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HTC takes a look back at its history: films "The quietly brilliant story"

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HTC takes a look back at its history: films
HTC has recently overtaken Apple and Samsung as the US most popular smartphone brand in Q3, but while now it’s a household name, just a couple of years ago little people knew about the existence of the Taiwanese brand. Actually, it started out some 13 years ago and with a couple of smart choices, most notably - embracing Android, it started one of the biggest success stories of the industry.

But this video here focuses not on the financials, but on the gadgets - the thing we’re all interested in. Narrated in a calm and visually appealing way, "The quietly brilliant story of HTC" summarizes the important events for HTC - from the moment it started making smartphones, to its quick adoption of 3G in smartphones, then the first touchscreen devices, to the glorious T-Mobile G1, the first Android handset. Later, HTC Sense appeared bringing additional value to the Android experience and later the HTC ThunderBolt managed to score a first for early 4G LTE acceptance.

The video below gives us an opportunity to look back in time - most of us and you probably remember the majority of those devices, so there’s definitely food for thought about how the mobile industry has moved overtime. Do you see your favorite HTC device in the video? If not, which one is it?

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posted on 24 Nov 2011, 05:53

3. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


my 1st htc phone was in 2006 when i went from nextel to tmobile and got the MDA, from teir i think i own all htc phone that came out on tmobile...mda, wing, dash, touch pro 2, g1, hd2...that it now am on verizon

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 09:20

4. coolastic11 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


Just wondering where the Max 4G is, they introduced the Evo as the first 4G android phone in the world, while the Max was the first 4G phone in the world

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 12:04

5. AndroidFANboi82 (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


Actually, I believe the HTC EVO 4G was just the 1st 4G phone for the US market. I don\'t think it was ever marketed as the 1st 4G phone in the world. Now, I don\'t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that the Max 4G may indeed be the 1st 4G phone if not one of the 1st.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 22:00

8. coolastic11 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


you must have misread me, i wrote the HTC Evo as being advertised as the first Android 4G phone which it was, but the max was advertised as being the first 4G phone in the world, while the Max was not introduced in America i still believe it should get some credit

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 12:13

6. AndroidFANboi82 (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


Why won\'t they support their G-series devices properly? Their Sense phones (which obviously sell well) get all the glory. The G2 was a great device, and it barely got 2.3 a few months ago. I think Sense is getting stale, however useful and innovative it may be. A skin on top of ICS would be tragic! I\'d support them putting an app on a plain vanilla Android phone and allowing people to buy movies, music, and other media content and widgets, themes, etc. that they want (made by HTC designed to work on that particular device) pledging to support ICS and subsequent update releases in the future in a timely fashion (i.e. like when the NEXUS devices get their updates). I don\'t get why this is so difficult to do. I love HTC, and I\'ve had several Sense phones (Sprint\'s Hero, EVO 4G, EVO Shift) and Sense totally had a place filling in gaps left open by the unfinished product that Android originally was the first 1-1.5 years it was out, but now, save for some of the really cool widgets and browser enhancements, Sense doesn\'t really serve much of a purpose. ICS has eliminated, in my opinion, the need for skins. If iPhone eventually becomes #1 in the world OS-wise and sales wise per handset, it\'ll be because of the lack of timely updates and cheap all-too-often released low budget handsets which flood the Android phone market place.

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