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Lenovo negotiating an HTC acquisition, report says

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Lenovo negotiating an HTC acquisition, report says - read the full textIt's no secret HTC has been in trouble this year. There were supply bottlenecks, patent infringements and its flagship sales are definitely not what the Taiwanese manufacturer was hoping for. HTC has even sold its Beats Audio stakes and it's uncertain what will happen with the audio enhancement for...

 

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I hope not.

Somebody like Microsoft, Samsung, Google or Apple should buy HTC. Lenovo won't do anything with with HTC.

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  • 2013-10-09 23:34
  • ppj@

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-09 17:16 from P@1G - click to readMan,when are you nokia fans gonna stop getting butt-hurt and move on...

Its like a bitch that you can't get out of your mind after breaking up.

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  • 2013-10-09 23:27
  • 7q9y

Those who see Lenovo as a small-time company that makes crappy phones clearly haven't had the chance to own a Lenovo phone. Try Lenovo K900, then come back, and see if you still Lenovo as that.

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  • 2013-10-09 23:26
  • 9xDG

> In reply to faha @ 2013-10-09 18:25 from 6QnZ - click to readexactly man....this is what HTC was suffering from...and they thought that their marketing was the only problem

although they have improved on battery life(still not as good as samsung) just like LG and sony have.

also price is too high since htc flagships always cost atleast 100$ more than samsung flagship(which offers better overall features).

barring all that,HTC makes some of the best phones out there.They can be no.1...just need to nail the right things and listen to and give the consumers what they want.

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  • 2013-10-09 23:25
  • 7q9y

All my business laptops are high end Lenovo. Nice solid smart. my phones are HTC. One s very stylish. Lenovo phones unlike their think producer are not stylish in any way. Perhaps the fusion of the two could work well.

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  • 2013-10-09 23:25
  • 7s4V

Lenovo + Htc = Hetoco

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  • 2013-10-09 23:19
  • ty@m

I like HTC. But they are doing awful job. I mean I could write down strategy for the company in one day. Plus good advertising and the company would blossom. As far as for now the company in doomed. It is destined to fail if they won't radically change the way they do business. They should be small and think big. Now they are almost not thinking at all. To bad. I really would like HTC to do good.

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  • 2013-10-09 23:18
  • M%gX

I don't know why some people see this as a bad thing or a thing that will harm HTC , i mean come on HTC is going down already in terms of market share and net profit every month. Lenovo , isn't some Chinese knock off company that make shitty phones , it makes fabulous phones and that's why it's got good market share in China , plus when Lenovo acquired IBM it benefited it greatly whether you accept it or not and today it's surpassed even HP in market share and it's dominating the market share as for Laptops or PCs aspects.
What i am saying is that we should give it a chance , not every Chinese company is a bad company , and i myself am ready to try a Lenovo phone if it was released in my country because creating a belief or some concept without certainty about any thing is just wrong.

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  • 2013-10-09 22:56
  • fkk2

> In reply to FromChinaWithHeart @ 2013-10-09 20:54 from 81SZ - click to readLenovo is doing pretty good with their smartphones dude, way better than HTC. They are just interested in capturing their local market instead. China market alone is very large and they will never want to risk that or suffer supply shortage. They are not overly optimistic as HTC.

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  • 2013-10-09 22:16
  • DBAh

The last Htc i had was the sensation xl, which was super cool xcept for the lack of mem card slot and only 8gb free space for the 16gb. Battery was not so good either (just 6hrs in my case). Humongous screen as of dat time with good quality.
As for Lenovo i had the thinkpad t400 which was a nice and cheap laptop, very sturdy and had something called the airbag protection for the hard disk. I'm currently using the Lenovo z570 and its wonderful. Lenovo always seem to price their products just a little bit cheaper than others and packed with good software.
All said the two seem right for each other.

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  • 2013-10-09 22:12
  • N9@S

I don't want HTC is owned by Lenovo.

Nokia was killed by the CEO who was thought as a spy from Microsoft. He ignored the Android market but went to Windows phone only.

HTC needs a good management teams, not for selling to someone else.

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  • 2013-10-09 22:01
  • 9FCa

> In reply to Janet Lim Napoles @ 2013-10-09 21:07 from vxt3 - click to readHey!!! you're here... I thought you're in jail right now...

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  • 2013-10-09 21:22
  • MkXA

> In reply to nokiarock @ 2013-10-09 19:35 from MiAL - click to readWell, look I love Nokia too. Because my first phone is a Nokia N95 8GB, great phone and great photos. But, you got to understand that if Nokia didn't go with android in the very beginning( whatever before Gingerbread). Then they definitely shouldn't go in right now. Last phone I heard about from Nokia before they started to make lumia windows phone is long time ago, and I don't even gets to know the name of the device.

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  • 2013-10-09 21:14
  • 81SZ

just lower your price htc and i will help you,, with all the money ive got i can make you great again....

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  • 2013-10-09 21:07
  • vxt3

Its really sad to see HTC go down like that. They had made excellent smartphones till Sensation. There main strength was modding community which they chose to ignore by locking boot loaders, s-off, lack of support, etc, their idiotic decision to omit SD card support from one series onwards and below average battery life (compared to samsung counterparts) they had this coming.

I still miss my old HTC HD2 which set the standards of modern smartphone and its awesome modding community which had made the phone more awesome. IMO it still is the best phone ever made by any phone manufacturer.

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  • 2013-10-09 20:54
  • X}e{

> In reply to nealzen @ 2013-10-09 18:51 from N80e - click to readNow, this is not just positive thinking but also good thinking. Lenovo and HTC join together.
But then, the question goes to Lenovo. WTH is Lenovo doing? They sell PC everywhere but no sights of phones from their website, or maybe just I didn't look hard enough.

You know the funny thing about almost all the phone makers is that they got a website, office, and other stuffs. And they only use their site to ads their devices but not sell them.
Most of us know sometimes when you see a device you like and you just wanna buy without going through anybody else.
Carriers might be good in some way, but I never knew how they do their business.

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  • 2013-10-09 20:54
  • 81SZ

> In reply to Word-from-India @ 2013-10-09 20:30 from 2Td1 - click to readwell is always apples fault somehow no offense.

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  • 2013-10-09 20:48
  • sasf

> In reply to nokiarock @ 2013-10-09 19:35 from MiAL - click to readthe long battle would have been fought between Nokia and Samsung if Nokia would have gone for android instead of windows.

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  • 2013-10-09 20:45
  • sasf

> In reply to Ramesz @ 2013-10-09 18:42 from U@3L - click to readWell, you got a point. But, business is business, you got make profits in order to last in this android flooded smartphone market. I admit that the HTC one does look good and an even better looker than the galaxy S4. But then at the end, if your business can't make any profits to survive. You're out of business.

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  • 2013-10-09 20:42
  • 81SZ

well we cant deny that apple contributed to this, htc is paying apple 6 to 8 dollars for every phone shipped.

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  • 2013-10-09 20:40
  • sasf

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