HTC's flagship launch: Join us Tuesday (live blog)

Join CNET for live coverage from HTC's global launch event, which takes place in New York and London. The event starts at 7 a.m. PT today. Our live blog will bring you news updates, photos, and running commentary.

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HTC will try yet again to mount a comeback with a flagship smartphone, and you can get all the details right here.

HTC is planning a global launch of its latest big product at an event that kicks off at 7 a.m. PT today. The company is readying simultaneous events in New York and London, and CNET will be at both. Brian Bennett, photographer Sarah Tew, and I will be in New York, while Luke Westaway will be stationed in London.

CNET will offer real-time news updates, photos, and running commentary throughout the event.

You can tune into the live blog here:

CNET's live coverage of HTC's event on Tuesday

HTC has been on the ropes for a while, and 2012 was a particularly hard year during which the company saw shrinking revenue and profits. The once high flier hopes to regain some of its swagger with the latest product launch, but it faces stiff competition from the iPhone 5 and the next Galaxy S smartphone, which is rumored to debut in less than a month.

HTC will hopefully address those concerns with its event, which has already seen its share of leaks and rumors. Fans hope the company will be able to top last year's One X, which got critical praise but didn't sell particularly well.

As usual, we'll be using ScribbleLive to bring you live text and photos, blow by blow. We'll start the live blog about 15 minutes before HTC officially starts the event, so be sure to tune in.