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HTC won't fire CEO Peter Chou just yet

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HTC won't fire CEO Peter Chou just yet
HTC's new commercial might show that the company's initials stand for "Here's To Change," but don't expect any of that change to take place in the executive suite. Even with the company taking in 45% less revenue in August when compared to last year, and the stock down 47% over the last eight months (the worst performance of the 813 stocks on the Taiwan Stock Exchange), the company's chairwoman, Cher Wang, refuses to fire CEO Peter Chou.

Instead of looking back, Wang wants HTC to regroup and look toward the future, which she believes is brighter, "HTC has many innovative products and will continue to work to introduce our excellent products to everyone in the world," the executive said at a recent summit. Wang even waved off the recent arrest of three HTC employees who were trying to set up their own design company and had tried to leak information about the next iteration of HTC's Sense UI. Thanks to what Wang calls HTC's "strict management system," the alleged theft will have no negative impact on the Taiwan based handset manufacturer.

Wang did note that HTC will expand its focus on China, a country in the crosshairs of other manufacturers like Apple and Nokia, and is the home to the world's largest carrier, China Mobile, which serves more than 1 billion consumers.

source: FocusTaiwan via BGR

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posted on 10 Sep 2013, 08:55 7

1. urbanism (Posts: 6; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


i have a lot of faith in HTC at this point. Their new strategy is actually very concise and strategic. Load up emerging markets with different versions of the Desire line, and have ONE line for flagships. The One/Mini/Max was a great move and I\'m excited to see what the HTC Two (?) brings to the table.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:38 9

9. Commentator (Posts: 2347; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


HTC Two?

Nah, look to history: One X, One... so naturally the next one will be called the HTC On.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 14:21

20. amats69 (Posts: 1019; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


LOL +1 really funny....one thing i dont like htc..They dont know how to give good names on thier phones.lol..htc butterfly is so girly.lol

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 02:45

22. jiezel91 (Posts: 57; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)


Not to mention, they give out random names too (Desire, Butterfly, One)

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 08:58 3

2. HTCOE (Posts: 442; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


I hope they do well in this arena. There is a lot of tough competition. HTC has to do something that can separate itself from the rest. I think they will make its way back into the industry fine though.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:03

3. Slammer (Posts: 992; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Hopefully they will realize that listening to their long time customers is more important than sleeping all over town with the enemy.

John B.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:07 7

4. Kurai (unregistered)


HTC should really drop that sh*tty ultrapixel bullcrap

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:08 3

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Maybe it is not crap, but 4 MP is really not enough.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:34 7

8. HTCOE (Posts: 442; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


indeed a higher Ultrapixel will be better an 8MP ultrapixel would have been sufficient

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 14:16 1

18. amats69 (Posts: 1019; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Only people with no knowledge of photography says "ultrapixel" is a crap..HTC is doing it right on ULTRAPIXEL..they did not perfected it yet on the one but if HTC pays attention to that and improved the ULTRPIXEL and put 8mp then it would be an awesome phone! Lets just wait and see on the next htc flagship...hopefully they do it on one maxx

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:22 1

6. procopiojose (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


i love my galaxy s4 and jk shin is not getting his korean as* fired anytime soon...
galaxy s4(plastic) defeats htc one(aluminum)..

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:25 5

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Disagree.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:40 3

10. Commentator (Posts: 2347; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I'd be fine with Samsung's plastic if they weren't so adamant on making it LOOK LIKE METAL.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:57 2

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree.

Let plastic to be plastic, not make it to pretend to be a fake metal or a fake leather because it looks cheap and silly.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:26

16. Slammer (Posts: 992; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


But then people would complain that the device would look too plain.

What is the real problem with plastic phones here because frankly, It was never an issue three years ago. Most of you regulars on these sites never seemed to care either. Most car manufacturers that haven\'t already done so, are now seriously considering incorporating plastic into the body panels and shells into their new autos. Not aluminum. God forbid anyone purchase any of these new vehicles.

John B.

John B.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 16:53

21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Please show me where I say something bad about the plastic??? Even in our previous discussions, I have said that I have nothing against plastic, but seems that you don\'t want or just can\'t understand that.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:49 2

14. sintruder (Posts: 58; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


plastic is not fantastic!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 14:19

19. amats69 (Posts: 1019; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Oh that galaxy s4 with fake octacore? Oh i love the lags on that phone!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:37 1

12. sintruder (Posts: 58; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


HTC 2 or whatever they call it will surely put HTC back in the game

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 10:39

13. surethom (Posts: 235; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Please have a 8 megapixel Ultrapixel next year, the 4 megapixel ultrapixel is just too small for cropping & zooming.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:14 1

15. roldefol (Posts: 2859; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Am I the only one thinking Asus should buy HTC and form a Taiwanese tech megagiant? HTC phone expertise + Asus tablets and laptops = a true rival to the Korean giants.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 12:29

17. AfterShock (Posts: 2733; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Staying on the spiral course.

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