HTC’s fantastic in plastic, affordable, single rear camera-sporting take on the all-metal One M8, confusingly named One E8, is apparently headed stateside, after going live in a handful of European and Asian territories back in June.
Sprint, AT&T, US Cellular and RadioShack have opened Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-orders in the US, charging $200 with contracts and roughly $650 outright, while T-Mobile will be a little late to the party, kicking official registrations into gear on March 24.
Despite everyone from Sony to LG trying to steal Samsung’s thunder before and during the IFA announcement of the Galaxy Note 3, the third-gen phablet is bound to snatch the most headlines over the next weeks and even months. By a mile.
After many years of playing second fiddle to better marketed and often better equipped smartphones from OEMs such as Apple, Samsung or HTC, Sony is finally looking ready to turn the page and up the ante.