Former HTC Execs Building New Rival Smartphone Company Called KAZAM

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  1. dgstorm

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    Over the last few months we have seen the tumultuous times over at HTC lead to the exodus of a number of HTC executives. It looks like some of these folks have decided they might be able to do things better and are going to give it a shot by starting a rival smartphone company called KAZAM. Here's a quote with the details,

    It's admirable that they want to stay in the game and have some pretty great ideas, but it seems like a pretty late time to enter the market. Of course, technology moves so fast, and sometimes consumers can be very fickle, so you never know what could happen.

    Source: PhoneArena
     
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    Yes, because they did a bang up job at HTC.
     
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    Hmmm, any relation? :p

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    What's even funnier about that comment is that they are two marketing execs building a company. Besides marketing/promotion being a huge stumbling block for HTC, what exactly do they really know about designing and manufacturing a phone?

    To me this says fairly clearly that they were fired, and likely deserving of it. Basically they have no other options, so they are going to try to raise capital for this company and pad their wallets a bit at the expense of some foolish investors.
     
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    Yeah this should be interesting.
     
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    The only thing I see them doing is trying to rebadge a phone sold over sees like the Huawei or Oppo phones or maybe an even lesser known brand in the US.
     
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    Probably. Which almost makes an investor an even bigger idiot for giving them money