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[6]: Trade secrets
by WorknMan on Sun 1st Sep 2013 22:00 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Trade secrets"
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As for the design vs materials. There is no separating the two. Materials are an integral part of the design.

Well, if you have a plastic phone, a wood phone, and an aluminum phone, and one is about as durable as the others, then I would say this design choice is quite irrelevant, esp since the HTC One has a few other design flaws (which I previously mentioned) working against it. And certainly not worth mentioning at the very top of their marketing pitch. With this design choice, they're going after people who need a phone for a fashion accessory; the aluminum doesn't exist for any other reason.

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