HTC has become the top seller of smartphones in the U.S. with a strategy that’s precisely the opposite of Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s. Where Apple is secretive, HTC is open. Where Apple is exclusive, HTC works with all carriers. Where Apple is proprietary, HTC is collaborative. Where Apple customizes for no one, HTC customizes for everyone. It’s the anti-Apple and, so far, it has worked.
“HTC will make products for you,” “We certainly don’t do design work on Apple products.”
Open source is always the winner.
Because, like the Internet, leaves open space for developers, and the market teaches, no technological device has any use without content.
It is like discovering electricity and having nothing to use it for.