HTC could be planning price cuts across the board, including lower entry tags for upcoming handsets
posted by Daniel P. / Aug 22, 2012, 7:07 AM
That's precisely what HTC is expected to do, if Chinese sources are to be believed. The Taiwanese are reportedly planning price cuts across the Android board, but are also venturing to release their Windows Phone 8 handset(s) at more affordable levels than usual.
HTC handsets have always commanded a price premium, and they've been indeed positioning their design in that niche, but recently the unsurmountable competitive pressure from Samsung and Apple, as well as a few arguable decisions around the One series, like sealed battery, microSIMs, and lack of expandable memory slots, have led to sales declines. Let's see if those industry sources are right, and we see lower entry points for HTC phones from now on, we don't mind at all.
"One series, like sealed battery, microSIMs, and lack of expandable memory slots, have led to sales declines" Looks like htc finally realise that :)
posted on Aug 22, 2012, 7:27 AM 10
nobody complained about that on the iphones . I dont care about sealed battery , i dont use sd cards anymore and Microsim is okay with me
posted on Aug 22, 2012, 8:01 AM 7
Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011
Yep, and android users are very educated in tech. No memory card and non removable battery isn't cutting it for us. Plus a mediocre battery life ( tegra 3 one x) along with some UI lag doesn't help either. What I think HTC needs to do to be better - stop that stupid ass "thinness over battery life" mentality and do both. - exceed your own expectations by offering stellar performance and battery life ( no lag and please at least 4 hours of screen time) - make sure you test the hell out of your handsets before you release them. - work on your optimization. ( keep in mind that apple and Samsung aren't playing any games).
posted on Aug 22, 2012, 4:19 PM 2
Posts: 872; Member since: Oct 17, 2011
n the philippines, they have included beat earphone for one x. but still eveyone is still buying samsung phones.
posted on Aug 22, 2012, 10:38 AM 0
Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012
If its an iPhone, Sealed battery, Micro SIM, Non- expandable storage is not a problem at all. Its only affecting HTC ? If iPhone 5 would be like this, and I'm sure Phone Arena will rate them with "incredible". Why this Double standards ?
posted on Aug 22, 2012, 12:44 PM 3
Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 26, 2012
I'm sorry to tell you this but, iPhones are great...... for those who are not tech educated. And for those that really know what their devices are capable of are is only a small part of the whole human population. iPhones are not phones, it's a trend, which I sadly admit.
posted on Aug 23, 2012, 12:03 AM 0
Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 02, 2012
All I'm gonna say is that if your going to seal the battery, and not allow for expandable storage, you better have the best damn battery and pre-packaged storage out there, or else the design becomes flawed... In both cases I think my One X performs well, with an awesome battery and plenty of storage :), I think HTC's biggest problem is its extremely intrusive sense OS... Seriously guys, we're on JB now, no need for such extensive skins, just add a bit of flair over what google has IMO perfected :D Can't wait to see what sense 4.2, possibly packing JB has in store for us :)
posted on Aug 22, 2012, 3:21 PM 2
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