Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Jul 2013 16:30 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "HTC has just announced its unaudited results for the second quarter 2013, and they're not pretty. Despite launching a much-lauded flagship smartphone, the HTC One, the company made just NT$1.25 billion (roughly $41 million) after tax from NT$70.7 billion ($2.35 billion) revenue. In the same quarter last year, the company took in revenue of NT$91.04 billion ($3 billion) and made NT$7.40 billion ($246 million) profit." Make the best Android phone - and perhaps, the best phone period - and still not be out of hot water. And people still claim the smartphone market is not a one-to-one replica of the desktop market. Anywho, another victim of iceberg Apple and hurricane Samsung.
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HTC can make a comeback
by ioconnor on Fri 5th Jul 2013 20:30 UTC
ioconnor
Member since:
2013-02-02

HTC has some good products but they keep shooting themselves in the foot with monumentally bad decisions. They'd be number one in no time at all if they did three things with their HTC One:

1) Allow the latest android releases. Not say they will and then when customers buy their product for a few months officially leave them stranded!

2) SD Card.

3) Replaceable batteries.

They can do step 1 now. The others need a new version of the phone. Should not take them long though...

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RE: HTC can make a comeback
by Kochise on Fri 5th Jul 2013 20:55 in reply to "HTC can make a comeback"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

At least, at very least, they unlocked their bootloader, thus allowing ROM cookers to set the dishes. But it's still definitively NOT for the average Joe.

Kochise, HTC Evo 3D under CyanogenMod 10.1 JB 4.2.2 with no more 3D functionalities (thanks to undocumented binary blobs)

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RE: HTC can make a comeback
by WorknMan on Fri 5th Jul 2013 21:41 in reply to "HTC can make a comeback"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

1) Allow the latest android releases. Not say they will and then when customers buy their product for a few months officially leave them stranded!

2) SD Card.

3) Replaceable batteries.


Yeah, and make it plastic so the phone is not so goddamn heavy, vs the S4. (Yes, I'm serious.) Also, add the third missing navigation button on the bottom and make turning off the Blinkfeed bloatware an option. Do these things, plus everything you said, and I *MIGHT* consider buying one.

As it is, I'm glad this thing failed. They released an aluminum fashion accessory that barely had any advantages over the Nexus 4, and for twice the price, and tried to pawn it off as a premium device. I guess most people who fall for the 'it's aluminum so it must be better' kind of bullshit still buy iPhones ;)

Edited 2013-07-05 21:42 UTC

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RE: HTC can make a comeback
by benoitb on Sat 6th Jul 2013 00:33 in reply to "HTC can make a comeback"
benoitb Member since:
2010-06-29

Agreed. As long as other companies will give the users what they want (sd card, removable batteries, updates), HTC will fail if they don't address these issues.

It's not only us technophiles, my father likes having a replaceable battery, my wife, my father, my mom like having a sdcard for cheap storage of music and photos.

They don't care however about the os updates so much as long as their apps work.

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