HTC is giving away 5 One M9s (US only) while possibly also revealing the phone's retail price
posted by Florin T. / Mar 04, 2015, 3:27 PM
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
- 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)
Posts: 172; Member since: May 14, 2014
US only, that's why HTC is failing and will keep failing. The US is iPhone territory.
posted on Mar 04, 2015, 3:41 PM 4
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they should go for Asia, And Europe. maybe Australia, and Brazil
posted on Mar 04, 2015, 3:51 PM 2
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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.
posted on Mar 04, 2015, 4:32 PM 0
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.
posted on Mar 04, 2015, 5:23 PM 0
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F I V E. How generous.
posted on Mar 04, 2015, 3:44 PM 9
Come on now...US Only? Why not at least North Americia! Show some love to us Canadians!
posted on Mar 04, 2015, 5:45 PM 0
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Haha this device is DOA
posted on Mar 04, 2015, 6:12 PM 1
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