The rise and fall of cellphone company HTC


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#2

I still have the original 2013 HTC One as my phone. It’s nice except for the fact that shortly after I got it, the camera started taking pictures with a purple tint. I thought at first it was just a software problem that would be fixed, but no, it turns out that’s a known hardware problem (the camera’s sensor can get overheated and be permanently damaged). I have never heard of this happening with any other phone.


#3

If you are the speculative type, this might be a great time to pick up some HTC stock. Heck, even if they sell, the stock will likely go up just before the sale.


#4

I’ve been a very longterm HTC user, right back from their very early windows-mobile series https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_SPV

I used HTC handsets exclusively right up until the HTC One era, that was what turned me away from them (no removable battery = no sale, no SD slot is a big negative too) Where i then switched to Samsung phones.

Interestingly, Samsung seems to be doing the exact same thing HTC did so i’ll likely be switching again for my next phone…


#5

The One M9 is a beautiful phone. If I wasn’t so cheap, I’d consider picking one up. But I’m quite happy with my sub-$200 Chinese off-brand phones (currently rocking an Elephone P7000), which I think is part of the problem that HTC is facing.


#6

GodDAMNit. This means Half-Life 3 is going to take longer, doesn’t it?


#7

shame. they made some great hardware at a reasonable price.


#8

Great. Thanks for explaining why my HTC One takes pictures with a purple tint. That sucks.


#9

Can it be worked around by adjusting the RGB curves? If so, why did not HTC solve it in firmware, as a toggleable correction, yet?


#10

I noticed it about 2 months ago, admittedly its an older phone, but no, I’ve tried to correct it and its a no go. It is more like a purple tint covering the whole image than a purple colour shift, it dramatically impacts contrast and colour depth.


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