Dear HTC

Dear HTC

I was so excited when we first met.

As I held you in my hand your One X curves made me feel good.

And you were a spritely little chap.

It seemed as all would go well.

And I was proud of you.

But I was sorely disappointed.

Let me count the ways.

Your photos sucked. I’m not a pro, nor will I ever be. But not being able to take a picture that is fully in focus, even when I hold you gently like a newborn baby or hold you tight like you’re going to run you just can’t do it. It seems so obvious.

In focus pictures. Duh. But nope. Eesh.

You’re greedy. All that space you said. You can take a whole lot of photos and videos you said. But alas you gave me too much. No space left for apps you said. What’s going on there? No space for more apps? Are you kidding? So sad.

Your camera module looks snazzy and all. But the glass of the damn thing touches the surface when placed down. Ridiculous. So slowly over time, besides not taking in focus pictures, they now have a mist moving slowly northward.

A USB port on the side? Sigh. Well, no chance of charging in my pocket then (okay, with difficulty, I have big pockets), or attaching any devices. ¬†And a headphone jack at the top. Hmm, I’ll forgive you, but not too smart.

A recessed front camera might have seemed smart to someone. But they weren’t too smart then. How do you clean it? I’ve gotten a little tired of fishing for earbuds to get that sucker clean. Ooops, I forgot that that camera¬†can’t take a clear picture anyway. Why bother?

I saw your fruity competitor and thought I’d give you a chance. I made my vote and went against the crowd and I was wrong.

You failed on so many levels to really understand me. You tried to convince me with flash and numbers. But your promises were hollow. And your creators showed that they were completely out of touch with what I really wanted or needed.

But your Korean brothers have stepped into the fold.

Samsung has pushed back and they appear to be quite safely on par with the big red fruit. Yay!

So I’m bidding you farewell.

I wanted to support you.

National pride perhaps.

But you let me down.

I wish it weren’t so, but there you go. I have been hurt and the damage is done.

I’m switching sides.

Farewell my Taiwanese friend, perhaps we’ll make up in the future, but I see little hope.

I wish you all the best.

To the future,
Peter

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