News by Luke Jones on Monday March 16, 2015.
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HTC's new One M9 flagship was widely expected to land before Samsung?s Galaxy S6, in fact the handset was due to be launched in Taiwan today. However, reports in HTC's home nation now suggest that the roll out date for the 32GB One M9 has been shelved, an issue with the software is being blamed for what will now be a delayed launch.An email from HTC to Taiwan's Central News Agency says that the One M9 will now be launching "as soon as possible". The inclusion of HTC's "latest version of software" or Sense 7 seems to be causing the delay and as the company has not given a new specific date, it seems the One M9 will not be launching after-all. It will certainly miss its Taiwan roll out today, but HTC does say that the delay is only short and the M9 should launch March 20, this Friday. It is unlikely that this software issue will impact other markets, such as the United State, where no official launch date has been given. Retailers are offering pre-orders on a March 25th launch, something HTC has yet to confirm for its North American customers. Either way, that timeframe should give the company plenty of time to resolve any remaining software issues.
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