Verizon Confirms It Will Sell the HTC One
Well I mean what did they expect? HTC phones are going in the wrong direction.. no memory card? Non-removable battery? I wouldn't buy those phones either.
Those things don't seem to have hurt sales of the iPhone. Nor the HTC One, for that matter.
iPhone is in a separate category, as "informed" consumers usually don't go for that device.
Verizon has to realize that phone manufacturers are moving away from making devices that are exclusive to carriers. Its better for the device manufacturers to make a few models that are on all of the carriers. That way they can put money for promotion towards a few devices instead of splitting their promotion ef...
Maybe Rich, but the iPhone has been riding on brand name and I'm seeing a change. It's also "those things" that seem to be helping Samsung. I know of several diehard Apple fans that have recently switched to the Galaxy line and absolutely loving them. Popularity was a reason but also the realization that removable batteries just make sense. Here's why:
We can debate this all day. I personally will not own a phone without removable battery no matter how long it lasts on a charge. 51% of people polled on votes regarding this, agree with me. After 15-18 months of constant use, the battery severely loses its ability to hold a charge. This ...
Most consumers just want a phone with a long lasting battery life, excellent screen, and a operating system that works without any bugs or lag.
I believe HTC One and the Lumia line of windows phones that do not have a removable battery and additional storage fits the needs of the majority of all consumers for most will only be using the camera,...
No offense, but The HTC ONE could not have got it right because HTC doesn't make the batteries. Battery operating designs haven't changed all the much to eliminate fail rate. Not to mention that the ONE hasn't had much time behind the wheel yet. It's brand new. The physical designs of batteries may have changed as far as size and shape to accommodate the phones, but the same ingredients are present that make the battery work. Again, getting more hours of usage time "per charge" does not fix the problem.
Consumers are not the most t...
I am not a tech geek when it comes to batteries but I assume that makes a huge difference when it comes to the longevity of a battery...
Heat is the largest killer of batteries. Once someone feels the phone heat up, the damage has started.
Also even though you personally have seen people go from the iPhone to Android phones the studies show that iPhone adoption is only growing while Android adoption is slowing.
And only 10% of people polled wanted a removable battery.
And Android doesn't allow apps to be put on expandable memory. So expandable memory isn't as useful as you claim.
Android certainly does allow many apps to be stored to the memory card. Also, do not get ROM and RAM confused. ROM is typically the memory to store the primary info to allow the phone to know what's on it. RAM is where the rubber meets the pavement. It is the memory used when called upon to operate the apps or programs stored onto it. I have about 85% of my Android apps stored on the SD card(RAM). If my phone completely dies, I can just put the SD card into the new phone and re-install the info to the ROM. Everyday, apps and programs are calling more and more on usable memory. While 32gig maybe enough now, how much are you paying extra for that built in memory as opposed to purchasing a card if you run out of 16gig? We can see Clou...
Oddly one of the biggest adopters of the HTC One are those iOS users moving over to Android. Its powerful, sleek, cheap for 32gb well designed and looks great. Many of those of what I just said play to those who like the iPhone. They're already well used to having no expandable memory and a sealed battery. Both the SGS4 and Htc One are excellent devices. I happened to have gone the One route and have not regreted it.
I purchased the Developers model strait from HTC. Yeah a nice nut to drop. There's pluses and minuses to both, they are the top tier in the Android line up at present. Also the One, even the AT&T offering can have their bootloader unlocked in a matter of minutes from HTC.
And yes I know Goo...
I was told not once, but twice by two different HTC Reps that claimed I was not alone in this. The last one even went as ...
Good point but rarely keep a phone that long, but other so, and understand that. Actually most do. But the last battery I bought for a phone was for my Nokia N95.
As far as SD card, that can even be far more an issue, not some much for storage, I don't horde video's and such, and 64gb is a lot of storage, but even thats not a reason. What the SD card allows me to do is to do nandroid back ups without having the onboard memory wiped if I flash a new rom. Yes, I can back up other ways, and do. But to return to the old rom in minutes, without having to do a computer back up makes life easier. But, I don't flash all that much and stock rom images are easy to come by. But, I love the phone, the screen, how it feels and w...
Google removed the ability to store your app on an external SD card since ICS. You can root your phone and do that but we are talking about an average user and they probably wouldn't even know what rooting is.
I agree, there are many people who like ios, and don't care about walled gardens or other similsr crap, its there choice, doesn't make them drones, sheep, nor is it a reason to judge someone. Comes down to buy what you want or like..
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