HTC is not the main smartphone firm it as soon as was, and in flip, it is misplaced a couple of of its loyal followers
The Taiwanese firm's newest initiative, nevertheless, hopes to convey a few of its best clients again. Whereas the unique HTC One gained the corporate many followers, and the next telephones turned much more of them off, HTC is hoping its newest preview program will enhance the corporate's merchandise earlier than they even attain the market.
Increasing on an identical program from final yr that provided customers personal previews for upcoming software updates, HTC's Preview Program now consists of sneak peaks on the firm's hardware, too. That, truly, is fairly cool and may assist the troubled firm reconnect with clients.
Over on Reddit, HTC USA explains that it has a "lengthy historical past of firsts" which it lists as the primary Android phone, first LTE phone, first 1080p display and the primary unibody all-metallic design. Including to its listing of firsts is the corporate opening its Preview Program to everybody.
"Immediately we invite, probably the most devoted members of the Android group, to boost their arms to assist contribute with suggestions, and recommendations," HTC says on its Reddit thread.
By way of the Preview Program, house owners can present suggestions on software and hardware earlier than they're extensively launched, the corporate provides.
There's a caveat or two to becoming a member of the program, nevertheless. First, being part of HTC Preview doesn't assure members early entry to software hardware as HTC says its "objective is to attract all our individuals from these registered."
In different phrases, it seems like the corporate will decide and select who will get what they need in the event that they get something in any respect. Second, members who do get chosen for previews have to be prepared to make use of what they're given as their day by day driver — no maintaining of a trusty iPhone on the aspect as a Plan B. The corporate additionally warns that members to not participate within the program if they are not able to commit.
The remainder of the Reddit thread truly makes for an excellent learn. Contemplating it's Reddit in any case and HTC USA's reps did not take themselves too significantly, HTC appears to be in the suitable path at getting again in touch with clients.
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