HTC releases new ad for the One A9, urges you to be "bold and different"
posted by Peter K. / Nov 05, 2015, 7:11 AM
AT&T's shelves on Friday, November 6, and Verizon sometime in December, it is pretty logical and normal for HTC to try to amp up the hype around its new flagship. One of the tools one can do so is by making a new provocative video ad and it looks like the troubled Taiwan-based manufacturer.As the HTC One A9 is about to storm
The video promo for the device urges users to "be different, bold, loud, inspired, free, and brilliant" and break away from the uniformity. It's quite interesting that HTC advocates differentiation by advertising a device that is most likely its least original one in years. Truth be told, HTC's new video spot also reminds us of the classic Apple "1984" ad, which was targeted at IBM and also conveys a similar "break-free" message.
For good or bad, Robert Downey Junior is not on board. Check out the ad below and share your thoughts, if you have any. Be sure to check out our review of the handset, too.
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 4 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2150 mAh(16h 3G talk time)
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Bold and different? Try mediocre and stubborn. HTC desperately needs a good phone to dig them out of the trenches and this one isn't it. But speaking honestly, their reputation is so tarnished and the market has moved so far past them, I don't think anything they do going forward is going to change their prospects.
posted on Nov 05, 2015, 7:19 AM 3
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Stop perpetuating a myth. The A9 looks like an extension of the M series design, which Apple copied from HTC.
posted on Nov 05, 2015, 8:12 AM 10
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Nope, Apple copied the M-Series (poorly) and HTC have copied the poor copy. HTC have gone backwards, much like Apple since Steve Jobs died.
posted on Nov 05, 2015, 8:20 AM 8
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Except for the antenna bands on the back, iPhone did not copy anything. the iPhone 6 was designed based on the ipod exteriors. Even blind people can tell A9 is a carbon copy of iPhone. Shameless work, but HTC is fighting for survival by any means. Peter Chou the CEO was demoted to get this copy work as he may have objected doing this with M9.
posted on Nov 05, 2015, 8:26 AM 9
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Tell me htc doesn't copy apple bottom speaker grill by get rid their boom sound. people would never mistake iphone 6 for m7 or m8. but the A9 has too much parts that is looks like an iphone like the round edge, big bezel, slim design, bottom speaker... what apple copy from htc? antenna band is not what defines phone design you know.
posted on Nov 05, 2015, 2:15 PM 1
Posts: 865; Member since: May 23, 2012
i was really about to get this phone since my m8 died on me. then i found there's no more blinkfeed. so now i'm back on my m7
posted on Nov 05, 2015, 9:25 AM 0
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HTC, IMA have to admit your pretty much done this year! Every device y'all made just plummeted to the ground! Even JerryRigEverything SNAPPED the phone in half! But there's always room for impro- second chances...right?
posted on Nov 05, 2015, 9:43 AM 1
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