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HTC Might Outsource Smartphone Production

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Oct 23, 2013, 1:37 PM

Perhaps they should produce phones for other firms

Rather than outsource the production of their phones to someone who will likely listen most closely to their biggest customer du jour (Apple, etc.), why doesn't HTC offer its excess production capacity to other companies? They certainly have domain knowledge in the production of phones and now have excess capacity. It would seem to be a better deal than selling off production facilities for some fraction of a dollar and outsourcing their manufacturing. Given BlackBerry's woes of late with their contract manufacturers, BB might be an ideal customer for HTC 'phone manufacturing'.
They did for a number of years-- most carrier branded phones were made by HTC, and they made phones for HP as well.

Oct 23, 2013, 3:35 PM

Removable Battery & Removable Memory = More Sales

It's that simple.

People like the build materials and quality is o.k. So close , yet so far away.
I'd agree 100%. The things I loved about the HTC phones I owned in the past were the quality build, good camera, and easy to replace battery and SD card. Why they went away from that winning formula, I'll never understand.

Even Samsung gets it; th...

Oct 23, 2013, 8:30 AM

Something Has Terribly Gone Wrong.

HTC is trying so hard to follow Apple, that it has lost all consciousness in regaining credibility for what they were once known for.

Just listen to your long time, diehard customer's concerns and maybe you can retrieve thousands that fled your lack of acknowledgment to these needs.

John B.
I have to agree with you. My last four phones have all been HTC Androids and I feel like they've lost touch with their customer base recently for the sole purpose of competing with Apple and Samsung. They need to get back to their roots and start list...
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