HTC's One M9 promo clips starring Robert Downey Jr. take weird to the next level. Watch all 10 here

HTC's One M9 promo clips starring Robert Downey Jr. take weird to the next level. Watch all 10 here

Back in the beginning of March, right after the HTC One M9 was officially unveiled at MWC 2015, we were treated to a nice promo for the new phone, narrated by none other but Mr. Robert Downey Jr. himself. Seems his contract with the company was not just for that one clip, however, as HTC has now released a series of 10 shorts that are meant to promote its new flagship.

The clips don't seem to have any connection between them, though, by the time the final one rolls out, it is implied that they do. As for what stories they are triyng to convey – we honestly have no idea. Each short is a different type of artistic weirdness – you know, the type where something is so weird it makes you cringe, yet it's so unique that you can't stop watching it until it's done. Well, prepare for a lot of that.

The HTC One M9 should start shipping in the US around the 25th of March, while the 31st of March is the date when it's expected to hit countries around the world. The handset will be covered by HTC's new "Uh-Oh" insurance policy, which promises a single replacement unit, should you break your One M9 within the first 12 months of using it. If you do not make use of the Uh-Oh program, HTC will give you $100 towards the purchase of a new HTC One next year (M10?).


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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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27 Comments

1. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

what the actual ph*ck is this i was watching?

10. amro99

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Does HTC really pay for these ads?

17. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

oh, that is just HTC in its own flavor. A very very wrong flavor. I feel sorry for them

18. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I couldn't watch them all, I feel sorry for Robert, he was my favorite actor, but now, WHAT THE F**K IS HE REALLY IN NEED FOR MONEY????? to do these stupid ads???

2. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

this is sad

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

What the hell did I just watch, holy s**t i cant stop laughing. idk how this is suppose to help you sell phones htc but thx for the Laughs tho.#10#FullCircle. WATCH THEM ALL

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Instead of those stupid ads.....they should have given that money to their R&D who could've worked on reducing those bezels ! or even their design team.

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Their R&D team needs to be all fired though, I wouldn't give them any money. They have to make a product that comes out of the box flawless. They can't do it to save their lives though. Major quality control issues. So many people exchange their phones until they get a passable one that they are even including free replacements for one year now because they know they will be replacing a lot of handsets already. Might as well make it official right suck T C. Lol sigh....

5. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

This brand is dead, so f**king dead.

6. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

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7. Denco

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

HTC has not learned any lessons from their past marketing woes. Well, let them stare at Apple, Samsung and LG make all the money this year. HTC One M9...let them stare.

8. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

No comment

9. tedkord

Posts: 17181; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

HTC has done the impossible. They made ads for the M9 that were even more insipid than for the M7 and M8. The folks who came up with this should be sacked immediately.

11. ankanbads

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

why htc is deliberately trying to make fool of them self?

12. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

RIP HTC!

13. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

M9 is a s**tty phone, with worse battery, even worse camera than M9. What the f**k even the ads are worse..

14. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

than m8. Oh and I forgot, even worse screen. Dunno what HTC is thinking,

15. JMartin22

Posts: 2354; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

At the rate we're going, the market might not even see an M10 /sarcasm ... Sort of

16. PhoneBuff

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

....?

19. KinqElessaR

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 04, 2014

Well no feature to show, so...

20. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

I watched three first videos and I want my three minutes back. I think I've never seen so bad commercials. Wasted money and effort for HTC. Robert Downey is laughing his way to bank, that's for sure.

21. phonepro

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

ahh haven't posted in a while but do you guys srsly not see the references they are making. I find it quite funny. Its not a typical ad but has its own style which is quite nice. Good work RDJ.

22. revampmybrain unregistered

That was funny as heck. On their own they're pretty funny, and if I hadn't ever heard of HTC or the M9 I would've definitely at least googled them. But as well known phone commercials, I really don't see a connection and it doesn't entice me to buy the phone in anyway. Entertaining none the less.

23. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Yeah I totally agree , the reason for these ads is to make people more familiar with the HTC brand name and M9 name, they aren't as good as the Samsung Galaxy S2 or S3 commercials that let a lot of people move from iphones to Galaxy S series,but at least they are somehow funny.

24. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Even as a htc fan, i stopped watching. This is very lame

26. B00M_SHAKALAKA

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

.............

27. mcgyani

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

HTC America Senior Marketing Manager David Bruce..this guy need's to stop watching p__n, american dad , family guy etc

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