Huawei consumer CEO says, "Steve Jobs is gone. Now there is a lack of innovation"
0. phoneArena 08 Jan 2013, 15:48 posted on
You have to give some credit to Huawei consumer CEO Richard Yu, he definitely knows how to build a headline, doesn't he? Today at CES, Yu said, "Steve Jobs is gone. Now there is a lack of innovation." Of course, he was also very ready to explain why you should look to Huawei to find a new wellspring of innovation...
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1. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1103; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Sorry but Huawei is far from being the best in design, i would give that title to either Nokia, HTC, Sony and maybe Apple (i know it still looks the same but it looks good).
Not to mention some of Huawei's phones look awfully a lot like other phones.
12. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
Huawei is just as useless as apple. I want the Huawei Ascend Mate to sell well competition is always great. They have NO SOLID STANDING with android and nobody buys Huawei anyway. Everyone know's Samsung is the real deal in this space.
25. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
So is LG... but i trust they could be the next big thing.
3. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)
Using the name of the dead forhis own selfish interest? How disrespectful!
4. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Apple doesn't know how to INNOVATE. wish people stop using that word
5. metalpoet (unregistered)
Amen brotha! I wish the US could see some of those devices they recently announced!
20. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
What did they even innovate, just modified it.
23. JC557 (Posts: 1286; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Their idiocy pretty much means I will never own a Huawei product.
6. TheGrendel (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)
Huawei continues to demonstrate three key things: 1) they have no class, 2) they have no concept of a proper media relations strategy, 3) they harbor the belief that operating in multiple countries with total Chinese operational control means that you are a savvy multinational company (they aren't, note items 1 & 2).
Sidebar note: Huawei devices and quality control have never met each other.
10. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
this. everytime i read something about a huawei device on forums, it's always about the power/volume buttons creaky/falling off, the mic stopped working for no reason, etc.
24. rex1213 (Posts: 77; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)
TheGrendel: So true. Actually, I almost spit the water I was drinking when I read the headline. Even more so when he took a cheap jab at Samsung using plastic materials on high end devices. To me, both sounded a little too amateurish of an approach coming from a consumer CEO.
7. shamataa (Posts: 210; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
See how even Chinese company's know it as well. We've been saying that since the 4S came out and that is the whole truth.
8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3487; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I thought Huawei's previous designs were full of cheap plastic...
They just 'started' manufacturing good looking devices and already managed to act like a bully...wow!! This is interesting...
9. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Huawei sucks. Their phones literally fall apart after using them lol. They have no right to say Samsung is cheap.
On top of that, he's saying all of this while holding a phone that looks like a Samsung lmao.Their ascend mate is an abomination as well
11. downphoenix (Posts: 3050; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Talk is cheap, but you do have to admit their new phones do look competitive. Probably the first time you could say that about a Huawei device, but its still true.
13. joey_sfb (Posts: 4976; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I prefer plastic phone for their light weight to me been the lightest to carry around is more important.
14. joey_sfb (Posts: 4976; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Plus most people i know change their handset every 12 months so having the best possible spec with long battery life is more important.
Samsung deliver in that aspect so their sale is better than most android manufacturer. i really like Samsung light weight build, so i don get some people fuss on plastic. At the end of the day, its still personal preference.
16. theBankRobber (Posts: 674; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Did he mean a lack of theft because that's all that was going on was Steve Jobs innovation THEFT LMAO. Hey he got the iPhone going in 2007, ever since then there has been NO innovation . I wouldn't call making the phone flat and .5" bigger innovation.
17. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
This guy is a hypocrite.
Plus, I don't need any more sh*t with an amatuer spy radio on-board.
18. GeekMovement (Posts: 2127; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Huawei is going to get nowhere dissing big companies like Apple and Samsung before they even sell their first high end smartphone in the US market. Their design is nowhere near the best. I was thinking about their Ascend D2, but now Sony took the spotlight. Huawei is not going anywhere for now. Try to show more class next time.
19. papss (unregistered)
For Sammy it's more about the cheap 80's speedboat paint job that sucks...it appears cheap and that's enough for me to not want,I don't want to be embarrassed when I pull a S3 out.. They make a fast phone but I have to touch that thing too
21. Gaytor (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)
I am a Samsung Note buyer but I will readily say that Apple puts innovative spin to existing technology and combines aesthetical concepts to produce products that a whole lot of people like . That much is easy to see . But Android is easier to use and Note2 is a glorious phpne . Do wish Sammy wd produce a metalic phone that looks beautiful and that trounce Apple for good .
22. lolwoot (Posts: 27; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)
Good to know Huawei didn't lack humor, granted if it was funny to begin with.
26. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
I say big talker small walker. its not point in blowing your chops if you cannot convince the global network of carriers to join up with you. They have yet to prove their support and ability to get behind a product for long periods of time and are not simply replaced quickly due to cheaper manufacturing. I want to see what they got but they better bring it.
29. lilduane (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Hahahahahahahahahaha Huawei beat apple they have a big imagination . Hmm let me think barley no one notice there was even a Huawei in America sad . Apple and Samsung are billion dollar companies and Huawei is a million dollar company lets see about that in the next month their phone are not innovative I had a Huawei and after year of suffering I got a Samsung which was the galaxy really good then I got an iPad but if they try to make a table oh god it won't be pretty