HTC UK Launches a Real Gold HTC One® to Celebrate the 18th Anniversary of the MOBO Awards

HTC UK Launches a Real Gold HTC One® to Celebrate the 18th Anniversary of the
                                 MOBO Awards

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, October 8, 2013

LONDON, October 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

HTC UK announces a limited edition Gold HTC One in pure 18ct gold

The MOBO Best Newcomer winner will walk away with the most expensive HTC phone
ever produced

HTC UK, a leader in mobile innovation and design, today announces the release
of the Gold HTC One, created using REAL gold. Produced to celebrate the 18 ^th
Anniversary of the MOBO Awards, this very limited edition phone will be
presented to the winner of Best Newcomer category sponsored by HTC at this
year's ceremony in Glasgow on 19 ^th October.

Valued at £2,750 and with only five in existence, the limited edition Gold HTC
One is the most exclusive and expensive smartphone ever created by HTC. It was
crafted in partnership with Goldgenie founder Laban Roomes. To achieve this
luxury look, the zero gap unibody of the HTC One on the front and back is
plated in 18ct gold. It is polished to give a sophisticated finish and a
special MOBO 18 logo is laser etched on the rear of the device. These elements
come together to create the ultimate recognition for the prestigious music
awards show.

The Gold HTC One includes all the performance of the award-winning HTC One,
including HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC Zoe™ and HTC BoomSound™, together reinventing
the mobile experience and setting a new standard for smartphones.

Phil Blair, HTC President, Europe Middle East and Africa said: "The best
artists have always been given gold discs to celebrate their success, but
today most people listen to music on their phone. We wanted to celebrate that
fact. The award winning HTC One is the gold standard in mobile design and
innovation, so it was an obvious choice to make it even more special. We're
sure the winning MOBO artist will love their unique phone and we will even be
giving a lucky member of the general public the chance to get their hands on
one soon too."

Kanya King MBE, founder of the MOBO Awards commented: "MOBO turning 18 is a
huge achievement and a special time for us. The 18ct Gold HTC One phone is a
great addition to our coming of age celebrations and helps add MOBO glitz to

You can vote for the winner of Best Newcomer and the recipients of the Gold
HTC One on the MOBO website at .
In the running are:

  *Elli Ingram
  *Etta Bond
  *Fuse ODG
  *Jacob Banks
  *Jahméne Douglas
  *Krept and Konan
  *Sam Smith
  *Stylo G

Goldgenie has previously made bespoke phones for Denzel Washington, Will Smith
and Kate Moss, but this is the first time they have worked directly with an
Android manufacturer.

Since its launch, the HTC One has attracted a host of editorial and industry
awards which recognise its superior performance and new benchmark in design.
Just last week the HTC One collected Gadget of the Year, Phone of the Year and
the Design Award at the T3 Gadget Awards 2013. Other highlights include the
GSMA's Global Mobile Award for Best New Mobile Device or Tablet at Mobile
World Congress 2013, Computex Taipei's Gold Medal in Design and EISA award for
Best European Advanced Smartphone 2013-2014.

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About HTC

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 the HTC Sense® user experience.
HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information,
please visit .

About the MOBO Organisation

Founded in 1996, the MOBO Organisation was established by Kanya King MBE to
recognise the outstanding achievements of artists who perform music in genres
ranging from Gospel, Jazz, RnB, Soul, Reggae to Hip Hop. Over the past 17
years MOBO has played an instrumental role in elevating black music and
culture to mainstream popular status in the UK.

MOBO has grown quickly to become Europe's leading urban music brand, and
supports a huge variety of genres not just at the annual Awards but all year
round through a series of other initiatives. The 18 ^th Anniversary MOBO
Awards will take place on October 19 ^th at the newly opened SSE Hydro, in
Glasgow. For more information visit .


In the event of a double act winning the MOBO for Best Newcomer, two Gold HTC
Ones will be presented to the winners.

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