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HTC One M8 launch in NYC

HTC will launch its newest flagship phone during an event in Manhattan.

  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:00:18 PM
    And here we go. HTC CEO Peter Chou takes the stage.
  • Dudexk 3/25/2014 3:00:31 PM
    I'm debating between HTC One M8 and OnePlus One, let's see what we are shown today...
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:00:38 PM
    Casual is the look of the day. He's sporting jeans and a button up shirt.
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:00:58 PM
    Very nice! Peter Chou is like five feet away from us! Very cool.
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:00:58 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:01:08 PM
    Chou: I have been working at HTC for the last 17 years, pursuing perfection. Today we have something very exciting to show you.
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:01:29 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:01:36 PM
    Chou: Last year we launched our flagship HTC One smartphone. This phone gives you true breakthroughs in design,in audio, in camera, and in how you stay connected with what you love.
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:01:37 PM
    Getting a recap of the glories of the HTC One from last year.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:01:46 PM
    Chou: The HTC One was the best selling phone in HTC's history.
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:01:53 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:02:12 PM
    Chou: This happened even as two of our biggest competitors are dominating the market. At HTC we focus on creating great phones that speak for theselves and make your life better.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:02:30 PM
    (of course Chou hopes the phones speak for themselves. They don't have nearly the marketing heft of Samsung or Apple)
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:02:31 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:02:40 PM
    Chou still talking up the HTC One (from last year)
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:02:46 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:02:59 PM
    Chou: Just last month at Mobile World Congress, the HTC One was named the best smartphone by the GSMA.
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:03:00 PM
    That may be true but apparently the HTC One didn't sell well enough.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:03:07 PM
    Kind of delayed clapping for that comment.
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:03:14 PM
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:03:36 PM
    I really hope the HTC One doesn't become akin to the Betamax of Android smartphones. That would make me very sad :(
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:03:37 PM
    Chou: In the same week, it received the gold design award for its design. Just last week, Engadget readers named the HTC One its best smartphone. What can be better for this?
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:03:42 PM
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:04:02 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:04:15 PM
    Chou: We are especially proud of this b/c HTC has always strived to stand out in design. Our intention is to create a design that is iconic and premium. That is seamless inside and out. And design the people will love and appreciate. Today we have a new phone to show you.
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:04:34 PM
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:04:35 PM
    It's true, the HTC One is still one of the most striking phones I've ever held.
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:04:56 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:05:01 PM
    Chou: HTC One has really inspired us. ... At HTC our philosphy is that design must be authentic. so we use authentic materials. We don't do gimmicks (that's a jab at Samsung)
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:05:12 PM
    Chou: we want to give you an experieince that's pure
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:05:23 PM
    Chou: We took the best smartphone in the world, the HTC One M7 and made it even batter
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:05:25 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:05:32 PM
    Now a video is up
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:05:42 PM
    Yes Mr. Chou, I agree. Metal is king and plastic, well not so much.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:05:47 PM
    Also as a side note, there's loud NYC traffic or construction noise or something going on outside.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:06:12 PM
    This video is showing different components of the phone. Like the camera lens, etc. Kind of a cool video.
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:06:26 PM
    OK, seeing exploded camera parts and a phone assembling itself.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:06:29 PM
    I love seeing deconstructed electronics, and this video does it really well.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:06:48 PM
    HTC One M8. it's official
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:06:52 PM
    Boom! All metal design! The HTC One M8 is real!!!
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:06:54 PM
    Sorry (M8)
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:07:06 PM
    Chou: I love this phone. I am proud to introduce the HTC One M8.
  • Josh Miller 3/25/2014 3:07:19 PM
  • Brian Bennett 3/25/2014 3:07:32 PM
    It looks very thin...with more rounded edges than the old One.
  • Shara Tibken 3/25/2014 3:07:34 PM
    Chou: The HTC One M8 takes the best smartphone in the world and makes it better in every way.
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