Former HTC managers launch Kazam, will offer phones with 'stunning design, robust hardware' and localized updates


Two of the former HTC managers have formed a new company called Kazam, whose goal is mobile-related, and even plans on hardware, read smartphones in the future.

The ex-head of sales and former marketing director for UK region, Michael Coombes and James Atkins, have distributed the roles at Kazam, with Coombes as the CEO, and Atkins in the marketing seat, as the company will be focusing more on the European market.

Phones coming from the company are supposedly going to offer “stunning design, robust hardware, and intuitive technology, underpinned with improved customer service.” Nothing is ever mentioned about Android, or any other mobile OS, though. As per James Atkins, however, after-sales service is planned on being top-notch: "There is a real opportunity for a new mobile brand to disrupt the status quo. We are passionate about delivering a truly positive mobile experience that doesn't just stop once you've bought the phone."

Ballsy move, especially with that lofty goal of providing stellar after-sales support, which not even companies from the rank of Samsung can achieve perfectly with Android, but we'll keep an eye on the Kazam developments, because more is merrier, and if they had any visions they couldn't realize while in the HTC corporate structure, now is the time to shine.

source: Cnet

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9 Comments

1. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

nice vision,so this is what you've been up to. well let's see what happens!

2. wendygarett unregistered

Oh boy, another competition

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Nokia vs Jolla ....HTC vs Kazam

9. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Nokia and HTC win!

4. Shaznek

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Atleast they should've chose a better name...

5. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

OK..its a failure for sure.. See the combination.. The ex-sales manager + ex-marketing manager. These both were responsible for HTC's failure (in last 2 years inspite of great devices produced by them. Now that they are EX, HTC has produced HTC One.. The most beautiful & powerful & capable smartphone on the planet and its sales are also great...

6. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

didn't even know htc had a sales and marketing team or managers before the HTC ONE. I thought all marketing of their phones was left up to the service providers. can anyone think of an htc commercial in the US that was not put out by. Verizon, att, Sprint or T-Mobile?

8. jaychildz

Posts: 144; Member since: May 31, 2013

THANK YOOOOU!!! Even the greatest phone the EVO 4G only had Sprint commercials after how great it was

7. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Hopefully for the love of God and all that is holy they make stock Android phones and not try to develop their own interface like Jolla. Not saying that Sailfish looks bad, it just isn't going to succeed.

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