Greekiwi: No, you wouldn't be the only one but I am willing to bet you are in the minority.
Are you mainly concerned with the larger bezel/larger footprint altogether? Or is there something else?
networkn: Do we have a date from VF when they will have the units for sale?
“We’ve arranged a society based on science and technology, in which nobody understands anything about science technology. Carl Sagan 1996
I bought an unlocked Developer Edition from Amazon... realise that the 4G may not work.. but on paper it has the bands all there so maybe can get it working on 4G here by flashing a TNZ/VF radio..
The all up landed cost including GST and Youshop shipping was $941.74. it will arrive tomorrow!
Networks: LTE Quad Band (Bands 17/4/2/5); LTE MIMO; GSM/EDGE: Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 Hz), Class 12; UMTS: Tri-band (UMTS 850/1900/2100MHz), HSPA+Category 14xx (HSDPA 21Mbps/ EDCH 5.7 Mbps);
Ouch. No DC-HSPA+, no 900MHz 3G, no useful 4G. Unless you're using it on Telecom/Skinny, you'll not have a great time with this device in NZ, more's the pity. :(
HTC One (M8) now available on the Telecom Mobile Network
The HTC one (M8) is now available to customers on the Telecom Mobile Network, in-stores and online.
The device has already been acclaimed as a “beautiful” piece of smartphone technology with its bold, brushed metal body and frame.
Other highlights of the One (M8) are its Dual Front Facing Speakers utilising HTC BoomSound that allows its user to enjoy loud, distortion-free music. Telecom customers on selected plans can also enhance their music experience on the HTC One M8 by enjoying free Spotify Premium and taking advantage of over 20 million music tracks available at their fingertips.
The device also includes the HTC Duo Camera – a camera with a dual lens that brings blurry objects into focus faster than before.