Last week as the Phandroid staff waited in line amongst a crowd of journalists outside of Radio City Music Hall on a chilly Thursday, a peculiar site caught our eyes. Several girls in HTC garb were handing out snacks and drinks to those in the queue. This was peculiar, of course, because we were all waiting to see Samsung’s big Galaxy S4 unveiling. Over in Times Square things got even more interesting.
As Samsung did their literal song and dance about the Galaxy S4, HTC reps crashed the party. They demonstrated their HTC One to regular people wandering the streets of New York, offering an arguably more convincing look at a new product than what was provided by a handful of Off-Broadway actors on stage for those keeping an eye on Samsung. Yes, this is an edited video clip showcasing only positive reactions of wonderment and joy, but you have to admit HTC showed some balls with this one. They wanted to go hard in 2013, and it looks like they are doing just that.