Sprint Introduces HTC One (M8)-Harman Kardon Edition With Spotify
Spark also makes possible High-Definition (HD) Voice—technology that dramatically reduces background noise and extends the normal voice call from a range of four octaves to seven. To experience it, both participants on a call must have HD Voice-enabled phones, which both versions of the HTC One (M8) are.Sprint will begin selling the HTC One (M8)-Harman Kardon edition online May 2 and in stores May 9, for $0 down and then 24 monthly payments of $28.34. Hesse, clearly pleased to be in so much good company, told the audience, "This revolution was made possible by four diverse companies ... and four CEOs who share a common bond, a passion for music." Follow Michelle Maisto on Twitter.
Sprint Sound SessionsAs for the world-class songs component Chou mentioned, Sprint also used the event to introduce a new national entertainment platform, Sprint Sound Sessions. The latter includes Spotify, with its 30 million songs; Sprint Music Plus, a music store and player; NextRadio, an application for listening to FM radio broadcasts; and Music Live, an "immersive and interactive experience" with continuously updated new music and services that include Top Songs, Spotify, NextRadio and ID-a-song capabilities. Sprint customers will receive three free months of Spotify services and then the option to keep using the service for $9.99 a month. (Take note, you'll have to opt out of the paid service after three months, not in.) Sprint customers on Framily plans, however, will get six months of free service and then the option to pay $7.99 a month if there are between one and five people in their Framily or $4.99 if there are between six and 10 people in their Framily.
(After 18 months, however, the promotion will end and the price will rise to $9.99 a month.)