Smartphone maker HTC Corp (宏達電) has delayed sales of its flagship One M9 device in Taiwan, which were scheduled to begin yesterday, apparently due to a software upgrade.
HTC confirmed the delay in an e-mail to reporters, saying that it is working on providing “the latest version of software” for the One M9, and will make the phone available in Taiwan “as soon as possible.”
The company did not give a new date, but some would-be buyers of the new model mentioned a time frame of a few days to two weeks.
Some customers who pre-ordered the smartphone on Sunday afternoon on 3C’s social network Web site Mobile01 said that they had received text messages from HTC stores saying shipments of the 32GB One M9 would be postponed until Friday, while those ordering the 64GB model were told shipments would be delayed until the end of this month.
No further information was given in the text messages.
One Mobile01 user said the delay was due to “software issues” that could lead to boot failure, although the user did not cite any sources for the information.
Taoyuan-based HTC said on Thursday that its One M9 would go on sale domestically yesterday, making Taiwan the first in the world to sell the newest version of its flagship model.
The One M9 will be initially available in three colors — silver and rose gold, gunmetal gray and gold — with prices ranging from NT$21,900 for a 32GB model to NT$23,900 for a 64GB model.
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