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    News - HTC’s October earnings down 61 per cent. Droid DNA to rescue?

    Company might drop as low as No.8 in the smartphone league says Morgan Stanley.
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    Re: News - HTC’s October earnings down 61 per cent. Droid DNA to rescue?

    It looks dangerously like an iPhone!

    HTCs problem is that Sense, what should be their major plus, has become a memory hog and they don't have enough RAM in their phones to handle it. The ICS build for my HTC Sensation (768MB RAM) was a disaster, it was bloated and very slow - now I'm running a Jelly Bean ROM sans Sense it is fine and more usable despite the bugs in the custom ROM. THe One X, S and X+ are still stuck at 1GB and running out of RAM so closing apps to keep runnning smoothly.

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    Re: News - HTC’s October earnings down 61 per cent. Droid DNA to rescue?

    My current phone is a HTC device - but my next one won't be.

    The quality of their devices has rocketed right down in recent years, and this is a big reason for their current problems imo..if you add that together with very unimpressive devices such as their HTC 8X which pales in comparison to it's competitors, then there is very little reason for anyone to buy HTC over the competition. Price isn't such an issue at the top end of the market - £30-£40 different isn't going to convince me to go HTC over Nokia when we're talking £400ish!

    A shame as Sense is really good and they have a good track record, but standards have slipped

    In addition, further "droid DNA" will likely only weaken their position due to the massive fragmentation in that market..whereas with Windows Phone 8 they had a big opportunity to really shine and out-do the competition. They failed on that, miserably.
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    Re: News - HTC’s October earnings down 61 per cent. Droid DNA to rescue?

    My previous 2 phones where both HTC and I loved sense but when it comes to upgrading the galaxy s3 just seemed better in every respect xxx

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    Re: News - HTC’s October earnings down 61 per cent. Droid DNA to rescue?

    But who's going to but a Droid DNA when they'll just release a Droid DNA+ a few months later and not bother to update the original versions software?

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    Re: News - HTC’s October earnings down 61 per cent. Droid DNA to rescue?

    Quote Originally Posted by kopite View Post
    My previous 2 phones where both HTC and I loved sense but when it comes to upgrading the galaxy s3 just seemed better in every respect xxx
    I'm going to be contrary here. My eldest daughter and I both moved from Sony's Xperia phones - me to a Galaxy S3 and her to an HTC One S. Her One S is fast with a good screen (better than my S3's - grrr), trouble is that the power/data socket's on the side (which complicates use in a car holder a bit) and I just can't get to like Sense at all. It's not that it's ugly or particularly slow, more that TouchWiz on my phone feels more natural and quicker.

    So if I was in the market for a midrange phone then the One S would be on the top of my shortlist, but I'd have to root it and de-Sense-itize it - the stock ICS UI is preferable in my books.

    And sorry HTC, if I'm looking for a Windows8 phone then I'm buying a Lumia. So if I'm typical (and that'd be a turn up for the books!) then HTC's best option is to head for the budget and midrange ends of the Windows8 market.

    I've been "devolved" ... does it show?

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    Re: News - HTC’s October earnings down 61 per cent. Droid DNA to rescue?

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    trouble is that the power/data socket's on the side (which complicates use in a car holder a bit)
    At least on my Sensation that is so that it fits nicely into the landscape docking cradle, which is handy if you have one.

    HTC and other manufacturers have been undermined by the Nexus 4, it's simply much better than anything else £200-£300 (and better than many £300+), only the real high end super phones (S3, Note 2 etc) have any real advantages over it.

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    Re: News - HTC’s October earnings down 61 per cent. Droid DNA to rescue?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    At least on my Sensation that is so that it fits nicely into the landscape docking cradle, which is handy if you have one.
    Which makes a lot on sense if you use it in the car as a sat nav. The One X even have a car app which opens automatically when using the contact pins on the back. Non HTC cradles make sense with the connector on the bottom in landscape too.

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    Re: News - HTC’s October earnings down 61 per cent. Droid DNA to rescue?

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Which makes a lot on sense if you use it in the car as a sat nav. The One X even have a car app which opens automatically when using the contact pins on the back. Non HTC cradles make sense with the connector on the bottom in landscape too.
    Problem with most HTC phones is the speaker(s) are not very loud. I've seen reviews of the new HTC 8X and One X+ where they suffer from quiet speakers. My Desire HD was rubbish in the car. Couldn't hear phone calls or sat nav on the speaker over road noise.

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