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templar781
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re: Teardown: HTC One smartphone
templar781   6/27/2013 11:07:46 PM
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Hmmmm a virtually unrepairable phone? It's almost like the execs over at Otterbox had a hand in the design. If consumers know that a phone can't be repaired (but are still bent on buying it) the first stop they'll make is the case shop.

bwalker970
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re: Teardown: HTC One smartphone
bwalker970   5/20/2013 4:53:39 PM
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The labor cost probably exceeds the cost of simply replacing the unit which also provides an assurance that the device will be free from other defects. I think we have come to the time when phone are considered disposable items. I am more concerned about the cost of recycling.

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re: Teardown: HTC One smartphone
harpat   5/17/2013 3:32:12 AM
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I disagree. There is a risk that some small inexpensive component like a switch or a connector will go bad within the warranty period and the whole unit will have to be trashed. My laptop had a bad touch pad button and the whole laptop had to be replaced free. Another developed a lose power port and has been returned to the supplier. Widespread failures can destroy a company rather than hurt.

mihai_ionita
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re: Teardown: HTC One smartphone
mihai_ionita   5/12/2013 10:07:23 AM
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I do not disagree,but sometimes the phones assembly quality is not really the best, so not being able to repair them is a hassle :(

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re: Teardown: HTC One smartphone
chanj0   5/12/2013 8:10:55 AM
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If consumer buys new phone every 2-3 years, there will be no reason to repair a phone. The market seems to care about look and feel. Electronic industry is very mature nowadays. Processes are developed quite well to ensure production quality. Given all these, ease of opening the phone may not matter as much anymore. HTC One is a wonderfully made phone. The form factor is very attractive given the screen size. I can't wait to see how market respond.

eewiz
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re: Teardown: HTC One smartphone
eewiz   5/8/2013 3:51:21 PM
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This is the best looking/designed android phone till now IMO. Very Apple like design. " but gave it a dismal one out of ten for ease of repair (ten being the easiest). " .... companies copy every other aspect of the iPhone... even the bad part.



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