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Feb 26, 2012, 1:30 PM   by Rich Brome
updated Feb 26, 2012, 2:32 PM

We're live from HTC's event, where they are expected to announce new phones. Rumors whisper of a new series of phones called "One". Tune in to see what they unveil.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:57 PM: That's it!

Feb 26, 2012, 3:56 PM: The broadest distribution of any HTC phone: 144 carriers worldwide.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:55 PM: The HTC One will launch globally in April.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:54 PM: The One V has a metal unibody with a classic HRC "chin".

Feb 26, 2012, 3:53 PM: The second finish is a patented gradient anodized finish, that fades from dark to light.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:52 PM: Two new finishes: crystalline ceramic. A plasma field transforms the aluminum into a crystal ceramic that's ultra-soft and ultra-matte. Micro-arc oxidation is what the process is called.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:49 PM: One S has a metal unibody.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:48 PM: The One X has a polycarbonate unibody.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:45 PM: The HTC One is the One X. The One S and One V are slightly lower-end versions.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:42 PM: The 4.7-inch screen is 720p HD, naturally.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:42 PM: Standard version is Nvidia quad-core. Also a version with Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 with LTE.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:40 PM: It looks very... HTC-ish.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:40 PM: The HTC One.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:37 PM: New car dock accessory and car mode in Sense.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:36 PM: Sense 4 supports all major streaming music services, which are somehow integrated into HTC's "music hub"... (not really clear what he means by that.)

Feb 26, 2012, 3:35 PM: HTC sync software has been updated to make it easier to move music onto your phone, from any source, including iTunes. Syncs over Wi-Fi as well.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:34 PM: Beats audio applied to all music, videos, games on HTC One phones.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:32 PM: Enough on the camera stuff... now on to music. Beats.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:30 PM: Three-finger swipe up on a photo or video to share it on a TV via HDMI (and DLNA, I assume.)

Feb 26, 2012, 3:29 PM: Expanding partnership with Dropbox. HTC One phones will come with 25 GB of storage with Dropbox for two years, for free. Enough for 10,000 high-quality photos.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:27 PM: You can also easily capture stills from video playing.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:26 PM: HTC One phones can also shoot photos while recording video.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:25 PM: HTC is now showing off its HDR mode, showing side-by-side dramatic differences with iPhone 4S.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:24 PM: All HTC One phones use f/2.0 lenses to let in more light. Sensors also have bigger pixels for better quality, especially in low light.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:23 PM: Hardware: can take photo in 0.7 seconds total, auto-focus in 0.2 seconds.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:22 PM: ...AKA burst mode.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:20 PM: Can also hold down photo button on screen to capture a fast series of photos.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:20 PM: On software side: two camera buttons: one for photo and one for video. No need to switch modes.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:19 PM: New "Image Sense" suite of hardware and software tech provides the best camera experience.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:17 PM: Emphasis on camera functions. It's the second people thing want from a phone, behind making calls. (Not messaging?)

Feb 26, 2012, 3:15 PM: Announcing Sense 4.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:14 PM: It's a series of flagship phones.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:14 PM: Announcing the HTC One...

Feb 26, 2012, 3:12 PM: Finally.. starting now with Peter Chou.

Feb 26, 2012, 3:09 PM: Still waiting for things to get started...

Feb 26, 2012, 2:32 PM: Look for this event to get started no sooner than 30 minutes from now, by the looks of it.

Feb 26, 2012, 2:31 PM: We're in and snagged a seat up front.

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What's the Droid name? Jarahawk Feb 26, 2012, 3:21 PM
Maybe... Jarahawk Feb 26, 2012, 2:57 PM
 
 
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