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  1. Honestabebread's Avatar
    Hey guys. My wife just surprised me with a new Verizon Employee Edition 8X!

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    Beautiful gray body, lime greenish/yellow speaker and camera accents. I absolutely love it! I will say that the texture of the device is slightly different than the other 8X's, it's left soft feeling I guess. Feels more like the Droid DNA's finish, which I prefer. It also came with a free Fatboy charging pillow in red, which works very well. For those of you who don't know, it's just a bean bag pillow that the Nokia wireless charger slides inside of.
    12-19-2012 05:09 PM
  2. ny_yankees's Avatar
    looks sweet, I would love that gray over the blue I have
    12-19-2012 05:19 PM
  3. Ultimateone's Avatar
    Looks great!

    Now when are we getting updates for our 8X's? haha
    12-19-2012 06:15 PM
  4. hipporama's Avatar
    I like the message toast notification in the first pic. Lol.

    The phone looks gorgeous. I wish they released this all over the world.
    12-19-2012 10:37 PM
  5. Skeleknights's Avatar
    Hey guys. My wife just surprised me with a new Verizon Employee Edition 8X!

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    Beautiful gray body, lime greenish/yellow speaker and camera accents. I absolutely love it! I will say that the texture of the device is slightly different than the other 8X's, it's left soft feeling I guess. Feels more like the Droid DNA's finish, which I prefer. It also came with a free Fatboy charging pillow in red, which works very well. For those of you who don't know, it's just a bean bag pillow that the Nokia wireless charger slides inside of.
    what the? Is the title actually black or is it the picture that made it looks black but actually grey?
    12-19-2012 10:55 PM
  6. Ultimateone's Avatar
    what the? Is the title actually black or is it the picture that made it looks black but actually grey?
    Are you talking about the tiles? he is using High Contrast if thats what you mean
    12-19-2012 11:02 PM
  7. Honestabebread's Avatar
    The tiles are black in this picture but now I have it to cobalt. The phone does come with a custom tile color that matches the speaker grill, but my god it's bright.
    12-19-2012 11:03 PM
  8. scottd34's Avatar
    I have mine with the steel colored tiles, it looks great with the grey casing.
    12-19-2012 11:15 PM
  9. Jason De Castro's Avatar
    I envy you so much. I wish HTC released this internationally.
    12-19-2012 11:17 PM
  10. strokee's Avatar
    I find it VERY interesting that you mention that "the texture of the device is slightly different than the other 8X's, it's LESS soft feeling..."

    Below is a quote from a post I made earlier today:

    "So I ordered my black 8x on 12/11 and picked it up on 12/17. The first thing I noticed is that the texture of the phone seems different than the other devices I've played with (in 3 Verizon stores, 2 Best Buys, a Radio Shack and an AT&T store). It is less rubberized...it seems smoother and appears as if it would be less susceptible to rubbing off".

    That was the first thing I noticed when I held the phone...it didn't seem as soft and "rubbery"...it was more "smooth". After reading about the soft-touch coating wearing off and/or staining, I was happy. I also noticed that the Hardware Version Number is 0002. Perhaps HTC realized the initial problems and have altered the device...that is my hope at least.
    12-19-2012 11:23 PM
  11. SaucePolicy's Avatar
    I'm happy for you. That's a sweet phone. Any inside info on when we're getting our updates?
    12-19-2012 11:26 PM
  12. 3ibs's Avatar
    I find it VERY interesting that you mention that "the texture of the device is slightly different than the other 8X's, it's LESS soft feeling..."

    Below is a quote from a post I made earlier today:

    "So I ordered my black 8x on 12/11 and picked it up on 12/17. The first thing I noticed is that the texture of the phone seems different than the other devices I've played with (in 3 Verizon stores, 2 Best Buys, a Radio Shack and an AT&T store). It is less rubberized...it seems smoother and appears as if it would be less susceptible to rubbing off".

    That was the first thing I noticed when I held the phone...it didn't seem as soft and "rubbery"...it was more "smooth". After reading about the soft-touch coating wearing off and/or staining, I was happy. I also noticed that the Hardware Version Number is 0002. Perhaps HTC realized the initial problems and have altered the device...that is my hope at least.
    My blue 8X also says 0002. I got in Ireland last week. Do most peoples sat 0001?
    12-19-2012 11:42 PM
  13. strokee's Avatar
    My blue 8X also says 0002. I got in Ireland last week. Do most peoples sat 0001?
    I would suspect that the "original batch" would say 0001". Have you had any issues with the corners of your device turning black, or with any of the coating rubbing off? Does your device feel more soft/rubbery or more "smooth"?
    12-19-2012 11:51 PM
  14. 3ibs's Avatar
    I would suspect that the "original batch" would say 0001". Have you had any issues with the corners of your device turning black, or with any of the coating rubbing off? Does your device feel more soft/rubbery or more "smooth"?
    Nope it looks perfect just like the day I got it but I've had it for less than a week now so it might be too soon to tell. I can't really comment on it being less rubbery since it's the only one I've held but it is pretty smooth. I haven't had it in any cases yet but I will as soon as they arrive.
    12-19-2012 11:54 PM
  15. Honestabebread's Avatar
    I have mine with the steel colored tiles, it looks great with the grey casing.
    I don't really dig the steel theme. I put the black case VZW sells on it and the case is just transparent enough to give it a really awesome look.

    And as for the casing, I much prefer it to the 8X I have for work. It must be some kind of revision because its a huge improvement.
    12-20-2012 12:57 AM
  16. strokee's Avatar
    I don't really dig the steel theme. I put the black case VZW sells on it and the case is just transparent enough to give it a really awesome look.

    And as for the casing, I much prefer it to the 8X I have for work. It must be some kind of revision because its a huge improvement.
    I have the same case, and agree...I also suspect that there has been some form of "revision" to the 8x casing.
    12-20-2012 01:16 AM
  17. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    Wait a sec... Is the Verizon Hardware revision 002. Because it should be different hardware if it has wireless charging and CDMA. My unlocked international is hardware rev. 002
    12-20-2012 04:24 AM
  18. scottd34's Avatar
    ya the 2 employee editions i have look perfect too. I put it in a clear hardshell case anyway. As to the person who asked about updates, I would have to check but I didnt see anything when I looked the other day.
    12-20-2012 07:41 AM
  19. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    Just FYI, All HTC 8X's have been Hardware Revision 0002 since launch day. Revision 0003 is what we are looking for to signify something new. I got my Verizon HTC 8X on release day and it Revision 0002.

    =P
    12-20-2012 08:18 AM
  20. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    Interesting... Verizon CDMA and International Unlocked get the same Hardware Revision Number. 002
    How can that be?
    12-20-2012 11:15 AM
  21. Honestabebread's Avatar
    So I took my phone off the charging pillow this morning and I have a black screen with the red charging light still lit up. Tried every key sequence imaginable and plugged it into a PC, wall charger, and rested it back on the pillow. Any tips for this? I have a replacement being overnighted to me but it'd be sweet if I could get it working in the mean time.
    12-20-2012 08:01 PM
  22. mach1man's Avatar
    I have a question for you. If a non Verizon employee buys this phone from say ebay or swappa or even here, and the phone has a problem later down the road like.. dead pixel, software problem, quites charging what happens? Does the buy get an original 8x like black, blue or red? Is there even a warranty on something like that?
    12-24-2012 11:53 PM
  23. Honestabebread's Avatar
    I have a question for you. If a non Verizon employee buys this phone from say ebay or swappa or even here, and the phone has a problem later down the road like.. dead pixel, software problem, quites charging what happens? Does the buy get an original 8x like black, blue or red? Is there even a warranty on something like that?
    There's no warranty on something bought off of eBay unless you sign up during one of Asurion's open enrollment phases, in which case you would be shipped the standard SKU (blue) because there's only a couple thousand of these phones being made. The employee edition DNA is already gone.
    12-27-2012 11:19 PM
  24. brmiller1976's Avatar
    Oooooh... that's one gorgeous phone. And I love the text message you got, too
    12-28-2012 12:55 AM
  25. a62335's Avatar
    Here's mine.
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    12-28-2012 03:55 PM
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