HTC invites press to special event on September 19: What does it have up its sleeves?

HTC is sending out special “save the date” invites to select members of the press for an event scheduled to take place on September 19. In other words, it must be autumn – the time of year when device manufacturers like to refresh their current lineups and get people excited for new gadgets before the holidays.

Apple is doing something similar a few days before HTC’s event, and a few other manufacturers also have events scheduled around the same time. But what does HTC have up its sleeves?

HTC traditionally releases its flagship EVO devices for Sprint in the summer, so we probably won’t be seeing an official successor to the HTC EVO 4G LTE. However, HTC has also gotten into the habit of releasing mid-range devices in between the bigger EVO launches, like the HTC EVO Shift 4G or the EVO Design 4G, so it’s possible we might see something similar announced on September 19.

We’ve also recently seen rumors flying around of a new HTC 5-inch phone/tablet hybrid to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Note, possibly headed towards Verizon. There’s also the rumored HTC One X+ that could be headed to T-Mobile soon, along with a possible new stab at the tablet market.

HTC is also supposedly working on a Windows Phone 8 device, code-named the HTC Accord, so there’s a chance that HTC might make some kind of announcement regarding that, as well.

With all these possibilities, it’s hard to know exactly what HTC really has planned. But until that time comes, we can certainly speculate. What would you like to see HTC announce on September 19?

[Android Central]
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35 thoughts on “HTC invites press to special event on September 19: What does it have up its sleeves?

  • September 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm
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    All the other manufacturers were able to get their press events in before Apple. Bummer for HTC

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  • September 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm
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    I’m thinking maybe a successor to the flyer and/or the 5 inch phablet(hopefully with an active digitizer).

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  • September 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm
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    That is “Talk like a Pirate Day”…Just sayin…

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  • September 4, 2012 at 3:02 pm
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    Arrr! Me hopes for full PSN support for the existing lineup.

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  • September 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm
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    I hope it’s the OneX+ and I REALLY hope it comes to Sprint!

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  • September 4, 2012 at 3:10 pm
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    I want a 5 in. screen with a removable battery and a kickstand. :-)

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  • September 4, 2012 at 3:34 pm
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    We need something for Sprint!!!!

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  • September 4, 2012 at 3:38 pm
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    I’m still going to wait at least another year to replace my Galaxy Note N7000.

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  • September 4, 2012 at 4:49 pm
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    Who cares it’s just going to get stopped at the border.

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  • September 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm
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    Hoping it’s better than Apple’s.

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  • September 4, 2012 at 5:47 pm
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    I hope its something to the tone of 5″ for Sprint, also a new quad core tablet would be nice as long as they treat it better than the view, still dissatisfied with how they treated that product…considering how well it worked shame they dropped the ball with a terrible honeycomb experience…..so c’mon

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  • September 4, 2012 at 5:58 pm
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    i hope its something awesome because samsung has more of my attention right now. great things going on with the sgs3

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  • September 4, 2012 at 8:10 pm
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    Maybe they will give the full x/evo lte confirmation on Jellybean!

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  • September 4, 2012 at 9:33 pm
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    I would love to see something like the samsung note 2, only better. I was just about ready to jump ship, until I saw that the new screen is a step down from the old one. whatever they have, I hope they come strong like they did with the og evo.

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  • September 5, 2012 at 12:28 am
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    Is it bad that all I care about is getting Jelly Bean on my ltEvo?

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  • September 5, 2012 at 12:28 am
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    NO, I hope they announce something such as an HTC Nexus! Now THAT would be awesome news and definitely my next phone!

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  • September 5, 2012 at 6:11 am
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    Phablet, PSN support, BOSE for upcoming handsets and Jelly Bean OTA update for the EVO 4G LTE!!

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  • September 5, 2012 at 6:12 am
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    just in time for an upgrade!

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  • September 5, 2012 at 8:26 am
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    I just want Google now… What else comes with jellybean that everyone is so excited about?

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  • September 5, 2012 at 8:32 am
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    After the update I’m getting quadrant scores of 6000 stock not rooted and my evo is smooth as butter. Fuck the sg3 plastic cheap garbage. I’ll take the EVO any day.

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  • September 5, 2012 at 9:04 am
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    Maybe a Windows 8 phone?

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  • September 5, 2012 at 9:17 am
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    I suspect it will be some kind of Windows 8 tablet or as Jeff mentioned above, a Windows 8 phone. September 19 has Microsoft written all over it.

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  • September 5, 2012 at 9:20 am
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    Just hope it doesn’t end in another lawsuit

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  • September 5, 2012 at 9:21 am
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    Is it true that Samsung paid apple in nickels from the lawsuit they lost? I’ve heard it’s a hoax, but who knows.

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    • September 5, 2012 at 1:25 pm
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      No that was a simple hoax. Someone got smart and decided to publish a funny story.
      I would have had been awesome if they really did though.

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  • September 5, 2012 at 9:32 am
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    I would love for this to be an htc nexus phone or at least a better evo phone that at least tries to compete with the s3.

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    • September 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm
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      Thats what I was saying! If this was to be the HTC Nexus, that would surely be my EVO 3D upgrade!
      Seriously, I think it would be the best phone in the market by a long shot!

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  • September 5, 2012 at 10:23 am
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    How about a phone or tablet that supports CAC/PKI, smartcards! Hard to believe only laptops & desktops can have/support this feature.

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  • September 5, 2012 at 10:51 am
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    I’m jumping on the bandwagon in hopes of a phablet for Sprint.

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  • September 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm
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    How about the HTC EVO 4G LTE XL with a 5″ screen.
    Also the blue circles to me look like Sense 5

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  • September 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm
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    Kickstands slay. I wonder if htc has a patent on it. I wish more phones came with them.

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  • September 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm
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    Yeah I’d like to see the 5″ phone tablet hybrid with a kickstand. I wonder though, how will those guys in skinny jeans fit that one in their pockets?

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  • September 5, 2012 at 10:12 pm
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    A new killer EVO or One tablet would be amazing. They need to raise the bar and get ahead of Samsung and Apple. I really hope that’s what they have in store. I don’t care for mid-range phones so for me it will be a real shame if that’s all they announce. I might consider a phone/tablet.

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  • September 6, 2012 at 10:51 pm
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    I would also like to see a HTC phablet comming to sprint . But 5 inches is a bit small and not much bigger than that of my EVO LTE so unless it could pull of as much if not more than the GN II software wise it in fact wouldn’t be worth ditching my EVO Lte which is not only a powerhouse but also a great size and although .3 inches Is a lot when it comes to phones I don’t think its enough to spend 250$ or more on a slightly bigger phone with the same exact software , features, and style as my eye popping attention getting white EVO Lte . So hopefully its more like 5.3 at the least. I have seen the GN II in action and it in fact is a huge improvement on phones in general and if sprint gets it will in fact be worth the money to not only ditch the EVO LTE but my tablet as well its just awesome. So I guess ill wait to see what HTC has to offer so far I’ve only heard of Verizon getting this new 5 inch phablet HTC may offer so who knows if sprint will see it but I have heard the GN II may roll out just as the.SGIII did across all carriers. Either way I’m getting a phablet as soon as sprint offers one I just hope HTC does in fact release one and on sprint or for the first time I will say peace out HTC for a Samsung….who would have guessed Samsung would finally make smartphones/tablets that where better than HTC ? Craziness hopefully HTC steps up and we all get to see there awesomeness once again . Personally the EVO lte to me kills the SGIII ALL DAY in style operating system , looks and build quality. The SGIII CLAIMS 2G RAM but like the HTC lte you only get to use 1G the other is for there added bloat and OS . Not a fan of Samsung but if the GN II IS the only phablet sprint offers I’m all over it unless HTC releases there’s on sprint just as bad ass or better.

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  • September 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm
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    wow.. wonder what it will be about

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