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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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THINKPAD (or IMB in that case) was never a fallen giant, please think before writing anything related to PCs, the sales were not going down, just the profit margin for them was too low for IBM. Also, Lenovo technically ruined the brand.

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  • 2013-10-09 20:35
  • uuhs

This change in the mobile phone industry, I don't know it is because of Apple's iPhone or should the blame/credit go to Google-promoted Android. The feature phone is long dead now. People have even stopped reviewing them.

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  • 2013-10-09 20:30
  • 2Td1

> In reply to Eplak @ 2013-10-09 19:41 from fD0F - click to readPeople who know the industry knows that there were demands for One in the market but HTC couldn't keep up with its manufacturing-assembly to meet demand. Had they got the supply in place the sales could have been better.

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  • 2013-10-09 20:26
  • 2Td1

The reason why Nokia didnt go to Android in first place was because they were intimidated by the compitition and Apple's threat for lawsuits, instead of being inovative and try to claim the lead,what they did is playing safe by staying with WP since the compitition wasnt stiff there as was at Android arena,or so they thought,what happened? they ended up bankrupt,whoever is more daring wins.
Now its all about Samsung..

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  • 2013-10-09 20:25
  • 33Zj

> In reply to r @ 2013-10-09 16:51 from PAXY - click to readI am a HTC fan and several members of family own HTC branded phones. I still love and will miss my current HTC One S, but now will have to move on to Samsung Galaxy Note 3. HTC is quite a popular brand in Pakistan and it's decline is a bit of unexpected news for me.

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  • 2013-10-09 20:23
  • KIPd

Mobile phone industry is going through sweeping changes. It seems consolidation is the order of this time and after we are through it, there will be fewer manufacturers left with fewer options for consumers. But its good to know that atleast Blackberry survived, so did Sony. And now we will have ThinkPhones and IdeaPhones from HTC (read Lenovo). Strange world! What next, Samsung buying out LG's phone business?

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  • 2013-10-09 20:22
  • 2Td1

This is hardly a shocker.

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  • 2013-10-09 20:20
  • 4bVy

I wish Htc can survive. I love Htc phones, I own one and will still consider buying another Htc phone in the future. If a company is going to acquire Htc, I would like it to be lenovo. They make high quality pc's just like Htc makes high quality phones. However if that is true, I wish it won't effect the quality vision of Htc. Although they are in the biggest trouble ever, they were so innovative in 2013. Htc one was the most innovative phone of 2013 and their software team did a very good job regarding the updates. Their plans for serving both pure android and sense for all customers eventually was the most promising news in my opinion. If lenovo acquires Htc, I hope these plans won't change too. Good luck Htc.

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  • 2013-10-09 20:16
  • 39P5

> In reply to Mirod @ 2013-10-09 18:11 from 3sre - click to readWhat does Microsoft has to do with the current situation of HTC? Even though, HTC's main platform is Android. The failure of HTC is due to its bad marketing, slow updates, and probably overpriced products.

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  • 2013-10-09 19:46
  • sSP0

Supply bottlenecks? Then why release phones if you are not ready? Are we hiding the fact that their One phone is a failure in terms of sales. And perfect reviews will not save HTC One as it failed their long term fans. Making a premium build was great, but sacrificing a lot of things in comparison with their competitors mean a lot. Sorry HTC, but please listen to what Android fans really want on their phones. And probably you will make a turnaround next time.

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  • 2013-10-09 19:41
  • fD0F

> In reply to FromChinaWithHeart @ 2013-10-09 18:32 from qnSC - click to readif nokia join android back then it will not fail and til now will have less chance to fail than wp8, you wanna know why? because many nokia fan still like nokia but since it went to the wrong os, that kinda turn people off...get it? htc fail due to they lack of marketing, high priced also not as good quality as you think it is.

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  • 2013-10-09 19:35
  • MiAL

I am sure my first ever smartphone was Orange SPV it was made by HTC and ran windows mobile edition 2002.Around that time I had O2 XDA also made by HTC so which I had first cannot remember but both HTC smartphones.

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  • 2013-10-09 19:35
  • ancb

seems like HTC way too "quietly" brilliant, if again they're in loss

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  • 2013-10-09 19:08
  • MFXa

There are many Android using mobile companies out of business, they are just too small for anybody to bother with. (I don't think it has anything to do with Android) They just quietly disappear.

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  • 2013-10-09 18:59
  • mAtE

> In reply to FromChinaWithHeart @ 2013-10-09 18:32 from qnSC - click to readIt's not about buying HTC... It's more of merging Lenovo and HTC... Remember Lenovo phones are not available in the US, but if they're able to merge with HTC, they will be able to expand they're market for phone not only in Asia but to the world. HTC and Lenovo makes good quality product, if they merge, I'm pretty sure there's no limit to what they can do in the future.

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  • 2013-10-09 18:51
  • N80e

If Nokia goes for Android then people will surely buy Nokia phones because of their trusted hardware + support services. Android is already tested and favorite amongst majority of the consumers. So, people will surely buy Nokia phone if they start manufacturing Android phones. I love Nokia, but always stopping me to buy that because of that childish tile look Windows OS. It's so boring..... Even Apple is now following Android looks and style, so why not Nokia.....

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  • 2013-10-09 18:49
  • JFDb

This is a big break for HTC and Lenovo... They both make good products and I'm pretty sure if they teamed up both will be a success.

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  • 2013-10-09 18:43
  • N80e

> In reply to FromChinaWithHeart @ 2013-10-09 18:32 from qnSC - click to readWhat to acquire from HTC?
Good question.
if u analyze the past u should come to know HTC is the only company to make real smart phones at that time.Samsung phones no way near to HTC on those times.
Even though in this financial crisis htc is able to produce the finest of all phones the HTC one..they are much more capable than Samsung.HTC is more innovative than Samsung.

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  • 2013-10-09 18:42
  • U@3L

Enlighten me if this question sound dumb to you. What's there to buy from HTC? Cause Lenovo already making android phones itself. And the beats audio are overrated, and it's also no longer on HTC, so like for real, what's there acquire from HTC?
Also, peoples that still foolishly saying Nokia should've go with android. Take a good look in this case, and stop BS ing. There's just too many android makers out there, and it's already flooded and you peoples still don't see it.
Include Lenovo and others Chinese android makers that you've saw here on GSM arena, there're like more than 10 android phones makers in China alone. While Samsung being the number 1 android maker and it also came from Asia, Sony too. And not to mention that those other companies that didn't reach out of their country, such as sharp. So, you see. There's a reason why HTC fall, because the competition is even bigger in Asia alone than outside of Asia.
So, Nokia is actually better and would rather being the only windows phone maker than just another android phone maker out there and then fall again, and fall like HTC.
Android is already so flooded, just name them. Samsung, Sony, LG, Motorola, sharp, HTC, Lenovo, BLU, xiaomi, oppo, huawei, ZTE, micromax, pentech, meizu, Panasonic, XOLO, and many many others. So tell me is that still not enough android phones for you guys?

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  • 2013-10-09 18:32
  • qnSC

Another sad day. By the looks of things it will only be Apple and Samsung and Sony maybe in the final days. There's no unique devices, they all run the same OS and they all look the same. The days were good with the moto razer and cybershot phones, Nokia Nseries....

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  • 2013-10-09 18:32
  • 0F15

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