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    Default Are any EVO owners worried about HTC's financial problems?

    Hey guys

    I've been thinking about upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE but HTC has been getting tons of negative press about their financial situation. I worried if I get this phone now HTC wont be able to support it in the upcoming years. What do you guys think? Is this anything to worry about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bkmike23 View Post
    Hey guys

    I've been thinking about upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE but HTC has been getting tons of negative press about their financial situation. I worried if I get this phone now HTC wont be able to support it in the upcoming years. What do you guys think? Is this anything to worry about?
    I'm not worried,, I don't plan on having it more than a year anyway. I would not worry if I were you. They have a proven track record so I think they will get their "bleep" together.

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    I'm not particularly worried per say. Like the previous poster, I don't plan on owning this phone for more than a year or two.

    I'm actually more worried about what is going on with Samsung and Apple right now, how that affects Samsung Android products and what the trickle down affect is going to be for other manufacturers (even Google?).
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    Agreed...the HTC situation shouldn't be an issue right now, so go ahead and upgrade if you're leaning that way. It's a great phone. You might need to revisit this question when you're eligible for your next upgrade in a couple of years, but only time will tell.

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    I'm not particularly worried per say. Like the previous poster, I don't plan on owning this phone for more than a year or two.

    I'm actually more worried about what is going on with Samsung and Apple right now, how that affects Samsung Android products and what the trickle down affect is going to be for other manufacturers (even Google?).
    Me too. I hope Apple gets their a$$ handed to them and burns all their cash in the process. It irritates me to no end that they think they can combat the loss of market share to a superior product/manufacturer by filling frivolous lawsuits to try and sink them, rather than tapping into that "groundbreaking innovation" they so often tout to try and develop a product that can truly compete. But I digress...

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    Like with everyone else, we're probably ok for now, but in 2 years may be a different story.

    Hopefully, the entire marketplace will look drastically different in 2 years though. Maybe CDMA won't have so many handcuffs and we can get CDMA Nexus phones in a timely manner.
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    I'm more worried about the lack of multitasking and a phone that *folds* in the middle like a pocket knife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiley_11 View Post
    I'm more worried about the lack of multitasking and a phone that *folds* in the middle like a pocket knife.
    Any phone will break if you apply the right pressure in the right place. If you treat your phone well it doesn't just randomly bend on it's own. If it happens by accident then that's what insurance is for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kronosqq View Post
    Any phone will break if you apply the right pressure in the right place. If you treat your phone well it doesn't just randomly bend on it's own. If it happens by accident then that's what insurance is for.

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    I agree, how can the phone bend in half. Maybe if it is in your back pocket and you sit on it. I don't see how it's possible. If that's true I can't imagine how easy it is to break the s3. My kid has toy phones that feel more real then that thing.

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    I think HTC is going to be fine. They may be in a slump at the moment but they still make great phones, their problem is mainly marketing, and one that I can't imagine they won't make an effort to correct later this year or next. Support for the Evo LTE definitely won't be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PreMo15 View Post
    Agreed...the HTC situation shouldn't be an issue right now, so go ahead and upgrade if you're leaning that way. It's a great phone. You might need to revisit this question when you're eligible for your next upgrade in a couple of years, but only time will tell.



    Me too. I hope Apple gets their a$$ handed to them and burns all their cash in the process. It irritates me to no end that they think they can combat the loss of market share to a superior product/manufacturer by filling frivolous lawsuits to try and sink them, rather than tapping into that "groundbreaking innovation" they so often tout to try and develop a product that can truly compete. But I digress...

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    I wish they would blow all their money but earlier this year it was said that they have over $100 BILLION in cash. I really can't see them spending themselves into a money problem any time soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doomstang View Post
    I wish they would blow all their money but earlier this year it was said that they have over $100 BILLION in cash. I really can't see them spending themselves into a money problem any time soon.
    Ha! I hadn't seen that figure. Yeah, that would be tough to burn, even on legal fees. Maybe they should put that money to work on making the next iPhone more than just a slightly larger clone of the last one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bkmike23 View Post
    Hey guys

    I've been thinking about upgrading to the EVO 4G LTE but HTC has been getting tons of negative press about their financial situation. I worried if I get this phone now HTC wont be able to support it in the upcoming years. What do you guys think? Is this anything to worry about?
    I don't they would fall apart in 2 years. Make the jump off you want the phone.

    The EVO lte is the second best phone available right after the galaxy s3 (which took a lot for me to say considering I never thought I'd own another Samsung phone) and even better than the one x.



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    Thanks everyone for your responses. I feel more comfortable getting this phone now.
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    Actually I am worried. The Evo 4G LTE is the best android phone I've owned. It'd suck if it is the last one of its kind. I hope HTC improves so it can release more of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zmann View Post
    I agree, how can the phone bend in half. Maybe if it is in your back pocket and you sit on it. I don't see how it's possible. If that's true I can't imagine how easy it is to break the s3. My kid has toy phones that feel more real then that thing.

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    Kinda like that. It was in a cup holder and I leaned back onto it during a parade. Crunch.
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    Kind of surprised of HTC in a rut like this. I actually think they make great hardware. But for me to purchase one. It has to not have sense. Its a personal thing but I think it turns off a lot of consumers with their heavy skin and added bloat.

    If HTC ran stock jellybean I would purchase it in a heartbeat. One thing HTC can compete with Samsung is aesthetics and nice looking hardware. Software and marketing is where they are losing at. I think Samsung creating the Nexus the past two years gave them an advantage on consumers mindshare.

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    Kinda like that. It was in a cup holder and I leaned back onto it during a parade. Crunch.
    Well pretty much any phone would break like that, I know you will say no but ahh yes, any phone. Basically it is nearly the same as putting it against a curb and stepping on it. I'm guessing you weight is at least 150 pounds give or take. That's a lot of force on a phone in a cup holder. It's amazing that you think it should not have broke,

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    Quote Originally Posted by zmann View Post
    Well pretty much any phone would break like that, I know you will say no but ahh yes, any phone. Basically it is nearly the same as putting it against a curb and stepping on it. I'm guessing you weight is at least 150 pounds give or take. That's a lot of force on a phone in a cup holder. It's amazing that you think it should not have broke,

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    I'm 130 pounds, and I never said it should not have broke. It's obvious that a phone would get crushed under such weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pew446 View Post
    I'm 130 pounds, and I never said it should not have broke. It's obvious that a phone would get crushed under such weight.
    Okay you guys want thinner phones.....which entails less material so now reduced tensile strength....both these companys samsung and htc try to make it as strong as possible while reducing lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pew446 View Post
    I'm 130 pounds, and I never said it should not have broke. It's obvious that a phone would get crushed under such weight.
    Oh okay,, my bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmanx2g View Post
    One thing HTC can compete with Samsung is aesthetics and nice looking hardware.
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    I disagree.

    E the EVO LTE is ugly simply because of the back.

    It was idiotic to make half the back a matte black while the other half was glossy. That just was a simply ed decision.

    Otherwise, if it was all glossy, it would have looked quite futuristic.

    If they made it like that and made the battery removable, I would have gotten that phone without question.

    I love HTC. My original EVO has served me well over the past 2 years aside from the whole running out of space warnings


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hustleman View Post
    I disagree.

    E the EVO LTE is ugly simply because of the back.

    It was idiotic to make half the back a matte black while the other half was glossy. That just was a simply ed decision.

    Otherwise, if it was all glossy, it would have looked quite futuristic.

    If they made it like that and made the battery removable, I would have gotten that phone without question.

    I love HTC. My original EVO has served me well over the past 2 years aside from the whole running out of space warnings


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    Well sort of agree with the black but the white and Grey is nice looking and that's why I chose that one. Yes I'm bias i guess.

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    I echo the sentiment that it worries me we may lose out on good build quality on our Android phones if HTC is having problems and Samsung succeeds so much. Basically, TouchWiz is no better than Sense and from the percentage of ICS and JB devices over the last couple of months we know Nexus devices don't sell so much. So what's selling? Crappy Samsung toy chassis. That clearly tells carriers and OEM's that good construction is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverthornne View Post
    I echo the sentiment that it worries me we may lose out on good build quality on our Android phones if HTC is having problems and Samsung succeeds so much. Basically, TouchWiz is no better than Sense and from the percentage of ICS and JB devices over the last couple of months we know Nexus devices don't sell so much. So what's selling? Crappy Samsung toy chassis. That clearly tells carriers and OEM's that good construction is meaningless.

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    Yeah, I think it's all about marketing and brand recognition. As others have said, a Samsung seems to do a better job at getting the word out. And being well known for making great products in other markets doesn't hurt either. Add to that the fact that Samsung releases their source code usually months ahead of HTC and you can see why so many people choose Sammy. If HTC could get on the ball with releasing their source, their phones would get more dev attention and they would probably sell better. Nonetheless, I still personally prefer HTC, build quality being one of the reasons.

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    HTC is about to go the route of Palm if they don't take a close look at what the masses, not enthusiasts, need and want in a mobile device. HTC was so hell bent on design in order to get on iphone's aesthetic level that they ended up creating a device that is buggy as hell and aesthetically polarizing. The last thing you want the public to say is your device is unattractive or ugly. That's the sales kiss of death. Add to that the tons of online critics who panned the design. Together they are a recipee for poor sales.
    Customers come into a store and look at DESIGN first. What looks cool. What will make my friends envious?
    And the public is hardly concerned with aluminum vs. plastic.The sales figures prove it. You and I have yet to hear someone come into a mobile store and ask the rep where the non plastic devices are. And when did aluminum become regarded as a high end material??? For those of you who eschew plastics, isn't the interior of your car, regardless of price, largely plastic? Your television? Your gaming system? Items you covet daily are made of plastic and you're not ing about those. I'm sure the interior of your vehicle is very attractive...and all plastic. Why should a mobile device be any different.
    What was the last non plastic device, other than the iphone, that was a big success? Crickets. I guess HTC figured they'd corner both markets and apply aluminum AND plastics to the Evo Lte.
    Hopefully, HTC will learn from this misstep and in their next effort they'll be more concerned with what the public is looking for and then market it like there's no tomorrow.
    HTC could learn a ton about designing and marketing a device that people want to purchase, from Apple and Samsung. Hell even Nokia could give them a tip or two.
    Or HTC could stay their current course for the next device, and ultimately end up like Palm...Gone.
    Time will tell if they learned anything from the Evo LTE design/marketing debacle.
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