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HTC delays One A9 pre-orders in the U.S.

by Killian Bell | November 8, 2015November 8, 2015 10:00 am PST

HTC has confirmed that One A9 adopters in the U.S. will have to wait longer than originally promised for their pre-orders to arrive. The Taiwanese firm has also postponed support for Verizon, but insists it is working with the carrier to deliver the device “as soon as possible.”

The new handset, which could well be the closest we’ll ever get to an iPhone powered by Android, was scheduled to start shipping last week, but will now start moving on Tuesday, November 10, HTC says.

The gray and silver One A9 variants on AT&T and T-Mobile will be will be first out of the gate, while Sprint orders will follow in late November. The gold model on AT&T and T-Mobile will also ship in late November, while Sprint customers will have to wait until mid-December for this color option.

Those who ordered a red handset will have to wait the longest; AT&T and T-Mobile pre-orders will ship in early December, while those on Sprint will ship in mid-December.

If you’re hoping to get your One A9 on Verizon, it looks like you’ll be waiting until next year now. The Verizon variant was originally supposed to arrive in November, and was then pushed back to December. Now HTC says it “won’t be available in December,” either.

There is no scheduled release date for the Verizon model now, but HTC insists it is “working with Verizon to make it available as soon as possible.”


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...