HTC, T-Mobile and Give Kids The World Team Up to Bring Smiles to Children
During This Season of Giving
Customers Can Help Fund Children's Wishes Through Their Purchases of Windows
Phone 8X by HTC
BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 20, 2012
BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --HTC, a global leader in mobile
innovation and design, and T-Mobile Inc. are partnering to provide children
with life-threatening illnesses and their families the opportunity to spend
time at Give Kids The World Village, a nonprofit "storybook" resort that
provides cost-free Orlando vacations.
Customers who purchase a new Windows^® Phone 8X by HTC^® in store or online
can make their purchases count toward the wish-giving goal. From Friday, Nov.
23, through Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, customers who purchase Windows Phone 8X by
HTC from a T-Mobile authorized retailer will have the option to donate $1 of
their purchase to Give Kids The World (GKTW) to help the total donation grow
up to $75,000 with the potential to grant wishes for a multitude of families.
Customers who choose to participate can track the growing wish online and via
their mobile devices at gift.htc.com. Donation updates will also be available
on the HTC Facebook page.
"The holidays are about generosity; we celebrate by giving gifts to our
family, our friends and extending our generosities to help people in need.
There is no better way to share the holiday spirit than by helping to fulfill
the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses," said Mike Woodward,
president of North America, HTC."Customers who purchase a Windows Phone 8X by
HTC will help Give Kids The World to raise needed funds, showing the families
supported by the organization that they care."
"This holiday season, T-Mobile is bringing amazing 4G experiences to customers
with the introduction of the new Windows Phone 8X by HTC; by working with HTC
to support Give Kids the World, we're also empowering our customers to help
families around the world," said Andrew Morrison, vice president, product
management, T-Mobile USA. "As the exclusive retail partner, we are proud to
support this great cause and campaign in all of our 3,000 locations
Give Kids The World Village partners with more than 250 wish-granting
organizations around the world to help fulfill the wishes of children with
life-threatening illnesses whose wish is to visit the beloved theme parks of
Central Florida. Children and their families are invited for a free, weeklong
stay at the 70-acre village. This fantasy vacation includes accommodations in
whimsical villas, tickets to nearby theme parks, meals, nightly entertainment
and transportation. Since 1986, GKTW has welcomed more than 118,000 children
from all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide.
"We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to HTC, T-Mobile and all of
their wonderful customers whose donations will allow us to continue our
mission of providing a week of unforgettable happiness that inspires hope for
children in the fight of their lives," said Pamela Landwirth, president of
Give Kids The World.
The new Windows Phone 8X by HTC boasts an iconic design, studio-quality sound
with Beats Audio™ and incredible camera capabilities. The sophisticated
smartphone runs Windows Phone 8 operating system from Microsoft, which
includes features such as Kid's Corner, a worry-free way for parents to share
entertainment on their smartphones with their children. A simple swipe
activates a protected place on the phone where kids can play with applications
and features selected by the parent. Also perfect for families, the new Rooms
feature allows customers to create a private network for chatting and sharing
photos, notes, calendars and other content with a close group of people.
Designed with style in mind, the Windows Phone 8X by HTC is sculpted around a
beautiful 4.3-inch super 720p HD display and has a curved back in a premium
matte finish that feels great and fits perfectly in your hand. And because
color is such an integral part of the Windows Phone experience, the smartphone
is available in a stunning California Blue color.
With the importance of capturing photos of special moments and sharing these
memories through social media, the Windows Phone 8X by HTC comes equipped with
impressive camera technology and the ability to record video in 1080p with
both the rear- and front-facing cameras. A physical shutter button makes it
quick and easy to capture spontaneous action even if the phone is locked.
The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is available paired with a T-Mobile Classic Plan
for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card. The device is also available for
well-qualified customers paired with a T-Mobile Value Plan for $149.99 down
after a $50 mail-in rebate card, and with 20 equal, interest-free monthly
payments of $20 with T-Mobile's Equipment Installment Plan; 0 percent APR,
O.A.C. The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is sold nationwide at T-Mobile retail
stores and online at http://www.T-Mobile.com.
Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile
devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it
does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative
and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC's portfolio
includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense®, a multilayered
graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed
on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information,
About Give Kids The World
Recognized as the highest rated charity in America by personal finance site
MainStreet, and also reported by MSN Money, Give Kids The World Village (GKTW)
is a 70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates magical
memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. GKTW
provides accommodations at its whimsical resort, donated attractions tickets,
meals and more for a weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacation. With the help of
many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting
organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 118,000 families
from all 50 states and over 70 countries. For more information about GKTW and
its mission, visit http://www.gktw.org/.
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