One M9 Stories May 18, 2016

HTC confirms One M9, One A9 and HTC 10 will get Android N

Hot on the heels of Android N’s first beta landing for the public, HTC has already announced which of its phones will be receiving the next version of Google’s mobile OS. Whether it’s called Nutella, Nougat, Nachos or whatever you decide to name it, HTC will be pushing it out to HTC 10, One A9 and One M9 users.

One M9 Stories April 26, 2016

HTC unveils the One S9, a mid-range metal phone powered by the Helio X10

The HTC 10 flagship has just been announced, but the Taiwanese OEM does not seem to be stopping with One-related launches. First spotted on the company’s German website, HTC has now officially revealed the unexpected mid-range One S9…

One M9 Stories July 15, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: HTC One M9 (unlocked) $400, 2nd gen Moto X (unlocked), $290, Prime Day deals, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Refurb HTC One M9 32GB flash 4G LTE (AT&T unlocked): $400 shipped (Reg. $500+) | eBay

Motorola Moto X 2nd generation (unlocked) 16GB: $290 shipped (Reg. $500) | Amazon

Amazon Prime Day hub: all of the best deals from Amazon’s huge 20th Birthday sale

 

FreedomPop LG Nexus 5 refurb w/ 500 SMS, 200 min, 500MB data: $150 shipped (Reg. $500) | Sam’s Club

Review: SanDisk’s new Connect Wireless Stick is one of the easiest ways to expand your iPhone’s storage

Small States: A-Lamp Design fashions charming lights for your home from US materials, multiple giveaways

More new gear from today:

Aukey 40W/8A 5-Port USB Desktop Charger $14 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)

More deals still alive:

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD $90 shipped (Orig. $140)

New products & more:

The Lumos Helmet provides the technology needed to bike safely

This transforming Optimus Prime LEGO build might be one of the most impressive yet

 

One M9 Stories July 2, 2015

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Kelly Brook is an English model. The HTC One M9 Gold Edition is a limited release One M9 for the UK market. Together they create…something. We’re not sure exactly what, though. The company is promoting the new phone with a video featuring Brook getting showered in gold paint and while it’s a cool video that many will no doubt appreciate, it’s not immediately obvious how the ad is actually trying to sell the device.

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One M9 Stories July 1, 2015

Sprint’s HTC One M9 updated to Android 5.1 (and LG G4 gets a minor update)

The HTC One M9 might not be the most popular flagship of the year, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get its share of software updates. Those who have the device on Sprint will be happy to learn that they will be getting Android 5.1 Lollipop starting today, according to Sprint’s website.

One M9 Stories June 11, 2015

HTC shows off limited-edition One M9 ‘Ink’ handsets in collaboration with Jourdan Dunn

Desperate times call for desperate measures. HTC announced back in April that because “brand image is more important than volume,” the company was naming supermodel Jourdan Dunn as its new global ambassador and would be working in partnership with her to release a set of limited edition One M9s. The phones would have a custom body art-inspired engraving made in partnership with celebrity ink designer Cally-Jo Pothecary (yes, three levels of partnership here), but all we got to see at the time was the sketch above which would be used in the limited collection. Today the company has shown off what the device actually looks like with this engraving on it, in both gold and metallic silver:

HTC at the time insinuated in its press release that multiple different sketches would be used, but today’s blog post seems to indicate that this is the only limited edition engraving that will come out of this collaboration. This wouldn’t be too surprising to us, with the company slashing its performance outlook practically by the day, consistently making new promises of which we’re still waiting to see how they’ll play out.

HTC has a website up where you can learn more and register your interest in purchasing one of these, but if we’re being honest you probably don’t need to rush to get in on this. No word on pricing or when these handsets will actually be available.

One M9 Stories May 21, 2015

HTC reportedly cuts One M9 component orders by 30%

Following speculation since March of weaker-than-hoped-for sales by HTC of its flagship One M9 smartphone, rumors are spreading that the Taiwanese company has just cut component orders for the phone by ~30%.

One M9 Stories May 14, 2015

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HTC has today brought to the world (or just Japan, actually) the announcement of its HTC J Butterfly flagship, likely to come to other parts of the world under the Butterfly 3 moniker. The phone is a colorful new handset with a waterproof plastic build, packs some very powerful internals, and even brings with it some features that HTC left behind for its One M9 flagship…

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One M9 Stories May 6, 2015

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HTC has just released its lowest revenue figures for the month of April in 6 years, attributable to lackluster sales of the new flagship HTC One M9, according to an analyst from Yuanta Securities Investment Consulting Co.

The company’s consolidated revenue was NT$13.5 billion (US$440 million) in April, down 38 percent year-over-year from NT$22.07 a year earlier. This figure is also down 33 percent from promising revenue of NT$20.02 billion posted only the month prior, in March. This is HTC’s lowest monthly revenue for April since 2009’s result of NT$11.4 billion.

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One M9 Stories April 29, 2015

HTC-INK-Jourdan-Dunn-design_high-res-e1430323330622HTC, who this morning said that brand image is more important than volume, has announced a new partnership with supermodel Jourdan Dunn. As part of the partnership, HTC and Dunn will team up to offer limited edition variants of the HTC One M9 with custom-designed, body art-inspired engravings. An example of one of the engravings can be seen above.

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One M9 Stories April 6, 2015

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Samsung released its earnings guidance for Q1 2015 earlier this evening, and now HTC has done the same. Reuters reports that HTC expects a net profit of $11.6 million for the first quarter of 2015 off of revenue of $1.3 billion. While these numbers are down slightly when compared to Q4 of 2014, they are up significantly from the year ago quarter.

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One M9 Stories March 31, 2015

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Today we’re taking a look at two of the latest Android flagship smartphones to hit the market. Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and HTC’s One M9 are in a tough battle to the top, but which one will win the fight? Well, let’s go ahead and find out…

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One M9 Stories March 22, 2015

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HTC revealed its 2015 smartphone flagship, the One M9, at Mobile World Congress earlier this month. The device was met with a seemingly ‘meh’ reaction at the time, with HTC fans complaining that the device was too similar to its predecessor and worrying about the use of the over-heating Snapdragon 810. This evening, reviews for the HTC One M9 have officially started popping up around the web and they give us a much more in-depth look at what the company has to offer as we head into 2015…

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One M9 Stories March 3, 2015

HTC gives users a chance to win a One M9 before it goes on sale later this month

HTC fans wanting to get their hands on the latest and greatest flagship phone from the handset maker will have a chance to do just that before the device even hits store shelves. The company has launched a new giveaway page on its website where you can enter to win the phone between now and March 24th.

9to5Google recently went hands-on with the new HTC One M9, which will come out later this month in four colors. It sports a similar design to the previous iteration, but includes several upgrades such as a 20 MP camera.

One M9 Stories March 1, 2015

HTC recently unveiled its M9 flagship and today we went hands-on with it at MWC 2015. This isn’t going to be the biggest visual change as far as next-gen devices go, but the HTC has definitely brought along some improvements when compared to its predecessor. Check out the above video to find out more about HTC’s M9 and how it differs from last year’s M8…

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Watch the HTC One M9 ‘Utopia in Progress’ event here (Livestream)

The HTC One M9 is set to be announced today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. We’re just moments away from the event kicking off, so tune in below for the latest straight from HTC…

One M9 Stories February 16, 2015

HTC One M9 name spotted on HTC’s website

HTC’s latest One flagship has been one of the worst kept secrets in the mobile world recently, and now the company itself has contributed to the rumor mill. Mobile blog TechTastic has noticed that there are several references to the One M9 in HTC’s own website HTML code. The references seemingly confirm the existence of the device and the name under which it will be sold and marketed.

One M9 Stories January 19, 2015

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Bloomberg on Monday reported that Taiwanese handset maker HTC will unveil its flagship One M9 smartphone and first smartwatch in March. HTC is widely expected to announce the new products at Mobile World Congress as part of its press event scheduled for March 1st. expand full story

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