Live Blog: We're live in New York for the big HTC event, windows mobile phone

OK – web access went down and has actually only just bounced back up an hour later – even our backup systems failed. You can see all the details on the major website, however right here’s the bullet point rundown to capture you up:

16.11 – Eye experience is pertaining to the one family in the next month. Oooh, a new phone next. Exactly what will it be?

HTC Desire Eye! This is a phone that ‘truly embodies the Eye Experience’. It’s got a huge camera on the front. Dual 13MP? WHUT?

16.10 – Face tracking will mean you can all video chat from one phone, where four faces are placed in a video at once. As you know, the majority of us use a phone to have a video conference for work.

16.08 – We’re now discussing the new ‘Eye Experience’ with Jonah Becker, VP of industrial design. This is going to be all about selfies. Oh no.

This implies you can now take images of yourself and a rear facing picture, or crop yourself into the snap. And Face Fusion is coming too, from the Desire 820.

OH GOD AUTOMOBILE SELFIES. If you hold the camera steady it takes. Please, make this trend stop. Please.

16.05 – We’ve heard what Double Exposure means, the name of the occasion. It means vibrant images. And we’re surpassing the smartphone. Reimagining HTC. Does that imply the business is changing? My cash is on the business entering large scale fish haulage.

16.03 – The CEO is right here! It’s the huge Chou! Peter Chou is here! He’s chosen a black shirt and pants combination. Open collar, FYI.

16.01 – It’s sort of back now. Hey there. We’ve kicked off. Some video about fringes of souls and nudging and things about creativity.

You know, the usual stuff.

15.56 – OK, we’re right here and ready to go – although the web right here is horrible, with a capital TERR. So bear with me if the updates aren’t honest at first … I have actually just sent out some HTC elves scampering away to stroke the internet box to cajole it back into connectivity.

HTC is planning some big reveals today in New York, and we’ll exist to bring you all the information the moment it breaks.

Rumours up until now recommend that a selfie-focused HTC Desire Eye smartphone will be the headline act, however there’s likewise been hints of a Go Pro rival from the company.

The phone is expected to come with a 5-inch display and a 16MP front-facing electronic camera, however the Desire name makes it sound like this will not belong to the flagship variety, which might be why HTC is opting to revealing it alongside other items.

It all kicks off at 1PM PT/4PM ET/9PM GMT. We’ll be updating this page with all the information as it happens, so keep it locked to TechRadar.

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