For a tech company HTC was just awful at thinking outside the box. Those damn old ass Taiwanese backwards minded leadership in the company just was so awful. They can’t market shit and messed up the beats deal that Apple later took from them.
Soon the only thing left of HTC will be in case studies of how to fuck things up at every chance when they had the opportunity to compete with Samsung and Apple.
Google already owns Motorola. Cant see what technology outside of Vive that Google would want or need. Surprised Foxconn didnt buy, just for the brand name.
HTC have been considered a mess for so long and I dont see much money to be made in the handset market for much longer. Cheap phones do what 99% of consumers need and there is little incentive to reguarly change them anymore. The only money to be made is at the high end, which is why iPhone have gone with a premium model.
I’ve been a loyal HTC customer since the HTC 7. Their phones are solid. Fantastic hardware. Decent software and lead the pack with quality sound. The U11, their most recent, is a fantastic high end phone.
HTCs downfall was poor marketing and giving up on their front facing speakers.
The Vive won’t last long. I’m surprised Google didn’t buy out Vive.
exactly, they made good phones. But they just refused to get how consumers purchase phones.
I’m still baffled how you can have the hottest brand beats by dre and not let them do what they do best, which is market. Beats doesn’t have the best sounds for the price but they did have the coolest headphones. How did they not let beats do their thing, beats actually asked to buy back their shares when they just couldn’t work with HTC.
HTC is behind (in sales) in it’s home market, ASUS is better value (I just got newest one, had to wait as supply is short), and also see now HonHai phones (SHARP brand) which seems will surpass HTC here in Taiwan. It is sad story, but it is business and you have make a product that people want.
Our HTC phones sucked. Pig slow, and buttons like the restart button were unresponsive after a while. Camera lenses were covered with soft, easily scratched plastic, and only a fraction of the advertised memory was actually available. An utter waste of $5k. We don’t want fancy features. We just want a quick, reliable, durable and affordable phone. What brand or product should we be looking at?