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I think HTC is working on creating an identity, but they're only in year 5 of being "HTC"

And in what year will they stop announcing new phones when the previously announced phones haven't even been released yet?
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And in what year will they stop announcing new phones when the previously announced phones haven't even been released yet?

When they have enough clout to tell carriers to stop delaying devices and HTC (not the carriers) sets the release schedule.
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When they have enough clout to tell carriers to stop delaying devices and HTC (not the carriers) sets the release schedule.

Or maybe they could just NOT make more phones than

Oh, forget it.

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post #44 of 50
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Or maybe they could just NOT make more phones than

Oh, forget it.

Really? So you're suggesting that, in a market dictated by having the "Next biggest thing" they just stick to a one a year release cycle BEFORE they have any brand clout?

If that happened they might have some nice sales at the first launch, but then they would lose sales quickly as people jumped towards the new Motorola/Samsung device.

Not only that, but in the US, the carriers still dictate phone releases for pretty much EVERY company but Apple because no other company has the brand clout Apple has. Sure, the manufacturers could try playing hardball, but then the carriers would just pick someone else.

You could argue they could get around this by making their own OS so they weren't just another "android" maker. But then you'd have yet another device launch without ANY ecosystem to support it.
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Really? So you're suggesting that, in a market dictated by having the "Next biggest thing" they just stick to a one a year release cycle BEFORE they have any brand clout?

That's the latest excuse, no "brand clout"? Everyone laughed at Apple and the iPhone prior to and at it's release. No brand clout there.
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post #46 of 50
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Really? So you're suggesting that, in a market dictated by having the "Next biggest thing" they just stick to a one a year release cycle BEFORE they have any brand clout?

I'm suggesting HTC put back the leaves they took out of Osborne Computer Company's book and not say, "Hey, you know that great phone you've been waiting months for? IT'S TRASH! WE MADE A NEW ONE! Enjoy waiting six more months for the new one to come out while we keep introducing more crap!"

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the brand clout Apple has.

So you said HTC's going into its 5th year of being called HTC? And it has no "brand clout"?

Huh. Oh, look at that, Apple's going into its 5th year of selling phones. And apparently it has "brand clout".

STRANGE.

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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you mean a breadth of "crappy" choices right? then Android's for you.

I have Droid 2 and iPad 2.

Android hammers iOS every which way. And I mean it utterly obvliates iOS. Android is for power users. Unless there is a particular iOS-only app you need. Actually a lot of apps I like aren't even available on iOS. Go try an Android, then come back and let us know.

Widgets, keyboard, camera button, better camera, no stupid company telling you what you can't do (you can load apps from ANYwhere), tethering in one click with one free app WITHOUT jailbreaking/rooting, faster, bigger screen, better hardware, but most importantly it's EASIER to use! Better phone dialer. Voice recognition. And a STANDARD user interface with the Home/Settings/Back buttons. Back is especially great.
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post #48 of 50
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I'm suggesting HTC put back the leaves they took out of Osborne Computer Company's book and not say, "Hey, you know that great phone you've been waiting months for? IT'S TRASH! WE MADE A NEW ONE! Enjoy waiting six more months for the new one to come out while we keep introducing more crap!"



So you said HTC's going into its 5th year of being called HTC? And it has no "brand clout"?

Huh. Oh, look at that, Apple's going into its 5th year of selling phones. And apparently it has "brand clout".

STRANGE.

You know I thought the same thing for 1/2 a second but the difference is we all knew who Apple was before the iPhones but had never once heard of HTC before they made phones.
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You know I thought the same thing for 1/2 a second but the difference is we all knew who Apple was before the iPhones but had never once heard of HTC before they made phones.

True, but HTC has made good devices since their inception. Yes, we knew Apple as a company, but they were absolute greenhorns when it came to phones. No one knew if they'd be any good.

The same can be said of HTC, but HTC phones, despite their software shortcomings, are definitely made of good hardware and are on the positive side of durable and reliable. They've proven their mettle in just as short a time as Apple has, so there's no excuse for not having

What was it, again? Ah, yes, "brand clout". I'll have to remember that one.

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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