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hrm... the only good thing about the one series are the cams. thinness over batterylife my arse. nexus s lasts so much longer than my dz.
i guess then its byby htc... if motorola only would stop locking their bootloaders...

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Here's a longer version of the quotes from HTC on this (source - Engadget). Importantly, HTC do acknowledge there's still a market for QWERTY :

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When asked about whether we will see the QWERTY keyboard in future HTC devices, design firm One & Co's Claude Zellweger didn't seem to be a fan:

"As a company on the QWERTY keyboard we're sort of moving away from them in general."

But there's still hope. In response to whether there's still room for QWERTY keyboards in HTC's lineup, Claude said his team's just waiting:

"I think the market's there, the sort of the diehard community, they keep wanting it, there's definitely still a market for it. We feel that putting too much effort in that would take away from our main focus, being a whole-screen device. I think people recognize the trade-off with size. There are a couple of technologies that we are waiting to sort of mature that could make a big bump suddenly in the evolution, that we are looking at very closely."
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Here's a longer version of the quotes from HTC on this (source - Engadget). Importantly, HTC do acknowledge there's still a market for QWERTY :



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That's stupid. Why didn't they release a One Z so people would have been able to update and then wait for new technologies to be ready ?
Our DZ is 2 years old and we will have to wait at least one more year (and i think one year is optimistic). Many people won't wait and will get a phone from another manufacturer.
 
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Bad news for all the htc users, i hope they think again about that

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I'm very disappointed in HTC. Honestly, there's no keyboard phones left.
We are a dying breed for sure, if this keeps up
 
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It expains why they chose not to update the Desire Z to ICS, even if Sense 4.0A is more than capable of running on our device.

It's not that they don't want to make QWERTY phones anymore, they also want TO KILL the market along the way.
 
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Here's a longer version of the quotes from HTC on this (source - Engadget). Importantly, HTC do acknowledge there's still a market for QWERTY :



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Thanks for finding the entire quote! Although it's totally contradictory, it does state that they aren't gonna stop making qwerty models but will not focus entirely on them either. I'm really not sure why they even made a statement since we all know qwertys are rare these days. I think it's just a non answer because the question was asked? My guess was that this was the media's way of asking "hey, are you gonna make a qwerty One model?" and HTC replies "Not now but maybe something later. We'll tell ya sometime AFTER the One series launches maybe. Muhuhhahhahahaha! Tiny batteries, limited storage, no buttons, not even a camera button! Next model may not even have a power button either! Any physical buttons are lame! We want our phones to be 3mm thick and fit snuggly in your feminine skinny jeans! We love Apple and wanna copy them! Mahahahaha!" Sorry for that but that's what I got from it. Who knows what's going to happen but my faith in HTC is dying. We can say that it doesn't look like we'll see a qwerty version of the One series anytime soon. Maybe with another model later in the year but I doubt many of us wanna wait especially with Samsung promising better building materials being used on phone housings like with the SGSIII. I know build quality is what kept alot of us from jumping ship. Maybe HTC will surprise us with something by the fall (Desire Z/G2's two year mark) but I'm not gonna hold my breath for anything. With our luck, it will end up being some lower end model like the ChaCha or something lol! I don't think HTC know what they are doing anymore. I think there is quite a bit of panic happening there financially ( http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0...phones-1-.html) plus bad journalism by these tech blog writers that totally botched this story unlike Engadget. Here's the entire article in case anyone wanted it. http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/20/h...final-product/
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