HTC’s One A9 is now available from AT&T


The newest HTC flagship, the One A9, separates itself from any of the company’s previous handsets by having a somewhat low off-contract price with respectable specifications. Consumers interested in the One A9 can buy it directly through HTC for the limited time price of $399 that will soon increase. But HTC hasn’t forgot about working with carriers to enable subsidizes and maximize exposure. Customers with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon will all have the chance to purchase the One A9. Today, AT&T becomes the first carrier to make the One A9 available.

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HTC One M8 GPE Marshmallow rollout delayed


HTC has made commitments in the past to quickly update their devices and the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been no different with the company releasing a planned schedule that included devices in this quarter like the HTC One M9 and HTC One M8. One of the devices on that list, the HTC One M8 Google Play Edition, has suffered a delay after it was thought HTC might get the update out before the end of October. Read more

HTC financial struggles continue in third quarter


HTC held their quarterly conference call to discuss financial results for the third quarter of 2015. There were no surprises regarding the results as HTC continues to struggle financially with many wondering how long the company can continue to stay in business. For the third quarter, the smartphone manufacturer generated NT$21.4B ($660M USD) in revenues, which is almost half of what they did for the same quarter in 2014. The results are consistent with a downward slide for the company. Read more

HTC One A9 versus Google Nexus 5X


Both the HTC One A9 and Google’s Nexus 5X, made by LG, feature high-end specifications in a compact size at a price that’s relatively affordable. The Nexus 5X stirred up lots of hype this year given how great the original Nexus 5 was. The One A9 brings a new taste of design and looks to put the company back on track after a devastating year.

Let’s see how the two devices stack up.

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Want the HTC One A9 from Verizon? It’s coming in December


The HTC One A9 can be bought directly from HTC for $399, a price that will soon increase. Among the Big Four U.S. carriers, Verizon is the only one without a dedicated variant; however, the handset will work on the carrier’s network and likely its 4G LTE network alone. Still, as of right now, you cannot buy the One A9 from Verizon. The wait to get the new HTC flagship from Verizon will a bit longer.

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HTC One A9 review: This is not Android’s iPhone


Forget about waiting around until February or March 2016 to see what the next flagship from HTC brings. The One A9 is here and it wants to be everything in a slim, compact piece of aluminum. Actually, if you ask HTC what the One A9 is meant to be, the company will tell you that this is the pinnacle of brilliance. That last word is defined by HTC as bringing personal control, function, and innovation into a single product, one that goes against the grain of popularity. Oddly though, the One A9 seems like a familiar device. Once again is HTC implementing an all-metal unibody design, its HTC Sense overlay, a seamless photo experience, and high-end audio. The original One M7 donned an incredible aluminum frame; the One (M8) packed serious stereo speakers; the One M9 refined the entire package. All pieces for HTC to draw upon. So it all comes down to execution for the One A9.

This is what’s supposed to lift HTC out of the dark and place it in the spotlight.

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