After making HTC One official around the globe, the company should have touched greater heights. But the persistent management issues along with supply chain controversy made HTC in a struggling mode.
Now it is being informed that HTC's Kouji Kodera has put in his papers as Chief Product Officer. The Verge reports that in the last three months the Taiwanese giant has lost several key members. A source also says that the current CEO Peter Chou is the real culprit behind the downfall of HTC. The Indian subsidiary of HTC has finally made the One available in India at Rs. 42,900. The device was announced back in April, but it is now being pushed in the retail market.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>To all my friends still at @<a href="https://twitter.com/htc">htc</a> - just quit. leave now. it’s tough to do, but you’ll be so much happier, I swear.</p>— eric L (@ericlin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericlin/status/336608522420764672">May 20, 2013</a></blockquote>
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In the meantime, HTC is also planning to add two new members in the Desire series. The HTC Desire 200 and Desire 600 have surfaced recently. For the past many months, the tech vendor was solely concentrating on HTC One, and the recently launched "Facebook Phone". The coming of two budget oriented Desire handsets would surely give HTC, a sort of boost. HTC is no more counted among the top five players in the smartphone business.
The HTC Desire 200(Model no: 102e) recently got certified in Taiwan. It features a 3.5-inch display with resolution of 320 X 480 pixels, 1GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory which can be expanded further via microSD cards, a 5-mega pixel rear facing camera , no front facing camera, , and lastly a 1,400mAh battery. It will be powered by Android 4.0 ICS. As of now, there is no chance to see the handset coming to India.
On the other hand, the Desire 600 seems to be mid-range Android 4.1 Jelly Bean handset. The dual SIM supported handset will arrive with 1.2GHz quad -core MediaTek powered processor, a QHD display, amongst other features. The handset was recently caught in some benchmark results, as per Unwired View. HTC is yet to communicate about these very devices. Stay tuned to GizBot.
Source: VR-Zone and GSM Insider