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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It's simple
by tuaris on Wed 22nd May 2013 14:23 UTC
tuaris
Member since:
2007-08-05

HTC makes an awesome product, I currently have an EVO 4g. I'm looking to upgrade real soon and the HTC One is the best android phone in existence.

Guess what? I'm buying the Samsung Galaxy S4. The reason is simple: The S4 has a removable battery and microSD slot.

It's a big deal. Those of you who disagree with this statement are in the minority. The fact that the HTC One hasn't outsold the S4 it a clear indication of this.

All HTC needs to do is add a removable battery and microSD slot to the HTC One and then consumers may actually want to buy it.

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RE: It's simple
by Nelson on Wed 22nd May 2013 14:55 in reply to "It's simple"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

You heard that HTC? Your profits fell by over 90% because of a microSD slot and a removable battery.

Given these recent departures, you might nag yourself a job of Head of Product Strategy.

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RE: It's simple
by WereCatf on Wed 22nd May 2013 15:23 in reply to "It's simple"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

It's a big deal. Those of you who disagree with this statement are in the minority. The fact that the HTC One hasn't outsold the S4 it a clear indication of this.


Uh, that's quite a drastic conclusion you're drawing there. One reason for why HTC One hasn't outsold the S4 is that HTC's marketing sucks compared to Samsung. Another thing is that Samsung has a much larger base for brand-recognition, what with manufacturing almost every electronic device in existence. Claiming that HTC's not-so-stellar performance is because of the lack of features you happen to like seems... dishonest, at best.

Edited 2013-05-22 15:24 UTC

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RE: It's simple
by th3rmite on Wed 22nd May 2013 16:43 in reply to "It's simple"
th3rmite Member since:
2006-01-08

I totally agree with the MicroSD. I will never buy a phone without one. It seems like such a simple, but truly functional, addition to a phone. The removable battery is not really a priority for me, but I can see why it would be to some.

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RE[2]: It's simple
by Fergy on Wed 22nd May 2013 17:43 in reply to "RE: It's simple"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

I totally agree with the MicroSD. I will never buy a phone without one. It seems like such a simple, but truly functional, addition to a phone. The removable battery is not really a priority for me, but I can see why it would be to some.

And if your phone had 64-128GB of storage? Would you still need microsd?

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RE[2]: It's simple
by moondevil on Wed 22nd May 2013 19:55 in reply to "RE: It's simple"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Do you ever change it?

Most phones link the SD card with the internal storage.

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RE[2]: It's simple
by th3rmite on Thu 23rd May 2013 19:15 in reply to "RE: It's simple"
th3rmite Member since:
2006-01-08

It's a matter of knowing that if I needed more storage space, then I wouldn't have to buy a new phone just to get it. Would you buy a laptop with the hard drive soldered to the motherboard?

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RE: It's simple
by Fergy on Wed 22nd May 2013 17:41 in reply to "It's simple"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

It's a big deal. Those of you who disagree with this statement are in the minority. The fact that the HTC One hasn't outsold the S4 it a clear indication of this.

All HTC needs to do is add a removable battery and microSD slot to the HTC One and then consumers may actually want to buy it.

There is no iPhone with a removable battery. Most Android phones don't have a removable battery. All my phones have had removable batteries and I have never removed the battery.

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RE[2]: It's simple
by Vanders on Wed 22nd May 2013 21:40 in reply to "RE: It's simple"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Most Android phones don't have a removable battery.

Samsung ones do. I'm not claiming there's a correlation because I haven't actually done any market research, but hey, maybe it is a big enough deal that it helps drive Samsung sales of Android 'phones?

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RE: It's simple
by tylerdurden on Wed 22nd May 2013 18:18 in reply to "It's simple"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

It's a big deal. Those of you who disagree with this statement are in the minority. The fact that the HTC One hasn't outsold the S4 it a clear indication of this.


No, you're wrong. The fact that HTC One hasn't ousold the S4 is a clear indication that people just love plastic.

Yeah atrocious logic!

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RE[2]: It's simple
by Vanders on Wed 22nd May 2013 21:43 in reply to "RE: It's simple"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

No, you're wrong. The fact that HTC One hasn't ousold the S4 is a clear indication that people just love plastic.

Clearly people just prefer companies that start with an 'S', which is why Samsung and Sony do so well.

(If Sony currently aren't doing well I'm sure I can twist some obscure financial or market research data to my advantage to claim I'm correct.)

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RE: It's simple
by JPisini on Wed 22nd May 2013 22:27 in reply to "It's simple"
JPisini Member since:
2006-01-24

HTC makes an awesome product, I currently have an EVO 4g. I'm looking to upgrade real soon and the HTC One is the best android phone in existence.

Guess what? I'm buying the Samsung Galaxy S4. The reason is simple: The S4 has a removable battery and microSD slot.

It's a big deal. Those of you who disagree with this statement are in the minority. The fact that the HTC One hasn't outsold the S4 it a clear indication of this.

All HTC needs to do is add a removable battery and microSD slot to the HTC One and then consumers may actually want to buy it.



With you 100% when my EVO died the only options from HTC had locked boot loaders and no removable battery. I bought a Nexus it is a nice phone and runs straight Android.

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