Hello all, Roger Cheng, executive editor for CNET News, here with Brian Bennett and Sarah Tew with all the details for today's HTC event.
Hey everyone! We just got in!
Lots and lots of reporters and bloggers here.
Today's event is held at Cedar Dance studio on the west side of Manhattan. It's a smaller venue than normal, which means it's pretty packed.
Although curiously, there's a ton of space around me and Brian. I hope it's not us.
Tell me about it! We're packed in here like sardines :)
Looks like HTC will get a little bit of quiet carrier support. I've spotted folks from AT&T and Sprint here.
We're all seated in a semicircle around a big screen with colorful images sliding by.
At the front of the room is a large screen showing a grid of live updating tiles. It's almost like Windows Phone, but not quite.
So we're expecting HTC to show off its latest flagship smartphone. There's a lot riding on this phone, as the company has been in a slump, and needs a win to re-energize itself.
@Abraham: No signs yet, but I would bet on them being here. HTC and T-Mobile have traditionally been good partners.
The music is generic corporate dream-like fare...leading to a crescendo. What could it mean?!!!
The HTC news so far (from New York and London):
Actually it looks like the images sliding by depict some sort of incredible lifestyle...perhaps made possible by a new phone?
HTC will definitely need to shake things up. The company has been stagnant, and despite some cool phones, haven't been able to get out of its downward trajectory.
@BoloMKXXVIII: Be sure to follow me again tomorrow for the Sony live blog. Just trying to earn my keep around here.
Yeah they need something more than a mere flagship device...they need an uber flagship handset.
My definition of uber flagship: a flagship phone that crosses all carriers, and isn't just an exclusive at one carrier.
@Mecer: Yes, it's a bit cramped here.
So the event is supposed to kick off in a few minutes, but I'm willing to bet we'll be a little late.
Ok, this constantly looping dream soundtrack is getting old.
More and more folks are piling in. Wow!
So we're hearing that the London event (which is happening at the same time) is facing delays, which may affect our start time. Hang on to your hats.
Well, it was really cold outside so I'm glad to be here.
Okay, announcer says we should be starting shortly. Woo and hoo.
In London and we're only just making our way inside. Stay tuned, phone-fans.