After a quiet CES it looks like HTC is finally ready to take the wraps off whatever it has up its sleeve for the new year. The favorite is of course the oft-rumored and sometimes glimpsed HTC M7.
In a move that mirrors what we’ve seen from many of the other major manufacturers, HTC is choosing its own battle ground in scheduling press events 6 days prior to the Mobile World Congress, which runs February 25-28 in Barcelona.
There are two separate events–one in New York and another in London–but presumably they will be identical in content. (Well other than the pronunciation of aluminum.)
The M7 is rumored to be the device that finally allows HTC to consolidate around one hero phone, a strategy that has paid off in spades for Samsung with the Galaxy S III. It will also usher in Sense 5; from what little we’ve seen, this will be a welcome scaling back of the HTC skin.
HTC has a chance to own the dialogue running into MWC with these events. Whatever the company is going to announce, let’s hope for HTC’s sake that it is enough.