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HTC One package on O2 comes without a charger

04 April, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC One package on O2 comes without a charger  - read the full textO2, the popular UK service provider, recently launched its "Charger out of the box" initiative in collaboration with HTC. As a part of the initiative, the latest flagship device from the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer will ship without a charger. According to an estimate from O2, there...

 

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> In reply to georgio martinez @ 2013-04-04 15:27 from 9E79 - click to readyeah but it will cost you. This a O2 thing not HTC

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  • 2013-04-04 15:29
  • ixum

How's constant annual increase an exponential one?

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  • 2013-04-04 15:29
  • MPud

Id want the full package when get a new phone. Not a brown box with a phone and usb charger.

This would put me off getting the phone from o2 if I was going to get this phone.

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  • 2013-04-04 15:28
  • MVg6

No charger, huh? What this will acturally mean is people will obviously use other chargers and over the course of time ruin their batteries in the process. Has any body ever tried to charge a tablet from a PC? Takes forever, doesnt it.
While most charging ports on most phones ARE compatible, different batteries have different capacities and therefore require an official charger in order to charge in the time stated in the device specifications.
A collegue of mine, got a Kindle Fire tablet for christmas (which also came without a charger). Using the charger from her HTC desire C, it would take longer than 12 hours to charge from flat to full. She ended up buying an official charger from amazon for about £17 ($25). Which bring me back to my main point; Is there an official charger for this device that HTC (not O2) can sell WITH this device?

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  • 2013-04-04 15:27
  • 9E79

Component shortage.

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  • 2013-04-04 15:22
  • vNaA

htc is taking a huge risk....

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  • 2013-04-04 15:22
  • tUhX

Will they be good enough to pass this saving on to the customer? I doubt it'll save them more than £1 in shipping/manufacturing - but will they reduce the price or pocket the extra profit?

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  • 2013-04-04 15:21
  • amjc

in my country its "htc out of the box"... but ill get my charger:)

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  • 2013-04-04 15:16
  • n9BU

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