HTC has Samsung worried, says HTC executive

The Apple-Samsung rivalry led us to witness hilarious and witty commercials thus making it a rule that in today's world no technology company can function without saying "NICE"(pun intended) things about their competition. Why should HTC be left behind?

Talking to reporters last week, HTC North Asia President, Jack Tong claims that Samsung is making "fewer moves" in order to see what HTC is going to offer next. He also says that the company's J Butterfly, also known as the Butterfly, and Droid DNA has affected the market share of Samsung. Continuing, Tong says "This means HTC has the ability to make Samsung worried". Since HTC launched its 5-inch J Butterfly smartphone in Japan and Taiwan in December, the Taoyuan-based company has seen "better-than-expected" sales and strong demand. I am not sure whether Mr Tong's assessment is correct or not, but common the J Butterfly, which reportedly sold more than the iPhone 5 during its debut week, did make an impact. But the main test would be its next launch in Taiwan.

"As long as we can meet the strong demand in the local market, we'll be able to see 'a golden cross' of the sales figures of the two popular products by the end of January," Tong said Thursday.

HTC had got a strong boost from the "unexpected" sales and hoped to keep up with the sales momentum, Tong said, joking that "we can call it 'the butterfly effect.'" He added that his company will do its utmost to "make precise decisions, unveil eye-catching products and set a higher standard, leaving the rivals far behind."

Mr Tong also says that HTC will do its best to leave the competitors in dust by unveiling "eye catching products" and setting a "higher standard". All I can say is best of luck, but for now Samsung should be least of your worries as ZTE and Huawei both have surpassed your market share in Q4 2012.

Samsung are probably more worried why a middle aged man has reverted to talking like a teenager.

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