Today Sprint unveiled a pair of partnerships it hopes will draw in music aficionados in need of a new phone. For starters, the carrier has teamed up with Harman to produce the exclusive HTC One M8 Harman Edition. This phone will come with a black and gold finish, along with enhanced sound (not that the M8 needs much help in that department). Sprint's also tossing in a pair of Harman Kardon AE-S headphones. The phone will become available online starting May 2nd, arriving in stores a week later on May 9th.


To further entice customers, Sprint is giving out six months of free Spotify Premium access to all free and existing postpaid Sprint customers who are on a Framily plan. Those who aren't have to settle for 3 months free instead. To make joining a framily look even more appealing, members will get to continue their Spotify access at a discounted promotional price. Those with up to five members can pay $7.99, whereas groups of 6 - 10 can pay $4.99, for up to 18 months. Altogether, this equals two years of Spotify Premium access for less than the usual $9.99 a month. The offer will go into effect on May 2nd, the same day the Harman Kardon Edition HTC One M8 launches.


Source: Sprint

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  • shamatuu

    Hate when companies and carriers do this.

  • rxpert83

    I'd be pretty PO'd if I bought a Sprint m8 when they first became available and was past the return window now.

    Why do that to your customers?

    • h4rr4r

      So they should shutdown the company right after you buy something?
      New products always come out. This is the new beats, you are not losing anything by having a normal m8, save for some more branding.

      • rxpert83

        Considering they just released the device a month ago, and now have introduced a "new" model, they'd have a right to be angry

        • Mayoo

          In that case I should call my car dealer. They released so many new models of my car ...

        • h4rr4r

          Is there some amount of time they should wait?
          This is not a new model, its a free set of headphones and some stickers.

  • Matthew Fry

    Didn't learn your lesson with Beats HTC?

  • ProductFRED

    Just so you guys know, Harman/Kardon audio is already in all the HTC M8's... It's just turned off. It's an XML file edit (root required, obviously). Kind of a dick move by HTC artificially crippling the audio like that. Plus this Sprint version looks beyond fugly.

    ***** Enable Harman/Kardon audio setting (requires H/K firmware from *****
    ***** http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2729173) **********

    Here's the thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2711892

  • xsirxx

    so how much is the phone? Not that anything is going to actually keep me on Sprint after the One Plus One or Nexus 6 release.