HTC is all over the news this afternoon, showing off both awesome hardware and software. Mark Zuckerberg is also joining the Ice Bucket Challenge.
HTC and contemporary art design studio PHUNK have partnered to create a one-of-a-kind design for a limited edition HTC One M8 batch. The artists have put together an artistic, yet subtle and elegant design. Only 64 units were produced, making it one of the most rare devices in the world.
Needless to say this won’t be an easy find. You can’t just walk into a store and purchase one of these. These devices are, in many ways, priceless. This means it would be wrong to simply sell them. Instead, they are expected to be given away in a series of contests and promotions.
Opinion: I would love to get my hands on one of these, and we know many of you would too. Be sure we will tell you the details on winning one of these when we know more.
Launched in beta, the Zoe app has just been released for devices other than those bearing the HTC logo. Previously known as an HTC-exclusive feature, Zoe allows users to create fun videos made of clips and images.
Support varies per device, but Samsung, LG and HTC devices can download it as long as they have Android 4.4 or higher. Go check the Google Play Store to see if your device is compatible.
Opinion: Zoe was a very popular HTC app, which makes this move all that more interesting. Will this be beneficial to HTC, or will people simply find less reasons to buy an HTC smartphone?
Mark Zuckerberg takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge
The Ice Bucket Challenge has turned a bit more interesting after our favorite tech celebrities got involved. The campaign to create awareness is not only a great cause, but also a great excuse to see our favorite tech celebrities suffering under ice-cold water (literally).
Satya Nadella was the first tech CEO to join the party, and today Mark Zuckerberg is going under the bucket. Mark has also challenged Bill Gates (Microsoft), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook) and Reed Hastings (Netflix).
Opinion: This is getting fun, guys! I will continue to sit here, waiting for more Ice Bucket Challenge videos to show up.