HTC and Verizon event

HTC and Verizon are expected to unveil their latest smartphone.

  • Kent German 11/13/2012 3:41:37 PM
    Hi, everyone! Welcome to CNET's live blog of the Verizon/HTC event.
  • Kent German 11/13/2012 3:42:37 PM
    I'll be hosting you until CNET's team on the ground gets inside and sets up.
  • Kent German 11/13/2012 3:43:30 PM
    Roger Cheng and Brian Bennett will be bringing you the live coverage with Sarah Tew snapping photos.
  • Kent German 11/13/2012 3:44:54 PM
    The event officially starts at 1pm ET/10am PT.
  • Kent German 11/13/2012 3:47:52 PM
    We have one guess as to what we'll see today. It could the Droid DNA. Brian tells us that it could have a 5-inch screen and Android Jelly Bean.
  • john 11/13/2012 3:48:02 PM
    when do we get a visual?
  • Kent German 11/13/2012 3:48:34 PM
    John: Our team is just walking into the event now. As soon as they're set up we'll see photos.
  • Roger Cheng 11/13/2012 3:48:43 PM
    Morning! It's Roger Cheng, executive editor for CNET News here. We're on site and ready to go.
  • sarahtew 11/13/2012 3:49:07 PM
  • Roger Cheng 11/13/2012 3:49:11 PM
    Just a slight correction: The event starts at 11 am ET/8 am PT
  • Roger Cheng 11/13/2012 3:49:20 PM
    In other words, it starts up in about 10 minutes.
  • Kent German 11/13/2012 3:49:25 PM
    Welcome to Roger. He'll be bringing you the live news with Brian.
  • awaters1127 11/13/2012 3:49:35 PM
    please let us know the full retail price of the droid dna, it's my birthday present.
  • Roger Cheng 11/13/2012 3:49:45 PM
    Along with me are Brian Bennett, CNET's senior editor for mobile reviews, and Sarah Tew, ace photographer.
  • Kent German 11/13/2012 3:49:59 PM
    Don't worry, awaters1127. We'll bring you the full details.
  • sarahtew 11/13/2012 3:50:28 PM
  • Roger Cheng 11/13/2012 3:50:33 PM
    As Kent mentioned, I'm expecting the Droid DNA to make an appearance, likely with a larger display similar to the Galaxy Note.
  • Brian Bennett 11/13/2012 3:50:33 PM
    Yep, I'm in the house!
  • Roger Cheng 11/13/2012 3:51:03 PM
    HTC, like nearly every other handset manufacturer not named Apple or Samsung, has hit a rough patch recently, and really wants to end the year on a high note.
  • Kent German 11/13/2012 3:51:10 PM
    Unfortunately, there's no live stream of the event, but we'll bring you all the words and pictures you need.
  • James 11/13/2012 3:51:22 PM
    You guys have THE GREATEST job ever
  • sarahtew 11/13/2012 3:51:57 PM
  • Roger Cheng 11/13/2012 3:52:16 PM
    HTC and Verizon are likely hoping this isn't a repeat of last year's two smartphone flops, the Rhythm and Rezound. Both came out last holiday season and were largely ignored.
  • Roger Cheng 11/13/2012 3:52:40 PM
    @James Thanks. I'm pretty grateful to be writing about stuff I can geek out on.
  • Sunny 11/13/2012 3:52:40 PM
    Looking forward for the release of Droid DNA
  • sarahtew 11/13/2012 3:52:48 PM

    Not much to see here yet... stage and a screen.

  • Manthan Kothari 11/13/2012 3:52:55 PM
    Let's hope HTC and Verizon are able to deliver today considering all the hype and anticipation leading up to today's event.
  • kzsheikh 11/13/2012 3:53:44 PM
    any mention of DNA working on ATT as well??
  • Roger Cheng 11/13/2012 3:53:49 PM
    I'm not sure yet on pricing, but I'd be disappointed if this phone wasn't $199.99. It would give it a leg up against the similar Galaxy Note 2, which is $299.99.
  • Kent German 11/13/2012 3:54:17 PM
    Kzsheikh: Right now we'll only have Verizon news.
  • Roger Cheng 11/13/2012 3:54:26 PM
    @kzsheikh If you want an HTC phone on AT&T, you've got the One X+, which is a pretty cool phone. It launches on Nov. 16.
  • Brian Bennett 11/13/2012 3:54:42 PM
    Thought I just saw a big red Verizon eye looking at me from the stage screen.
  • Roger Cheng 11/13/2012 3:55:10 PM
    Yep, I saw it. Very Battlestar Galatica-ish.
  • sarahtew 11/13/2012 3:55:22 PM
  • OttawaAndrew 11/13/2012 3:56:27 PM
    @Rogers Do these press meetings drive coverage any more than had they just released a "media kit"?
  • Brian Bennett 11/13/2012 3:56:40 PM
    Hey I think they just turned on the smoke machine...
  • Roger Cheng 11/13/2012 3:57:18 PM
    @OttawaAndrew Definitely. It's an "event" so media are naturally drawn to it -- especially if there's little else going on. Plus the promise of executive access to get more of your questions answered is attractive. Ultimately, it means more news for you.
  • Salah Elmzouri 11/13/2012 3:57:40 PM
    @Roger Cheng Could you please keep us updatet wether the HTC Droid DNA is going to come out international? Have a nice show!
  • Brian Bennett 11/13/2012 3:57:45 PM
    Lots of sweeping colored lights and sinister Droid music...freaky! Cool though.
  • Kent German 11/13/2012 3:58:19 PM
    Sarah: The phone should be a Verizon exclusive for a while. But it may come to other carriers. We'll let you know when it does.
  • sarahtew 11/13/2012 3:58:32 PM
  • Brian Bennett 11/13/2012 3:59:07 PM
    OK, almost showtime folks!
  • OttawaAndrew 11/13/2012 3:59:21 PM
    @Roger Thanks for the coverage. Just wondering in light of the google event not happening. In honesty I wouldn't have known about this had you not been covering :)
  • Roger Cheng 11/13/2012 3:59:52 PM
    @OttawaAndrew No problem. The Google event cancellation was based on extraordinary factors. But it's largely back to business as usual in New York.
  • Ryan Noverly Joseph 11/13/2012 4:00:01 PM
    why there,s no video? I wanna see and hear what they are sayng
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