14 23:23 from nFd2 - click to readHow about the battery life of Z1 ?
Is it better than G2 ?

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  • 2013-10-15 06:55
  • ty@j

Go sony!rip htc.

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  • 2013-10-15 05:15
  • YTSM

It is still very promising if it is about USD 400.

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  • 2013-10-15 04:07
  • ty@j

> In reply to kif @ 2013-10-14 17:15 from JFyV - click to readI will take my Xperia Z1 over Note 3 any day, thanks!

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  • 2013-10-14 23:23
  • nFd2

> In reply to John @ 2013-10-14 19:01 from gAaw - click to readActually, he is right. Inferior specs compared to the Note 3 which it's supposed to go against. 5.9 inch display with the same resolution, that bloody 4MP camera. They are already late with shipments for the One and One Mini, this will not be any better. So, they either need to admit that they are going down and kick it in, or they should just let Lenovo buy them. Oh, yeah, before I forget, carrier exclusivity will get you nowhere.

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  • 2013-10-14 22:18
  • mKXt

Snapdragon 600 with the Adreno 320, is still fairly quick, also I imagine in the real world it is quick enough for the high majority of users.

Some people may prefer the HTC Sense overlay compared to Touchwiz.

I know when gsmarena and other sites do vs with the Note 3 that the Note will win the majority of tests.

The only thing is that I hope for HTC that it is only a timed exclusive in the UK with Vodafone.

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  • 2013-10-14 19:58
  • iLV3

> In reply to sour apples @ 2013-10-14 18:43 from B{dG - click to readGoing bust? Are you high mate? Think you need to do some research before coming up such a statement.

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  • 2013-10-14 19:01
  • gAaw

So htc restrict this device to one carrier, then they wonder why they are going bust! Someone at htc needs a slap.

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  • 2013-10-14 18:43
  • B{dG

no beats audio? what a pitty

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  • 2013-10-14 18:26
  • pqyd

Snapdragon 600 ??????? Adreno 320 ????????

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  • 2013-10-14 18:03
  • nxjK

The day HTC's fortunes might change is the day when it ditches the UltraPixel camera and puts up a friggin' microSD slot and a beefier battery on its phones.

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  • 2013-10-14 17:59
  • 95qs

Gotta say as a HTC supporter this is a poor show.
Its no better than the two rubbish Samsung Mega phones

I was hoping the 600 snap was a rush job for Verizon and China, but alas NOT.

They should have just squeezed a bigger battery into the ONE and added an SD card for those that don't know how to use an OTG cable and that would have made a much better phone.

I dont care about skinny or bent phones a bit of power and a good battery (job done)

I bet they went with this because they already started a BIG phone just after they released the original ONE then added the fingerprint scanner after hearing rumours about Apple.

So here's hoping by the time my contract is up that they have the SnapDragon 1000 and 4gig of ram with a 4000mah battery :(

Sony look like they are about to become number 3 outright

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  • 2013-10-14 17:48
  • m76B

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