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HTC's next big launch (live blog)

HTC is set to launch its next flagship product.

  • Roger Cheng 2/19/2013 3:31:13 PM
    HTC has designed a new music player than can launch a visualizer that pulls lyrics and displays them in time with the music.
  • sarahtew 2/19/2013 3:31:29 PM
  • Brian Bennett 2/19/2013 3:31:42 PM
    Oh boy, BoomSound is going to make my subway commute a lot more painful.
  • Roger Cheng 2/19/2013 3:31:52 PM
    If you don't want to bother with our live blog, check out the package of stories above for a comprehensive look at the One.
  • John Falcone 2/19/2013 3:32:15 PM
    Brian got some hands-on time with the One earlier, behind closed doors: HTC One wows with stunning design, premium parts (hands-on)
  • sarahtew 2/19/2013 3:32:31 PM
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  • Luke Westaway 2/19/2013 3:32:35 PM

    Peter Chou in London, talking about the HTC One

  • Brian Bennett 2/19/2013 3:32:40 PM
    I dig this high quality recording though...reporters are going to love that.
  • Roger Cheng 2/19/2013 3:32:52 PM
    Noise-cancellation isn't enough anymore, he says. The One can dynamically adjust the speakers, volume, and amplifiers for better call quality.
  • sarahtew 2/19/2013 3:32:52 PM
  • Roger Cheng 2/19/2013 3:33:20 PM
    HTC One integrates infrared on to the phone, which allows it to act like a remote control.
  • sarahtew 2/19/2013 3:33:21 PM
  • Brian Bennett 2/19/2013 3:33:28 PM
    Oh wow, it has an IR blaster to act as a remote!
  • John Falcone 2/19/2013 3:33:28 PM
    Roger's take on the One's all-metal body (w/ concept art): HTC One aims to make good first impression with all-metal body
  • Roger Cheng 2/19/2013 3:33:41 PM
    Sense TV makes it easier to find shows and control the living room, Becker says.
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  • Roger Cheng 2/19/2013 3:34:06 PM
    Becker talks about last year's camera advancements.
  • John Falcone 2/19/2013 3:34:10 PM
  • Brian Bennett 2/19/2013 3:34:22 PM
    Hmmm, Sense TV. I wonder how that's going to work...it was glossed over in a big way.
  • Roger Cheng 2/19/2013 3:34:32 PM
    The new HTC One makes the camera experience better, Becker says.
  • sarahtew 2/19/2013 3:34:37 PM
  • Roger Cheng 2/19/2013 3:34:46 PM
    Becker says he saw an opportunity to shake things up with the camera experience.
  • sarahtew 2/19/2013 3:35:01 PM
  • John Falcone 2/19/2013 3:35:06 PM
    The Sense UI sets HTC apart from other Android phone vendors; how the UI reboot could change things: HTC One reboots Sense and hopes for a comeback
  • Roger Cheng 2/19/2013 3:35:19 PM
    It starts with a new approach about camera technology. Becker argues it's not about megapixel count, but pixel size. Here comes Ultrapixel.
  • Brian Bennett 2/19/2013 3:35:23 PM
    HTC has been putting really great cameras in its phones for a while now. Can't wait to see the One's camera in action.
  • sarahtew 2/19/2013 3:35:34 PM
  • Luke Westaway 2/19/2013 3:36:06 PM
    Brit phone fans, the HTC One will go on sale on 15 March in the UK, available on all networks. More info here: crave.cnet.co.uk
  • Roger Cheng 2/19/2013 3:36:23 PM
    Cue the promotional video talking about why megapixels don't matter. HTC does have a point though.
  • Roger Cheng 2/19/2013 3:36:45 PM
    "The era of the megapixel is over," Becker says.
  • Roger Cheng 2/19/2013 3:37:03 PM
    So Ultrapixel is a custom HTC technology. It gets more light than traditional sensors, which means better low-light photos.
  • Roger Cheng 2/19/2013 3:37:22 PM
    It's interesting that HTC and Nokia are both attacking the same low-light photo problem, but in different ways.
  • Brian Bennett 2/19/2013 3:37:31 PM
    When a phone can reliably shoot party pics in low light, then I'll believe this.
  • sarahtew 2/19/2013 3:37:32 PM
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  • Roger Cheng 2/19/2013 3:37:52 PM
    Ultrapixel camera beats rival camera phones with 8MP or higher, he says.
  • sarahtew 2/19/2013 3:37:58 PM
  • Roger Cheng 2/19/2013 3:38:24 PM
    Here comes HTC Zoe, which automatically captures high-res photos and short videos at the same time.
  • Roger Cheng 2/19/2013 3:38:32 PM
    You capture a window of time, Becker says.
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  • Roger Cheng 2/19/2013 3:38:53 PM
    Zoe captures one second before the shutter is pressed, then three more seconds, for a short 4-second video.
  • Roger Cheng 2/19/2013 3:39:23 PM
    The One takes the Zoe photos and movies and creates its own highlight videos. The user doesn't have to do anything.
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