HTC to launch more Windows Phone models this year
posted by Alan F. / Feb 26, 2013, 7:36 PM
HTC's problem is that whatever it does, it faces tough competition. There is Nokia staring at it in the Windows Phone arena and Samsung in the Android market. It is in the latter space where HTC seemed to have revitalized itself with the launch of the HTC DROID DNA/HTC Butterfly and the unveiling of the upcoming HTC One, with an industry leading 468ppi pixel density.
Microsoft = JINX HTC must be crazy to go on that route...Their Android handsets are tanking, what makes them think people will buy their Windows phones?
posted on Feb 26, 2013, 7:34 PM 2
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I was so hoping Microsoft's next update would allow for 768x1366 resolution screens so a HTC windows phone 8 flagship could retain the PPI of the one x while increasing the screen size to 5 inches. I guess I'm to wishful of a thinker.
posted on Feb 26, 2013, 7:59 PM 2
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HTC is just a few steps away from making a killer phone on either platform. The key is making a no compromise phone that their customers want(removable battery, memory expansion, etc.) and not one that they want their customers to want. And on the Windows Phone side of things, they're really going to have to put in the effort to present a unique experience for the customers and provide outstanding, and I mean outstanding, support to rival what Nokia is doing. The 8X was great but with 16gb, a higher price tag, no real exclusive content, and a camera second to the Lumia 920, it could not compete seriously. At least the HTC One is a step in the right direction but again if they fail on this gamble with the camera, it will show that HTC has a lot to learn. I'm rooting for them though.(written on my HTC Titan)
posted on Feb 26, 2013, 8:50 PM 6
8x doesn't have anything special, priced so close to the 920. HTC is living in their dreamworld where they think they know what people like and prices them like they've been in the business for decades. HTC one looks good though.
posted on Feb 26, 2013, 9:37 PM 3
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I'm disappointed that HTC one is not 5 inches!
posted on Feb 26, 2013, 9:59 PM 0
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Why? Alternatively you could go for the Butterfly. But to be honest with you, I wouldnt mind 4.7", when i grasp the butterfly with one hand i get mini heart attacks because its a little too big and gets very close to falling out of my hand.
posted on Feb 26, 2013, 11:06 PM 2
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HTC should stop wasting time of making WP anymore. Nokia is now king of WP already. The design, the price and specs of Nokia are much better than HTC. Please HTC only strengthen on their android devices.
posted on Feb 26, 2013, 10:28 PM 1
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I am satisfied with my HTC 8x, though this satisfaction is slipping. I've used the HTC Arrive, and HTC Radar. Prior to that it was the HTC Moment and going back to the Winmo days....to be fair I shall not touch upon the Winmo days. HTc has done nothing to support their users and their own application is laughable/a joke. Looking at the Nokia Lumia, there has been a plethora of games and useful utilities/applications for their phones. Also the have been working on their phones firmware so their users could have a better experience. HTC on the other hand from the three Windows Phone has done nothing for them. And further more their has not been any tweaks or stability updates for my phone. Everytime I hear Nokia has a exclusive game, new utilities/applications, and firmware updates/tweaks it chaps my hide. HTC can keep releasing phones for android or WP, however future phones HTC would not be one of them.
posted on Feb 27, 2013, 1:23 AM 1
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I agree. It seems like unless you have a Nokia phone you don't the best from the WP. At first I thought it was favoritism from MS towards Nokia, but then I read something and found out that it was Nokia doing it themselves. Needless to say, I went and got a Nokia phone and things are much better now. (BTW, the 920 weight issue isn't an issue. Don't know why I listened to these "no muscle" writing heads...but that's another topic.) HTC and all the rest need to catch a clue to Nokia, or they will find themselves falling again. Nokia seems to be interested in the customer's experience and works to improve it, but with the exception of Apple, the rest just seem to want to wow me with specs, but nothing more after they get my money.
posted on Feb 27, 2013, 10:04 AM 0
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