Lenovo looking to acquire HTC, talks have been going on since August
0. phoneArena 09 Oct 2013, 04:24 posted on
Lenovo might be negotiating a huge acquisition, that of HTC. Struggling Taiwanese phone maker HTC has posted its first quarterly loss as it loses grip on the market…
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1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Great, if this rumor is correct then HTC is going in safe hands. Price devices properly then.
13. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
True. Lenovo acquired IBM's PC business and since then they've been marching forward steadily.
HTC already produces great products, just give them more funds and they'll stay profitable.
21. oister85 (Posts: 497; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Yeah but it won't be htc branding anymore right?
29. lsutigers (Posts: 820; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
read the article. It specifically says Lenovo will likely keep the HTC name the same way they kept the IBM Thinkpad name.
42. belovedson (Posts: 988; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
Lenovo since acquiring IBM has killed the image of quality. The think pad series is an ok series of laptops
33. JC557 (Posts: 1540; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
I won't mind a ThinkPhone (or whatever) with BoomSound speakers just as long as Lenovo won't use cheap low end chips in their premium devices like they do with their mainland phones.
2. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
I hope lenovo doesn't mess htc's famous designs and HTC sense other then that I'm happy to hear that this might happen and hopefully keep HTC in the market, better then HTC disappearing. 'Fingers crossed'
3. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
BLACKBERRY--Soon will be
nice to know
HTC will never rise again
4. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
BlackBerry - Hanging on the wall, waiting for acquisition
Nokia - Acquired, but will return in few years later
HTC - Not so smooth, but things are still okay. Also waiting for acquisition
Samsung - Gone crazy, making flip phones with Snapdragon 800
5. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Oh well I suppose ur the guy who tells the future. U might not know, HTC might be the next uprising brand don't u know the quote "what comes down must come up and what comes up must come down" not every big brands stay up or down.
9. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
We don't know the future. But Samsung will not dominate the smartphone world forever, and will be replaced by another brand. HTC, Sony, LG, Huawei...who knows?
45. Ronny666 (Posts: 122; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)
Next uprising brand? Very optimistic but I doubt so. Logically it's going to be either LG, Lenovo or Huawei. There's a proverb: "learn how to walk before you can run"
27. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 168; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
And so why in your view is this good? What do you personally gain from this? Is daddy in the M&A business?
6. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
HTC makes great hardware, marred only by a lack of updates and basic maintenance.
34. JC557 (Posts: 1540; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Umm, no they are pretty good with basic maintenance as I've gotten security and bug updates in a timely matter. Unfortunately it was Verizon that held back the Global Mode for my Rezound several months after it was released and more than that when it was discovered.
Sadly, it costs quite a bit of money to develop and send out updates to all phones while selling a new one would help with income.
7. Lampriya (banned) (Posts: 245; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)
if htc can keep its phones quality like Apple has done, it will not be in trouble like this. The smartphone war is between samsung and Apple and I can guarantee that Apple is the real winner. Copy cat never wins the original.
10. tiara6918 (Posts: 2042; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
It's not the quality that keeps people from buying an iphone, it's because it is a status symbol. iphone is the most expensive smartphone in the market and many people just follow the trend.
23. Lampriya (banned) (Posts: 245; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)
iPhone is expensive because of its premium body such as aluminum and glass for example. As long as customer service is concerned, Apple is also ahead of others (software update, for example). how about Samsung, nothing besides cheap plastic?
35. SleepingOz (unregistered)
FYI, aluminium is cheaper to manufacture than polycarbonate. Other than 'feels premium in hands' what advantage does it have over polycarbonate?
11. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
as if apple never copies???
iphone design is already inspired from SONY
24. Lampriya (banned) (Posts: 245; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)
Stop kidding me, guy. Apple released first iPhone while Sony still used featured phone.
12. tiara6918 (Posts: 2042; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Another thing is that some consumers find ios very simple and the iphone, small and operational with one hand
25. Lampriya (banned) (Posts: 245; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)
Small? iPhone screen size is adequate for both girls and boys. We are talking about phone here, not a tablet. And iOs 7 is a big hit ever happened in ios history. I see nothing is really useful features in Samsung galaxy note 3 besides gimmick marketing.