What's going on with HTC or how a Taiwanese institution falls apart
So there were quite some rumors about a bunch of managers leaving HTC recently.... wanna really know what is going on?
Well forget about the suits! Those guys never stood a chance when it came to credibility and reputation. The Seattle team of HTC was pretty much a bunch of clowns... at least from the perspective of the Taipei headquarter and to be honest, when I read the Tweets of these guys, I feel the need to finally confirm this (I've been listening to these statements here in Taipei for quite a while... the US team was never taking seriously)...
But how about the real deal? Engineers and designers!
HTC is bleeding out and unfortunately I am not exaggerating at all. During the last months and weeks I've been talking to several engineers that were leaving HTC to go to ASUS, Acer or even some ODMs like Quanta or Pegatron.
I am not talking about people that you can easily replace but long time HTC fellas that were taking a lot of experience and IP with them.
Talking to insiders and IT-guys is one side of the story but I am seriously getting concerned when two taxi drivers in one night are telling me that people they know left HTC to start a new career at a competitor.
Just to let you know: Taiwanese are proud of HTC and these guys have a market share over here of around 25%!
All these developments in the last weeks are just giving one very clear and alarming signal: The Apple patent and the HTC First/Facebook deal were some very desperate moves to secure and bring in some cash!
I love HTC and I am a proud owner of the best smartphone that is available on the market, the HTC One!
But seriously guys, this isn't about spreading some bad news or drama, this is actually quite dramatic and I have a feeling that the next financial results (even though the One is quite a success) will confirm this!
HTC is in survival mode! #htc #smartphones #android