Originally Posted by killnine;12776841
Remember when motorola had the most popular phone in the world, the razr?
Yeah, how'd that turn out?
Not well at all... The phone market is quite saturated, so they need to bring out the "next best thing" in order to get people to scrap their functional phones they already have. A company has like, a month or two to score success until their competition brings out the next thing and scores their success.
However, this does create "excitement", at least for some people, because it is quite competitive - unlike other fonts of excitement that long ago dried up. Like, no one brings out any new exciting PCs, or new and exciting "must have" software or killer apps - just like people no longer wait for October when GM brings out their new models. It's hard to get "excited" about PCs when stuff that might actually be exciting, like Bulldozer and Sandy Bridge, end up being some FX uncoolness and a slight reheat of obsolete i7 stuff - just like it is hard to get excited about a slight reconfiguration of plastics on modern cars...
HTC is "behind" simply because everyone else is cramming more and more into their products - but next month, HTC may bring out the next best thing - only to fall behind again when the next manufacturer comes to bat.