HTC is handing out a couple of presents this week in the form of software updates to the One A9 and One M9. Delivering on a promise made earlier in the month to send updates of 6.0.1 and 6.0 to each phone, respectively, before 2016, the new versions of Android should arrive within the next 24 hours. (more…)
Buy unlocked phones. Please. If you want software updates the quickest, this is your best bet. It’s also going to aid in shutting up Apple
tools fans in the future, but that’s not what this is about. This is about you getting updates to the newest versions of Android the fastest, so that you can experience new features and have the latest security patches. This is about you not bitching in comments across the web. This is about you not wondering 8 months from now, “What’s new in Marshmallow?” This is about you not having to deal with companies cutting off your phone’s software support in less than a year. This is probably about freedom, or something. Toss in a “‘Merica!” as well, because why not. (more…)
HTC’s VR headset, Vive, now has an official launch timeframe – April of 2016. First debuted back in early March, the Vive headset has made its way to select developers and tech shows across the country, mostly impressing anyone who tries it out. Now, HTC is confident they will be ready to deliver a consumer model of Vive by April. (more…)
In an attempt to rally the troops, HTC is calling on all tech fanatics via reddit to join the company’s new Preview Program, allowing a few lucky individuals to test out products before they see widespread release across the globe. The program will be used to collect feedback and usage data from actual consumers, hopefully leading to devices from HTC that people might want to spend their hard earned money on. (more…)
HTC is getting in on the deals action for next week, and has detailed its plans for Black Friday, the weekend, Cyber Monday, and beyond. Stated in a release from HTC, the company will be offering a trade-in program for the One A9, where you can score the device for as little as $0 down by trading in your old smartphone. Naturally, this all depends on what you end up trading in for the device.
If you trade in an iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, HTC will grant you a $499 rebate, which is the exact full retail price of the One A9. If you don’t have an iPhone, you can trade in a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge for a $200 rebate (ouch), and use that towards the cost of the One A9. For those who trade in a LG G3 or LG G4, you only receive $100 rebate to put towards a One A9. (more…)
Ending tonight, the Hot Deal from HTC today is a big time money-saving deal when you purchase goodies through its website. There are three tiers to the deal, saving you more money the more you purchase.
When you spend $200, you save 15%. If you spend $400, you save 20%. Lastly, when you spend $650, you save 30%. $650 just so happens to be the price of a brand new One M9, and 30% off of that would be $455. (more…)