HTC is giving away 5 One M9s (US only) while possibly also revealing the phone's retail price

HTC is giving away 5 One M9s (US only) while possibly also revealing the phone's retail price
While HTC is already taking pre-orders for the One M9 in Europe, for now the new handset can't be pre-ordered in the US. However, you should be happy to know that, if you live in the US, you can win a One M9 from HTC just by visiting the company's website and completing a registration form.

HTC is actually giving away five One M9 smartphones in a sweepstakes that's open until March 24, with winners being randomly selected "on or about March 25." Interestingly, HTC says that the Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of a One M9 is $599 - which means that this might be the official (unlocked) price of the handset when it launches in the US. You can find all the details about HTC's sweepstakes at the source links below.

Several days ago, Best Buy briefly mentioned that it could sell the One M9 for $$649 in the US. Both this price, and HTC's alleged $599 price are lower than the price of the M9 for Europe (€749).

The One M9 will be available starting later this month, although US carriers might not launch it before April. Check out our One M9 hands-on from MWC 2015 to take a closer look at the new flagship smartphone.


sources: HTC, Official Rules via Twitter

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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

US only, that's why HTC is failing and will keep failing. The US is iPhone territory.

3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

they should go for Asia, And Europe. maybe Australia, and Brazil

6. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

This is one thing I don't understand why companies do. How hard is it for them to make orders available through their websites and customize modems to bands used in whatever countries users purchase from. I really wanted a Moto Maxx (the international version of the locked Verizon Droid Turbo) but the bands it works on are not good for the US carriers. It seems to me that other than Apple, these companies are not very interested in making money.

9. Furbal unregistered

the moto maxx works fine on att/their mvnos. I agree though, they need to get it into more countries with the appropriate bands in general, the chipset can support quite a few of them...

10. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It seems a lot of companies don't want people to buy products from different regions. And it's not even just phones. Nintendo does the same thing, they region lock all their consoles. I want to play some Japanese 3DS games, but can't because of region locking. They say it is to know where their actual customers are, and where to put different things, but I call them out. It will not skew the results at all, considering how many people import. And the weirdest thing, some companies support it. In the end, it just hurts the consumer.

17. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

thank god sony doesnt anymore

16. penguinbelly

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 27, 2014

Carriers' wraith.. But realistically what you suggest is not possible due to logistics. Sales is one thing. How are you going to provide warranty services?

2. Shangri-La

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

F I V E. How generous.

11. waddup121 unregistered

Come on now...US Only? Why not at least North Americia! Show some love to us Canadians!

13. Shangri-La

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

You mean 5 for US AND Canada?? At least 5 for each country, no? ;-)

4. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Why would US carriers delay it until April?

5. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Now we sit and wait. I hope I win.

7. Dillon71400

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I have the HTC one m8 Verizon but every time I check for an update I get a message saying that there is no software update available

8. Dillon71400

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yes I hope I winner but I never win anything even if I don't win I will still love my m8

12. Joosty

Posts: 487; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Haha this device is DOA

15. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

I wouldn't say that. Based on Samsung's history with software I'd say there's a great chance I'll buy the M9 instead of the Edge. Better battery life also comes to mind.

14. Shangri-La

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

Summer is coming soon and I dont need a heater. Thanks.

18. waddup121 unregistered

I c what u did thar!

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