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HTC is fighting back! Enlists new chipset partners in a bid to take on the low-cost segment

0. phoneArena 28 Nov 2013, 05:33 posted on

The story of HTC is one we've always taken to heart. It's the classic story of little-known player making it into the big league as if from nowhere. HTC initially started out by manufacturing phones based on the now obsolete Windows Mobile OS...

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posted on 28 Nov 2013, 05:46 4

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


ST Ericsson is back! Smart move, HTC.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 07:09 2

11. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


What smart move?! ST Ericsson NovaThor sucked hard time.
And HTC isn't going to save itself, just today they announced the prices for all new phones. Not at all convincing. Mark my words, HTC is going to die.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 09:37 7

20. cordawgfrito (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Feb 2013)


And you are a dumbass who knows nothing.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 23:49

33. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Oh yes? You'll eat those words within year.

posted on 30 Nov 2013, 21:12 1

41. romdude (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Nov 2013)


So one year from November 28, 2013? I'm curious who is right. We'll see in a year.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 15:03

29. frmrVZguy (Posts: 42; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)


@xD re "Smart move, HTC." Yep. Agreed, but for slightly different reasons. When QCOMM threatened to cut off supply to HUAWEI for using other Co's chips in some devices, this pi**ed-off the entire Chinese tech industry as well as the ruling Party. China have wanted to raise their own SoC's to 1st-tier level of performance, now they have a major, western-name-recognized-and-trusted brand to work with. Expect Ericsson to be highly supportive with its technology and FRAND royalty prices. This is a game-changer guys and gals.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 00:11

35. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


I have owned 2 HTC phones. Never had issue with the software.
Only the price. I can understand them keeping the flagships expensive as they generally build them premium, but why the hell do they keep the mid tear plasticdevices expensive ?
Desire 600 - $450
Desire 500 - $350
Really HTC ?
Instead of luring buyers with competitive offerings you act pricey ?
Please change the guy who does your pricing.
And ohh ya! I believe the One Max will retail here in India for $1000
Wooh ooh....

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 05:50 1

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Still cost should be controlled in any segment. HTC One dual SIM in India cost same as iPhone 5S (16) GB.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 06:19

7. Lauticol (Posts: 347; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


So what? HTC One is 32Gb at least! I bought my 64Gb edition at the same price as the 16Gb Galaxy S4!

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 07:11 3

12. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Agree, HTC's pricing in India is ridiculous. I don't know about iPhone, I NEVER recommend buying it to anyone. But Android players need to keep pricing low.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 07:47

17. xperiance (Posts: 44; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)


U r correct....in india htc one is costlier than g2 and z1.......they even launched one mini for 37k and later came down to 32k.....its still far pricier than other mini....

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 05:52 2

3. avin007 (Posts: 139; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Would love to see htc change their game....

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 05:55 3

4. Username. (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


Htc stop following Apple's foot-steps.

Bring back the old Htc, with SD card, unlocked Bootloaders, commiserate with Devs, and AOSP ROM developer's.

I mean you don't even have a device with S800, or A15 Cpus.

Listen to what your customers need, not what you think we need.

Pathetic.....

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 06:04 4

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


First, the HTC One Max comes with a micro SD card slot, that means upcoming HTC phones will have micro SD card slots.

Second, isn't it hard to wait for few more months for the HTC One successor release? The successor of the HTC One will have S800.

Third, duh...HTC has started to improve themselves and listen to their customers.

I bet that you're the same guy who got banned that whines about specs and processors every time. Your ignorance is pathetic, don't you feel embarrassed?

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 07:23

13. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


lol are you really sure that upcoming models will offer microSD? Who knows.

Well there IS something that has definitely gone wrong for HTC. Market response is enough proof. From the lack of memory expansion, high prices to the flop 4MP UltraPixel gimmick. I've used friend's HTC One and it didn't impress me a bit.

I wish good future for them but really don't see that happening.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 09:45 4

24. cordawgfrito (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Feb 2013)


NO ONE wants a microsd card. That is outdated tech that NEEDS TO DIE. Not high prices you moron. The HTC One is cheaper than the S4 16gb and the same price as most other high end phones. To call the Ultrapixel camera flop shows you know nothing. And that you are a liar and have never used it. The Ultrapixel camera is amazing. Beats the S4 camera by a clear mile. And has gotten universal praise

You are a pathetic dumbass

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 13:48 2

28. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


What you are saying? Atleast dont make stories about the wonderfulness of HTC One's camera... it is far inferior than S4... yes, HTC do rocks in quality design, awesome speakers sound but come on dude camera is not as amazing as you made it.. if HTC ever read your openion, they may consider paying you few dollars for such an exaggeration...

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 16:19

43. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 May 2012)


There was few purple tint issue with One camera, But for Mobile photography, HTC One camera does some good job. A Normal user isn't going to take huge size prints.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 23:54

34. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Haha if you own it then I pity you. You don't need to console yourself assuming your camera rocks. It Sucks big time. I have living proof because my roommate has one. All the tests conducted by tech sites prove same thing. If you want to live in a cave the go live. Don't go out crying defending that 4M thing.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 06:39 3

8. tiara6918 (Posts: 2075; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Majority of the smartphone consumers are not really into technology and wouldn't buy a phone for those reasons you mentioned.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 07:25 3

15. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Majority of smartphone users still know that

1. No MicroSD
2. Less MP camera
3. Non removable battery

aren't these enough of turn-offs? I'm not going into geeky stuff. Just one look is enough.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 22:22

40. andlu15 (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


umm no. Most smartphone consumers go with the brand that people use the most which is samsung. I agree MP is important but microsd and removable battery is not important. look at all the apple diehard fans, practically the rest of the market along with the female gender do not care about those things.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 09:22

19. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


You know whats also pathetic? People crying out loud for HTC not to release + versions of their phones and when they don't do it people are crying they don't have a device with S800, they kept their promise of one flagship a year.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 09:39 1

21. cordawgfrito (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Feb 2013)


I don't want an SD Card. They are old out dated tech that needs to die. And on the SD Card front they are not following Apple they are following Google. You can't get unlocked bootloaders because of the carriers. They won't carry them. But the bootloader is unlockable. They already do that.

They will moron.

They are. The HTC One was everything I wanted and needed. No need for SD Cards you idiot.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 06:08 8

6. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


problem for htc is their phones are overpriced with underpowered chipsets. desire 600 used a measly snapdragon 200 with a qHD screen yet costs much higher than the xperia sp for example. and their cheapest phone the desire 200 had f***ing ice cream sandwich in 2013 and costs more than the lumia 520. they need better value for money phones

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 09:45

25. cordawgfrito (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Feb 2013)


You are a moron

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 11:13

27. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


You are a moron

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 06:42

9. tiara6918 (Posts: 2075; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


The newly announced desire 501 runs sense 4. I wish HTC made different versions of sense of different types of their products

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 06:59

10. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


It became a pure money game long ago. And that's exactly what HTC doesn't have.

How unfortunate...

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 07:23

14. philfoster (Posts: 34; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


MediaTek will conquer low end market... Beware of Allwinner and Rockchip too..

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