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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Competition
by Jbso on Wed 22nd May 2013 15:33 UTC
Jbso
Member since:
2013-01-05

Why does everyone act like Nokia and HTC are the only alternatives to Applesung? LG and Sony are the most likely to be real competitors. Just because they don't use aluminum doesn't mean they have nothing to offer.

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RE: Competition
by Deviate_X on Wed 22nd May 2013 16:25 in reply to "Competition"
Deviate_X Member since:
2005-07-11

People like to talk about Nokia and HTC because Nokia was the Behemoth that forgot to move with the times and HTC was Android pioneer, first-mover which somehow managed to fall by the way-side

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RE[2]: Competition
by tylerdurden on Wed 22nd May 2013 19:22 in reply to "RE: Competition"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

HTC also applied the Nokia tactic of releasing a shitload of products, with ill marketed differentiation, and carrier-specific models.

E.g. there are at least 5 totally different "HTC Ones": There is an HTC One (the current shiny product), HTC One S, One X, One V, One XL...

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RE: Competition
by Fergy on Wed 22nd May 2013 17:50 in reply to "Competition"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Why does everyone act like Nokia and HTC are the only alternatives to Applesung? LG and Sony are the most likely to be real competitors. Just because they don't use aluminum doesn't mean they have nothing to offer.

I find LG and Sony untrustworthy. I still have hate for sony because they wanted to screw their customers with special memory cards, cables and formats. Also destroying the meaning of walkman.
I had a HTC Desire and loved it until HTC gave me the middle finger by not updating it. My friend has it now and it runs Android 4.2.2 so screw you HTC! That is why I absolutely did not want another HTC and went for Galaxy Nexus. I think that that was a huge reason why they are losing marketshare.

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RE[2]: Competition
by nej_simon on Wed 22nd May 2013 23:12 in reply to "RE: Competition"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

The desire was released with 2.1 and they did update it to 2.2 and 2.3. Honestly the desire has so little internal storage that newer versions are difficult to get running without resorting to hacks like a2sd.

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RE: Competition
by tkeith on Wed 22nd May 2013 21:56 in reply to "Competition"
tkeith Member since:
2010-09-01

Mind-share and marketing. How many HTC commercials do you see? How many people in the real world do you hear talking about HTC? As good of a reputation as HTC has among the technically savvy, the average Joe knows little to nothing about them. Samsung has been around and many people have a Samsung TV or washer/drier.

LG and Sony may have it a bit better in that respect but their Android strategies were very muddled until recently. They have too many phones with confusing names, and can't get momentum.

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