We were really disappointed with HTC’s new One A9, a device that does not live up to the flagship billing that the company is putting on it. We already knew at launch that T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint would be carrying the handset when it lands in November, and now Verizon has thrown its weight behind the device as well.
In the interest of full disclosure, I think the One A9 is a misstep from HTC, and there a much better alternatives on the market. That said, HTC getting the backing of the four major carriers in the United States, the biggest Verizon included, is a big coup for the company.
Will it help sales? Who knows, but it will certainly make the One A9 more visible for consumers when they are shopping for a new smartphone. Big Red says its version of the HTC One A9 will be arriving in December, and will likely cost an eye watering $500.