Typically, metal bodies and antennas don't mix. But HTC found a workaround.
Brian Bennett2/19/2013 3:44:52 PM
OK you've seen it here folks. Phones have officially become jewelry...just like William Gibson predicted.
sarahtew2/19/2013 3:45:20 PM
Roger Cheng2/19/2013 3:45:26 PM
The phone's design looks clean and sleek...it's a shame that the carriers will plaster their logos on it.
Roger Cheng2/19/2013 3:45:36 PM
Mike Woodward, HTC's Americas President, on stage now.
Roger Cheng2/19/2013 3:45:45 PM
Woodward: This is the best phone ever made.
Roger Cheng2/19/2013 3:45:58 PM
(I'm sure other handset vendors would disagree)
Roger Cheng2/19/2013 3:46:05 PM
This is HTC's largest rollout ever, he says.
Roger Cheng2/19/2013 3:46:15 PM
The new HTC One will begin shipping in late March.
sarahtew2/19/2013 3:46:24 PM
sarahtew2/19/2013 3:46:25 PM
Brian Bennett2/19/2013 3:46:38 PM
@Roger Yes, especially Samsung
Roger Cheng2/19/2013 3:46:46 PM
In the U.S., AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Best Buy will sell it.
Roger Cheng2/19/2013 3:46:53 PM
It will come in black or silver (white).
sarahtew2/19/2013 3:46:56 PM
Luke Westaway2/19/2013 3:46:59 PM
HTC made metal mobiles a big deal (who remembers the HTC Legend?). I wasn't thrilled with last year's plastic efforts, but the company knows its way around a forge. Here's hoping that metal casing doesn't scratch...
Roger Cheng2/19/2013 3:47:05 PM
HTC customers can turn in their current phone for $100 toward the One.
Brian Bennett2/19/2013 3:47:38 PM
OK, so no Verizon for the HTC One...they must be getting a special phone for themselves!
Roger Cheng2/19/2013 3:47:42 PM
Woodward says it's your turn to experience the best phone ever made. He walks off to music.
Brian Bennett2/19/2013 3:47:51 PM
OK, more hands-on time. Let's go!
Roger Cheng2/19/2013 3:48:05 PM
The curtains are opening and folks are heading over to check out the phone.
Brian Bennett2/19/2013 3:48:06 PM
Thanks everyone for watching!
Roger Cheng2/19/2013 3:48:45 PM
And that's a wrap. Thanks all for tuning in to the live blog.
Roger Cheng2/19/2013 3:49:00 PM
We'll have more details , pics, and other impressions shortly.