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HTC has sent out invitations for a huge media event tomorrow morning. How huge? Huge enough to spread across two continents. The handset-maker will be hosting simultaneous keynotes in both London and New York.

What’s on the menu? Well, it’s no secret that the company has a new flagship handset in the wings. And word has it that it’s readying a new version of its ‘Sense’ Android shell. But the real question is: does anyone care?

It seems like we’ve said this 100 times, but HTC has done very little to change the conversation. After 6 quarters of reporting declining profits, and years without a hit device, a lot of critics think it’s on the verge of bankruptcy.

Can it throw some cold water on the fire tomorrow? It’s doubtful. The rumored HTC One handset will seemingly do little to differentiate itself from the rest of the Android pack, with a 4.7-inch HD display and other ‘me-too’ specs.


Also, a lot of folks have commented that it looks rather similar to another popular handset. I think it looks more like BlackBerry’s new Z10. But either way, as you can see in this shot from unwiredview, it doesn’t look original.

Regardless,┬áthis still makes 3 new flagship smartphones from 3 of the top 6 manufacturers in as many months. Samsung’s expected to unveil its Galaxy S IV on March 14, and BlackBerry’s Z10 is still rolling out around the globe.

When will Apple fire back with a new handset? Well the last two years, it’s unveiled its new smartphones in the fall. But rumor has it that it’s moving things up this year, and we could see a new iPhone model as early as this summer.

Anyway, back to HTC. We’ll be keeping an eye on tomorrow’s event and will be sure to report back with anything of note. But let’s just say we’re not expecting to be blown away.

What do you think, are you excited for HTC’s big event tomorrow?

  • Obsidian71

    Hopefully it’ll be an announcement about them going out of business. HTC is one of the more annoying smarphone vendors.

  • I dont know where the hate comes from; but I’m going to switch from iPhone (3GS) to Windows Phone 8 from HTC..

    • NoBrainer

      Let me tell you to not switch to Windows Phone 8.

    • Do not. I have a Windows Phone 8 as a work phone and I hate it

      • NoBrainer

        I also had a Lumia 920 after i got my Galaxy S3 which i got after my iPhone 4 and i hated it so much that there are nearly no apps for WP. Even the Facebook App is not even from Facebook but from Microsoft haha still trying to sell my Lumia 920 after three weeks of use

  • NoBrainer

    HTC tomorrow and possible Playstation 4 Event the day after tomorrow. Two very interesting days in front of us.

  • CollegiateLad

    Am I excited? I wouldn’t have known had you not posted this… lol

  • Liam Mulcahy

    Who cares it isn’t apple

  • NoBrainer

    Just noticed that all the press shots of the new HTC phone look exactly like the Blackberry Z10