Originally Posted by steviewevie
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 :
Sent from my Desire Z running CM7.
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/