Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Apr 2013 22:21 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The reviews are universally positive, and virtually everyone seems to agree: the HTC One is one heck of an Android device, and quite possibly the best phone currently on the market. Outstanding build quality, great design, fast - and just like the One X before it, it looks like to me it's a far better phone than its Galaxy counterparts. Why, then, is no one buying HTC phones?
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All my friends have an HTC
by thesunnyk on Tue 9th Apr 2013 02:10 UTC
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In Australia, a lot of my friends have HTC phones. My first Android phone was an HTC Magic. I moved to the Nexus because HTC didn't have unlocked bootloaders, but I always intended that my next phone would be an HTC.

However, it would be the One-S, not the new series. I'm really quite sad they got rid of their "quietly brilliant" namesake, as it was absolutely true: you'd never see an HTC ad, but everyone would notice the phones, and the love of it by their users.

I wish they'd stayed the Nexus phones, as the Nexus 1 is still the prettiest Nexus phone by far. I'm also disappointed with the look of the One, but I can see how they're under market pressure. I think buying Beats was a mistake.

To some extent I blame Sense UI. HTC simply doesn't have software people that know what they're doing. I wished they had the sense to assemble a design and engineering team from around the world -- from France and Korea, from Australia and Spain, and make a UI that was universal, truly push Sense beyond a skin. Unfortunately that never happened.

Hopefully they'll see some traction with the Facebook phone. I fear they'll become another Palm. Which makes me sad.

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