While the HTC One M9 launch has been delayed in Taiwan, the handset is becoming available for pre-order around the world, the latest country being Turkey. The flagship smartphone is now available in the nation through carrier Turkcell, although it is not cheap. In fact, the One M9 is more expensive than its US and European list price and will costs the equivalent of $1060.
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.
The HTC Desire EYE is a very good smartphone, it is very close to being a flagship device, while it has a very good camera experience with the EYE technology. Released last September, the EYE has yet to get the bump to Android 5.0 Lollipop, while the older HTC One M8 and HTC One M7 have. However, the HTC Desire EYE is going to be getting the bump to Google's new platform very soon.
HTC announced the One M9 flagship last week at the Mobile World Conference and the divided opinion right down the middle. HTC did not confirm the exact price or the exact launch date for the One M9, but it will of course be in line with flagship cost. A New York based retailer, B&H, may have just let the proverbial cat of the bag and listed the cost and US launch date.
HTC really didn't hit a home run with the One M9 flagship launched earlier in the week, but the company has been on a roll for some time now. The company's revenue continued to rise during February, while profits will likely increase through this quarter too.
I didn't hide my disappointment when I saw the HTC One M9 at the Mobile World Conference. It is a fantastic smartphone, as was the One M8, the problem is the M9 is just too much of the same and comes at a time when other companies (Samsung, LG, Xiaomi) are radically shaking up their flagship. HTC has now started selling its new flagship in Europe and if like me you are disappointed with the M9, you will probably be disappointed with the price of it too.
Verizon will undoubtedly be carrying the HTC One M9, but Big Red, the largest carrier in the US, is still showing some love to the now older HTC One M8. The Verizon variant of the smartphone is now getting its update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. HTC kept to its promise of launching 5.0 Lollipop to the One M8 within three months of its launch, but carriers always take a little longer sending out the software.
HTC has launched the One M9, the company's newest flagship smartphone. The Taiwanese company announced the handset at the Mobile World Conference here in Barcelona, but unfortunately it is not good news for those clamouring after something new and fresh. New is a fair description of the One M9 actually, but fresh most definitely is not as this is nothing more than an updated One M8, for all the good and bad that brings.
HTC postponed its smartwatch plans last year, and it seems the company is continuing to wait it out in launching a true smart wearable. Instead, the Taiwanese brand used its MWC event to announce its first wearable, a fitness tracker. HTC has been rumored for a couple of months to be launching a wearable at the expo in Barcelona and the company's recent deal with Under Armour suggested a fitness tracker would be the product launched.
HTC has announced that it will be live streaming its event at the Mobile World Conference where the company is expected to launch the One M9 flagship. March 1st, 7:00 am PT is the time when you can check out the start of the event that HTC is leading with the "Let them Stare" motto.