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HTC Event

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  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:00:22 PM
    Hi everyone
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:00:46 PM
    Welcome to CNET's live coverage of today's HTC press conference, here in New York City.
  • harrygooz33 8/19/2014 2:00:50 PM
    Hoping for a new Nexus tablet to be announced :D Nexus 8/9
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:01:15 PM
    We're expecting the event to start in about 15 minutes, but sometimes these things run a bit late.
  • nhnas38 8/19/2014 2:01:18 PM
    Are we going to see a smart watch?
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:01:54 PM
    Rumors are swirling as to what we'll expect today.
  • remar 8/19/2014 2:02:03 PM
    Yep Nexus 8-9 would be my wish. By the way, hanks for the live coverage.
  • Anthony 8/19/2014 2:02:05 PM
    It's the HTC One for Windows, there's been way to many leaks for it not to be.
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:02:34 PM
    As commenter Anthony points out, the smart money is on a Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:02:53 PM
    There have been credible leaks in recent weeks:
  • nokialumia625user 8/19/2014 2:03:01 PM
    Is there a stream we can watch? I'd like one. Unfortunately I can't find any.
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:03:19 PM
    Sorry, no video stream for this event. But we will have photos from our ace photographer, Sarah Tew.
  • n1234d 8/19/2014 2:03:23 PM
    Hope for a tablet and a smartwatch too
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:04:06 PM
    While the Windows-ized One M8 is favored, HTC is said to be working on a smartwatch too, as well as a new Nexus tablet.
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:04:26 PM
    Whether we'll see one or more of these products today is anyone's guess.
  • Rohit Singh 8/19/2014 2:04:31 PM
    i want htc to announce htc prime which also has been leaked in recent times
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:05:34 PM
    Interestingly, HTC did unveil another phone overnight.
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:06:25 PM
    The HTC Butterfly 2 will be available in some markets outside of North America:
  • kirko 8/19/2014 2:06:31 PM
    I'm hoping for the HTC smartwartch or the nexus tablet. Not too interested in the Windows phone
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:06:52 PM
    Perhaps we'll see more info about that phone today, too.
  • Rob Mintzes 8/19/2014 2:07:02 PM
    Very interesting that HTC would make a phone model for 2 operating systems. Not that I'm complaining (I'd like to get a Windows Phone when I'm due to upgrade), but what do you think the rationale might be?
  • Davy Van den Bulcke 8/19/2014 2:07:21 PM
    Smartwatch for my M8 would be great and maybe the option to switch between Android and Windows Mobile would be great.
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:08:37 PM
    I have a feeling you wouldn't be able to switch OS's on the fly, but I'm sure that will be the ROM modders'
    first priority. :-)
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:08:59 PM
    And we're in! The CNET crew is here at the venue in Manhattan. CNET Reviews editor Dan Graziano is next to me. And CNET photographer Sarah Tew is ready to snap some photos. We are just waiting for things to get started.
  • Anthony 8/19/2014 2:09:15 PM
    Rob: Microsoft opened up the software to third parties for fraction of the cost to free, they need more phones as it has gotten stale and limited with only Nokia, this could be part of a hardware push and it's cheap for HTC to do because they have the hardware in place.
  • Derilyct 8/19/2014 2:09:24 PM
    I was planning to upgrade today to WP planning to get a Nokia Icon. But if I can get a better camera and the rumors are true I am interested in the M8.
  • Ray 8/19/2014 2:09:48 PM
    HTC's Jeff Gordon sent out a tweet that they will be releasing a smartphone today. More than likely it's the W8 and they wouldn't release a Nexus tablet. That's Googles job.
  • nokialumia625user 8/19/2014 2:09:52 PM
    I'd like to see a HTC smart watch. Would be quite a disappointment if there's no word on it today.
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:10:06 PM
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:10:36 PM
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:11:02 PM

    Dan Graziano and Maggie Reardon, ready for action...

  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:11:09 PM
    We're in a pretty swanky, but intimate event space here. Roughly 40 or so chairs for attendees. Seats are starting to fill but it's by no means crowded yet. Not sure if that's a function of it being August in New York City or the fact that HTC may be announcing more of a niche product today.
  • Ray 8/19/2014 2:11:41 PM
    Done, W8 or Windows M8 (same thing), no smartwatch today, September is the month of the smartwatch with the Moto 360, possible round faced Samsung smartwatch and the iWatch.
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:12:15 PM
    Don't expect any sort of Nexus or Google product here. This event is all about Microsoft.
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:12:25 PM
    As Ray points out -- Motorola has scheduled a press event in Chicago on Sept 4, which is widely thought to be the coming-out party for the Moto 360.
  • Sergio 8/19/2014 2:12:38 PM
    That screen shows a windows logo .... It will be. M8 for windows, I was hoping for nexus
  • Rohit Singh 8/19/2014 2:13:02 PM
    im waiting for IFA in september.There will be great gadgets by htc
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:13:11 PM

    Looks like the VIPs have been having breakfast upstairs.

  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:13:15 PM
    There's some Microsoft and Verizon signage around the room, so no doubt that the rumors about this device being a Windows Phone handset and being available on Verizon Wireless are true.
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:13:42 PM
    We're going to have LOTS of IFA coverage in a couple of weeks, including live coverage of the Samsung Unpacked press conference on Sept 3.
  • KarimKassab 8/19/2014 2:13:51 PM
    Can anyone tell me all the events in august and september because there's a lot and I'm pretty lost
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:14:14 PM
    As I mentioned, there are a LOT of events coming up:
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:14:32 PM
    >> Barnes & Noble (tomorrow)
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:15:05 PM
    >> IFA [week of Sept 1]
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:15:11 PM
    This will be the first Microsoft Windows Phone that HTC has introduced since 2012. If the rumors pan out and it's really the same hardware as the flagship M8 it could be one of the more interesting Windows Phones to be introduced.
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