HTC Refutes Rumors of a Merger with Asus

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It's great to be back in the saddle after being sick last week. I want to take a quick moment to shout out my appreciation for @pc747, @Jeffrey & @wicked, for covering things for me while I was incapacitated!

It looks like there is something interesting I missed. This morning's big news is that HTC shot down the rumors that they were merging with Asus. Interesting! Here's HTC's rather emphatic statement on the matter:

"[HTC] has not made any contact with Asus regarding this matter, and it will not consider a merger with Asus."

This memo was posted on the Taiwan stock exchange site, so it's as public as it can be. Apparently, the part of the story I missed previously is that the Chairman of Asus, Johnny Shih, suggested recently that Asus was considering buying HTC. Here's another quote with a few more details,

Asus chairman Johnny Shih said last week the company would not rule out the possibility of acquiring the struggling smartphone maker. Its chief financial officer later told Reuters Shih had "chatted about the topic internally." ~ Reuters

It looks like it won't be Asus coming to the rescue of HTC after-all. What do you folks think? Will some other company swoop in and save the sinking HTC?
 

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Welcome back!

This is kind of a shame. I think those 2 companies would actually make a great fit.
Just read this story and was thinking the same thing. HTC seems to be running out of idea and asus still have a strong PC market. Combined they could bring us some nice devices if they combine their strengths. Unfortunately when a company combines many just do it to kill the other versus combining their strengths to mitigate their weaknesses.

So what we envision if they combine may not come to fruition, instead we may get some of the same old things that made us turn away.
 

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Yeah after owning the p.o.s that was the HTC Thunderbolt, I haven't had much interest in HTC. Maybe if the M9 had more than just a 1080p display, when all it's competition blows that out of the water. Asus is an awesome company and I feel like they could be an unstoppable force together, if things were done properly.
 

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I loved my Thunderbolt. It was the first Android phone I had. Other than battery life it was a beast.

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The Thunderbolt was one of them phones that was saved by developers. Between BAMF and other Roms, the fixes Verizon sat on were given to users months ahead of time.
 

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BAMF was huge. Vicious and a few other guys were big help on the Tbolt. I think Justin Case was even in there big for a while.

Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF700T using Tapatalk
 

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HTC needs to get their act together. They need kick ass management to turn them around.
 

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BAMF was huge. Vicious and a few other guys were big help on the Tbolt. I think Justin Case was even in there big for a while.

Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF700T using Tapatalk
I was following jcases irc chat when the tbolt came out and then boys put out some good work.
 
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