HTC is releasing new Windows Phone 8 devices today, and this is just the latest of several product launches in the last few days and weeks. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) released their new iPhone 5 earlier this month, and Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) also released their new Lumia 920, which is powered by Windows Phone 8. HTC Joins the ranks with their new product launch today. Let’s get started!
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EST HTC has set the stage for a fantastic event here in New York City, and the music is jamming with a very 70’s vibe, as we wait for the unveiling of the new products to begin. We are live in New York, and the excitement is very tangible!
11:11 AM EST:
It’s odd to note that while the decorations consist of circles and dots, the familiar company logo seems to be missing from them.
11:13 AM EST:
Peter Chou takes the stage and we are underway!!!
11:14 AM EST:
“We’ve all had those moments that make us say wow”
11:15 AM EST:
Now the HTC logo appears next to the Windows Phone 8 logo
11:16 AM EST
Peter Chou is touting Windows Phone 8 features, saying it “puts what is important to you, right in front of you”
11:17 AM EST:
“After working with Microsoft for 15 years, this is the most exciting thing we’ve ever done.”
11:18 AM EST:
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes the stage and says, “Great, great, great to be here today!”
11:19 AM EST:
Ballmer also talks about Windows Phone 8 being easy to use and readily accessible.
11:20 AM EST:
“We are opening our next chapter in our relationship with HTC”
11:21 Am EST:
Peter Chou says,”Experts love what they see in Windows Phone 8″. now videos are showing clips of two new phones with wild color schemes and eye catching features!
11:22 AM EST:
Peter Chou touts the new phones as magically thin.
11:47 AM EST:
After some technical difficulties, we are back up and running. Lets catch up to the event!
11:49 AM EST:
HTC has unveiled 2 new phones, the 8x and the 8s, and announced that AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon will be carrying them. This seems to leave Sprint out of the loop on the new “Signature phone of Windows 8”
11:50 AM EST:
This appears to be the end of the presentation for this launch. Stay tuned to ValueWalk for images of the new devices, and a complete rundown of the specs. These two new phones could be a major boost to both HTC and Microsoft, who are struggling in their competition with Apple.