Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd May 2013 13:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The Verge has learned that HTC's Chief Product Officer, Kouji Kodera, left the company last week. Kodera was responsible for HTC's overall product strategy, which makes the departure especially notable on the heels of the global launch of the make-or-break One. It's not just Kodera. In the past three-odd months, HTC has lost a number of employees in rapid succession." I really hope HTC pulls it together.
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RE: Comment by Nelson
by windowshasyou on Wed 22nd May 2013 14:21 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
windowshasyou
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2011-05-14

Nice Microsoft sales pitch. Tell me, does Microsoft pay you by the comment or by the hour?

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Wed 22nd May 2013 14:37 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Nice Microsoft sales pitch. Tell me, does Microsoft pay you by the comment or by the hour?


HTC posted a 37% YoY decrease versus a triple digit 180% YoY growth for Nokia Lumia sales.

Nokia outsold HTC in Q1 2013.

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by Savior on Wed 22nd May 2013 16:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
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2006-09-02

It would be the same, or even better, if Nokia went Android. However badly they reacted to the smart phone revolution, Nokia is still a household name in many parts of the world. People are still talking about the quality of their hardware; so once they could get a nice trendy software on their phones, there was a fair chance they could turn their luck around -- to a degree, at least.

I would argue that choosing MS has actually hurt them. There is, of course, no way to know that now.

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by No it isnt on Wed 22nd May 2013 17:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

YOY growth for Lumia devices is entirely pointless, as they have only been on sale for a year and a half.

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by PresentIt on Sun 26th May 2013 17:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
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2010-02-10

HTC posted a 37% YoY decrease versus a triple digit 180% YoY growth for Nokia Lumia sales.

And yet Lumia sales are terrible. Dreadful. Disastrous. The numbers are extremely poor. 180% growth doesn't help when you hardly sold anyting in the first place and that's the cause of the large percentage increase.

To put it this way again: If you sell 1 phone one quarter and 2 the next you have 100% growth. But that doesn't help when your competitors increased their sales by millions.

Nokia outsold HTC in Q1 2013.

Maybe if you count dumbphones, I guess.

The HTC Flagship, One, sold 5 million units in a month.

The Nokia flagship, Lumia 920, sold 5.6 million units in the entire 1st quarter (up from 4.4 million the quarter before, a really pathetic increase if you look at iPhone and, say, the Samsung Galaxy).

Also, as one analyst pointed out: "Whether it's 5 million or 4 million, it's not clear how many of those are from inventory build-up in the last quarter."

Edited 2013-05-26 18:01 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by GraphiteCube on Wed 22nd May 2013 18:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
GraphiteCube Member since:
2009-04-01

So you can't respond properly but trolling and insulting the others?

I've seen many people say on the web that "Nokia must be better if they make Android devices". HTC make Android devices, but how do you explain the current situation of HTC?

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by Vanders on Wed 22nd May 2013 21:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
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2005-07-06

HTC make Android devices, but how do you explain the current situation of HTC?

Cripplingly poor management?

No I'm sure it must be Android.

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by orfanum on Wed 22nd May 2013 19:55 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
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2006-06-02

If they have as much money to squander as he says they do, by the character, I am guessing.

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