Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd May 2013 13:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The Verge has learned that HTC's Chief Product Officer, Kouji Kodera, left the company last week. Kodera was responsible for HTC's overall product strategy, which makes the departure especially notable on the heels of the global launch of the make-or-break One. It's not just Kodera. In the past three-odd months, HTC has lost a number of employees in rapid succession." I really hope HTC pulls it together.
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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Wed 22nd May 2013 22:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
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Yeah, it is clear that the best way to go against Samsung's products is using outdated HW platforms, running an OS with little traction overall in the smart phone market space... makes perfect sense.


What's your alternative? Because thats the same platform that has kept Nokia alive and even brought them to profitability.

HTC is at the point where they need real solutions. One with a chance of working. How wouldn't quarterly cash infusions from Microsoft, matched marketing, and engineering resources not help HTC?

Nokia outsold HTC and is poised to go even further in Q2, so how is this something that isn't beneficial to HTC?

HTC could save itself and in turn a lot of jobs if does what would be hypothetically mutually beneficial for both parties. In my opinion.

The alternative is staying their current course, as cash strapped as they are. Try to compete on marketing, sourcing of components, hiring of talent, and all that's associated with a successful product launch all without any comparable help from Google.

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