Poll results: Would you bet the house on the HTC 10 being a success?


By any and all means, HTC hasn't had a good year. After its stock price crashed just a few months ago, the company has seen some recovery, largely thanks to the success of its Vive VR headset. But it's still a long way from its 2011 heydays, and the road ahead is paved with uncertainty. The company still needs a hit in mobile.

That hit, HTC surely is hoping, better be the HTC 10, which is due for announcement in under two hours from now. Despite its officially unofficial status, the 10 has been anything but a secret, with rumors and tangible leaks pouring in these last few weeks. So much so, in fact, that it's starting to feel like we know all there is to know. Okay, not really, but close enough for us to start making up our minds.

With that in mind, yesterday we asked you whether you're liking what you're seeing, and nearly 1,700 of you answered in less than 24 hours. It was a close race. Let's wait just a while longer and see if the real thing delivers.

Would you bet the house on the HTC 10 being a success?

I would
53.86%
I wouldn't
46.14%

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22 Comments

1. Shocky unregistered

53% of users here are stupid.

2. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

53.81% to be exact.. you're welcome

4. Shocky unregistered

Thank you for clarifying, details are very important. :-)

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well actually its 54% if you round up to the nearest whole number. LOL

3. Reza.N

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

Screw u

5. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Oh my! People don't agree with me!! These people must definitely be stupid.

6. Shocky unregistered

Considering HTC's past "success" 53.81% of users would bet the house on the next device being a hit? It's possible, but you would have to retarded to make that bet. All of the closet HTC fanboy's are starting to come at of the woodwork it seems.

7. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

You see, that is OUR belief and our hopes. That does not necessarily make us stupid. Considering HTC past "success" of being the manufacturer that once built 1 out of 4 smartphones owned in US, it is entirely possible that they CAN make a device a hit.

9. Zackd44

Posts: 35; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

The poll was asking if you would "bet the house" not whether it seemed possible. So if you were willing to bet the house on something with little evidence or probability of being correct then I would agree...you're stupid. Again, this poll wasn't asking, "do you think it will be a hit" nor was it asking "do you want it to be a hit"

13. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

I was replying to Shocky's comments which I quote: "Considering HTC's past "success" 53.81% of users would bet the house on the next device being a hit? It's possible, but you would have to retarded to make that bet." If you read that, and read my answer again, you would find that my reply made sense. Don't make yourself look stupid.

10. Shocky unregistered

Your faith in HTC is disturbing. I hope you're right though. :-)

14. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Haha it is just being optimistic. I am optimistic for any company out there too :D

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Case by case basis. In this case I would saying you can go 50/50. lol

12. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

I wouldn't bet my house. But a room. Or a few rooms.

16. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Would say 46.14% are stupid and hater :)

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That's an objectively low number. The poll should have been, would you bet the house on the iPhone SE, and then you would see that number be like 75%...lol Or bet the house on the Galaxy S7's and you will get about 75%. lol

8. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

If we define success as reversing the damage caused by the M9 to htc's image, then yes, they can hopefully sell enough of these phones to at least get by. But no , it will not make them a smasung or apple killer.

11. likha

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

actually i did buy HTC shares ... i can see myself making a big profit soon :)

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

After reading this post, about 20 songs with "dreaming" in the lyrics literally popped in my head.

15. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

The majority here have wishful thinking. HTC has a hard time ahead.

17. sissy246

Posts: 7002; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I don't think i would bet the house on it , but I think with the new HTC 10 they are for sure on the way back. Nice job HTC.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

When was the last time people in the USA, bought an HTC phone in huge numbers? The EVO, I think. Right? In order for LG, HTC, Sony and any other OEM to have the sales success of for example the Galaxy S, then they need to come with a phone that is equal or better on every front. Needs a breath-taking design, waterproofing, top performing camera, best display in its class, good screen-to-body ration, fast charging (has), great battery life (claim to have), be big and yet comfortable to hold, have very nice features and be a fast phone. It is hard to get that in any other OEM's device even for their so-called flagship model. Either match or beat the top OEM at their game, or you may as well not bring a knife to a gun fight.

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