Sources: Reuters, WSJ
quote: No one knew which HTC phone was the best, or where it stood against the competition. If they'd stuck to a simpler 'premium', 'mid range' and 'budget' product model and not stretched their resources, I think they'd be in better shape right now.
quote: HTC limped in.
quote: Look at all the negative press and judgement that occurs way before something is released.
quote: I dont recall seeing any flagship device until the HTC one.
quote: XBONE and any device that doesn't have the highest specs despite not needing them.
quote: Much like how Apple stagnated after the big bang of the Apple/Apple II, HTC is in a sales rut. And much like Steve Jobs' struggles in the early 1990s, the slump has some questioning Mr. Chou's once lauded management style.
quote: II. Placing Product Before Product is Killing HTC
quote: Mr. Chou saw his company grow meteorically, but new it needed more -- a flagship device like Apple's iPhone. So in mid-2011 he drew on a white board a design that would become the Sensation XL.A smartphone design usually takes up to 18 months to execute, but the Sensation XL was released in October, three months later. Mr. Chou drove his engineering staff and manufacturing partners to turn out the product at a ruthless pace that would make even Steve Jobs proud.