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

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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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posted on 18 Jun 2013, 05:18

1. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 May 2012)

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

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 05:22 2

2. wendygarett (unregistered)

Oh boy, another competition

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 05:34 9

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Nokia vs Jolla ....HTC vs Kazam

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 16:09 1

9. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

Nokia and HTC win!

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 05:58

4. Shaznek (Posts: 43; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)

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

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 07:27

5. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 813; Member since: 05 Dec 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...

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 08:56 1

6. Jack58221 (Posts: 157; Member since: 23 Feb 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?

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 11:29

8. jaychildz (Posts: 129; Member since: 31 May 2013)

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

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 11:24 2

7. majp89 (Posts: 182; Member since: 18 Jun 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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