The HTC One M9 was unveiled at this year's MWC event back in March of this year and follows on from the highly popular HTC One and One M8 devices. Although, this was a highly touted and speculated upon device prior to its unveiling, once unveiled, a number of consumers seemed to fall out of favor with the device. This is, in spite of the One M9 coming with some decent specs encased within some decent hardware.
In terms of those specs, the One M9 comes equipped with a 5-inch display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Inside, The HTC One M9 comes touting 3GB RAM and powered by the now infamous 64-bit Qualcomm octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor. Which is coupled with an an Adreno 430 GPU for graphics processing. Camera-wise, the One M9 comes loaded with a 20-megapixel rear positioned camera, which is coupled with a 4-megapixel UltraPixel front facing camera. Additional features on offer include 32GB internal storage, expandable microSD card (up to 128GB), Cat.9 4G LTE support and Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 7 UI on top. So all in all, quite a good device, in spite of its criticisms.
For those who had been holding out on buying, the upside to the One M9 criticisms, is that there always seems to be an offer available. Sprint was reported to have recently lowered their on-contract price down to $99. Well, if you are a Verizon customer, then it now seems that it is time for a sweetener for you. Verizon and HTC have today announced that anyone who purchases a HTC One M9, on Verizon, will receive a $100 Google Play gift card. To take advantage of this deal, a One M9 needs to be purchased between today and August 31st. After purchasing, activation and registering, an activation code for the credit will be sent by email. Users then have until September 30th to add the credit to their Google Wallet, which will then be good to spend for a further year. As per usual with this sort of thing, this is a U.S. only deal. Those interested can find out more by hitting the source link below.