I found it quite hard to conceal my anger upon learning that HTC’s latest flagship would be called, simply, HTC One, confounding consumers who are already kinda used to having some sort of appendage, be it X, S, V, SV… Or maybe I’m giving them too much credit (no offense, consumers).
In any case! I’m quite glad to hear that there will be no more HTC One phones this year. That’s it. It’s the HTC One, and it’s the only One.
We’re crediting Omio News Blog, who had a sit-down parley with the Taiwanese OEM somewhere in the bowels of Mobile World Congress.
Phil Roberson, head of HTC UK and Ireland promised Omio that there won’t be any more One-branded handsets from HTC in 2013. Good.
“Last year we had the X and the S, where people had different personal preferences between the two,” crooned Phil. “We just said, let’s just create one flagship device for this year.”
Indeed, our Jan preferred the HTC One S to the HTC One X, though I can’t remember why exactly. Help me out here, Stoolmaker?
Asked if there might be some non-flagship HTC One devices, Phil promised: “No; this is The One.”
That leaves a pair of question marks over the rumoured M4 and G2. Noting the above, my money’s on an HTC Desire T and HTC Sensation N. Why the hell not?