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Peter Chou shows off HTC M7 at year end party

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Peter Chou shows off HTC M7 at year end party
HTC CEO Peter Chou took to the stage at HTC's year-end party, thanking the team that worked overtime on the HTC M7 last week to finalize the device. He then whipped the eagerly awaited device out of his pocket and said that "This event today is a great opportunity for testing [the camera]. I was still testing it just now." Chou then led everyone in a cult-like chant of  "M7".

HTC CEO Peter Chou with the HTC M7

HTC CEO Peter Chou with the HTC M7

Later this month, February 19th to be precise, HTC will hold its press event in New York City, at which time the HTC M7 should be introduced. HTC Chairwoman Cher Wangho said that she was looking forward to the launch of the phone later this month, and with a rumored 468ppi pixel density on a 4.7 inch screen, who isn't?

We don't blame you if you play the video below at full volume, chanting "M7" as loud as you can and waking up your household. 

source: NextTV (translated), cnYES.com (translated), Mobile01 (translated) via Engadget

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posted on 02 Feb 2013, 10:08 3

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


I can't stop laughing after I read that Chinese sentence.... Will HTC really success till the peak? Hahaha

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 10:49 5

6. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I knw you're chinese btw

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 11:43 15

13. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


No offense wendy but you are in no position to be critical of anyone's sentence structure.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 10:13 4

2. emadshiny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


as it appears in the pictures, the phone looks too thick.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 14:15 1

21. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1086; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


also mate it looks like a 5-incher...it looks big!

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 16:38

26. Taters (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


That is because it is basically the size of a 5 incher. Just check out the leaked M7 parts video kicking around.

As you can see from the video, it is barely smaller than the 5 inch DNA. Talk about a fail HTC. They just seem to screw up with everything. A 4.7 inch screen phone that is the same size as a 5 inch phone. What the hell? Are they just going for ppi and ignoring the fact that it should be smaller than the One X and not the same size as the DNA? Sigh.

Looks like a Xperia Ion and HTC 8x hybrid btw.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 10:17

3. mocir (Posts: 20; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Sect !

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 10:29 4

4. Ohrules (Posts: 320; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


slow news day?

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 11:39

12. Commentator (Posts: 2436; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Considering this news broke yesterday, yes I'd say it's a very slow news day.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 14:09 2

20. shuaibhere (Posts: 1552; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Only in PA...other websites are way faster..

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 13:25

34. MistB (Posts: 574; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Well it is the weekend, weekend is a slow news day for all blogs as it's the only two resting days for every company in the world, the only exception being Mobile World Congress where we'll see a plethora of leaks on Sunday evening before the unveilings on Monday/Tuesday.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 10:33 6

5. darkskoliro (Posts: 990; Member since: 07 May 2012)


All the best for HTC 2013!!! Sent from my Butterfly ^^

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 10:54 2

7. PointMaza (Posts: 60; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


if this is the real M7 than i not gonna upgrade from my Droid DNA
coz it looks ugly and thick in the picture

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 10:59 5

8. sid07desai (Posts: 262; Member since: 03 May 2012)


XpZ, GS4, and M7. Three most influential smartphones of 2013.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 11:43 3

14. Commentator (Posts: 2436; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Let's wait until a little later in the year to announce that.

I don't understand what people see in either the M7 or the XpZ to be honest. They're nice phones, but they don't bring anything different to the table. I think the Moto/Google X should be on that list as well.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 11:03 7

9. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


HTC don't seem to have learned anything from last year, oddly enough.
That design looks as generic as can be.
Plus that name..it's a perfect name to say "I have lost my identity and have no personality. Come on Samsung, trash me for yet another year! "

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 11:26 9

10. lyndon420 (Posts: 1769; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Did HTC piss you off or something?

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 12:01 8

15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2349; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


So true! It's starting to seem like they will never learn. All this talk about how the phone will drop on all carriers unchanged. We heard this last year with the One series. They need to stand their ground against the carriers. I'll believe it when I see it this time around.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 12:19

17. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


if they do not place their upcoming phones on all carriers or at least TWO! then i will have NOTHING more to say about them except "Go ahead samsung take advantage of them"

Ive been obviously complaining, giving advice, debating, as well as believing for them to simply just "do the things neccessary" and if they still do not see what is needed to stay alive in this on going game then I will consider "NOT" following them anymore and reading their news articles...

Im sorry but it really isnt that hard to do business...........business has always had a few simple principles to follow, which are ............make your product............tell the world what its all about and why they want it (advertising?) .......and finnally, MAKE IT AVAILABLE! (all carriers?)

It really is that simple........but if you cant give people the "opportunity" to HAVE your product (place on all carriers?) , then how are you going to succeed?? smh

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 21:58 2

31. urtard (banned) (Posts: 82; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


You are a moron. If you worked for HTC, HTC would be bankrupt. Lol at this armchair warmer thinking he knows how to do "business", lmao

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 12:13 12

16. ngo2dd (Posts: 787; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Like Samsung design is any better? Samsung has a 1 billion dollar marketing that is why they are doing so good. I guess you never use HTC if you think they have a generic design

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 16:31 3

25. Taters (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Samsung is doing well because they make great products. HTC is not doing so well because they don't make great products. It isn't anything more complicated than that.

The GS3 was the very first handset they heavily marketed. Before the GS3 they showed off their flagship at the MWC just like HTC. The GS1 got their foot in the door, the GS2 showed that they are a technological power house, and the GS3 built off of that. That is why they are doing so well.

There is a clear and logical progression that allowed them to advertise the GS3. Throw a billion in marketing in the HTC M7 and it will end up as popular as Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 without a solid foundation to build on.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 20:58 3

29. ngo2dd (Posts: 787; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Keep telling yourself that. The SG2 has wrist then both the EVO 3D and the proton on sprint but still sale the most. The SG2 was very heavy marketed. The great next thing was started with the SG2. Ask any person on the street what is the different between the SG3 and the HTC EVO 4g LTE and most will not know. Samsung fanboys are the wrost. That is why Samsung put the galaxy name on everything. The SG3 mini is a perfect example of this.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 21:38 4

30. urtard (banned) (Posts: 82; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Oh? Advertising is everything? Why, I could start advertising a ziploc bag full of my feces and everyone would buy it! If it's that easy, then why doesn't HTC do it?

If it's a bad product, you don't advertise it because you would be telling all consumers your product is bad.

On top of that, when you go inside a cell phone store, you see just about every phone on sale there, and that includes HTC phones.

Face it, Samsung has become good enough to have fanboys, along with Apple. HTC can't even generate fanboys. HTC just loves to piss off all the consumers who bought their products. The HTC ONe X had a terrible battery life and 5 months after, they just released HTC One X+. Just try to think how all the One X owners felt. It was a great way to keep a loyal customer base... not.

Samsung always names their phones galaxy because their galaxy series has become popular and successful. Same how Apple names their products "i" something. Ever think why HTC doesn't do something like that? Because they keep failing to create a good product line.

By the way, I'm a former HTC One X user. I sold it for a Galaxy S3, and it is so much better than the One X. I certainly won't be going back to HTC until they pull their shit together.

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 01:11 1

32. Taters (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


HAHA The GS2 was not very marketed heavily. You are delusional if you think that it was. It sold 20 million plus based purely on being a great device. That is something HTC wishes that it can do.

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 22:48

38. ngo2dd (Posts: 787; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


I don't know you know what you are talking about. The next great Thing campaign started with the SG2. It was right before the 4S was released. Samsung make good phone but not greater or better then the LG or Sony. The AMOLED screen was the biggest saleing point for the mass consumer. Most people don't know anything about the processer. The Samsung fanboy are riding Samsung nuts. When LG had 2 gig of ram people where saying wow that is just marketing but when Samsung had it now it is great. Just like apple fanboy.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 16:30

41. Taters (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The GS2 wasn't marketed nearly as much as the GS3 period. It didn't have it's own unpacked event, it wasn't the Olympic phone, it wasn't released for every carrier, it didn't have nearly as many advertisement.

You can play dumb all you want but those are the facts. The GS2 sold because it was an awesome phone. You haven't provided a shred of evidence to back up your points while I have provided plenty of examples.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 19:21 2

28. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I like HTC model phone till their sensation series, nice design, SD Card and still OK battery.

But from there its going downhill. Their design is really copying iphone concept into Android while Samsung still give me sdcard and removable battery things that i want.

Based on the sales, i am not the only person that switch.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 13:19 2

18. blingblingthing (Posts: 441; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


That phone he had was probably wearing a case so the final version will not look exactly like that.

Plus just about all phones have a generic design, just like cars.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 14:23 1

22. LionStone (Posts: 452; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


You mean last year when they led the way 'again' in mobile technology with the introduction of 1080p display on a mobile device? Not to mention the cascading screen edge, built-in wireless charging with excellent form factor, high power and efficiency! They announced it and it was available in one week. That's a win in my book :-) Names? Eh, it's short and simple, people complain when they're too long.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 11:27

11. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


This is so bizarre.

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 14:04 1

19. LionStone (Posts: 452; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


That was awesome...I wish I could've been there!

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 15:38

23. joey18 (Posts: 521; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


stupid video they only anuncce the phone but those people they cant buy or get one

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 15:50 1

24. Kevin12 (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


HTC SUCKS

NOKIA Best

posted on 02 Feb 2013, 19:08 2

27. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6580; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


At least their POSITIVE BOUT THEIR NEW FLAG SHIP.

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 11:20 3

33. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


I dont understand why people hate on htc. Samsung phones designs are by far the worst out of everybody. They have horrible radios and call quality and touch wiz is ugly and looks like the iphone. HTC sense only had one problem it was a ram hog. But im most aspects still was better than everything but vanilla android. Now they claim they made in minimalistic and people still hate and talk crap. No one has even seen the real phone and used it yet. If they truely fixed sense and made it slimmer they will be #1 IMO. They already have the best looking phones no phone compares to the DNA in style right now and HTC has the best Cameras. Their Gallery and Music App also way better and smoother than stock or any other UIs.

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 16:02

36. Taters (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


It's not hate, it is just the truth that HTC fans are in denial of like yourself. I have owned 1 Galaxy S2, 2 iphone 4s, 2 Xperia S, 2 HTC One X, 1 Galaxy S3, 2 HTC 8x, 1 LG Optimus G, and 1 Nexus 4. Notice anything there? Both of the HTC phones I have used I had to get a replacement one and my replacement ones were STILL riddle with manufacturing problems while my two Samsung phones were perfect.

That is a design issue and it won't change until HTC can improve their quality control. HTC is a perfect example of trying to run before they walk and I believe that is their down fall and why they are not successful. Learn how to manufacturer your materials properly before using them HTC.

HTC has a long way to go until they become a trusted brand. Samsung doesn't and it is as simple as that. Deal with it HTC fanboys.

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 22:54

39. ngo2dd (Posts: 787; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


I am calling bs. I know people who has 4 replacement on the droid charge. The nexus 4g had WiFi and 4g issue. The SG3 does worst then the iPhone 4s in drop test. So keep trolling

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 16:32

42. Taters (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


You are entitled to live in denial but that is truth and you can find a boat load of people that have experienced the same thing that I did with HTC products.

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 15:36

35. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


Also the rep they have for bad battery life has been fixed. My DNA lasts all day easy and since rooting it I can go to work in a phone store where im on it all day and by the time im off work it still at 60-70%

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 16:05

37. Taters (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


You mean the Droid DNA that continues to have battery life complaints from everyone?

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 22:55

40. ngo2dd (Posts: 787; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Everyone that don't own it. You never had one. XDA has hundred of thread about this non issue

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 16:33

43. Taters (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


And everyone that owns one that I know says that the battery life sucks. I'll trust them over HTC fanboys thank you.

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