Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st Aug 2013 19:22 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Earlier today, several top designers at HTC were arrested in Taipei under suspicion of fraudulent expense claims, as well as stealing trade secrets ahead of leaving the company to run a new mobile design firm in both Taiwan and mainland China. Five people were interrogated, with the most notable ones being Vice President of Product Design Thomas Chien, R&D director Wu Chien Hung and design team senior manager Justin Huang (who also personally sketched out the One's design). Chien and Wu are taken into custody, whereas the others were released on bail. Their offices were also raided yesterday as part of the investigation.

HTC certainly looks like a sinking ship, doesn't it?

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RE[6]: Trade secrets
by WorknMan on Sun 1st Sep 2013 21:50 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Trade secrets"
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Because, really, apart from how they look, there is no difference at all.

LOL, you're kidding, right? Even the stability of CM can vary from phone to phone, and from version to version. I know from experience that it doesn't run rock solid on every phone that it supports. It is certainly not the last word in custom roms, esp since there are roms much better than CM on some phones.

That being said, there are other factors as well, such as how heavy a phone is, how comfortable it is to hold (whether you have small or large hands), the camera, the battery life, the size of storage, the quality of the screen and antenna, the durability of construction, SD slot/removable battery options, varying amounts of acessory availability (do you want a phone that doesn't have a decent desktop dock available for it?), and a number of other factors.

Of course, none of this matters to most people, if you can get one made out of wood (or whatever) and/or have your name engraved on it.

Edited 2013-09-01 21:51 UTC

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RE[7]: Trade secrets
by woegjiub on Sun 1st Sep 2013 22:56 in reply to "RE[6]: Trade secrets"
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Then, narrow it to ones that work well with CM.

Everything else you listed is approximately equal for the high-end phones, apart from sd/battery removability/accessory availability.

The SD is an issue if you have a large music collection, so that's fair, but accessories come awhile after initial launch, and are directly influenced by how well the phone sells. Which, for the mass public, depends largely upon how it looks and has been advertised, because most people seem to just want their facebook and angry birds to work.

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