HTC status is a huge step backwards

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Joybulb, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Joybulb macrumors regular

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    What were they thinking, that consumers would abandon the latest technology for a Facebook button is madness...
     
  2. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Different phones for different needs. You'll notice the Status isn't the only phone they make.
     
  3. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    Madness is not taking any action or risks with new products.

    Abandon the latest technology? Some how that seems a bit off the mark.

    I don't use Facebook, yet I wouldn't condemn this phone. It's quite obvious why they are offering it in this configuration. Facebook has legions of hard core fans.
     
  4. kbfr08 macrumors 6502

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    You misunderstood the purpose of the product. It's not for you, it's for others who have a life that's so consumed with facebook that they need a dedicated button for it.

    For people that want a high end smartphone, HTC offers the HTC Sensation (and soon the HTC holiday)
     
  5. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Exactly. For those that are Facebook addicts, this will be exactly what they need to get their Facebook fix...until it wears off and they need another fix. That's where this phone comes in again. Think of it like the dealer to these addicts :D
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Everyone has different needs and requirements. Just because I would never buy it doesn't mean someone else wouldn't.
     
  7. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    HTC have a large enough portfolio for people to get a different model. They aren't forcing the thing down people's throats so what is the problem?
     
  8. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    The HTC ChaCha and HTC Status (along with the Motorola Charm, Samsung Galaxy Pro and others) is a huge step forward in making some people around here realise that Android (software) did not "change form factors" to copy the iPhone (hardware) between its prototype and its current state. :D

    Android Prototype :

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    HTC Status :

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    See people, Android has not changed "form factors" at all, it never had one to begin with! ;)

    Different strokes for different folks. Some prefer this form factor, others prefer the full touch screen look, yet others prefer sliders while some still like flip phones. Different does mean not bad.
     
  9. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    Not at all like Twitter integration in ios5...
     
  10. G4er? macrumors 6502a

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    I wish Apple would listen to you. There is a certain gap in the desktop line up.
     
  11. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Fixed that for you. Desktops are going away. Apple is not going to cater to a niche within a niche that is the people that want expensive desktops that are fully customizable yet don't use high-end workstation hardware like the Mac Pro does.
     
  12. ucantgetridofme macrumors 6502

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    How dare HTC give their customers a choice.
     

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