HTC launches Australia's first 4G smartphone

Yesterday HTC launched Australia’s first 4G smartphone, the HTC Velocity 4G, available exclusively for the Telstra 4G network.

An innovation in mobile phone technology, the unveiling was done in spectacular fashion Monday night, at Maurice Terzini’s latest restaurant, Neild Avenue.

The sleek, and speedy device was reflected through the venue’s dark and uber chic interior, and its very own custom made Velocity cocktail.

For the first 4G device to be launched in Australia, HTC invited Jesinta Campbell to host the event, Dan Single to DJ and a range of celebrities, VIPs, technology, fashion and consumer media to attend.

“We are extremely proud to launch the HTC Velocity 4G as the first ever 4G smartphone in Australia with Telstra," said Ben Hodgson, Country Manager, HTC Australia and New Zealand.

"HTC Velocity 4G really brings to life Telstra's extraordinarily fast 4G network. Just about everything is instantaneous, from website browsing and streaming multimedia to rich email attachments that you no longer have to wait for.”

Guests included Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett from Romance was Born, Adam Goodes and Ted Richards from the Sydney Swans, Kirrily Johnston, Nova 969’s Scott Dooley, Angus McDonald from Sneaky Sound System, Jim Finn from Art vs Science and Channel V VJ, Danny Clayton.

The device was subtly integrated into the event through “real life scenarios”, in which guests could experience the device working to its full potential via video messaging, web browsing and emailing.

Guests enjoyed being amongst the first to experience the HTC Velocity 4G revolution, and heralding in a new era in communication.

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