After a delay, that’s pretty much it. More coverage on the HTC One throughout the day.
The One will be available in silver or black, and a choice between 16GB or 32GB storage will also be available. HTC is saying that people will be able to trade-in their current phone and get at least $100 towards the HTC One, much like Motorola’s current program.
The One will launch with 80 carrier partners and will ship in late March. In the US, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. No immediate word on Verizon Wireless.
the One features a matte aluminum finish, uses Gorilla Glass on the display, and drilled speaker holes. Plastic bands are placed around the device to allow radio signals to pass through.
HTC designed the One to use as much high-grade aluminum as possible, by using similar milling and machining techniques as used on previous iPhone models.
The Zoe automatically takes photos and videos and creates real-time movies, not just static photo albums. HTC calls them “highlight movies” and it automatically adds music, effects, crossfades, and so on
HTC also introduces Zoe, new camera software which simultaneously captures images and short videos in order to “Capture not just a window of time, but a moment of time” as well as a revamped photo gallery
HTC is announcing the UltraPixel camera that captures 300% more light than traditional sensors that are better at low-light. “The era of the megapixel is over.”
HTC One also features a fully compliant infrared port, presumably to integrate the device into entertainment systems, a first for HTC outside of its failed tablets
HTC One now features noise cancellation tech for video capture, which CEO Chou elaborates on, stating that most phones cannot record concerts properly, leading to poor audio
New media player developed by HTC for the oOne which pulls lyrics from the cloud automatically with new Boom Sound DSP, following their investment in Beats Audio
Big focus on the build materials for the One and the Blink feed
ESPN has also announced a partnership with HTC to deliver real-time sports scores and stats via Blink feed on HTC One
After a delay, HTC has announced The new One series with the Blink feed, which is a reimagining of Sense with a constantly updating stream of information on the home screen. Sense 5 is also onboard
15 minutes in and still no show in either New York or London. Guess HTC’s running way behind on both ends.
Still a few more minutes until the show starts, apparently
Settling in now to see what HTC has in store today.