Kid Leaks Awful Review Video of HTC M8; Gets Personally Chastised by HTC's Gordon

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

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    Be forewarned, the above video is awful, but that's not why it's interesting or relevant. The content of the video is what is important. On Sunday, a young kid named Roshan Jamkatel uploaded this video which compares the older HTC One directly to the new M8 (All New HTC One). Who knows how this kid got hold of it... Regardless, he decided to video his own review comparison.

    There are two things interesting about this video. One is that we actually do get to see the two devices side-by-side and get to see a few features of HTC's new flagship. These include: more KitKat transparency with the on-screen buttons, a colorful status bar, dual rear cameras, and an SD card slot. (Nice surprise!) Despite the poor quality of the "review" and the general lack of knowledge regarding the device, we actually get to see quite a bit which HTC probably didn't want to et leaked before they launch the phone.

    That's exactly where the second most interesting thing about this video comes in. The kid in the video wasn't too bright and actually left tell-tale signs on the video of who he was (like his own IMEI info). Because of this, HTC's Senior Global Online Communications Manager, Jeff Gordon, contacted him personally in a Twitter exchange and warned the kid that what he was doing would likely get him in to real trouble. In fact, HTC is supposedly planning on taking legal action against the kid. He already took the video off of his YouTube channel, but you know how the internet is... someone already copied it and that's what we are seeing above.

    Here's a quote with more of the details,

    Change his shorts, indeed... At any rate, it seems obvious by Gordon's response that the phone in the video is definitely the next-gen HTC One. It also seems obvious that the kid should have been far more careful than he was, or simply not bothered to leak the video at all.

    Thanks for the tip, combatmedic870!

    Source: PhoneArena
     
  2. 94lt1

    94lt1 DF Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Gonna be a bad week..hmm..not something ya want to hear from a large company when its obvious you've messed up..
     
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    Is there a chance this was staged for publicity?
     
  4. combatmedic870

    combatmedic870 Senior Member

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    Nope, the kid did not make the camera look to good.(couldn't get it to work for a while).

    SD card slot!!!!!!
     
  5. tgyberg

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    I heard this kid and the Flappy Bird guy are going in to hiding together! :p
     
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    Proof, you don't need intelligence to post on the internet.:icon_ banana:
     
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    No more preview units for him
     
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    How the heck do people get preview developer additions of these unreleased phones anyways? Especially because it's just some kid... I find it hard to believe he'd work for some huge smartphone company like HTC?

    But yeah, leaking a video of a phone coming out from a company that has been going under for the past several months/few years... you should kind of expect a lawsuit haha. HTC will do anything to get money and stay afloat at this point.
     
  9. cereal killer

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    probably one of his parents. I feel sorry for them because they will now pay the price for his stupidity....... and our gain :big smile:
     
  10. FoxKat

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    Incredible. What a total ditz. His parent (which ever one it was who he borrowed this phone from) is in deep doodoo.

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    Didn't watch the video yet, it does it say how kid got phone? I don't work for a huge corporation with "trade secrets", but if I did, and they gave me a pre-release item with the warning it is not to be shown, seen or reviewed, I would follow those rules as I need the job.

    If they have the phones info, they know whose it is. If kid got it legally, he cant be held liable.

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    I posted this vid and a post earlier today but removed it because of the poor quality and to try and help protect both parties. All and all HTC will only scare him and never allow him to test again. HTC do not need the bad pub of playing hardball with a kid. It will go worse for them than the kid because all and all you can not arrest him, you can not demand he pay what he does not have, and if you put too much pressure the family will go to the news and sympathy could play against HTC. SO I say demand the vid be removed and move on.
     
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    The next preview he's going to see is probably one he doesn't want to see coming.
     
  14. 94lt1

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    Not true...it could be there's a confidentiality agreement...
     
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    I thought his dad was a tester and his son stole it to create his own review?
     
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