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HTC Event

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  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:15:24 PM
    >> Samsung Unpacked [Galaxy Note 4 and other devices rumored] on Sept 3
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:15:52 PM
    Oddly enough, there is an Xbox One directly in front of us.
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:15:52 PM
    >> A Microsoft presser at IFA on Sept 4, plus the Chicago Moto event mentioned earlier
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:16:11 PM

    Front row-mates to my left: Dan Graziano, our how-to guru, and Maggie Reardon, newswoman extraordinairre.

  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:16:11 PM
    >> And, of course, the rumored iPhone 6 unveiling on Sept. 9
  • MSFT_guru 8/19/2014 2:16:26 PM
    The HTC One M8 doesn't have a camera that even comes close to the Lumia Icon; therefore I don't see much of a reason to favor this over the Icon. Unless you like the dot view case and IR to control your tv.
  • Nasir 8/19/2014 2:16:43 PM
    Sept 3rd: Samsung unpacked event (Note 4)
    Sept 4th: Motorola event in Chicago. (Moto X+1, G, &360)
    Sept 9th: Apple iPhone release.
  • Rohit Singh 8/19/2014 2:16:54 PM
    my question is who will be introducing the phone today...will it be peter chou?
  • nokialumia625user 8/19/2014 2:17:01 PM
    An exciting few weeks for technology!
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:17:21 PM
    We could use an exciting few weeks -- this summer has been quite boring, from a tech perspective.
  • TD 8/19/2014 2:17:30 PM
    When will the Win 8 be avail @ Verizion?
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:18:55 PM
    Windows Phone market share is tiny compared to Apple's iOS and Google's Android. And unfortunately for Microsoft it's been slipping. According to recent data from IDC, WP shipments have been falling. And for Q2 market share dropped from 3.4 percent to 2.5 percent year-over-year.
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:19:13 PM

    There's always at least one.

  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:19:37 PM
    The music has died down. We could be getting ready to start.
  • nokialumia625user 8/19/2014 2:19:57 PM
    If this W8 is Verizon-only, I would be quite disappointed. Want this phone for my next contact, but I'm not in the States.
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:20:08 PM
    But maybe a flagship phone from HTC will help revive things. There's no doubt that Apple and Samsung dominate the smartphone market, but HTC One M8 has been popular.
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:20:44 PM
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  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:21:44 PM
    Things are getting started here as we get our first Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC America, and he is joined by two execs. One from Verizon and one from Microsoft.
  • rom 8/19/2014 2:21:50 PM
    Verizon Wireless shows off HTC One M8 for Windows in new video -
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:22:15 PM
    [OK, folks -- I'm gonna stop putting reader comments through now that the event has started.]
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:22:34 PM
    Mackenzie is giving us an introduction of the HTC One M8. And he is now rolling a video that is showing off the aluminum flagship device introduced earlier this year.
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:22:42 PM
    I agree with Jason Mackenzie, the HTC One M8 is the best Android smartphone from a design aspect
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:23:13 PM
    And as we had hoped it looks like the announcement today is the stylish M8 with Windows Phone OS.
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:23:32 PM
    The HTC One M8 for Windows is the official name.
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:24:05 PM
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:24:07 PM
    Mackenzie: "HTC One M8 for Windows, it's the first time a smartphone manufacturer has launched an iconic device in multiple Operating system without making any compromises."
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:24:07 PM
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:24:20 PM
    It continues HTC's trend of long product names - remember the HTC EVO 4G LTE?
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:24:55 PM
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  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:25:36 PM
    Dual camera, video highlights, and the speakers, it's all the same hardware but has WP. Mackenzie says the company has combined the best Android phone with Windows Phone.
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:25:45 PM
    Verizon's network has lagged in the Windows Phone department.
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:25:57 PM
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:26:34 PM
    The HTC One M8 for Windows will run Windows Phone 8.1, which includes the Cortana voice assistant.
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:26:46 PM
    Darren Laybourn from Microsoft says that the company redesigned the software so that it was worthy of the best hardware out there.
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:27:25 PM

    Joking around with Cortana, asking her what she's wearing...

  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:27:39 PM
    Laybourn is demonstrating the Contano voice assistant. A little back and forth banter between Laybourn and his device.
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:27:49 PM
    The Windows model is also compatible with that cool Dot View case we saw with the original M8.
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:28:24 PM
    "What we've been able to do is take best of Windows phone and best of HTC hardware, but [it] wouldn't matter without a great network," Laybourn said.
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:28:59 PM
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