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HTC Defends Itself, Says Apple Is Mistaken

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Number of innovative HTC Smartphones:

bluecoyote

Mar 18, 2010, 9:44 AM
Zero.

I'm for competition, but HTC needs to be brought out back and shot between the eyes.
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Caucasian

Mar 18, 2010, 9:56 AM
Snippet from their actual response, with facts instead of opinions.

The industry has recognized HTC's contributions through a variety of awards including Fast Company's 2010 Top 50 Most Innovative Companies and MIT Technology Review's 2010 50 Most Innovative Companies. The GSMA also recently awarded the HTC Hero as the "Best Phone of 2009."

Some of HTC's technology firsts include:

First Windows PDA (199Cool
First Windows Phone (June 2002)
First 3G CDMA EVDO smartphone (October 2005)
*First gesture-based smartphone (June 2007)*
First Google Android smartphone (October 200Cool
First 4G WIMAX smartphone (November 200Cool
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bluecoyote

Mar 18, 2010, 10:20 PM
Isn't innovation. These are all jokes of accomplishments. "Oh look, we crammed Windows Phone onto a junky smartphone that's too slow to be functional!"

HTC's "innovation" is why Smartphones took so long to catch on.
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Caucasian

Mar 19, 2010, 9:57 AM
So you only come out a few times a day to feed, Mr. Troll?
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evrodude

Mar 19, 2010, 12:58 PM
You are too slow to be functional! None, I repeat none, of the so called smartphones today are practical. All of them are crammed with features and none are fully useable.
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hepresearch

Mar 18, 2010, 11:22 AM
bluecoyote said:
Zero.

I'm for competition, but HTC needs to be brought out back and shot between the eyes.



That's what you say about every company except Apple, and maybe Palm, and it's getting old pretty quick...

Whether its HTC, Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, RIM, or any of the others, you seem to hate on them all except for your beloved Apple.
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acculabs

Mar 18, 2010, 3:09 PM
Perhaps it is more than just a phone to him. Laughing
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Jayshmay

Mar 18, 2010, 8:26 PM
Well my phone is a whole lot more to me than just a phone. Alarm clock, mp3, maps, web browsing, calender, currently a Nokia N95, but soon to be
!!Droid!!

Isn't a phone more than a phone to a lot of us here on PS?
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acculabs

Mar 20, 2010, 6:37 AM
Actually, I was thinking it may be his "significant other"
Laughing
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bluecoyote

Mar 18, 2010, 10:24 PM
I think the crap HTC, Samsung, LG, and Motorola are turning out are of inexcusible quality. And you know what? I wasn't born thinking that- that's come from exhaustive use of units from these manufacturers.

I think Nokia was once an excellent phone manufacturer that has become insanely lazy.

I think RIM is the same, though their product is still better than Nokia's.

And there's a special place for HTC. They are hands down the worst manufacturer on the planet.
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thebigsaxon

Mar 19, 2010, 8:10 AM
bluecoyote said:
And there's a special place for HTC. They are hands down the worst manufacturer on the planet.


You only think that because they pose the biggest threat to Apple.
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Caucasian

Mar 19, 2010, 9:59 AM
Even more so if they can prove they used Gesture based input first, wouldn't it be funny to see Apple paying royalties to another company for being able to use gestures?...

*sigh*

I hope it ends a bloody mess.
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Globhead

Mar 20, 2010, 5:00 AM
I agree that they all kind of suck, but Apple is pretty damned lazy as well. They don't do any research at all to see if their little plans are missing anything which is already common among products made years before theirs.

That works OK for them though, because most of their customers are just all giggly to be getting an Apple product, and will gladly make excuses on their behalf.

Pleasant interface, though.
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ygbhen

Mar 18, 2010, 4:22 PM
I have to disagree with you on this one. The Sense UI overlay is great. HTC has taken bland and overcomplicated operating systems and made them more easy and user friendly for your ordinary wireless customer.
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Jayshmay

Mar 18, 2010, 10:29 PM
I betch most consumers who have HTC smartphones w/
Touch Flo 3D or the newer
Sense UI don't even think of them as WinMo phones.

HOPEFULLY they have Oper Min or Mobile or Skyfire loaded, cause pocket IE isn't a POS!!!
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bluecoyote

Mar 18, 2010, 11:55 PM
Sense and TouchFLO remind me of dumpy buildings with cheap stucco facades slapped on. At first it looks like a massive improvement, but in time the crappiness shows through.

HTC wasn't even the first manufacturer to do it - Palm made some modifications back with their Treo lineup, and of course in the smartphone realm of things the Palm world has long seen it.

And quite frankly, that solution honestly should never have been acceptable in the first place. That's why a comparatively anemic Blackberry was a far more powerful tool than the supposed swiss army knife HTC bricks.
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Caucasian

Mar 19, 2010, 10:02 AM
You mean Access did that with PalmOS.

1/10, you're slipping.
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DaunWan

Mar 19, 2010, 12:56 PM
Eh?
First and foremost, Mr. Coyote, you cannot say you are in favor of competition, then proceed to tell every competitor that you personally dislike that they should be shot between the eyes. (Your words, not mine). IF you really favor competition, you would see that HTC, LG, and Samsung have as much right to touch tech as your little baby, Apple. Not to mention the FACT that Apple HAD to step up its quality (3g & 3gs) BECAUSE of their competition. Palm may have been around before HTC, but to Apple, touch tech was unimaginable when HTC was using it for PDA's. So, Apple has NO room to complain.

Second, I'd like to go on record saying that, thus far, I don't really care for HTC myself. I am NOT an overzealous fan seeking retribution. (ar...
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Iknownothing

Mar 20, 2010, 7:48 PM
Just so we're clear, are you saying that htc, who is primarily a hardware manufacture, that their software innovations dont count, because their innovative user interface was applied to an os that you dont like?

becasue they did this so effictively that they squeezed almost every other manufacturer out of the windows space. Now watch while they do the same with android. And this is tiny little htc we;re talking about here, not samsunt.

In this market segment, in terms of innovation per dollar spent, they've go to be number one.

Sometimes I just dont understand people.
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Slammer

Mar 20, 2010, 9:27 AM
The way I look at this, the industry has two choices. You can buy an Apple product or a Non-Apple product. Essentially the same choice as in the computer market. Either Mac or PC.

Apple, even though they make a good product, is losing ground to competition with Android being the big push. Whether you like Android or hate it(and we all know your stand), history is repeating itself by Android taking hold of the phone market share. Just as Windows did with computers. Criticizing Android, is not going to change anything. It's here to stay and gaining popularity very rapidly.

HTC is currently the central hub to the Android OS. Apple knows this and is going to do anything in its power to slow the process of deploying their competition.

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