While the rest of us “peasants” enjoy our brand new anodized aluminum HTC One M8 smartphones, others are apparently enjoying their 24ct gold-plated versions. In a tweet by Mr. Un-carrier himself, T-Mobile CEO John Legere revealed a sparkly new gift he received direct from HTC: the gold plated HTC One M8. Wow…
— John Legere (@JohnLegere) April 11, 2014
For those unaware, the HTC One M8 just became available at T-Mobile today, though only available in the standard gun metal/black config. The gold plated HTC One M8 was originally headed for UAE, but appears one may have fallen out of the truck on the way there. A smart move by HTC, especially considering the release of another high-profile device this morning.
It was in October of last year that HTC unveiled their 18ct gold-played HTC One (M7). Built in collaboration with the folks at Goldgenie, the real gold HTC One phone was given out to MOBO award winners and was valued at around $4,424 US dollars.
While Legere could certainly send the phone back (or re-gift it), something tells us he’ll be putting forth some sort of effort into making this his daily driver. So shiny.