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[3]: Competition
by Nelson on Wed 22nd May 2013 22:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Competition"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

This indicates an imbalance in the Carrier-OEM relationship.

Samsung at one point had this same problem, where they'd release confusing monsters like the Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD 4G LTE+ or something.

Carriers like that sort of artificial differentiation.

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RE[4]: Competition
by tylerdurden on Thu 23rd May 2013 00:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Competition"
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2009-03-17

... and samsung managed to learn from their mistake, and adopted some of Apple's product branding schemes (aka keep it simple st*pid).

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RE[5]: Competition
by Nelson on Thu 23rd May 2013 00:27 in reply to "RE[4]: Competition"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Samsung gained more clout and was able to tell the (mostly US) carriers to shove it if they didn't like the naming.

The Galaxy S sells by virtue of being a Galaxy S (much like the iPhone), that comes with a better negotiating position.

I don't think Nokia is particularly fond of this practice, but if you want Hero status you need to play nice. At least until you're more influential.

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