HTC Preview lets fans give their feedback on upcoming products

Help HTC build better devices. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Help HTC build better devices. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

In an effort to keep its biggest fans on its side, HTC is inviting them to provide their feedback on upcoming products before they hit the market.

With the HTC Preview program, the Taiwanese company will give “exclusive members” the opportunity to take a sneak peek at future devices and software updates — then provide their thoughts and ideas.

HTC Preview is open to fans using select carriers in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, and signing up takes 5-10 minutes. HTC will ask you a series of questions, like what you use your mobile devices for, and which device you have now.

You’ll also be asked to submit your IMEI number, which will allow HTC to seed pre-release firmware to your handset before it’s ready to go public. HTC says most of its Preview projects will be software-based, “but there may be opportunities for you to get your hands on new devices.”

Not everyone will be chosen to take part in the program, of course, and those that are must agree to a strict NDA that prevents them from sharing details of the products they test. The company has vowed to take this NDA seriously, so you should, too, if you’re accepted.

It’s somewhat surprising to see HTC introducing a program like this, given that the company already has a hard time keeping future devices under wraps ahead of their official unveilings. Having said that, the company could use all the help it can get right now.

If you’re interested in taking part in HTC Preview, just follow the source link below to sign up. You can also find more information on HTC’s FAQ page.