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HTC Event

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  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:28:59 PM
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:29:59 PM
    Jeff Dietel from Verizon has taken the stage here and he touts Verizon's great network, including the latest RoutMetrics report that puts Verizon at the top of the heap.
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:30:03 PM
    NFL Mobile app is preloaded on the HTC One M8 for Windows.
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:30:44 PM
    The NFL app will be included in this device, giving customers live access to NFL games.
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:31:22 PM
    The M8 will be available for $99 on Verizon and available at noon online and tomorrow in retail outlets. Those who want to finance will spend $29 a month for the device.
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:32:02 PM
  • sarahtew 8/19/2014 2:32:04 PM
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:32:13 PM
    How will the HTC One M8 for Windows compete with Verizon's other Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia Icon?
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:32:34 PM
    Mackenzie is back. "Great for us to be here announcing a premium device." He also calls the $99 pricing a bonus.
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:33:08 PM
    The Icon has a 20-megapixel camera, compared to HTC's gimmicky "duo-camera" and "ultrapixel" technology.
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:33:35 PM
    Mackenzie invites journalists and bloggers to check out their devices and is giving away review units of the device including an Xbox-inspired case.
  • Marguerite Reardon 8/19/2014 2:34:36 PM
    Mackenzie is getting some questions but the handlers are trying to move him along. I have to run to interview him really quick and Dan G will take over from here.
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:35:01 PM
    HTC wouldn't clarify whether the HTC One M8 for Windows will be available overseas.
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:35:24 PM
    As of now, the device is a Verizon Wireless exclusive and only available in the United States.
  • Dan Graziano 8/19/2014 2:37:10 PM
    And that's a wrap. Thanks for joining us today. Be sure to check back for our hands-on impressions.
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:39:36 PM
    So, what do you guys think?
  • Derilyct 8/19/2014 2:39:49 PM
    I like the Icon but I feel like there is more in this phone. Too bad about the camera.
  • Dennis 8/19/2014 2:39:57 PM
    Would love to see a feature-by-feature comparison with Lumia Icon. Especialy the camera. I'm thinking the M* will win.
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:40:13 PM
    I think you'll get that feature by feature comparison from us later today, Dennis. :-)
  • Chan4k 8/19/2014 2:40:22 PM
    Nothing attractive....Consumers gonna get confusion between same phone has dual OS
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:41:17 PM
    Scott Stein got to see this phone under embargo last week -- here are his first impressions:
  • Dennis 8/19/2014 2:45:43 PM
    When doing the comparision please check out the audio quality on video recordings. The Lumia shines there.
  • GregMG 8/19/2014 2:45:48 PM
    I hope HTC doesn't KEEP this being a big red exclusive. IF they wanted this phone to succeed, they should try to get it in front of as many customers as possible. ESPECIALLY Sprint, who hasn't had a decent Windows Phone in YEARS! Carrier exclusivity sucks.
  • Peter 8/19/2014 2:45:52 PM
    So this kind of reminds me of the Samsung ATIV SE, which was almost an S4 for WP.
  • Dennis 8/19/2014 2:46:04 PM
    WIndows is the best phone OS. Too bad developers and consumers don't know that. WHen you compare phones, please check out the audio quality on video recordings. The Lumia shines there.
  • gbarr 8/19/2014 2:46:13 PM
    Will it have an IR blaster?
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:46:30 PM
    It's the same exact hardware as the Android model, so the IR blaster should still be there.
  • Pho3nix322 8/19/2014 2:46:33 PM
    I think it's kind of cool that you can choose the phone, and then the OS to go with it.
  • Derilyct 8/19/2014 2:46:37 PM
    Will the camera be the main pivotal point between the two? Do we really need 20 megapixel phones? Do we use our phones to take large format pictures for print? That's what I have my Nikon for. Of course I'd opt for 20 over 4 but this is a phone after all. I will be making a trip to the VW store tomorrow so I'm interested in everyone's thoughts.
  • Goldcougar 8/19/2014 2:48:20 PM
    Will be interesting to see how Verizon sales rep handles it. Customer comes in saying they want the M8...odds are I bet they are steered toward the Android one.
  • KarimKassab 8/19/2014 2:49:35 PM
    I think this phone will be pretty popular if it isn't a verizon exclusive
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:49:57 PM
    OK, folks, I'm gonna close this down soon. But --
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:50:39 PM
    We'll be back TOMORROW at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT liveblogging the unveiling of the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook from Barnes & Noble.
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:50:44 PM
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:51:13 PM
    Things will kick into high gear the first two weeks of September,
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:52:21 PM
    when we'll have coverage (several more liveblogs) of announcements from the IFA show in Berlin, Samsung, Microsoft, and Sony (among others), plus
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:53:00 PM
    new Motorola products (Moto 360, phones) and the iPhone 6 launch, which is strongly rumored to be happening on Sept 9 in San Francisco.
  • KarimKassab 8/19/2014 2:53:13 PM
    Okay thank you for this coverage!
  • John Falcone 8/19/2014 2:53:26 PM
    Thanks for joining us.
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