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[2]: Trade secrets
by Morgan on Sun 1st Sep 2013 01:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Trade secrets"
Morgan
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The problem with the brushed metal design of many HTC phones is the same as with Apple laptops and DeLorean cars: Brushed metal shows off the tiniest defects. I currently have an HTC phone on loan from a friend, and I have to hide its beautiful body in a dog-ugly rubberized case to avoid scratching or denting the finish. My trusty old phone, an HTC Arrive (kept as a backup for my wife) never was in a case and it has been scratched to hell and back.

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