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Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post

It's really offputting to spend your hard earned cash on the next big thing....then boom, the next big thing is out...I never understood the need for so many models...shit makes no damn sense.

Beats the heck out of me as well. Nokia used to do this really well, every year there would be the new phone to have, so as your 12 month contract came to an end you were onto the next greatest phone. They still made their other phones, but they always had the brand leading phone, whether it was the 2110, 5110, 6110, 7110, 7650, 3650, and so forth. (Showing my age there).

But today, who knows what are the leading phones in some ranges? Certainly not HTC range.
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

I'm going to resist the joke here. Imagine one of your own.

I was teeing it up for someone, anyone.
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Originally Posted by Technarchy View Post

In recent years HTC has made 33 different android phones and 17 Windows Phone models.

That's 50 different phones since 2009 or so.

That is just a terrible business model from an R&D expense perspective and logistics perspective.

It's just not sustainable long term, especially when you consider many of those phones will be junk by design.

...and ANOTHER four phone later this month. Nothing like competing against yourself, and not getting any advantage of scale in manufacturing.
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post #44 of 45
It may be fair to criticize HTC but one factor should be considered: HTC was compelled by carriers to produce multiple versions of each generation of its phones. Particularly as a relative newcomer to dealing with carriers, its leverage was not strong. That does not the whole tribe of products but ...
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Originally Posted by Aizmov View Post

They were like Foxconn today, not innovative

HTC started out designing products. They just didn't have the distribution nor the brand, so they sold their products to Western OEMs. A more similar comparison would be Huawei, which pioneers a lot of technology, yet was selling rebranded phones until recently.
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