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HTC's MWC 2014 conference

A live blog of HTC's press conference.

  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:22:43 PM
    HTC's signature front facing speakers will make video and sound very immersive, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:22:51 PM
    You'll get the latest HTC experience with BlinkFeed, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:23:03 PM
    Everything will be powered by a Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon processor.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:23:24 PM
    It comes in multiple colors: black, green, white, and red.
  • Lynn La 2/24/2014 3:23:47 PM
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:23:56 PM
    The Desire 816 will be available starting March in China, then rolled out to the rest of the region in April.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:24:04 PM
    And that's it.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:24:11 PM
    For the Desire 816 at least.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:24:12 PM
  • Lynn La 2/24/2014 3:24:30 PM
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:24:33 PM
    Cher Wang back on stage. "We're excited to break new ground in the mid-tier segment," Wang says.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:24:58 PM
    We went back to our roots and asked what other brilliant things we could do now, she says.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:25:16 PM
    We've worked with scientists in Bergen, Calif., to develop a system that can utilize the power of HTC in an entirely new phone.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:25:50 PM
    HTC announces "the power to give."
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:26:02 PM
    It's a social campaign, allowing you to change the world, she says.
  • Lynn La 2/24/2014 3:26:09 PM
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:26:23 PM
    It's HTC's shared processing platform. It doesn't mark a new era for smartphones, but for a smart world, she says.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:26:49 PM
    On stage is Professor Gianni de Fabritiis, computational chemist.
  • Lynn La 2/24/2014 3:27:10 PM

    Dr. Gianni De Fabritis takes the stage

  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:27:16 PM
    HTC's campaign lets your phone's processor crunch data for a common goal while you are sleeping.
  • Lynn La 2/24/2014 3:27:40 PM
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:28:04 PM
    Smartphone owners can now donate their phone processing power to a shared goal.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:28:12 PM
    I don't think this will get anyone to buy their phones.
  • Roger Cheng 2/24/2014 3:28:27 PM
    You have to download HTC's Power to Give app for this to work, so it's not an opt-out situation. Totally voluntary.
  • Lynn La 2/24/2014 3:30:14 PM
  • Lynn La 2/24/2014 3:30:18 PM
  • Lynn La 2/24/2014 3:31:09 PM
  • Lynn La 2/24/2014 3:32:26 PM

    Video clip: Unappatizing atom shaking visual.

  • Lynn La 2/24/2014 3:34:43 PM
  • Lynn La 2/24/2014 3:35:06 PM
  • Nick Hide 2/24/2014 3:38:40 PM
    Sorry, we're having some connectivity problems. Bear with us.
  • Nick Hide 2/24/2014 3:44:34 PM
    Ok, we had a technical problem there. The conference has finished - you didn't miss any more major announcements. We'll sum up the end as soon as Roger gets connectivity back and we'll follow up with hands-ons very soon.
  • Nick Hide 2/24/2014 3:45:21 PM
  • Gungrave 2/24/2014 3:52:39 PM
    Well that as a bit of a let down. Do they intend to have separate conference to introduce the new One? If so I really hope they do a better job with ad this time around.
  • Peter 2/24/2014 3:53:19 PM
    @RogerCheng What a waste. Flagship or nothing! This. Is. Sparta! I mean, this is Mobile World man
  • Jan Van humbeek 2/24/2014 3:53:23 PM
    So basically, it's their take on the iPhone 5c?
  • Nick Hide 2/24/2014 3:54:03 PM
    @Gungrave: Yes, there's another event on 25 March. That'll be the sequel to the One.
  • Nick Hide 2/24/2014 3:55:21 PM
    Thanks very much for all your comments folks. Aloysius' hands-on first take of the HTC Desire 816 is going up very soon.
  • Nick Hide 2/24/2014 4:07:19 PM
    HTC's got another phone at the show they didn't announce on stage - the Desire 610.
  • Jason Jenkins 2/24/2014 4:09:26 PM
    Note: HTC has not made a live stream of this event available.
  • Nick Hide 2/24/2014 4:10:48 PM
    Okay, we're all done! Enjoy our first takes, slideshows and videos and tell us what you think in the comments. Thanks everyone!
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