Minutes after Google debuted its two new Nexus phones, HTC issued an invitation of its own.
The sparsely worded email announced that the phone maker will unveil its first HTC One handset runningon October 20.
Rather than host a live show with an opportunity for hands-on time at the same venue, HTC is opting for a completely digital reveal. This could be a cost-saving move to ease the blow of HTC's plummeting revenue, which.
Rumors agree that the device could be called the, though specific hardware details vary from a raging 10-core chipset to a more mild, midrange set of features.
Either way, HTC's plan to debut a preholiday phone of its own is a necessary move for it to continue to compete with strong, new competitor devices since its April release of theflagship -- including the just-announced , and , , and , and of course, the twin leviathans that are the and .
Whatever the case, we'll hopefully still get a chance to see the new phone soon after the launch.
The event takes place Tuesday, October 20 at 9 a.m. in San Francisco, 12 p.m. in New York, 5 p.m. in London, 9:30 p.m. in New Delhi and midnight in Taipei.