Chief Product Officer at HTC talks Nokia, Android vs Windows Phone
0. phoneArena posted on 12 Dec 2012, 23:36
Kouji Kodera, Chief Product Officer at HTC, is an integral part of the shift in strategy for the company...
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1. -box- posted on 12 Dec 2012, 23:45 5
However, despite the corporate like, how could one not see the similarities between the Lumias and the WP8X series? In the ads the only quick way to distinguish which is which is seeing if the front speaker grille is colored (indicating the HTC), or what shape the camera enclosures are on the back. Up close it is easier, but still alarmingly similar. More power to Nokia for making an inspirational device line.
5. wendygarett posted on 13 Dec 2012, 00:12 1
I'm afraid I have to give you +1, I believe iPhone remain the failure if android doesn't exist, because of android, more power to Apple because of the similarities...
But, your sentence contains hatred... There is nothing wrong to be similarities tho...
6. Saintmarino posted on 13 Dec 2012, 00:26 0
Lumia and HTC 8x kind of were launched back to back, so HTC couldn't have copied the design in such short time could they? And maybe you are forgetting the curved design of HTC vs the straight edges of lumia.
7. wendygarett posted on 13 Dec 2012, 00:44 0
The only similarities I see is the colorful back...
9. neutralguy posted on 13 Dec 2012, 01:37 1
they didn't copy. They took a hint of how a lumia or even a windows phone should looked like. Given the fact that Nokia keeps the "colored" phone alive and seen by many as a great marketing strategy, HTC took a hint of that.
Copying is different from taking a hint. Copying is extremely making devices seriously looks the same. But taking a hint is making your device looks like the other one but you'll have to put your unique details.
HTC TOOK A HINT OF HOW A WINDOWS PHONE SHOULD LOOK LIKE FROM NOKIA AND WE CAN'T ARGUE WITH THAT. After all, HTC was known for a design everyone's familiar of. (One X/Sensation looking phones)
2. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 12 Dec 2012, 23:49 5
I don't think WP helped HTC substantially increase sales, the key factor is HTC beat evey1 else with first 1080p phones.
And does Android need advertising? WP surely does.
4. Dr.Phil posted on 12 Dec 2012, 23:58 1
Wow, I was actually just about to comment and say that. While it does seem nice that Microsoft puts in advertising dollars behind it's platform, the real reason it is doing it is because of the lack in market share and growth.
Now, where Google should be putting its advertising dollars behind is in the tablet world. Android tablets are still lagging behind the iPad, so Google should try to place their goal on increasing the market share in that area with a new marketing strategy.
11. snowgator posted on 13 Dec 2012, 03:47 0
We won't know how much WP sales helped, or didn't help, HTC's bottom line until the holiday season is done. But, everything I have heard is that 8X sales has exceeded expectations which means growth. The 8X does not need to outsell the One series to help propel HTC to a much better quarter then last years, or even the years before. Of course it won't- the One series is HTC's bread and butter. If it does well, HTC profits. But come on- great 8X sales can only help!!
Besides, Microsoft has always advertised for Windows on PC's and for Office, both of which are HUGE successes and do not really need it. Why would WP8 be any different?
12. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 13 Dec 2012, 04:01 0
I read a report says the WP sold this Quarter is 4M something and I read that HTC phones are discounted as much as $100, not a good picture.
About marketing it's big difference.
MS sells Windows and Office so they have to compete with OLD versions of their own products - so they have to advertise.
Google and Android OEMs upgrade the gadgets for FREE so what do you think the point of adverising here is?
3. tiara6918 posted on 12 Dec 2012, 23:53 2
2013 will be a good year for htc as they are now changing their strategies
10. kanagadeepan posted on 13 Dec 2012, 01:47 0
I too wish, but that will be possible if they change their strategy of providing non-removable small (relatively) battery + No SD slot even in their top end phones.
8. lukasound posted on 13 Dec 2012, 01:12 0
there is no need for higher resolution than 1080p full hd on 5 inches :-/ waste of recources... (maybe double that if it's a 3D screen)
welcome improvements are smaller pixel spacing, full rgb arrangements, sunlight visibility, slightly faster refresh rates, texture sensing (not really a display technology)
the only place i would need it is a theater film screen...
that's why Samsung is right to develop phones with bendable and/or transparent displays, pico projectors... screen technology doesn't need much more improvement.
13. gwuhua1984 posted on 13 Dec 2012, 10:26 0
"For Android, HTC is very proud of Sense, and “we’d like to continue shipping it on every device.” That may be an indicator that HTC may not be too involved in future Nexus lineups."
I'm not sure if I agree with this part... The manufacturer all competes for a Nexus nomination... I'm sure HTC will continue to be interested in making another Nexus, if they have the chance, they'll do it.