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Hans Gruber:
>It speaks to how far HTC has fallen that they’re now accepting a position akin to that of Foxconn — simply a manufacturer.

Gruber is a fucking idiot.


From Wikipedia:

>Cher Wang (王雪紅), H. T. Cho (卓火土), and Peter Chou (周永明) founded HTC in 1997.[8] Initially a manufacturer of notebook computers, HTC began designing some of the world's first touch and wireless hand-held devices in 1998.[9] The company is credited with creating the first Android smartphone, the first Microsoft-powered smartphone (2002) and the first Microsoft 3G phone (2005). Their first major product, one of the world's first touch-screen smartphones, appeared in 2000. As an ODM for HP and Palm, HTC built the HP iPAQ and the Palm Treo 650.
8:30 pm — Wednesday, 5 October 2016
To Be Fair:
@Hans Gruber:

Isn't that Gruber's point, though? That they use to do their own design and engineering work, and now are just a manufacturer for others?
8:41 pm — Wednesday, 5 October 2016
jimothy:
Is this necessarily so bad? Did HTC (or anyone other than Samsung) ever make a profit designing, engineering, and manufacturing Android phones?

Maybe HTC will have an easier time making a profit this way. Being "simply a manufacture" may not be glamorous, but profits are.
10:10 pm — Wednesday, 5 October 2016
gruber circlejerk:
Exactly what Jimothy said. I remember HTC from when they were manufacturing the Verizon-branded featurephones and then DROID-branded phones in the mid 2000s.
1:04 am — Thursday, 6 October 2016
anonymous:
Can I highlight the fact that Gruber's disdain about "manufacturers" truly shows how an asshole he is ?

He's falling low, low. and by the way, he's turning into "simply" an aggregator.
6:30 pm — Thursday, 6 October 2016
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