The HTC One M9 was only announced a couple of days ago at MWC, so it’s pretty normal not to have pricing details available. But seeing as HTC are currently running a SweepStakes Promotion where you can win one of five One M9 handsets, a monetary value for the prize has to be included in the terms and conditions of the contest, as seen after the break.
FIVE (5) PRIZES: One (1) HTC One (M9) phone. Actual appearance of phone may differ from device depicted. The actual value of Grand Prize is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $599. Odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.
Granted, the $599 price tag is in no way official, but it serves as a good ballpark figure for the handset. I would be very surprised if the HTC One M9 ended up being more expensive. If you still haven’t entered the SweepStakes promotion to win a HTC One M9, you can enter right here.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen potential price tags leak out in the terms and conditions of giveaway contests, as seen here with the Galaxy S6 being given a $699 monetary value in a T-Mobile competition. Time will tell as to whether the figures given are accurate or not.