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

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.