HTC announces event on September 19th in New York

HTC announces event on September 19th in New York
Not to be outdone by Apple, which just sent around invitations to its iPhone event on September 12th, HTC is also preparing an event to announce something new. HTC's event is planned for September 19th in New York City, but not much more is known about the announcement that will come.

Given the timing of the announcement, and the wealth of Windows 8 devices, there is a chance that HTC is planning to unveil some Windows 8 hardware, or it could be planning to announce some of the Windows Phone 8 devices that we had heard about. That would give Microsoft pretty solid coverage, with the Nokia announcement of WP8 devices expected tomorrow, then HTC on the 19th, the Windows 8 release in October, and Windows Phone 8 in November. It will be hard to avoid Microsoft news over the next couple months. 

It is also possible that this will be the official reboot of HTC's tablet attempts with the announcement of that iMac-looking tablet that we saw last week. We haven't really heard about any flagship Android events on the horizon though, so that seems less likely, especially given that the timing links with the Windows Phone 8 rumors we had heard before. 

The event will be in NYC on September 19th at 11AM EST, and we'll be there to let you know what's coming!

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22 Comments

1. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I don't know if this was intentional, but this is the second time HTC announced something right after Apple. The first time was with the EVO 4G

3. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

I agree E.N....I think H.T.C will announce there Windows phone plans and Announce their next big Andriod device for Sprint Verizon and at&t maybe a T mobile brand as well. With L.G bout to launch a quad core phone I see HTC bringn out one of their own to compete with tha Iphone 5 this fall cause they will be stupid not to come out with a device around the time its released.

9. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

looking at the font that HTC chose on the invitation it will be strictly WP centric. usually if they make a general announce ment or a cross platform announcement they use their standard font you see in their marketing.

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

So what ?

11. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Don't get your fanboy panties tied in a knot. I just thought it was interesting trend and ambitious move. So ambitious that it might bite them.

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Fanboy of what ?

13. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Just seems like you're getting a little defensive is all. You tend to be with everything Android.

18. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

You see, I don't like Apple, but that doesn't mean that I'm fanboy of Android or WP or any other OS or brand, I just don't liek Apple. :)

19. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

So you're just a hater? Thanks for clarification, it all makes sense now

20. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"So you're just a hater?" Why JUST a hater? I have my own opinion about Apple as a company so, it is not JUST a hate for no reasons, it is my opinion and my principles.

17. Jphones

Posts: 256; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

haha he should have said d0n't get your stems in a bunch.

2. pistolashtc

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 28, 2010

Hope they launch something to make them grow in the market again... like in 2010 :)

4. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

5" phablet announcement.

5. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

I hope so! I think this is what it will be considering my Verizon rep didn't give me much info at all except when I brought up a November/December release a few weeks ago he said it'd be much sooner.

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

A competitor to the Note II on VZW would be gr8! Especially if it exceeds the Sammy Note II's equipment specification.

8. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

Agreed a phablet option in the same league as the Note II would be great on Verizon. Although I really don't see this happening anytime soon with LG's Vu just coming to VZW, which is unfortunate since the Vu relative to the Note is comparable to 'A' league vs the Majors in baseball and charging the same to attend the game.

10. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

i wish that OEMs stop with this exclusivity crap. let the carriers differentiate themselves with plans and customer service. not over exclusive phones. Verizion has AWESOME SPEED AND GREAT VOICE. but they are very high, not unlimited, and patchy in my area. OEMs should continue what they do with flagships as of late. create sick hard ware in different sizes and internals and let carriers shop them out. and release an unlocked variant of each model so if its not on a users carrier they can purchase it separately and then activate

14. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

Problem is that CDMA carriers have too much control over the manufacturers other than Apple. GSM carriers have to allow any GSM phone compatable on their network according to the GSM association, regardless if its carrier approved or not. Apple is the exception because their are no other manufacturer options for them to utilize to appease the iOS fanatics. GSM carriers will always choose phones they have to fork out less to subsidize or get an exclusive deal on a perceived killer phone to entice new customers.

15. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

very true on all points. its possible through CDMA carriers because Metro PCS and ting does it all day, Sprint and Verizion are just profit driven.

16. JessJess unregistered

September is looking more and more interesting :]

21. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Please be the HTC Zenith

22. alvi101 unregistered

htc has every thing from great desing and build qulatity to awesome UI, only if they could get the performance thing down then apple would be suing htc for making insane profits

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