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HTC September 20 event in NYC: Live Coverage!

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HTC September 20 event in NYC: Live Coverage!

We are here, finally, at today's HTC's event, taking place in NYC! HTC invited us to come and “celebrate in style” about 10 days ago, so here we are... though we don't really know what the celebrations are all about. But, of course, everything will become clear very, very soon, as the event is about to begin at 9:30AM ET | 8:30AM CT | 6:30AM PT.


So, what are our expectations? Well, we're pretty much in the dark about this one. Our best guesses include the HTC Rhyme, the feminine Android phone for Verizon which just got unveiled, as well as the HTC Vigor – a high-end Android phone, said to sport a screen resolution of 720x1280 pixels. Whether this will turn out to be true remains to be seen. Of course, we shouldn't forget about the HTC Runnymede, which shapes up to be one monster of a phone with a 4.7” display, 1.5GHz processor and a whole lot more. Finally, a new Sense UI version is always possible on an event like this, so if at least a part of these expectations materializes, we'd be quite happy.


Anyways, we'll see what HTC will put down here. You can follow our up-to-the-minute updates here, starting at 9:30AM ET | 8:30AM CT | 6:30AM PT, or through our Twitter channel.


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Live event tracker

09:26This is John V, and I'm signing out for now. But don't forget to see our hands-on of the handset very soon
09:26We'll check out the phones and will have our hands-on very shortly. Check our site.
09:25That;s all folks. Nothing else being unveiled here today. Target stores will be selling the handset exclusively as well.
09:25One last video of the Rhyme and we're off to check out the handset.
09:24So there we have it. Accessories and all will be part of that $199.99 cost
09:23Available September 29th for 199.99
09:22http://t.co/FyFtUB9C
09:21Marni Walden from VZ is on stage. VZ is going to be the exclusive carrier for the phone.
09:21It's going to be available globally....with Verizon in the US.
09:21Scott from HTC is back on stage
09:20http://t.co/gxyihZPR
09:20Talking about HTC Watch, which is in use with many other HTC devices.
09:20It seems to be very focus on shooting photos."Auto-upload" feature will automatically send photos to specific social networking services
09:19Camera can be launched directlyl from the homescreen, but it doesn't seem to offer a dedicated shutter key.
09:17Flip clock has been changed. Very minimal.
09:17http://t.co/yGKKeOFK
09:1712 new wallpapers are going to be preloaded with the phone....in addition to the usual stock ones. Very artistic looking ones.
09:16http://t.co/xVaID7Ha
09:16Nicole Coddington from HTC is on stage talking about the new Sense UI
09:15New look and feel with Sense.
09:15Talking about the HTC Sense experience now...."make it your own"
09:15http://t.co/GnECWvoC
09:15Video is over. short indeed
09:14The "Charm" is definitely one of the more intriguing accessories for the handset.
09:13http://t.co/FodVKtEo
09:13Short video of the Rhyme is being played...talking how it fits users with their specific lifestyles
09:12Definitely a lot of accessories are packaged with the HTC Rhyme.
09:12http://t.co/QUgo24EGhttp://t.co/KgIfjNxx
09:12It combines some notification aspects to make it less obtrusive than having the phone ring.
09:11Now they're talking about the cool looking "charm" that blinks
09:10And with the Bluetooth headset, it's purple to match the handset's design.
09:10Tangle free headphones are included as well
09:10Sports armband will also come included with it for those who go to the gym a lot
09:09Phone will connect to the dock's built-in speaker
09:09http://t.co/5itjquo7http://t.co/1OYsMMlJ
09:09The Dock connector adds a cool alarm clock functionality.
09:08Now they're going into it's acessories.
09:08Talking a lot about the handset's beauty.
09:07"A design that's approachable"
09:07Short video of the handset was just on, but now they're talking more about it.
09:06They just announced the HTC Rhyme.
09:06http://t.co/If8qFPQg
09:04It's starting!
08:59http://t.co/UfkBEPz0http://t.co/SZKrI7Xz
08:59Alright, we just heard the first announcement. Hopefully it'll start soon.
08:56Still no action here people. Seems like everyone is still getting situated, but we'll keep you all in the loop
08:50http://t.co/9q2OFaMw
08:48http://t.co/EFb7wVor
08:46Hey people, we're finally in our seats and just waiting around for now
08:39Actually, they started letting people in. Here we go!
08:39Folks, we're still waiting outside to get into the event. Hopefully they'll open the doors soon.
08:32If you haven't read the news, it's pretty clear at this point we'll be seeing the HTC Rhyme. We're crossing our fingers that we see more.
08:24HTC reps are handing out purple colored Android key chain attachments....kinda hints to what we'll be seeing soon.
08:19Hey guys, John V here at the HTC event. Still waiting outside, but we expect to hear good things. We'll keep you posted.

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posted on 20 Sep 2011, 08:19

1. jagan (unregistered)


come on start music!!

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 08:26 2

2. roldefol (Posts: 3181; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Sounds an awful lot like the Rhyme, but why would they need a big event to reveal a midrange women's smartphone? Hopefully they'll announce multiple new devices.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 08:41 2

3. TOdoubleD (Posts: 114; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


Yeah if this is just for the ladies phone, this is a waste of time.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 09:03

4. V (unregistered)


Awesome. Thanks.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 09:08

6. V (unregistered)


Meant to say awesome coverage. Thanks.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 09:09

7. iKnowstuff (unregistered)


HTC is announcing that they are purchasing WebOS, or creating their own.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 09:28 1

8. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)


Bull s**t of an event HTC....

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 10:06 1

10. roldefol (Posts: 3181; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Hooray for Sense 3.5, but the Rhyme could've been handled with a simple press release. Got my hopes up for Vigor news for nothing. Then again, with a purple swirl and "Celebrate in style", we should have known better.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 09:46 1

9. wow (unregistered)


this was a waste of time. what about the kingdom?

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 10:24 1

11. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Its really f'd up when phones are made exclusive to carriers. And how do carriers determine what they bring to consumers?

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 10:33 2

12. TechAddict (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


That was a huge waste of my time, I got excited to hear about the holiday and the vigor for absolutely nothing. Why would they waste everyone's time with this?!

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 15:04 1

13. Forsaken77 (Posts: 552; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


Damn!!! That sucked. I was waiting to hear about the Holiday as well. Not some stupid womens' phone that women aren't even gonna care about. Unless the phone can match make-up shades or something it's a waste of time. (And I'm NOT referring to all women btw ;))

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 15:47 1

14. VZW4LIFE (Posts: 34; Member since: 11 Jun 2011)


I got excited for this!?! What a waste of time!

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