Well it appears HTC is now going to be getting into the local deals market with its own branded “Best Deals” app. The app will be launching on upcoming Android and Windows Phone 8-based handsets, the company has announced.
HTC has partnered with services like Living Social and Trip Advisor, to deliver great local deals to their customers, which they’ll then be able to catalog and share. HTC says it’ll launch with over 1700 deals initially, across five European countries and twelve deal providers.
HTC’s Best Deals will be available at launch on the HTC One X+, as well as the company’s new Windows Phone 8X and 8S handsets. HTC has also confirmed that the app will be pushed out to the One X and One S via a future software update, likely the same that brings Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to those devices.
Check out the full press release below.
HTC LAUNCHES BEST DEALS SERVICE
Customers get access to thousands of discount deals
UK, 26th October — HTC, a global leader in mobile design and innovation, today announced Best Deals, a new service that delivers personalised money-saving deals direct to your HTC smartphone.
Categorized by your preferences and interests, this service uses your location to bring you all of the best discounts in your area. Preferred deals can be reviewed, bookmarked or shared with a single click; they can also be sorted by popularity, discount, price and expiration date.
“HTC strives to deliver the best web content and services to its customers,” says Cédric Mangaud, Vice President of Value-Added Services for HTC. “We’re excited to be launching a service that gives you the very best deals, in line with your own personal interests, wherever you are.”
Partners HTC has built partnerships with 12 leading deal providers across the five launch markets, UK, Italy, Germany, France and Spain, including LivingSocial, that will provide four of the five markets with deals, Trip Advisor, Qype Deals and Offerum.* Best Deals customers will have access to thousands of local offers and will also benefit from exclusive deals for a range of HTC products and accessories.
“HTC’s dedication to providing personalised experiences fits perfectly with the diversity of our handpicked deals service,” says Peter Briffett, Managing Director for the UK and Ireland at LivingSocial. “Our wide range of location-based offers will allow HTC smartphone owners to take advantage of hundreds of deals in their local area, from Michelin-starred dining and luxury spas to supercar racing days and hot air balloon rides.”
HTC will continue to secure a range of additional deal categories after launch by establishing new partnerships with a number of providers and mobile operators.
Availability The Best Deals application and widget will be available on the new HTC One X+, and the Windows Phone 8X and 8S which launch in November. It will also be included in the upcoming software update for the acclaimed One series devices, the HTC One X and HTC One S.
A total of 1,700 deals and offers will be available at launch.