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HTC to shut down its office in South Korea

30 July, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC to shut down its office in South Korea - read the full textHTC will be shutting down its office in South Korea, reports The Next Web. The reason for this is reportedly due to HTC's inability to compete with Korean companies like Samsung and even LG on their home ground, where sales of HTC devices are reportedly “sluggish”. Apple is the only other...

 

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I Love hTc. This is sad news. I hope they make good phones in the future and not overprice them

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  • 2012-07-30 10:19
  • vaNH

I have the One X, have gotten 4 software updates already, haven´t had any problems with the phone, no lag, no wifi problem, no nothing. I was planing on bying something else but than I saw the X being anounced at CES(or where ever it was)and thought it was jyst amazing. And my god, it is!
At least they´v got One satisfied customer.

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  • 2012-07-30 10:16
  • pdHW

their new phones are nice but the older series was much better, they should revise i think...

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  • 2012-07-30 10:13
  • StN%

HTC devices should have

user-replaceable battery
sd card slot
unlock bootloader
fast updates on their devices
non-issue on hardware

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  • 2012-07-30 10:08
  • UD}w

HTC devices should have

user-replaceable battery
sd card slot
unlock bootloader
fast updates on their devices
non-issue on hardware

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  • 2012-07-30 10:07
  • UD}w

> In reply to J2ME user @ 2012-07-30 09:37 from TuhJ - click to readSpending RnD on wp 8 coz burning cash on android isn't helping htc.despite android being most popular OS , htc's not benifitting from that like sammy n others so it only makes "sense" to look for another promising platform too.
On other points, agreed !

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  • 2012-07-30 09:50
  • YQNp

antenna problems,antenna problems , laggy soft etc, it s quite normal not to want to buy an htc phone , i like the one x , but when i heard about the wi fi problems i choose to buy the s3 :)

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  • 2012-07-30 09:49
  • ms0x

htc one x have not oled lcd. that's why. apple wins again

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  • 2012-07-30 09:40
  • 0Cb2

Well I can think of three or four blunders the HTC management done in the past two years.
1. The One series that omitted the Card slot and removable batteries.
2. Spending R&D money on that failed WinPhone and probably still burning money on the WP8 phone development.
3. Launching phone with inferior hardware then HTC own predecessor, still marketed as High End phone.
4. Lack of Customers support, not supporting models during the phone models full lifetime.

Thats only my own reason, not to keep buying HTCs

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  • 2012-07-30 09:37
  • TuhJ

errr....quietly moved out.

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  • 2012-07-30 09:35
  • wHSx

htc go to rise there product quality,
that is more accuracy in microchips and maximum output.
their design is good but they have an issue in after release all phone,
it's damage their market,..??

otherwise Samsung is Korea manufacturer and Korean are always giving priority of their own product so it is difficult to sustain there by htc when Samsung reached the depth of smartphone market.

Htc need to remember!!!!!! user always want best one,
price is nothing matter.

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  • 2012-07-30 09:33
  • K2Fx

so they say they wanna uniform they phones lineup so they announce the one x series.. these phones get bootlocked n no sd expansion n not much increased battery.. plus the sense UI is still heavy and overloading the cpu.. then they make onexL and onex+... they couldve done like what samsung did with galaxy s3 and call it a day.. they still dont know how to make a proper phone that will attract many customers

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  • 2012-07-30 09:23
  • 3x8T

maybe the price of an HTC smart phone is a bit higher than a smasung, but the build quality is also higher than a samsung phone

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  • 2012-07-30 09:18
  • SYf7

HTC prices are too high, their brand is not quite as established as Samsung and Apple yet their prices are almost the same.

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  • 2012-07-30 09:17
  • K7gT

they should expand there offices in Finland since nokia can't even sell phones at home anymore

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  • 2012-07-30 09:13
  • 3Y7n

Their GUI is still probably the best out of custom GUIs (but I rather prefer the clean look of stock ICS) and their design is the best in the industry.

But they seriously need to pay attention to what the Customers want: good battery life, exchangeable battery, SD card slot, good sound quality and better camera performance. If they can improve these things, they may succeed yet. But they really do need to improve the multimedia capabilities/battery/exchangable memory aspects of their phones...

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  • 2012-07-30 09:06
  • mNiQ

There is a fundamental error in HTC NPD policy. They surely can't do an Apple, so they should concentrate on bottom to up policy which made Nokia, Samsung and now is working well for ZTE.

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  • 2012-07-30 09:01
  • vGnj

Samsung is most successful in Korea. Then comes LG, then Pantech, then Apple, then HTC lol

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  • 2012-07-30 08:57
  • q{pE

Because they sell super expensive phones, with the same features that can be found on SK local Samsung and LG phones or even better.

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  • 2012-07-30 08:55
  • FMYK

If HTCs werent rubbish people would buy them

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  • 2012-07-30 08:49
  • MZ52

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