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HTC says customers want thin models over more battery life

0. phoneArena 19 Apr 2012, 20:30 posted on

According to Taiwan based manufacturer HTC, its customers prefer a model that is thin over one with a thicker, longer lasting battery; in the case of the new HTC One X, a software update from the manufacturer has been sent to fix a power management bug that drained 10% to 20% of the handset's battery...

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posted on 21 Apr 2012, 19:04

59. 14545 (Posts: 1537; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Clearly HTC didn't actually do focus groups on this. I don't necessarily have to have a Razr Maxx size battery, but it would be nice to have a 2000 mAh - 2200 mAh battery to at least be able to make it though the day. At this to the fact that they are abandoning the qwerty ship, and HTC really isn't trying to get out of the red.

HTC, for your sake get back to what built you. Quality and innovation. Stop worrying about your dam- profits. If you start making quality products(which you never really stopped doing) with a decent battery life, then you will get back to being profitable. Stop releasing phones every 3 months, and support the phones you do release. And In a timely manner. (ICS anyone?) If you do these things, you will get your customer base back. DON"T FOLLOW THE MOTO/SAMMY WAY OF SCREWING CUSTOMERS. Actually update your phones for 18 months from the EOL, and release updates within 3-4 months. Next, don't give up on the enterprise customers, and the qwerty keyboard. Last, GIVE US A BATTERY AND NOT A SUPER THIN PHONE. I would trade my rezound or TB anyday for a device that has the same feel of the two, maybe a mm or two thicker and has a 2000 mAh+ battery. MY FAVORITE PHONE OF YOURS IS STILL THE TOUCH PRO 2. I love the keyboards. But you have lost us.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 13:57

62. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)

Seriously.. Who would want a super thin phone over battery life? It's not like phones are super thick anyways... even the thicker ones of the bunch. I get like 12 hours of battery on my Inspire with moderate use and that's just under what I'd like. However, idk why people specifically bash HTC for battery as if other phones always have outstanding battery life. It must be the cool thing to hate them now. They definitely should pack more juice in their phones though.

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