Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st Aug 2013 19:22 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Earlier today, several top designers at HTC were arrested in Taipei under suspicion of fraudulent expense claims, as well as stealing trade secrets ahead of leaving the company to run a new mobile design firm in both Taiwan and mainland China. Five people were interrogated, with the most notable ones being Vice President of Product Design Thomas Chien, R&D director Wu Chien Hung and design team senior manager Justin Huang (who also personally sketched out the One's design). Chien and Wu are taken into custody, whereas the others were released on bail. Their offices were also raided yesterday as part of the investigation.

HTC certainly looks like a sinking ship, doesn't it?

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RE[3]: Trade secrets
by WereCatf on Sat 31st Aug 2013 22:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Trade secrets"
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Please tell me how that is superior design?

He didn't say it is "superior design."

There's an entire home screen filled with vendor bloatware that (last I checked) you can't get rid of without a launcher. Or the huge black bar on the bottom of the screen for legacy apps.

Maybe you aren't aware of the fact that some people like that stuff. On the other hand, there is also a HTC One - version that ships with stock Android, just like e.g. the Nexuses, so your point is totally moot.

The phone itself is heavier than the S4.

Oh my god, it weighs like a few GOD DAMN GRAMS more! The horror! You must have really fragile arms or something.

It has sharper edges, which makes it less comfortable to hold than the S4.

Matter of taste.

Plus, it doesn't have the SD card slot or the removable battery

Not everyone cares about those. You may enjoy your own navel, but don't make the mistake of assuming that your tastes are what everyone else should also adopt.

but in the end, it all comes down to one thing - aluminum. If this thing were plastic like the S4, it wouldn't have sold 5 units. So I say, shallow ;)

I'd say it's quite fucking normal to buy stuff that looks pleasing to one's eyes.

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