HTC is selling the Nexus 9 at crazy low prices

HTC is selling the Nexus 9 at crazy low prices
The Nexus 9 was a great tablet that just never caught on with the public. We gave it a score of 9.3 in our review, which was a score that bested every other tablet (including all iPads) we've reviewed except for the 2013 Nexus 7. But, for whatever reason, HTC has had trouble giving away the tablet. It is trying again though, with an impressive sale.

It should be noted right off the bat that supplies seem to be going quickly. HTC is already listing the 16GB variants of the Nexus 9 as "Out of Stock" (they had been selling for $239.40). So, that means, you'll have the choice between $287.40 for a 32GB Wi-Fi only model or $359.40 for a 32GB LTE model. The Wi-Fi only is a choice between black or white, but the LTE only comes in white. 

These are still some killer prices, because the 32GB Wi-Fi model sells for $479 in the Google Store or $370 through Amazon, while the LTE model would normally run you $599 through Google or $499 through Amazon. Of course, as noted, stock is already disappearing, so while the sale technically runs until 11:59 PM PT on Wednesday, November 4 (tomorrow), there's no guarantee supplies will last that long. 

source: HTC via pocketnow

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Nexus 9
  • Display 8.9" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.6 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra K1, Dual-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 6700 mAh



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I feel like buying and reselling lol.

4. Shocky unregistered

You would lose money. :D

5. techandbeers

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

Sad but true.

19. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

u mean nobody makes money with android ;p

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Wow. Why can't they sell their (A)9 like that too?

9. Rafishant

Posts: 396; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

They will do so soon after its epic fail

3. Shocky unregistered

It's not selling, wrong screen ratio, boring design, not enough internal storage. Google made a mistake going with HTC. The Nexus 9 seems to be on sale somewhere every other week.

6. middlehead

Posts: 456; Member since: May 12, 2014

All the complaints you listed are Google's fault, not HTCs.

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Nope, the completely flushed buttons and brick like thickness and weight sounds like HTC to me.

11. middlehead

Posts: 456; Member since: May 12, 2014

None of which were mentioned in the post I replied to. The buttons are the only thing I'd put on HTC, the thickness and weight would still be consequences of Google's requirements.

13. Shocky unregistered

I doubt it, why even put their brand on on a device if they have no input at all into the design of the product. They were involved, unless you have have proof they weren't? do you?

7. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

If the Nexus 9 had had either a bigger (10" or more) or smaller (8.4" or less) screen and either expandable storage or a 128GB option, I would have purchased one in a heartbeat. But the odd size and limited storage just wouldn't work for me, despite my strong inclination towards Nexus devices. At one point I had a Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10, but I transitioned to a Note 4, Tab S 8.4 and Tab S 10.5 in part because they allow expandable storage in addition to best in class displays. Google's decision to shun expandable storage and at the same time not offer larger storage options is costing them customers. Cloud access just isn't reliable enough yet.

16. sgodsell

Posts: 7367; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If you don't like cloud storage then look at pocketable WiFi storage options, or micro USB storage options. There is so many inexpensive options out there.

17. sgodsell

Posts: 7367; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There is inexpensive pocketable WiFi storage, or micro USB storage options. Storage is never an issue on a Nexus. It's only an issue if you make it one.

8. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Can the unlcked version be activated on Verizon or Just ATT and TMO?

12. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

What is htc doing ?

14. OrigPhoneGeek

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

Nothing but a scam. They put 3 on sale and when those sell they say they're out of stock... After the sale is over they suddenly have stock again.

15. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Can you prouve that?

18. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

16GB and 32GB Non expandable phones simply aren't worth it these days

20. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

It was and is a crap. The benchmark scores cannot be trusted at all since the K1 Denver is in fact an emulator, not a native ARM chip, hence the compatibility issues steadily crashing the system in addition to the annoying lags here and there. You can google for "Transmeta" for further details of a cheating company going down and reincarnated as K1 Denver by nVidia. No one makes money with Androidâ„¢

21. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Tell us more.

25. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

You omitted "please"

26. Shocky unregistered

How exactly is that cheating? lowering power consumption as well as increasing performance on mobiles. Damn nvidia, they really need to cheat a lot more!!

22. Elfmonster unregistered

I'd consider it if Android wasn't hiccuping this week and last, to the point I just copied everything from Drive's Docs (which is the Titanic right now) to Word and Dropbox (sigh). Google is so stretched thin from Alphabet to new phones and marshmallow, it seems like everything is fraying at its seams.

23. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i can see nexus 9 2016 edition...

24. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 293; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Google should definitely consider using micro sd again with the Nexus, this is what's keeping me away for considering a nexus tablet, it's great and all but storage expansion is a necessity for me, and now that marshmallow has this ability to use micro sd for app installation they should definitely use it on the next generation of Nexus

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