Apple's Biggest Mobile Challenger Is... HTC?

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    uggboy Gold Member

    Apple's Biggest Mobile Challenger Is... HTC?;)

    When Millennial Media, a data company that tracks ad impressions on phones and tablets, released its third quarter findings, it was no surprise that Apple's iPhone was tops among devices. What may have caused a few double takes, however, was Apple's chief competitor: HTC.

    Technically, the number two spot goes to Samsung, whose devices accounted for 16.5 percent of ad impressions in the last quarter to Apple's 23.1 percent. However, HTC was an extremely close third at 15.5 percent. More important, HTC had a whopping six devices among the top 20 phones responsible for the most Web traffic worldwide, which implies a good chunk of that Samsung traffic is from legacy stuff like feature phones.

    MORE!>http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2395273,00.asp#fbid=_I0t5-Qh7gO
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    ACMM Gold Member

    Found this interesting. Should be some interesting times ahead.

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    rwoman Gold Member

    My sister loves her HTC phone - particularly because it has a small keyboard vice using only the touchscreen.
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    ACMM Gold Member

    I just find most too big.

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    rwoman Gold Member

    That's part of why I'm leaning towards the iPhone. :)
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    rwoman Gold Member

    I called...they had the 4S in stock, so I'll pick it up after work! :D
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  1. dmel Gold Member

    Not sure who "they" is, but I'll just mention this for others looking for a 4S:

    I called a few places (VZW store, Walmart, Best Buy) and no one had it in stock. So I decided to order it online from Apple (thru aadvantageeshopping). As I was about to check out, it showed a link to check local stores. The two closest had no inventory, but the third had my carrier/color/model in stock and I was able to reserve it for pickup the next day. Go to apple.com/retail/iphone. It's only available after 9pm I believe. I'm not sure what happens if you call an apple store... Maybe they are able to reserve for you (like this), maybe not.

    Anyway, worked nicely for me. I lost out on ~200 AA miles, but got the phone approx 2 weeks sooner!

    Of course it helps that my boss was traveling that day so I could make the run to the store :)

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    rwoman Gold Member

    I live in the UK...makes life a little easier in this instance. :)
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    Gaucho Gold Member

    Ive never owned a HTC device.... some folks I know that have tell me that the phones are nice, great specs, but that build quality on the devices tends to be just OK. It you use your devices hard, you tend to need to get a new one after about 1 year.... that doesnt seem to happen with phones from Apple and Nokia.
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    What do your friends think of the form factor? Size ?

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    Gaucho Gold Member

    Not an issue... they like larger devices.... and also, HTC makes different sized screens so you can actually go somewhat smaller if this is an issue for you....
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    garyst16 Silver Member

    Not surprised about the movement of HTC. I have the Inspire 4g and love this phone!
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    Casey Friday Silver Member

    I had an HTC G1 (first Android phone) the day it came out, and I currently have the G2. The build quality is spectacular, and the phone is all around awesome. I like that it has a hardware keyboard, and the screen quality is pretty impressive too. It's just the right form factor for me, and it's capable of taking a beating, which is pretty nice.

    HTC makes quality products, and it doesn't surprise me that they're right behind AAPL.
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