Global VP of HTC Jason Mackenzie has left the company

HTC's Global Executive Vice President – Jason Mackenzie – announced his departure from the company on his Twitter account. No explanations are given, but Mackenzie says he's had a "great run" and "feels blessed" for having spent 12 years working for HTC. He's also yet to figure out where he will be going next.

Mackenzie's departure follows that of Claude Zellweger, a senior designer who worked on the HTC Vive virtual reality headset and other famous products.

Despite these blows to its hierarchy, HTC will proceed with releasing new products in 2017. A high-end smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor is rumored, along with a Vive-branded fitness tracker.




1. StopTalking

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

HTC failed on purpose. It was an inside job.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I highly doubt that. I love HTC, and even I'm at a loss as to what they hope to accomplish with their lastest products. The 10 is fantastic, but the U and U Ultra are merely adequate. Their low/midrange offerings are awful. The Vive while incredible, is far too expensive to set up. Etc. They're in dire straits right now, and it would seem nothing can stop the inevitable retreat from the market.

5. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

My husband loved his m7 and he had a hard time picking between a new HTC or the s6, he went s6. He every now and then will say he misses his m7. I wish HTC could get their s**t together

7. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I still have my m7 in a drawer. It's running some MIUI ROM (I was feeling experimental) but I loved that thing! If I didn't already have a billion different phones laying around, I'd probably still be using it.

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

My first Android phone was the HTC One X. Then I got the M7 when they first announced it. Then the M8, skipped the M9, and finally the 10. Hope HTC surprises us with a killer flagship phone this year (not the U Ultra).

15. true1984

Posts: 865; Member since: May 23, 2012

LMAO, I went through the exact same process

9. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If he hadn't of sold his to a guy at work I know he would be using both.

12. rocker91

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

Their 2017 flagship won't be used ultra that's yet to come if they could launch a handset atleast as good as s7 Edge with snapdragon 835 they could get some attention and numbers but unfortunately this is htc and I don't have high hopes

16. nedimko_wot

Posts: 115; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

htc should probably start considering something like blackberry has done with thier smartphone and htc should focus on vr since they done good job with it

2. notfair

Posts: 740; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

The last 4 years were a complete fail! HTC is not delivering, I was very dissapointed with their latest moblie tech announcement....

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

They have a huge problem in the management department. I'M afraid this does not bode will for HTC.

6. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

12 yrs is a lot, maybe he just wants a break

10. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

That only indicates HTC is not doing well. We all know they are doing bad. Puzzle getting final pieces.

11. Joosty

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

They are banking on the U Ultra to be successful, but we know that isnt the case...

13. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

"blows"? People move on, new people step up...

14. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

So long HTC. You won't be missed.

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