Uh-oh, it looks like the kid who leaked the All New HTC One in a YouTube video will be hearing from the company’s lawyers soon. The leakster named Roshan Jamkatel, was spotted having an uncomfortable Twitter conversation with Jeff Gordon, Senior Global Online Communications Manager at HTC.
Gordon was seen telling Jamkatel that it was not going to be a good week for him *insert menacing background score*, following which the latter tried to play it off as a fake. But the phone’s unique IMEI number was given away in the hands-on video in question.
And that’s pretty much all that the company needs to find out who let the developer edition of the HTC M8 into public view. In reply to Twitter user, @gitit20’s, plea to leave Jamkatel alone, Gordon tweeted that ‘Leaks and broken NDAs have concrete financial harm.’
It’s not like we haven’t seen the ridiculously named All New HTC One before though. @evleaks has recently posted two pictures of the handset with AT&T as well as Verizon logos pasted on it. A Russian blog had outed photos of it before that, in early February.
With the launch date of March 25 approaching, it appears as if the company may get increasingly tense about unofficial word on the smartphone slipping out. But this is not the first time we’re hearing about legal action being considered against a leakster.
As Phone Arena points out, Apple threatened and then went on to file charges against the pair who sold a stolen prototype of the iPhone 4 to Gizmodo. So it’s possible that Jamkatel may have a lot to worry about over the YouTube video in question even though he has taken it down now.
But not before a few others grabbed the clip and uploaded it through other accounts.
All New HTC One’s specs (as rumored):
– Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS with HTC Sense 6.0
– 5-inch, 1920 x 1080p resolution touchscreen
– Quad core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor
– 2GB RAM, 16GB or more of internal memory
– Dual rear cameras and dual LED flash
– Single SIM and dual SIM variants