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Talk Mobile 2013 Launch Party, live in living color

Most of you were unable to come to our swinging, swanky, super special launch party for Talk Mobile 2013 that happened exactly one week ago tonight. Because of that, we’ve recapped the event for you some super delicious HD video.

All in all, we had 680 of you phone geeks come out for our 3 hour rager. Truth be told, this was one of those events that could have gone either way: lots of fun with free alcohol and kicking music, or a bunch of dudes hanging around, awkwardly looking at their phone screens. Luckily for us, it was most definitely the former as the party was quite spectacular.

Bonus: Raw footage shot on Verizon Nokia Lumia 928

Besides the super amazing DJ, the four mix drinks named after our sites and the general fun atmosphere of mid-town Manhattan, we also gave away four prizes, including an Xbox 360, new Canon camera and $500 in gift certificates to Best Buy—a pretty fantastic time.

Thanks for everyone who showed up and especially the WPCentral fans that I ran into!

Tune in more next week as Talk Mobile 2013 continues with more in-depth coverage of the state of mobile tech today.

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

  • Nice, wish I could have attended.
  • Yeah, I wish I could see Cali!!
  • Dan had too many red bulls in anticipation for this party?
  • Spewing I was not in town for it Daniel looks like it was good, btw I like that all the pics have nice looking girls in them. In second pic guy in black and red check shirt holding bourbon and coke kinda looks like you Daniel, but I'm guessing your behind the lens
  • Looked like a lot of fun and just shows you don't have to be nerdy to love tech. Would like to go to the New York(named after our old York) one day
  • Second pic right above blonds head, swear that's Mr Rubino what do you guys think?
  • But then how did Dan take the pic?
  • From a very Nice helping hand.....Sam ??
  • Shit didn't know?? Daniel can teleport.
  • Is this an Apple notebook?
  • 17" or 15" MacBook Pro. Can tell by the design (it's definitely bigger than my 13" MBP)
  • Why so many African Americans?
  • Why a stupid question lol
  • Wow, what a weird question to ask. Also, I hate the term African Americans. What if you're a white guy from Africa that came to America? You'd be an African American too, but no one would call you that based on your looks. You can just call (what you think are) African Americans black people. You don't call white people Irish American if their heritage goes back to Ireland.
  • A Troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.  Nice try!
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    Sausage.....sausage everywhere.... No thanks
  • Haha yeah I was going to say "Total sausage-fest!"
  • There were more women in the blackberry experience section and the other VIP areas. That and by the main bar.
  • "or a bunch of dudes hanging around, awkwardly looking at their phone screens"
    HAHAHAHA Rolled on that one LOL
  • Cali Lewis I'm in love :-)
  • And now we need material of each phone to start the discussion again which one makes the best videos ;-)
  • Seriously, the event was fun as hell, especially when the DJ played next episode on violin. sick as all hell.