HTC revenues down 27%, blames competition

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  • Reply 21 of 25
    jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    gwlaw99 wrote: »
    HTC keeps making poor design decisions.  The fact that the One X did not have a micro SD slot or removeable battery is a big negative compared to the S3.  It also doesn't help that they still do not have a model to compete with the S3 at all on Verizon.

    And, yet, the top selling smartphone in the world has neither a removable battery nor an SD slot. Maybe you need to re-think your assessment.


    It's funny - one of the carriers is advertising locally that they'll replace your smartphone battery 4 times per year when it starts to lose power. Wouldn't it make more sense to buy a phone that doesn't break down 4 times a year?
  • Reply 22 of 25

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    Originally Posted by jragosta View Post





    And, yet, the top selling smartphone in the world has neither a removable battery nor an SD slot. Maybe you need to re-think your assessment.

    It's funny - one of the carriers is advertising locally that they'll replace your smartphone battery 4 times per year when it starts to lose power. Wouldn't it make more sense to buy a phone that doesn't break down 4 times a year?




    That means you can stop worrying about charge cycles and battery life. you can use and abuse your phone's battery as necessary against having to worry about the battery failing and being super careful to only charge at 1% to 100% to make sure you don't waste a charge cycle. Something easily repairable or replaceable doesn't mean it breaks down easily either.


     


    That said, I agree that SD is no longer a requirement. The Cloud is here to stay

  • Reply 23 of 25
    gwlaw99gwlaw99 Posts: 134member
    jragosta wrote: »
    And, yet, the top selling smartphone in the world has neither a removable battery nor an SD slot. Maybe you need to re-think your assessment.
    It's funny - one of the carriers is advertising locally that they'll replace your smartphone battery 4 times per year when it starts to lose power. Wouldn't it make more sense to buy a phone that doesn't break down 4 times a year?

    The iPhone is the best selling phone despite not having an sd slot and removable battery. Why wouldn't you want these things all else being equal unless you are some mindless automaton who thinks everything apple does is perfect.

    In any case, your point is irrelevnt as I was comparing two android phones and their respective sales.
  • Reply 24 of 25


    MicroSD card is a requirement for Android because a larger % of Android users bought them because Apple didn't have them.


     


    If I was in the market for the most powerful Android device, it better come with microSD slot and removeable battery standard.


     


    Makes rooting the phone easier and battery life is still a major problem with Android.

  • Reply 25 of 25
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member


    Originally Posted by Vision33r View Post

    MicroSD card is a requirement for Android because a larger % of Android users bought them because Apple didn't have them.


     


    The logical underpinning of this sentence bothers me… image

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