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Live: Verizon’s CTIA 2013 Press Event


CTIA 2013 is happening this week in Las Vegas and Tim is there in attendance for one reason, because Verizon scheduled a press event to take place, their first in quite some time. We have no idea what to expect once they take the stage, but you can probably think of a few good reasons. Will it be network related? Is their initial 4G LTE rollout complete? Will VoLTE make its first appearance? Or will we finally see the Verizon-branded HTC One? It could be a combination of all of those things for all we know. Verizon has been tight-lipped on this one, so stick with us during our live blog to see what happens.

The event kicks off at 11:00AM Pacific (2:00PM Eastern).

  • Deylune

    So when will Verizon actually announce their next HTC flagship?

  • brandon

    wait so is there another event coming today or is the htc one still not known if its coming to verizon?

  • William Murray

    i feel very sad now. After waiting on the forms for the htc One, this “announcement” breaks my heart.

  • Ruvim

    so glad i left verizon last month. coudnt be happier.

  • skinja99

    So to be clear, JLo was the big announcement today?

    Did I miss something?

  • Well this has been the least interesting year in technology since the dark ages.

    • j973

      I agree on that

  • j973

    Hmm is there any events scheduled for tomorrow

  • Rtoodeetwo

    *plays sad trombone sound file *

  • droidrazredge

    I missed the whole CTIA 2013 Broadcast is there an archive I can watch so I can see the whole fail in its entirety and laugh?

    • tomn1ce

      You really want to be tortured that bad…. o_0

  • Joe

    Will there be another announcement at ctia?

  • TJ Walsh

    After this abomination of an announcement I went ahead and ordered my GS4 today. Extremely disappointed (or should I say muy mal???)

  • SirLancelotTheBrave

    Well that completely insulted my intelligence.

  • ddevito

    J-Lo’s the new HTC CEO?

  • Michael Tate

    Who wants to take bets on how many of these stores actually open before the whole thing just flops?
    … and the question isn’t will it flop … the question is … will it flop faster then the HTC First? I’ll give it half a dozen stores max and maybe 3 months before it folds up as a failure.

    PS: I’m all for diversity … but this project is a train wreck waiting to happen.

  • SA_NYC

    Instant DL survey: Was that the worst press conference ever by any major US corporation? Survey says…

  • David Marzluf

    I can not believe this.
    BIONIC please tell me a rumor please I need to get my mind off of the fact I want to throw my verizon phone across the street right now

  • CGull

    “By the end of this, you will have something to tweet about!”

    They sure were right! The entire viewer-base has proceeded to tweet about the stupidity and joke that is your “Press Event”!

  • mustbepbs




    What is this I don’t even. Why did they waste everyone’s time with this?

    • Well… Sometimes, a arrogant carrier like Verizon Wireless will like to play with its audience.

  • Verizon es terrible. Espero que su empresa va a la quiebra. ¿Por qué no podemos tener ningún teléfono decente y mantener mis datos unlmited preciosas.

    • Espero que Google tenga una empresa telefónica que destruya la cobertura de Verizon.

      • Sí estoy de acuerdo. Google tiene el poder de hacer eso. Me gustaría cambiar.

    • SA_NYC

      Pero no le gusta a Ud que Verizon tenga moviles para hispanicos como Ud? Claro que hispanicos no pueden utilizar moviles para nosotros ingleses…

  • SITH77

    complete and utter waste of TIME and BANDWIDTH !!!! waste of my lunch break

  • Sean Plantz

    Everybodys like “HTC ONE FOR SURE!!!!” Then J-Lo steps out on stage “I hope shes getting naked with an HTC ONE!!!”

  • Craig Huffman

    Anyone who claims they saw that coming also won 600 million PowerBall.

  • Someone

    I got my Galaxy S4 today. I was hoping that if Verizon came out with a Droid DNA 2, I could return my S4. But now, I’m glad I got my S4! S4 rocks!

  • Tony Byatt

    What made the conclusion even worse is that she said that the announcement would more or less blow up Twitter…

    • SA_NYC

      Agreed. That was the most absurd part.

    • Someone

      Come to think of it, she was right. Lot of people want to tweet about how crappy the whole press release was!

      • Tony Byatt


  • Eric

    My tweet to VZW “@VZWnews That was the most pathetic announcement ever. Are you gonna segregate shopping for all races? And where is the HTC one?”

  • SA_NYC

    Why is everyone complaining? I think it’s a great idea to have cellphones that speak Spanish. Hey, maybe one of these phones can translate for me, straight into Spanish. So this is a big deal, like the Verizon woman said at the start.

    • Eric

      You clearly no nothing about this announcement or phones in general.

      • SA_NYC

        Uh, well I guess all I can say is that, respectfully, you my friend know nothing about sarcasm. Unless your response was itself sarcasm, in which case, well played.

  • Matthew Jackson

    So do I stay on the page for the next luve stream? And when is it? This “big annoucement” was flat out stupid…

  • SpongeBob SquarePants

    We Just Got Trolled by Verion ROFL

  • Ronaldo

    So the X-Phone rumors were almost true. But it turned out to be the Mex-Phone?

    • El_Big_CHRIS


  • possomcrast

    Knowing Verizon they’ll announce an HTC One equivalent device named the “HTC DNA 2” at CES ’14 being almost a year behind everyone else.

  • Geoff Johnson

    I’m watching Verizon’s stock go down faster and faster, LOL!


  • Steve west

    HTC zilch
    And now I’m ashamed to be a Verizon customer

  • Craig Huffman

    Lucy and her damn football!

  • Gary Heller

    Wow. I guess all of they hype and rumor about the HTC One on Verizon will remain just that. Big Red disappoints yet again.

  • Zack


    • JohnBergman

      Nothing, don’t worry. Move along.

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      J-Lo Announced the X-Phone for Latinos only.

  • rotz055

    So this is what VZW has been spending it’s profits from my insane bill on. Glad I could give J-Lo’s career a leg up.

  • cransr

    HTC UNO Exclusive for latinos. But seriously F**K Verizon and J-Lo,

    • tomn1ce

      Hell to verizon, but I’ll gladly F**K J-Lo

  • That conference was absolutely useless.

  • Ronaldo

    This event was actually staged by The Onion, right?

  • Eric

    WTF was that?!

  • Justin Larmay

    i cant believe we all just sat through 45 min of that crap

  • Josh Shaw

    So this is why no one goes to CTIA anymore.

  • And now Verizon presents the entertainment


    • Rawk

      that’s hilarious. there was a J-Lo banner right next to the video. that was too perfect.

  • Tony Byatt

    The Droid Life Show tonight should be good…I’m guess the first topic will be this disappointing Verizon announcement…

  • Zack

    So someone explained what they announced?

  • Tim242

    Verizon Trollololol. I hope you people hoping for a One, or magic x phone can move on now.

    • Warwick

      Now we can talk about who trolls harder. Verizon, HTC or Moto lol

    • droidrazredge

      Verizon does not just rule the air anymore! They troll the air at the same time!