Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Nov 2011 15:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "HTC has become the top seller of smartphones in the US with a strategy that's precisely the opposite of Apple's. Where Apple is secretive, HTC is open. Where Apple is exclusive, HTC works with all carriers. Where Apple is proprietary, HTC is collaborative. Where Apple customizes for no one, HTC customizes for everyone. It's the anti-Apple and, so far, it has worked." I'm not enamoured with HTC's product design as of late (too soft, too 'rounded'), but as far as companies go, HTC is one of the good guys. Amazing to see such behaviour rewarded - and once again proves what I've been saying all along: in the end, openness and choice always wins.
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unclefester
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2007-01-13

It is actually a response to the totally false luxury car analogy frequently used by Apple fanbois.

Apple sells tens of millions of reasonably affordable identical products each year. Apple is the exact opposite to a luxury brand.

To use a car analogy. The iPhone/iPod/iPad is the model T Ford of consumer electronics.

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leos Member since:
2005-09-21

It is actually a response to the totally false luxury car analogy frequently used by Apple fanbois.

Apple sells tens of millions of reasonably affordable identical products each year. Apple is the exact opposite to a luxury brand.

To use a car analogy. The iPhone/iPod/iPad is the model T Ford of consumer electronics.


Uh, no. The differentiator is price. Apple iPhone has always been a premium smartphone like the Galaxy S and other high end Android phones. They have never targeted the lower cost market (except now they are selling their old models for cheaper).

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13


Uh, no. The differentiator is price. Apple iPhone has always been a premium smartphone like the Galaxy S and other high end Android phones. They have never targeted the lower cost market (except now they are selling their old models for cheaper).


The only thing "premium" about Apple is their prices. They are nothing more than low/mid-range generic components assembled in Chinese sweatshops and fitted with a proprietary OS and fancy case.

In Australia the Galaxy S2 costs 30% less than an iPhone 4s. The iPhone 3GS still sells for AUD449. Yet it is no better than low end Huawei, Samsung and HTC models that sell for $100-150.

Apple is like Dyson (vacuum cleaners). Both companies sell cheap products made in Asian factories at grossly inflated prices. Both companies wildly exaggerate the technology and capabilities of their products to convince the gullible and ignorant that they are somehow smarter and more sophisticated than average.

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