HTC One (M8) sales have passed the half million mark

We all jolly well know just how the HTC One (M8) does come with its fair share of high end hardware specifications, but does this mean that the smartphone itself is going to sell lots just because of its pedigree? While Taiwan-based manufacturer HTC has yet to step forward to reveal all of the exact sales details of their flagship HTC One (M8) smartphone, the art of deduction might be able to shed some light on the situation. How about making an educated guess through a look at the handset’s system apps?

On Friday’s podcast we talked a little bit about the HTC One M8 and just how many — or how few, if your cup tends to be more empty than full — HTC has sold in the month or so that its newest flagship has been available. While HTC has declined to release specific sales numbers (no surprise there, as that sort of thing is a rare occurrence for any smartphone manufacturer — and HTC turned down our request today), we actually can get a pretty good ballpark estimation for just how many HTC One M8s are out there right now. And we have Google Play to thank for it. First, a little bit of context. The HTC One M8 was announced and was officially available on March 25, though in limited form. In the U.S., you could pick one up at Verizon, or order from the other carriers online. British retailer Carphone Warehouse began selling in stores at the same time as well. The other major U.S. carriers had to wait a couple weeks before getting the M8 in stores.

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