Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Apr 2013 22:21 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The reviews are universally positive, and virtually everyone seems to agree: the HTC One is one heck of an Android device, and quite possibly the best phone currently on the market. Outstanding build quality, great design, fast - and just like the One X before it, it looks like to me it's a far better phone than its Galaxy counterparts. Why, then, is no one buying HTC phones?
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You're right why don't they?
by jasnils on Tue 9th Apr 2013 18:56 UTC
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I've had three HTCs one of them a stinky Desire which had no working headset jack. Couldn't be fixed. Why did I go one more round with HTC? Well, I find them better looking and I prefer the looks and use of Sense.

Few people have HTC, so that makes me feel special and not part of a herd.

What were the options?
Nokia Lumia 920 not out yet, but I still wasn't too sure about Windows Phone 8 and not to forget the weight of the thing.

Sony changes models faster than I could say the alphabet. Wanted the T, then came the V and before I knew it the Z was just about to launch. Then there is the ZL... And then they closed down the Sony Stores.

My dream line up Sony Xperia Z and a Vaio Z, nowhere to buy that now. Has Sony given up, now that Apple is losing momentum the biggest contender slows down too...

BB Z10 coming. Samsung? No, I never even looked that direction. I'm sure the S III and IV are fine, but ugly.

So it looked like I would shop and wait for a long time. Possibly until a Ubuntu Phone would come out.

The clue is price and limit needs to essentials!!
One day (again) I was aimlessly checking the options and a sales guy comes a long. He says, "Hey I have a couple of HTC One S in Telenor branded phone boxes, but they are really unlocked. I'll need to sell them cheaper. Interested?"

I had never looked at the One S. Missing it while looking at 8S and 8X. Oh, well short story I bought it.

I just love that sleek phone it's lightweight and it fits the apps I need:
1. Spotify
2. Netflix
3. #Ruter ticket - public transport ticket payment
4. Banking apps
5. Dropbox
6. Office apps
7. Opera Mini

AND it has BEATS! Which I love. Improves even J. S. Bach.

And the things I don't need are:
1. SD Cards - I try to decrease the size of my wallet!
2. Removable battery - when was electricity a problem?
3. 4G - How about a network first?
4. NFC - Ok, and for what again?

When I travel I bring along an old Nokia for calls using a local SIM. Battery lasts for ever and I only use limited online time on the go. A quick Opera Mini session here and there. Opera Mini runs on everything.

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