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Live From HTC’s One Event in NYC

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We’re live at HTC’s big event in NYC where the world is expecting them to announce their new flagship smartphone, the One. Nothing is official at this time, but the device has appeared in a variety of press renders and early pictures leading up to this moment, so we at least sort of know what to expect in terms of looks. When it comes to the technology used inside to make this phone standout, we are still pretty clueless, and that’s exciting.

Stick with us as we report live from the event. Afterwards, we will likely have a chance to get our hands all over the device, so you may as well hang out all day. 

  • Olga Peluso

    before I looked at the bank draft for $5123, I have faith …that…my best friend woz truly earning money part-time from there computar.. there great aunt started doing this 4 less than 13 months and as of now repayed the dept on their mini mansion and got a great Mercedes. this is where I went, jump15.comCHECK IT OUT

  • Rotkaeqpchen

    DIDN’T YOU SAY THAT THERe WOULD BE A QWERTY!!! “100% CONFIRMED” !??!!!

    • JoshGroff

      Someone got trolled. In all technicality, it has a QWERTY keyboard, it’s just on the screen.

      • Rotkaeqpchen

        Idiots!

  • Dain Laguna

    i’m taking issue with the lack of a multitasking button…now pressing the home (htc logo?) button needs to bring up google now AND multitask.

    granted, maybe this isnt a big deal given sense’s tendency to limit background processes anyway..but still. i like my multitasking button :/

    • Tech Pro

      You probably never use older Android than ICS, Android 4.0. Long press always brings up task switcher. It’s Google that broke its own tradition by creating a new dedicated button which is totally unnecessary. Long press to open menu or choices is common sense for up to date UI. “Google Now” should be a app or widget in stead of long press , this is Apple like behavior.

  • http://twitter.com/tarund TarunD

    I think all phone manufacturers should also start saying the following in terms of availability, “We’re rolling out this phone with every carrier in the world except for Verizon Wireless. We’re sure you can figure out ‘why’ on your own.”

  • sith77

    VERIZON always gets left in teh dust cause their too F’ng stupid to see something good when it comes out . they screwed up the Thunderbolt and Rezound roll out and updates , they SEVERELY botched the entire nexus line with updates and roll outs . this doesnt shock me

    • Nick Norman

      I couldn’t agree more! Not happy with Verizon right now!

  • Liderc

    So not on Verizon. Verizon is getting left in the dust, can’t believe this is happening.

    • Dain Laguna

      they probably chose to opt out. this isnt droid branded, which mean vzw is gonna want their own variant. so much fail.

  • Neil Ostrander

    No VZW equals major fail for both HTC and VZW!

    • JoshGroff

      With how VZW handles their devices, I don’t think it’s a fail at all. I’d like to see the One clear HTC’s name, and that won’t happen on VZW.

      • T4rd

        Pretty much. Verizon bastardizes pretty much all of their phone, esp. the HTC phones. It would be nice if HTC stood up to US carriers like Samsung did with the S3 and force them to use the exact same (at least exterior) hardware as the international and other carrier variants in order to unify their line and make it much easier to produce accessories and software (official and unofficial).

    • Tech Pro

      Metal casing can’t have wireless charging which Verizon put on their flagship devices.

  • Cliff Wynne

    Verizon once again left out probably because it will be released later on big red as a droid blah blah

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    “HTC’s conducted many tests and is pretty confident that battery life won’t be a big issue here”

    -Engadget. http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/19/htc-one-software-hands-on-sense-5-blinkfeed-sense-tv-and-new/

  • SexciiP

    It doesn’t even had a micro sd card slot. What a major fail. You can’t have a good phone without being able to expand the memory(and good battery life). I mean a phone without that is just a….a…an iPhone :-/

    • Dain Laguna

      alot of phones dont have micro sd card slots. we seriously need to get over this. get the phone that DOES have one if it concerns you THAT much. 10 years from now sd card storage in a smartphone is going to be like ashtrays in a new car: non-existent.

      and if you think that any android based phone is only different from the iphone because of sd expand-ability….you’re doing it wrong.

      • SexciiP

        Umm, I actually do and that’s what I plan on doing in the future. I wouldn’t rant about what a phone needs and then get the opposite of what I like in a phone. Just like now, I own a Galaxy SIII because it not only fits my needs, but it reigns supreme over all smartphones. So yeah!

        • Dain Laguna

          if it works for you, great. but dont assume everyone wants to store copious amount of music and movies on their phone ‘just becuase’ the same way you do.

          • Captain_Doug

            But the point here is that you should have the option to be able to store whatever you want on your phone. Especially if you have a large display that’s 1080P, why not watch 1080P movies on it? Gonna have a hard time when 1080P movies are at least 4GB. MIcroSD cards give you that option. Don’t take away our options just because you don’t need them.

          • JoshGroff

            That is a completely valid point, and even though I don’t use much storage myself, I prefer having an SD card so I can quickly swap my media between devices.

          • Captain_Doug

            I don’t use very much storage but I’d like to. I hate having to get rid of music that won’t fit or only being able to fit a movie or 2. Options are what make android great. Lets keep it that way.

          • Dain Laguna

            most of the movie watching i do is via cloud services…i dont need my entire library of favorite movies at my disposal. i can see why others with no wifi/limited data may, but the average person doesnt need that. and unfortunately phones are made more so for average joes then they are for power users.

            take a service like play movies…does hd and stores it all in the cloud. if you are buying your films anyway, you’ll have access to them as long as you have data, and if not, you can download the 2 or 3 movies you’ll want to see when you dont.

            i just dont think that the person who finds himself in a situation where he needs ALL of his content downloaded because he spends that much time away from some sort of bb connection or has no unlt data is a big enough demographic for phone makers to have to cater to.

          • Captain_Doug

            The average person doesn’t have unlimited data. If you’re streaming HD movies, be prepared for pauses and heavy data usage. All fixed by just having a microsd slot. It’s about convenience. Having it doesn’t affect you, not having it affects others. Might as well.

          • SexciiP

            Well first of all I never assumed that, that’s how everyone wants their phone to be.I couldn’t care less about how other want their phone to be. As long as a phone fits my technological needs, then that’s all that matters. I was merely speaking for myself while you to the liberty to add your little opinion that clearly wasn’t asked for.

    • Tech Pro

      Agree. 32Gb for my gf and 64GB for me, or wait for Nexus 5.

  • thedanks

    2300 mAh, hahahahaha!

    • Zach Armstrong

      The battery is way to small.

      • Dain Laguna

        the battery in the dna is too small. this should be passable.

        • thedanks

          please it will last about 20 minutes longer

          • Dain Laguna

            its running a smaller screen than the dna, with roughly the same resoution, with over 300mah’s more. and its using whats supposed to be a much more efficient processor. so…your conclusion=based on something other than facts.

          • thedanks

            so your saying its more like 25 mintues?

          • Dain Laguna

            i’m saying you’re the type of guy who reads a spec sheet and draws incorrect conclusions. but hey, its the internet, do as you please.

          • thedanks

            fool me once…

          • Captain_Doug

            Thank you for making sense. No one else is. I’m still disappointed in the phone but the battery life is not one of the reasons why.

          • Dain Laguna

            haha pun intended i hope ;) hey this is android…we typically like to hate to no end on our preferred o.s.’s flagships. i kinda wish we were more like the apple camp in that sense: at least they love their phones when they are unveiled! i love the device, just not a fan of the button arrangement.

          • Captain_Doug

            That really is the killer for me. If it had on screen keys I’d be sold. I root and rom anyway so I don’t care about sense.

      • thedanks

        not only that, i don’t think i could go back to non-removable.

        • Tech Pro

          I can’t get back to removable. Non-removable improve build quality so much. Just get a battery charger, it will charge your Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 as well.

          • thedanks

            i rarely ever plug my phone in and always have a spare battery at 100%… that is very valuable to me at least.

      • Tech Pro

        Get a RAZR MAXX.

    • Bionicman

      wow 2300mah, not going to miss it on VZW.

  • Jose

    CPU SPEED

    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, quad-core, 1.7GHz

    PLATFORM ANDROID

    Android™ with HTC Sense™

    HTC BlinkFeed™

    SIM CARD TYPE

    microSIM

    MEMORY1

    Total storage : 32GB/64GB, available capacity varies1

    RAM : 2 GB DDR2

    NETWORK2

    HSPA/WCDMA:

    Europe/Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

    GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

    850/900/1800/1900 MHz

    GPS

    Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
    Digital compass

    SENSORS

    Gyro sensor
    Accelerometer
    Proximity sensor
    Ambient light sensor

    CONNECTIVITY3

    3.5 mm stereo audio jack

    NFC capable3

    Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0

    Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX™ enabled

    Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n

    DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer

    Support consumer infrared remote control

    micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection (Special cable required for HDMI connection.)

    SOUND ENHANCEMENT

    HTC BoomSound™

    Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers

    Studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™

    HDR Microphone

    Sense Voice

    CAMERA

    HTC UltraPixel Camera

    BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3′

    Dedicated HTC ImageChip™ 2

    F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens

    Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)

    Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject

    Front Camera: 2.1 MP, 880 wide angle lens with HDR capability

    1080p Full HD video recording for both front and back cameras

    HDR Video

    Continuous shooting and VideoPic

    Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback

    HTC Zoe™ with HTC Zoe™ Highlights and HTC Zoe™ Share

    Retouch with Object Removal, Group Retouch, and Sequence Shot

    MULTIMEDIA

    Audio supported formats:

    Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)

    Recording: .amr

    Video supported formats:

    Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)

    Recording: .mp4

    BATTERY4

    Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery

    Capacity : 2300 mAh

    AC ADAPTER

    Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

    DC output: 5 V and 1 A

  • Jose

    HTC UltraPixel Camera
    BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3′
    Dedicated HTC ImageChip™ 2
    F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens
    Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
    Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject
    Front Camera: 2.1 MP, 880 wide angle lens with HDR capability
    1080p Full HD video recording for both front and back cameras
    HDR Video
    Continuous shooting and VideoPic
    Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback
    HTC Zoe™ with HTC Zoe™ Highlights and HTC Zoe™ Share
    Retouch with Object Removal, Group Retouch, and Sequence Shot

  • http://twitter.com/delpiero223 Peer Linder

    What, no SD-slot?

  • Jose

    Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery

    Capacity : 2300 mAh

  • Jose

    htc updated there home page with specs

  • Futbolrunner

    I don’t see how it looks like an iPhone.

    • billybob

      I can totally see it, but honestly HTC has been using that type of shape since the beginning, so if anything apple has been copying them since the iPhone 4.

    • Tech Pro

      You need to look at back side of iphone5.

      There are different engineering reasons for this design style.
      Iphone5 need to use plastic at the top and bottom to accommodate antennas.
      HTC ONE use top and bottom to install front dual speakers.

  • Gforce

    but whats the use if your on Verizon?? Your left out again!!

    • Zach Armstrong

      Then its time to leave Verizon.

  • Dain Laguna

    finally a semi decent battery!! i could care less about the apple comparisons…the iphone is a looker. and this design is still unique in its own right. i dont get why people waste bandwidth complaining about how they are NOT getting a phone because of what it looks like. Great for you!

    • Lord_Vader1941

      ****Couldn’t care less****

      • Dain Laguna

        ah i’m glad that bothered someone quicker than expected ;)

      • Dain Laguna

        edited for ya….i mean i dunno how any of us were gonna get past that one otherwise.

  • Asimoalex

    So much hate I feel like I’m the only one who actually likes the design

  • Jones

    I like the look of it.
    In a vacuum it looks beautiful.

  • TheDealer

    They needed a design guy for this?

    This looks really bad, an iphone that runs windows 8.

    I’ll wait for the S4 or X phone

  • http://twitter.com/delpiero223 Peer Linder

    Looks awful

  • http://twitter.com/EricErK Eric

    And samsung is the one who copies apple, Yes, I see it…

  • Gforce

    looks like windows phone panels…LAWSUIT!!

  • Bert336

    geez can we get a Google Hangout? you would think with all this technology out there that there would be someone broadcasting this live! give me something to do besides read!

  • Butters619

    Who is Larry?

    • http://twitter.com/EricErK Eric

      Who cares who larry is, you make a random amount of money, and get a random amount of Viruses, Just By Clicking the Link!

      Yay Spam!

      • palomosan

        I just want the next Nexus to have this body

  • Butters619

    I love my One X, but I could never get this phone because I would want to stab myself from all the “it looks like an iPhone” comments you’d receive.

    • LionStone

      To which I would say, “the iphone is a smartphone…THIS is a super phone!”

  • Cliff Wynne

    I cant believe they dont have a livestream wth HTC this is the year 2013 and your not a fruit company….

  • Austin Warren

    $100 says the battery is a fail.

    • MaudnirenBerg

      like Rhonda answered I’m in shock that anybody can make $6656 in 4 weeks on the computer. have you seen this site

    • George264

      You owe me 100$. Promise you it’s not.

    • Butters619

      2300 mAh. Not bad. I would like to see 2700+, but way better than 1800 in the One X.

      • Captain_Doug

        Or the 2100 in the S3.

        • Butters619

          I’m sure the s4 will step up. The new One (the HTC One) is pushing a 4.7″ 1080p LCD display, which you can bet isn’t kind to the battery.

          Side note: damn them for calling it the One

          • Dain Laguna

            i agree it’ll be a bigger detriment than a 720p screen…but this is also one of the first phones running qualcomm’s new processors…and everyone here was screaming how great the dna was with an even bigger screen and smaller battery. i’ll be anxiously awaiting some testing. if it gets me through a day, i’m golden.

          • Butters619

            Everybody who owns at HTC phone praises the amazing battery life, but let me tell you, as a One X owner, the phones get amazing battery life in stand by and pretty mediocre/average battery life with actual use.

            I once consciously barely sued my phone to crack the 40 hour mark, but under normal usage I don’t make it from the when I get out of bed in the morning to when I get back to bed at night. I still need a day time charge.

          • LionStone

            I believe since the One X there has been significant gains. I usually make it the whole day with my usage on the DNA. My last cycle was about 16 hrs, streamed music at least 3 hrs, tethered 3-4 hrs, screen time was about 2 hrs (used a whopping 5% !), and still had 20% left. So I believe a smaller screen, more efficient processor and bigger battery is going to give the One very nice results too.

          • Dain Laguna

            I own an evo lte, and while i wont say battery life is amazing, its not a terrible detriment. I stream music to and from work on both 3 and 4g via bluetooth/google music, stay on wifi most of the day and i get about 10-13 hours worth of usage. that gets me through an entire day. not great, but again, for my needs not awful. (2000 mah in my phone, so a bit better than your onex.)

          • Butters619

            Yeah mine is not too far off from that. I would love to make it through the entire day, not just until 5:00.

          • Tech Pro

            Heavy user’s only choice is RAZR MAXX. Too bad it’s only for Verizon.

          • Butters619

            I would own that phone in a heartbeat if it was offered on AT&T.

          • Tech Pro

            Me too.

        • TylerChappell

          Or the 2020 in the Droid DNA.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      Blink Feed is going to slaughter the battery. That’s a lot of data just for the homescreen. Then again the DNA has awesome batery life in standby. Let’s see.

      • Dain Laguna

        blink feed can probably be disabled and a more traditional homescreen can be put in instead.

        • http://twitter.com/Craigboy Craig Boyte

          So far it’s looking like it can’t be disabled

          • Dain Laguna

            blows

    • Tech Pro

      Battery is always a failure unless it’s bigger than 3200mAh.

      Light users need about 800 mAh a day. Nobody in this forum is light user.
      Medium users need about 1600 mAh a day. Some days we are medium user.
      Heavy users need about 3200 mAh a day. The only phone meet this requirement is RAZR MAXX.

      Any phone has battery capacity between 2000 mAh to 3200 mAh just does not make sense because medium user still need to charge every night and heavy user still need to charge during the day.

      • TylerChappell

        I realize you are pulling these numbers out of your bum, but I think 2100 should be the absolute minimum, with 2500 being what most OEMs should shoot for, and 3300+ being for heavy power users, or people who aren’t always near a charger, so since this comes in at 2300, I think it will do more than fine.

        • Tech Pro

          It’s just experience from several different phones I own and talking to families and friends. Light use is about total < 2 hours phone call, text music limited web and email. Medium total <4 hours phone call, text music more web, email, limited games and tether. Heavy use < 8 hours of everything.

          It looks like you are a heavy user, probably 5-6 hours of use in your typical day. You might get a new phone if your use time is less than 5 hours to consume 2100mAh.

  • Al

    So the phone really looks like that. All jokes aside Apple actually has reason to sue this time.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Seriously? Look at the back of that device what looks like an iPhone ?…. Put the 2 devices together an they look nothing a like

      • Butters619

        Take an iPhone 5 and glue a One X camera on it. The ‘bands’ at the top and bottom. The using of two materials through the middle. The aluminum rim with the angled edge.

        I love my One X, but this certainly looks like an iPhone and a BB Z10 had a child.

    • Kevin McDole

      Luckily they already settled, including a dismissal of all current lawsuits and a 10 year license agreement.

    • George264

      Does actually look like it.

    • john fragoulias

      The was a reason HTC and Apple signed a truce, to Apples favor, there will be no law suits coming from the rotten apple camp.

      • john

        no use suing a dead dog

    • Tech Pro

      I won’t sue anybody if their face look like my behind.

  • http://www.kovdev.com/ kover

    Could this room be any smaller? Talked about cramped.

  • Kevin McDole

    Yay!