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HTC CEO will step down if 'One' is a failure

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Mar 2013 11:02 User comments (7)

HTC CEO will step down if 'One' is a failure According to the WSJ, HTC's longtime CEO has bet his job on the success of the One flagship device.
Reads the exact quote, "In a meeting in late 2012, Mr. Chou told senior executives he would step down if the new smartphone doesn't succeed, according to people familiar with the situation."

The company recently had to delay the launch of the smartphone, which features high-end specs and the company's latest version of the Sense UI.

Chou founded HTC in 1997 and has remained its chairman since.

HTC One has a 4.7-inch LCD with 1080p resolution and a massive pixel density of 468ppi.

Under the hood is a Snapdragon 600 SoC that includes a quad-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz and LTE. The device runs on Android 4.1 with HTC Sense 5, has 2GB RAM, 32 or 64GB internal storage, GPS and GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and a large 2300mAh battery.

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7 user comments

121.3.2013 11:28

I hope he has his resume updated and ready...

221.3.2013 11:33

Releasing after the Galaxy S4 with lower specs and a lower OS. Yeah, it'll succeed.

321.3.2013 11:51

Originally posted by core2kid:
Releasing after the Galaxy S4 with lower specs and a lower OS. Yeah, it'll succeed.

right, S4 will get KLP soon and with 2600 mAh, it is definitely better in battery life. and, i am sure samsung will keep a compelling price for S4. therefore, if you are not metal-freak, you may not want HTC at all. oh well, non-US folks are getting octa-core, too...

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421.3.2013 12:32

Originally posted by core2kid:
Releasing after the Galaxy S4 with lower specs and a lower OS. Yeah, it'll succeed.

Some of the specs are lower, some not. The S4 has a pixel density of 441, for example, while the One has 468 (which makes sense, because it has the same resolution but a smaller screen). It's close enough, that other features (size/form factor, aesthetics, and so on) will also come to play. For instance, many people DO NOT want a "phablet", as the Galaxy S/Note series has been moving towards.

Premature stentorian pronouncement of fail, fails xD ...
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Mar 2013 @ 12:33

521.3.2013 13:02

I'm drawn towards a phablet.

I'm still astonished that the PSP Vita is not a phone too.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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621.3.2013 13:52

{Insert lascivious image of man approaching a 6" phone that is lying in a provacative pose on a bed here} *bow-chicka-WOW-wow* xD

I'm not trying to say phablets are a bad idea, or even that I dislike them myself. But I DO know that there's a significant number of people who can't stand them ^^' .

It just bothers me a little when people poop all over a product that quite obviously isn't crap, before even a prototype has been reviewed, much less handled by the poo-er. Sure, there's every possibility it will be inferior to the S4. But guess what? There's every possibility it will not.

It's rampant. Just check out any thread on any forum re: the Ouya, or for that matter any of the other new and/or up-and-coming consoles; Sony, Nintendo, and M$ get exactly the same "love". So many comments are nothing but doom, gloom, and gnashing of teeth, it's like reading a Greek tragedy, without the funny bits -.-' . But the secret is: NO ONE REALLY KNOWS. Even if someone *does* actually tell you the truth, there's no way for the average consumer to know that for sure; it ends up being useless noise, not data.

Yes, the worst rumors may be right, and if so, just don't buy any product that doesn't deserve to live. It's that easy. Honest. And if all those gloomy predictions are wrong, well, great! You get to buy your {insert obsessed-over item here} and enjoy it, as well as save yourself the stomach upset and stress of arguing when there's no way for anyone to "win".

721.3.2013 22:29

Oooo baby, that "touch" is phab-ulous. :P

It's true, the nay-sayers are more voluminous too. Good example with the OUYA Boz. There is enormous interest in it, something I backed on KS, but almost all you hear is poo-pooing from pessimists who seem deliberately intent on playing miss-the-point.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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