HTC announced today that it's launching a roadshow tour of the UK and Ireland, starting this Friday and Saturday at the Trafford Centre in Manchester and continuing until the end of May. The show is open to the public, and will feature an interactive HTC Sense wall, along with "current and upcoming" HTC devices to play with. The HTC Flyer is mentioned by name, and we're hoping to see the Sensation there too, as it's HTC's biggest upcoming phone.
The HTC roadshow will stop by other major cities over the following month. Join us after the jump for the complete tour schedule, and the accompanying press release. We'll be stopping by this weekend to take a look at some of HTC's new toys. Let us know in the comments if you plan on doing the same during the next month. [HTC Roadshow]
- 22nd & 23rd April - Manchester, Trafford centre
- 25th & 26th April - Birmingham, Victoria Square
- 28th & 29th April - Leeds, Briggate
- 2nd & 3rd May - Newcastle, Grainger street
- 6th & 7th May - Edinburgh, Fort Kinnard
- 9th & 10th May - Glasgow, St Enoch (city centre)
- 13th & 14th May - Dublin, Blanchardstown Centre
- 16th & 17th May - Belfast, Connswater
- 20th & 21st May - Cardiff, High Street
- 23rd & 24th May - Bristol, Broadmead
- 27th to 29th May - London, Westfield shopping centre
LONDON, UK – April 19, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announces the kick-off of a roadshow designed to help retail staff and their customers get more out of their mobile phone experience. The specially-designed HTC trailer will visit 11 cities across the UK and Ireland over a six-week period, showcasing some of the many features of HTC Sense as well as the company’s 2011 product portfolio. Touring some of the most popular shopping areas of the UK, a team of HTC specialists will provide training sessions for retail store staff and will also be available to help new HTC customers learn how to get the best out of their phone.
Jon French, UK & Ireland Executive Director, commented, “The capabilities of today’s smartphones have grown far beyond what we thought possible as little as five years ago and although many people may want to move to a smartphone, they often barely scratch the surface of their handset’s potential. We want to empower store staff to speak to their customers about HTC phones – and truly understand the advantages of HTC Sense. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to meet our customers and learn more from them about how they use their phones and what they want to see in future models.”
The state-of-the-art trailer will feature different zones, allowing visitors to explore some of the more popular features of HTC Sense through an interactive wall and get hands-on with some of HTC’s latest devices, including handsets such as HTC Desire S as well as HTC Flyer – the company’s first tablet. Visitors will also be able to take their picture on an HTC Flyer and explore their artistic side, using HTC Scribe to doodle on the image or add a message before uploading it to a mosaic screen that will build throughout the day as more images are added.
HTC’s range of accessories will also be on display, allowing visitors to see how they can extend and enhance their mobile experience in the office, the car or at home. HTC’s dedicated training team will be on hand to demonstrate the different models, help new HTC users to set up their phones and advise those considering their next handset on the best HTC model for them.
Private retail staff training sessions can be booked at the start and end of each day, allowing store staff to get to the heart of HTC products and learn more about the devices that will be on the shelves in the coming months.
“Our core aim is always to place the customer at the heart of the mobile experience and to do this we listen and observe how people use mobile technology,” added French. “This roadshow allows us to speak directly to those people who are most important to any mobile phone company – our customers, both trade and public. We are excited to be able to visit so many cities around the UK and Ireland and look forward to seeing everyone in the next few weeks.”