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HTC launches red One M8 in Taiwan, gives the rest of the world a 360 degree peek

HTC has now officially launched the red One M8 in Taiwan, though it's unclear if and when the color variant will show up elsewhere. In the meantime, we can get a virtual look at it in a new 3D render from HTC.
May 16, 2014

The HTC One M8 hasn’t been on the market for very long, but that’s not stopping HTC from already preparing new colors variants for its flagship device. Recently we’ve not only heard reports suggesting a red, blue and pink version of the HTC One M8 are all in the works — we’ve since seen images to back up the claim. Now it seems the wait is over, at least for the red version, and only if you happen to leave in Taiwan.

Today HTC officially launched the red version in its home market, Reportedly they currently have no plans to release it outside of the Taiwan, despite earlier rumors that suggested the handset would arrive in the United States as a Verizon exclusive. Of course, we wouldn’t be too surprised if they change their mind in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, you can at least get a peek at the device in full 360 degree glory:

As for the pink and blue models? While neither version has launched anywhere just yet, the blue color variant is currently listed in the UK for pre-order via Mobile Fun. The site doesn’t clarify when the phone will actually come into stock, and it’s very possible they simply took a press render from the web and threw it up there as a placeholder until if/when HTC formally unveils it. Still, it’s only a matter of time before the pink and blue variants show up somewhere.

What do you think, like the playful blue, red and pink hues we’ve seen in leaked renders, or do you prefer the HTC One M8’s slightly darker current color palette?