- 04-29-2012, 02:36 AM #1
I really think htc just makes recycled android devices. Not good if they want their sales to rise with android. So do you think the new high end htc wp8 device to just be a recycled one x with beats? While I am curious of how it would turn out for them.
- 04-29-2012, 05:07 AM #2
The One line shows HTC is getting serious about Android. If they see potential in Apollo, I think it's plausible that they will create a similarly unified line for Windows Phone.
I'm fairly certain HTC will be the second best Windows Phone manufacturer (behind Nokia). Samsung is the one guilty of rehashing designs, and I don't see LG, ZTE or Acer releasing a truly interesting high-end option. HTC has provided its fair share of Windows Phone exclusives, such as the Mozart, Radar and Titan II.
04-29-2012, 02:31 PM #3
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If you take apart an HTC phone and a similar spec'd Samsung phone, you'll notice how much better engineered the Samsung device is. While looking cool is good enough for some people, I'd rather have the best components on the inside where it actually matters. Not so mention Samsung devices are meant to be easily repairable while the other manufacturers basically make disposable devices.
That said Samsung phones definitely are on the conservative side aesthetically.
04-29-2012, 04:22 PM #5
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04-29-2012, 04:39 PM #6
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I'm curious, because people get up in arms about similar designs for Windows Phones and Android phones from the same manufacturer. Why should there really be any major difference? Shouldn't we just accept that that is the manufacturers design language for that generation of devices and ALL of their devices are derived from it?
- 04-29-2012, 08:54 PM #8
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04-29-2012, 11:02 PM #12
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For any OEM, be it WP or Android, the key is to bring good design to the fold to fight against Apple at its own game. Thus far, only Nokia and to a lesser extent HTC with its One lineup has done so.
And rehashed designs are done by any OEM. Apple's iPhone has remained untouched for 5 years, Nokia's definitely guilty of it too with many E71 designs, the N9 look, and the 710 too, and we all know what we like to say about HTC and their uninspired designs.
So, no surprises given the news of the S3 rehash.
- 04-29-2012, 11:39 PM #13
04-30-2012, 03:02 PM #16
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If we get a WP One X clone on Verizon then sign me up. I really couldn't care less about whether it's a recycled Android design or not, it still looks nice and has some great hardware. OEMs don't care about differentiating for WP, they care about differentiating their own brand and making it recognizable. And that's fine.
- 04-30-2012, 05:55 PM #18
It probably still lags over WP at basic tasks, see the #smokedbywindowsphone articles and the speed reading article.
- 05-02-2012, 04:49 PM #19
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- 05-06-2012, 07:47 PM #21
Also I think we could do a lot worse than have a One X run Windows 8. That is a beautiful phone, especially in white.