HTC One M9 64GB to be sold from April 1 ex­clu­sively in ROC

The China Post - - TAIWAN BUSINESS -

HTC Corp. Tai­wan’s largest mo­bile provider, an­nounced it will sell the HTC One M9 at a start­ing price of NT$23,900 (US$765), HTC said in a news re­lease.

The 32GB and 64GB mod­els were sched­uled to be re­leased in Tai­wan on March 16, but the first batch of ship­ments were de­layed due to last-minute soft­ware fixes. The 32GB model even­tu­ally hit lo­cal stores March 21.

Tech­nol­ogy and gad­get web­sites have gen­er­ally praised HTC’s newly un­veiled One M9 smart­phone, the third it­er­a­tion of the com­pany’s metal-clad One M7 that gar­nered rave re­views when it was launched in 2013.

But many of the One M9 re­views have also ex­pressed mis­giv­ings over the per­for­mance of its 20-megapixel main cam­era, which was made by Toshiba Corp. at a time when the ma­jor­ity of the world’s mo­bile cam­eras are be­ing sup­plied by Sony Corp. de­sign cat­e­gory, which hon­ors ground­break­ing de­sign and rep­re­sents the top Red Dot prize.

China Air­lines was hon­ored for the de­sign of its busi­ness class cabin and seat, the first time an air­line’s busi­ness class cabin had earned the top Red Dot award.

Its Sky Lounge de­sign also won a Red Dot award. China Air­lines Chair­man Sun Huang-hsiang ( ) will at­tend the awards cer­e­mony in Essen, Ger­many in June, the spokesman said. Now in their 60th year, the Red Dot De­sign Awards are one of the world’s largest and most dis­tin­guished de­sign com­pe­ti­tions.

About 15,000 par­tic­i­pa­tions from more than 70 na­tions sub­mit their en­tries for the in­ter­na­tion­ally sought-af­ter Red Dot ev­ery year. tive Dendy Kur­ni­awan.

With the ex­pan­sion of flight ser­vices, Kur­ni­awan said, the air­line hopes to bring Tai­wanese con­sumers more di­verse and flex­i­ble travel op­tions to Bali.

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