The past few years have taught once high-flying cellphone makers one or two things about demand. As Samsung rose in Android prominence, the rest of the manufacturers fell one by one. LG? Life’s not good. Motorola? Mostly moribund. Then there’s HTC.
HTC made quite a splash with its impressive One last year. The styling, the features, and the price were right and the company allegedly sold over 5 million units in 2013, although these numbers are estimates. This seems great until you understand that Apple sold 33.8 million iPhones in the September quarter of 2013 alone.
So yeah, HTC needs a miracle.
We’ll have a full review shortly but let it be said that I’m very impressed by the One M8. It’s a beautiful phone, metal clad and meaty, large and usable without being a monstrous phablet. The styling is great, the little accessories – like the hole-punched case that…
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