HTC NYC Launch Event 19.9

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04:43 PM on Wednesday, September 19

Wrapping up... and we're done...! Thanks for watching folks, we'll have a roundup post on MoDaCo shortly!

04:42 PM on Wednesday, September 19

'The 8X and 8S will be available in November on 150+ mobile operators in over 50 countries around the world.' US: 8X - AT&T, T-Mo, Verizon.

04:41 PM on Wednesday, September 19

'8X and 8S will come to more partners and markets than any other Windows Phone HTC have ever shipped.'

04:41 PM on Wednesday, September 19

'Have to deliver a wow design that would stand out from the rest of the crowd and fulfil the promise of WP8. Need to bring to market in a big way. HTC and Microsoft are working closer than ever to deliver a single integrated campaign. Together Microsoft and HTC will position the 8X and 8X as THE signature phones of Windows Phone 8.' Uh, Nokia might be pissed?

04:40 PM on Wednesday, September 19

Jason Mackenzie on to talk about availability!

04:38 PM on Wednesday, September 19

Beats audio - dedicated amplifier!

04:38 PM on Wednesday, September 19

1080P HD front camera, F2.0 lens. Ultrawide 88 degree lens!

04:36 PM on Wednesday, September 19

Same chip and camera module as the One series.

04:36 PM on Wednesday, September 19

'Created 2 phones when you hold them for the first time, you realise you've not seen anything like this before'.

04:35 PM on Wednesday, September 19

I want THIS colour!

04:33 PM on Wednesday, September 19

'Colours as diverse as the people who use them'. Cue a video of users...

04:32 PM on Wednesday, September 19

'8S has a vibrant strip like the phone has been dipped in paint'.

04:31 PM on Wednesday, September 19

'Gorilla glass wraps and flows'. Nope, no camera bump here...

04:31 PM on Wednesday, September 19

'You've never seen or held a phone like it. Perfectly sculpted with no bumps or protusions'.

04:30 PM on Wednesday, September 19

'Components inside are stacked like a pyramid, engineering breakthrough.'

04:30 PM on Wednesday, September 19

'Perfect 3D embodiment of a tile. Started with a tile and made it 3D'.

04:29 PM on Wednesday, September 19

I'm already seeing the 'it looks like a Lumia' tweets roll in. It doesn't really, it's colourful, yes, but other design cues are very different.

04:28 PM on Wednesday, September 19

'Microsoft has a clear differentiated vision for mobile. Phones have been 'more of the same', nothing to get Scott excited. Heavy, thick, form factors, recycled devices from previous eras. Nothing has embodied the promise of Windows Phone'.

04:28 PM on Wednesday, September 19

'Design team thinks Windows Phone 8's UI is innovative, pure, honest gestures...'

04:27 PM on Wednesday, September 19

HTC's head of design is now on stage, Scott Croy.

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