HTC

Imagining how this might go down for a 'normal' buyer

Sometimes my mind runs wild with imaginary scenarios. The name "the all-new HTC One" stuck out at me as potential for trouble. And it's not the first time HTC's gone down this rabbit hole. So... this happened in my head:

Chad walked into the AT&T store. He'd never felt comfortable in it, even after the most recent remodel with its lounge area full of curved couches and big-screen TVs. The walls of phones and accessories and tablets were overwhelming, and half the time it seemed like any employee he talked to was utterly clueless. The other half were pushing technical jargon he didn't understand. One of his coworkers had mentioned having a fairly similar experience at a Sprint store, though it apparently was awash in yellow tones, whereas this AT&T location was drenched in blues and oranges.

A female store employee, wearing khaki pants, a blue shirt emblazoned with the AT&T logo, and a lanyard with her name badge on it, walked up to Chad, smiling. "Hi, welcome to AT&T. I'm Lisa. Is there anything I can help you with today?" She held her arms out to the sides just a bit, as if she were ready to physically embrace him.

Chad focused his attention on her, blocking out the colorful cacophony of the rest of the store. "Yes, uh, I'd like to buy the new one."

Lisa quickly picked up on his confusion, "The new what?"

"The new one. I'd like to get one."

"Do you mean the new HTC One?"

"Is that the new one?"

Chad repeated himself, "The new one. I'd like to get one."

"Do you mean the new HTC One?" Lisa prompted.

"Is that the new one?" Chad scratched his head.

Lisa forced a smile, "Are you asking about the HTC One?"

"I… I don't know one thing about this stuff. My one friend said I should get the new one."

Lisa pointed a hand down at a display next to her, "Well, sir, this is the all-new HTC One."

Chad looked down at the phone, "That's the one?"

"It is."

"I'm not sure that's the one."

Lisa chuckled, "Trust me, this is the new One."

Chad sighed, "I think he was talking about a different one. I don't know… I'm not good at these things."

"Perhaps he was talking about the old One?" Lisa offered.

Chad thought for a moment, "Maybe that's the one."

She took a step back and pointed at another phone, "Well, this is the old HTC One. It's only one year old."

Chad looked back and forth between the two phones, and then pointed at the newer generation HTC One, "I thought this was the one."

"That one is the new One," Lisa said. "This one is the old One."

Chad's mouth hung slightly open, "Which one's the old one?"

"This is the old One," Lisa gestured to the phone at her side, and then to the one by Chad, "That's the new One."

"Uhm…" Chad stared at the phone beside him, and then stepped next to Lisa to examine the other phone. He moved back to the newer phone, "This is the new one?"

"That one is the new One."

"This one looks the same as the other one," Chad said.

Lisa nodded, "The new One and the old One do have similar designs, but there are differences."

He furrowed his brow as he looked at the phone in front of him, "Show me one."

Moving to his side, Lisa grabbed the phone off the display, "Well, for one," she turned the phone over, "The rear camera on the new HTC One is actually two."

Chad sighed loudly, "Two?!"

 
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Luckily this won't happen very often...

#burn

They keep hash tagging "one up" but "one up" would've been a better name for this phone

antonbeasley says:

That's what I said. Lol

I still wonder why they don't just go for "Two". Initially, One was supposed to be their flagship name. Something they managed to stick with for a few months before announcing Mini's, Maxi's and +'s. In retrospect, they should simply use it as a generation name instead of that flagship name it isn't any more.

2jjordan12 says:

I have been saying that since the rumors started...call the damn thing the HTC 2 period

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chenchfort says:

You make yourself look dumb

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rover#AC says:

Hi is the dumb one?

Craig Trunzo says:

the new dumb one or the old dumb one? I am so confused.

TenshiNo says:

lol

I'm picturing a Mario themed boot animation...

kjrod98 says:

Nintendo phone, anyone?

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That would honestly be dope.

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litig8or98 says:

When I was shopping for a new phone, many of the store reps were fans of the One…I kept hearing “stay away from the iPhone, and stick to the G4 or the One…but really, the One”. One of these reps put it this way: “Look at our display case…we have the G3, the new G4, the Note, and a few other Samsungs. Samsung makes each phone a bit different, putting different tech in each one. HTC has just one…that’s why they call it “the One”…and they put everything they have in it.”

May have been BS, but it’s good BS. Naming the new one “Two” doesn’t do anything other than prove one understands arithmetic progressions.

barondebxl says:

You never know...

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DS1331 says:

Lolll ouchh

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Kevin Salt says:

Very true ... Everyone will just walk into the store, pick up a Samsung SGS5 (coz that's what all the advertising says he should do) and after a minute or two with it in his hand he'll say .. "have you got any phone which is better than this plastic POS SGS4 copy?" ... and the shop assistant will say ..

... well yes .. we do have One

saltyzip says:

I do wish the new HTC One would outsell the GS5, just not going to happen though.

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ayg says:

I only consider phones made of solid granite to be high quality. Aluminum is sooo passe. If I wanted metal in my hand I'd grab a Diet Coke.

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TenshiNo says:

lol. Nice.

rency0722 says:

One-ception. LOL.

Ether

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alexlam24 says:

Call it the One+

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luimende says:

And the reason it won't happen often is because a rep will just say, "okay, here is the new one, iPhone whatever, that'll be $200.00 next"

sccpmusc26 says:

Lmao.... That was great

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Well done Derek. Well done. I always enjoy your articles.
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MERCDROID says:

×2

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Intense lol

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NoNexus says:

So + is out now and we are doing x?

I am passed, I was told there would be no math

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You really should see the crap I don't post. Sorry if honesty offends you

Yeah I just stopped counting.

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BBSeattle says:

Brilliant!

vnowarita says:

That's funny!!

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Jnorton2724 says:

I want the new One, not the old One.

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icebike says:

There must be a shortage of decimal points in China these days.
What would have been wrong with One.1?
What are they going to do next year: The New Yet Again One?

GoldLeader says:

There isn't any problem, because next year there won't be any new One, or even an HTC company...

jeddo45 says:

You're a textbook idiot if you believe that...

Nexus 5...enough said

Absolutely. HTC will live on for much longer than that. At least two, maybe even three years. :)

korn74 says:

Next years will be called the third one

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BigShel82 says:

He shoots, he scores!

"I've also watched c-beams glitter in the dark near Tannhäuser Gate."

dtungsten says:

Like the Xbox One (three)!

OhMyohmy says:

There must be a shortage of geo knowledge in your brain these days.
HTC is Taiwanese not Chinese.

K White1 says:

I keep alternating between laughing and giving this read a blank stare.

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Same here

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Amarrero83 says:

Hey if Apple can do it for 4 years, why cant htc do it for 2? I think HTC is going to bump up their next gen one more than apple would ever bump up their iphone line. Still a bit of fun with it is OK. LOL

A895 says:

Apple has different numbers.

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blazer236ix says:

Not on their iPads

BigDinCA says:

That.

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A895 says:

We were talking about phones.

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Apple has different numbers because there has only been one phone to choose from, and now two... So yes, the iPhone is the biggest seller of the iOS phone...

Nexogen

blazer236ix says:

He said Apple. Keep up

Tyegly says:

Or their ipods. And what about the Nexus 7? I personally don't have a problem with it though. I would prefer they add a number after the model with each new version, but I don't have a problem just saying the year and model of my car when I tell someone what I drive. So it could be the same with phones.

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derek5l says:

Agreed

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Ry says:

To be fair, there's always been something after the term "iPhone" after the original one (3G, 3GS, 4, etc.).

A895 says:

This.

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Adiliyo says:

but after the ipad 2, the ipad is just called the ipad.

honestly, i never see this happening in any situation. what a waste of an article. if anyone goes to a store and asks for "the new one" they're going to get the new htc one, end of story. really, if anyone goes in asking for the one at all they are going to get pitched the new one by a sales associate.

littleemp says:

It was just a long, drawn out joke... No need to take it seriously.

MERCDROID says:

Seriously. Lately, people either don't know sarcasm, lack a sense of humor, or all of the above, lol.

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Adiliyo says:

oh i get sarcasm and funny things, this was neither. the "mad tv" of jokes. goes on for too long and is really pointless in the end.

TenshiNo says:

I think a few of the people in these comments need to watch this, and then maybe they'll get the joke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTcRRaXV-fg

derek5l says:

Really???

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jubeldum says:

It works for Google too. Old Nexus 7, new Nexus 7.

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GoldLeader says:

Hmm, well first they had "One X", then next they had "One".
Continuing the pattern, they should have named the new phone "On", right?

MERCDROID says:

Lol

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Qwkslvrmz says:

If that's the case then I'll just wait for the "O" phone. Can't wait to see people give that O face to their phone..

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Jonneh says:

Okay, winning comment right here boys and girls! :-D

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jsting76 says:

Awesome! Lmao

c1971ace says:

Mayne HTC should just name it the Two...

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BB_Bmore says:

HTC One ™

Mike

BB_Bmore says:

Lol good read for a laugh! In all seriousness HTC One, the new one, will be the best device in 2014

Mike

altechi says:

Nah, I think the Z2. Personally the Original One looks ways better than the leaks of the New One

ki11ak3nn says:

I agree with you man. The Z2 is most likely going to be my next phone. Or the LG G3 if that ever comes out.

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neonworm says:

How do you know? We don't know that much about it... It might be a crap phone. I am not saying it will be I am just saying you never know.

korn74 says:

I think LG G3 will come out with a beats as it will probably release q3 qualcom 805 3GB ram virtually bezeless screen I was very impressed by the G2

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Chyrux says:

No official specs or leaks and you're already saying it'll be the best device?

Not including the "new" leaks that look the exact same as other leaks (just with carrier branding)

Lmao this made me laugh. But it is true.

morami says:

Well, for someONE that never had ONE, it is a confusing ONE! :-)

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Anon8154066 says:

Well they kinda did rename it the one to get it? The one to, oh well I tried lol

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ki11ak3nn says:

+1 for the effort. I had a chuckle.

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borgdog says:

That should be +One for the effort.

+1 (the new 1 at least I think it is?????)

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Ryandroid86 says:

At least it's better than extremely long acronym hard to remember. Like the mp4-12c. Is getting out of hand

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Bobby Henris says:

Isn't that a car?

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thod3n says:

Yep. McLaren supercar. And I too hate it when we see naming systems like this, though 6 characters at least isn't the worst I've seen.

alexlam24 says:

It had a reason of being called it though. The MP4 stood for McLaren Project 4 and the 12C naming is still unknown though. Some say its to define its role in the McLaren lineup, while others say it was the 12th Concept.

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alexlam24 says:

Its called the 12C now. They killed the MP4 part.

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ErnstMach says:

Lol this reminds me of "who's on first "

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+1

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borgdog says:

That would be +One.

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MERCDROID says:

+One

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panda_mode says:

+2 (cameras)

jmaher1023 says:

Wait...is that +new One or + old One?

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Kaiser King says:

+One^2

Q says:

+ One Plus!

Your avatar shares some similarities to Walter White (Breaking Bad)

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You are the only person to say something :D

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duanedude1 says:

Amen!

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tech_head says:

Who's on first? -> The tech implementation....

duanedude1 says:

Yep!

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Mac58 says:

How about the 2014 HTC one. I mean I understand this may be complicating but car manufacturer's have been doing this for years. Shouldn't be too hard to adjust.

I've been arguing for that for a while now. It's not going to be long before we're looking at something ridiculous like Samsung Galaxy S10.

DocToxyn says:

Isn't the S10 a pickup truck?

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It is.

droidman2177 says:

It used to be. It has been discontinued.

Sad panda.

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jubeldum says:

This is the new and improved. S-10. You can tell by the slight change to the tail light lense.

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That's not a tail light. It's a heart rate monitor! LOL!

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sentinelred says:

And the S10 lagged like hell, too.

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Bobby Henris says:

Not anymore

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Jonneh says:

Look at Final Fantasy though. Aren't they at like Final Fantasy 23? I'm joking, but, it's high up there.

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Ry says:

Should be the OneS right? oh wait.

icvos says:

If he's that clueless he should just get an iPhone.

Ouch.

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MERCDROID says:

#Burn

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TonyHove says:

Shots fired!! Hahahaha

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mavrrick says:

This is pretty funny but really speaks to the majority of customers. I can see this happening allot.
It makes me think about something I saw the other day. I work in IT. One of the guys that works with me (in the IT Dept) has a HTC One. I told him the other day he has a update ready for 4.4 for his phone and he should download it. After a few days of not caring he finally did. I was amazed during the install process to find out the dude has next to nothing on his phone. After the instill his phone only updated and optimized 21 apps. My Note 3 had a tiny update a few days ago and updated over 200.
So many people are really clueless for the most part. They just want it to work and work better then what they are replacing.
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Clak says:

My mother in law has an android handset, forget which. She doesn't even use it as a smartphone should be. She texts and makes calls, that's it. But she pays the extra money to have the smartphone plan. Why do people do this? It blows my mind. Some people have more money than sense I suppose.

flychinook says:

I'm always amazed at work, how many people have smartphones, but still make calls to 411 at $1.99 a call.

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alexlam24 says:

Some people don't even bother googling. They just call tech support to figure out how to activate a feature or figure out how to use the camera.

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RusticKey says:

Oh my god, this is gold.

My device went through hell to send this message.

MERCDROID says:

+One

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DroidOn says:

They should have called the new one the "HTC One 49537" and then they can call the next one the "HTC One 49538" and so on and so forth. ;) The problem now is will people buy the old One thinking it is the new One? And then just think about next year. And you can't put the word "two" in the name, because then you are no longer number one.

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Unobtanium says:

Call it the 867-5309

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ctgova says:

Jenny?

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jackwagon06 says:

I got your #

Qwkslvrmz says:

It's been so long since I've talked to Jenny.. I must have deleted that number.. Lol

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They keep hash tagging "one up" but "one up" would've been a better name for this phone

chrismage says:

Lol

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ajpri says:

Bonus (+1 I guess) to those that made up voices in their head and acted it out.

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anthony2558 says:

Someone needs medication! Haha. To funny.

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MEZOCLONE says:

Haha I could see this happening, fun post.

luniboy26 says:

I don't see this happening. I feel like were are really saying that the majority of phone buyers are retarded with this post. With the people I know, (even the ones not tech geeks) the conversation would've ended after "I want the new HTC One" because that means "the newest one available". I don't see how anyone could say "Hey, can I get the new One" and the rep replying "do you mean the one from last year?" Because any sane person would think "Why the hell would I say NEW if I wanted last years model?" Smh grasping at air with this post.

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littleemp says:

Even though this was a joke post (at least I hope it was), don't ever underestimate the ability of the average joe to be retarded beyond what was thought humanly possible. And I'm not even talking about tech gadgets, I'm referring to their ability to use common sense to follow a conversation.

spock123 says:

Agree

mavrrick says:

You see the problem is we assume the average person knows a reasonable amount about pretty much everything. The truth of the matter is they most often know just enough to get by. The only exception to that would be when it is there trade.

You, sir, have obviously never worked in sales. The vast majority of consumers are extremely poorly educated in their bring decisions, especially when it comes to tech . That's why there are so many sales people in the electronics sections of stores. People are intimidated by technology. It does surprise me, though, how many people buy a $600+ phone or lock themselves into multi year contacts on the suggestion of just a few people

You, sir, have obviously never worked in sales. The vast majority of consumers are extremely poorly educated in their bring decisions, especially when it comes to tech . That's why there are so many sales people in the electronics sections of stores. People are intimidated by technology. It does surprise me, though, how many people buy a $600+ phone or lock themselves into multi year contacts on the suggestion of just a few people

CyD13 says:

I've worked in sales, and it's not the customer's job to know this stuff. Whichever HTC One they come in thinking they'll get, the sales associate will show them the most recent model. If, after that they decide they want to see the older model, the sales associate will pull that one out and explain the difference, eliminating any confusion. If a customer has this much trouble understanding which phone is which when the differences ARE visual, then it's the employee that's doing something wrong, not the manufacturer.
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alexlam24 says:

Some people are stupid though. Example: Obama supporters.

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vividrich says:

There are people at my work who don't know which version of Windows they're on, or that there are browsers other than Internet Explorer. This can definitely happen, as silly as it sounds.

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JHBThree says:

Oh Derek. You complain about the oddest things. This didn't happen with the original One (even though others predicted it would) and it won't happen here.

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Not a complaint (though I do admit complaining about odd things). More a random thought developed into an extended and odd tangent.

Joel E says:

Haha! Nice Derek, my mind goes on similar tangents lol. Very descriptive and fun read.

Really wish you were there to present this during the convening for the naming of this device.

..Wait don't you guys have contacts in htc? Good god man, send them this article, it may not be too late!!!

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estebancam says:

People will call it the HTC One. Not the one.

"Can I see the new HTC One" is what most people will ask.

If they do ask about "the new one," then sales associates will respond with "the new HTC One?"

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BigDinCA says:

It sounds to me like Chad is a little bit of a dummy and Lisa is trying her best to sell a high-end Android device.

And she sounds hot.

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ugxvibe says:

Rofl

jackwagon06 says:

Dem khakis......

+one

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ryanmtech says:

You know all you imagined was the cute girl from the new ATT commercials. I did too. And she is hot.

zackmack7 says:

What

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bigtank says:

wait,im confused, so who the hell is on THIRD

The other One

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Devhux says:

I don't know

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Harvester01 says:

Brilliant!!

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GadgetGator says:

It could be worse. They could be at a different store that also sells the Xbox One. :)

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drokssilva says:

Oh gawd.

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Stop with the One's for your product branding people will think 'one' company is producing millions of different products !!!!

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I was very shocked that the XBOX would steal HTC Name I was like really the XBOX ONE but this the 3rd one. I think they should at least call the 2014 phone HTC ONE LTE

zackmack7 says:

Chad reminds me of the idiot in this annoying AT&T commercial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mXuBKK2Fr8

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Shawheim says:

The Desire 816 looks better than "The New One".

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+∞
The One looks great IMO, but I love the Desire 816. Too bad the screen has such a low PPI. :/

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Hey chad - did you get the new One?

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I was talking about the leaked shots :P

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paul-c says:

Yep

Statusnone says:

Good thing it was an Authorized Reseller AT&T. In the COR stores, we don't wear lanyards. And I'd pray to God one of our employees would know the differences between the phones... /s

Jokes aside, this was hilarious. Hit a nerve because I could totally see this happening though. You have no idea how many people want the new "iPhone". "Okay sir, the 5s, 5c, or 4s?" "No I want the Samsung iPhone!"

...

This happens way too often I hear people asking for features that exist on other products and some are obviously key trademarks for other brands 'One' that comes to mind includes someone Asking for an iPhone with S Pen capabilities?

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NEXUS_HTC_PS says:

So if I have a One now, and I get another One later and I keep them both and put them together, does that mean I have an........ 11¿ Haha! Oh seriously though, I AM going to have two One......s!

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D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

That was actually quite funny.

tdizzel says:

Brilliant

PeltFrelken says:

Very dumb article.

MERCDROID says:

I bet you're fun at parties.

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He's that guy that gets upset within the first hour and makes big deal about how he is leaving "because he has better things to do with his time."

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Andrew Lim2 says:

@Maria Gabriela

One +, One 2 ...One Up.

It's the most logical and original name. Think about it. It's also hidden in plain sight on the blackboard in the video teaser.

#HTC One Up.

Like in Seven Up?

MongarEric says:

Everyone will just call it the 2014 HTC One. Worked fine with cars for decades.

droidman2177 says:

You can call it whatever you want. I don't really care. I just want ONE!

evolefty says:

Too funny

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jackoceanz says:

now imagine they called it "some"

I've never met anyone that calls it just "One" though; it's always "HTC One". In the real world, this guy's friend would have told him to get the "new HTC One".

This isn't that hard for cars, it shouldn't be hard for phones. I've never seen anyone get confused and upset that there is more than one model year of Dodge Charger...

In fact, when people have asked about my phone, the conversation usually goes down like this:
"What phone is that?"
"It's the HTC One"
"H-T-C One... who makes it?"
"HTC."
"Oh."

tdizzel says:

Why? Seriously, why?

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Because:
Internet.

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jlgraham says:

I see the point, the naming scheme could definitely be better. Maybe they'll surprise everyone at the announcement and say "Fooled you! Its actually called the HTC Two". Then there will be a "Too Maxx" and "Too Mini"...if you catch my drift.
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one80oneday says:

The only one

"...
Abbott: You throw the ball to first base.
Costello: Then who gets it?
Abbott: Naturally.
Costello: Naturally.
Abbott: Now you've got it.
Costello: I throw the ball to Naturally.
Abbott: You don't! You throw it to Who!
Costello: Naturally.
Abbott: Well, that's it—say it that way.
Costello: That's what I said.
Abbott: You did not.
Costello: I said I throw the ball to Naturally.
Abbott: You don't! You throw it to Who!
Costello: Naturally...."

borgdog says:

Chad: What if I don't like the looks of either this one or that one.. what about that one over there?
Lisa: Oh that's not a One, that's the 4S, it's an older model you would be better off getting the 5C or the 5S...
Chad: Oh gee..
Lisa: The G is over here, it's kind of an entry level model but it's twin the X right next to it is a higher end model, or you could get an S4 or wait for the S5
Chad: 1, 4, 5, g, s, x, I'm not sure where this is going, might as well give me a Z
Lisa: I couldn't sell you a Z in good conscious when the Z2 is out real soon.
Chad's head explodes.

MERCDROID says:

Haha, that's hilarious. +One

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Amazing.

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SirBobaFett says:

Hahaha

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luniboy26 says:

Lmfao

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chronophilos says:

These jokes only work on paper but not phonetically. "The new One" is not pronounced the same as "The new one". There is no ambiguity when you speak the words.

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twolastnames says:

I had this same article running in my head with the Three LTE article from earlier.

BaAAH

Qoheleth says:

OK, let me get this straight...
The new HTC One
has 2 cameras and 2 front speakers.
It has 3 internal sensors.
It supports Bluetooth 4 point oh.
It's got 5 levels of flash
and 6 new camera features.
It's screen is four point 7 inches diagonal.
It's WiFi supports MCS 8.
It'll play Windows Media Audio 9 files
and you can use it's infrared remote control up to 10 feet away.
Right?

lightyear420 says:

Derp...old news. I made the exact same point when the 2013 Nexus 7 launched.

oddom says:

Bravo sir...that was a fun story

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13Elves says:

+100001 Bahaha!

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decypher44 says:

Chad is retarded

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nokia4life says:

I agree +1

Damn that half-Chad

ಠ益ಠ

wpd805 says:

Lol! Love it!
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jtc276 says:

I don't understand why they don't go with the One Up name. Or the 2014 HTC One. Either of those shouldn't give horrible confusion to the average consumer. "The All-New One" is just asking for it. But, in the end, if the customer is buying any One at all, it can't be a bad thing for HTC.

nokia4life says:

last i checked it wasn't released yet so it could very well possibly have some sort of add on to the name then again come on geesh folks might just have to use common sense for once when shopping for a high priced item

jtc276 says:

Very true. Hopefully they do something to distinguish it from its predecessor.

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JHBThree says:

Someone from HTC laughed off any suggestion it will be marketed as the 'All new One' so I doubt that will ever see the light of day.

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cordawgfrito says:

No one was confused when Apple dropped the numbering of its iPads when they called the 3rd gen and 4th gen the new iPad instead of the iPad 3 and 4. No one was confused when Google called the Nexus 7 2014 the New Nexus 7.

nokia4life says:

I am going to have to say chad is a true tard and i do not see this happening often. IJS

The only one question in my mind is "what will HTC call the next One?"

Once the new One is a year old, there surely will be another one, no? Will that one be called the Two or still just One?

Or it can be the new One One? What if One wants the new One that's one year old?(not the One that's already
one year old as of March 2013), but the new One that will be one year old in March 2015.

That is one tough question. Will One, Two or new One One be be better than the new One? If not, it will suffer
the wrath like Samsung Galaxy S5 owners who complain that the new S5 isn't that much better than the old one.
(not the HTC One, but the Samsung Galaxy S4 one)

I think I've wasted too many minutes thinking about this. Once I get offline, I'll go have a cold one(brewski)
to clear my head. If that doesn't help, then I'll have to have another cold one after the first one.

Thanks, everyOne!

drokssilva says:

There was more then One pun in that post.

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Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5

cordawgfrito says:

You are a bigger moron than the fictional Chad.

carraser891 says:

my poor attention span prevented me from reading the whole thing but from what I read funny ass conversation

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joshua.worth says:

Good piece.

Kayone73 says:

Someone shoot Chad, he's too stupid to live

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coledroid says:

I hate people like Chad haha

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Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno.

(ONE for all. All for ONE)

Great anecdote! I always have stuff like this going on in my mind, and sometimes laugh at myself.

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cordawgfrito says:

Only the anecdote is total rubbish and nonsense. And would not go down like that in real life.

sdcubbin says:

They should call it HTC One². Enough said.

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It seems to work fine for cars.

wagonis says:

Who's on first?

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Family walks into At&t Store: We'd like to get "The All New One"

Rep: How many "The All New Ones" would you like?

Head: Explodes.

apcman says:

I love HTC and they make a brilliant phone. The HTC One was one of the best phone in 2013 but I think they made a mistake with the naming. It is hard to create a brand like galaxy with a number. They should have picked a name to that could go forward for several iterations so they don't throw marketing money away by changing names every other year. It should be building to help make HTC a common name.

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cordawgfrito says:

You are being daft.

Sunofabob says:

Go good stuff

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rvirga says:

"Derek is editor-in-chief of webOS Nation".
Oh, so you're the one in the Mobile Nations family who drew the short straw! :D

ACADM says:

Harsh.

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matthew.wltn says:

Ok. I am not posting this comment to beat up on females. I happen to like them a whole lot. Here it comes. This is the most effeminate article I have ever seen on this website. It appeals to me less than the idea of sex with a man. (Not here to bash gays either) each to their own and many of my habits are probably disgusting to others! Derek your articles over the years have been fantastic! Did you have your 8 yr. Old daughter put this out? Okay I'm ready for my beating for laying out my opinion. If I've offended I apologize but it is just my opinion not a condemnation.

bwithey11 says:

Replace the name One with iphone:
"I want the new iphone"
"Here it is"
"Thanks I'll check out now"

I know some people are that stupid but not many.

Haha funny.

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TournaFlyer says:

HTC…Hard To Christen.

krysdlilguy says:

Lol

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bakakun028 says:

How about htc bob

S K Mishra says:

They should call it "htc ONE.1".... Just like software versions named as 1.1, 1.2, etc...

Marco Gomes1 says:

So, HTC should change the name because Chad is a moron. Next,comedy, I mean article.

CyD13 says:

I worked for at&t and I never had this issue with iPads. If anyone needed to specify, they specified by year, or they said "last year's iPad". I hate to say it, but this editorial is a tad sensationalist.

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dplane says:

+1

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cordawgfrito says:

+1

deeb215 says:

Good stuff. I'm a brow furrower myself.

deeb215 says:

Also, I'm all for the One Up or One^2.

jackwagon06 says:

Help
The
Chad

djtrent says:

Well done

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miknxn says:

Hilarious and so real!

njo¡!

Chris Chou says:

HTC is a dying animal, just waiting to be put out of it's misery. They'll be bought by Samsung within the year. The writing is on the wall.

This isn't going to happen. The consumer will either know it's from HTC or can recognize the model in the store. This editorial is really not funny and dumb IMO.

I really don't see this happening. If any nerd worth their salt is going to tell a friend to pick up the new htc one he or she is not going to say go pick up the new one. They will say go pick up the new HTC One.

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jc411 says:

every article I see posted by this guy Derek on this site is always pro-samsung.. I'd still take an HTC, Sony, LG, or Motorola over Samsung regardless of all the fanboy jokes.

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vividrich says:

Chad should've gone with his friend....

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Easier solution for HTC. Since they won't have 'One' branding on the outside of the device judging from last year and the leaks of the new phone, just call it the HTC 2014.

Derek
You have far too much time on your hands lol.

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Chad sounds like a daft guy.

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ralbers1701 says:

This is turning into an Abbott and Costello routine.

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gamefreak715 says:

Is that the same as "the next big thing"? I feel like that could be a similar situation.

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cordawgfrito says:

Or the way Google called last years Nexus 7 the new Nexus 7. Or the way Apple called the iPad 3 and 4 the new iPad.

derek5l says:

Lmfao

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DrSavant says:

Who's on foist? :)

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"And he fell apart?"
"No! Andy was a rock! Buddy fell apart."
"Over Macho Grande?"
"I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande."

RaiderWill says:

This would have been "Best Smartphone of 2014"... ( And earned my $650.00+ Tax & Case & Screen Protector)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEyjGyLN9p0
HTC.. The door is open for you to take control with your New HTC One+ for 2014.. Don't Blow It.

Kevin Lowery says:

At this point HTC just needs to pull in more customers. Re-using the same name and design can't help.

cordawgfrito says:

Twat

cordawgfrito says:

Okay this article is total rubbish.

And I am sick of people complaining about the name. First of all the phone is just going to people called HTC One. All New HTC One is just a marketing name. How daft do you have to be to not understand this? Also Google can call last years Nexus 7 the new Nexus 7 no on bats an eye. Apple can call two iPads the new iPad no bats an eye. HTC calls it for marketing purposes the All New HTC One and everyone loses their head. So why don't you all stfu

benass49 says:

I'm laughing too hard at this at work.

Thanks, AC.

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Retinella says:

Customers are stupid.

ariadri says:

really, i just don't get it. is this just an episode of abbot and costello?

JtothaR says:

This article was the written word equivalent of motion sickness. I had to look away not to be sick.

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henry444 says:

my Aunty Violet got a new Volvo XC60 SUV by work part-time using a laptop...

You know its sad that even the staff is now writing this crap about the HTC One. The iPhone has looked the same nearly since its release and people swarm over them when a new model is released. So what if the next variation of HTC's top end phone looks like the previous. It gives it character and an identity, just like the iPhone has.

When I pull out my HTC GPE One, people know its a One. I happen to like that.

Draca says:

Only in Retardville...

DavidJ726 says:

I just don't see that happening all that often. I have to believe that even the average consumer isn't that stupid.

speculatrix says:

Does the HTC One connect to the Xbox One? And what happened to the one s and one v?

Mytwuk says:

LOL thats good.
But you could just get the LG G, the G what? Well the G2 or the new G3 or the new G Pro or the Optimus G Pro or the Flex or well what ever!

I work for ATT and can so see this happening with some of my co workers lol. Hilarious article! I must share

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SoCalBIGmike says:

Sone One X, One X +, One, New One... Jesus frakking Christ this is SO stupid HTC, HTC M8. Done. With a "One" Sidebranding

OhMyohmy says:

HTC M8, the only One

MartialText says:

This is really one of the dumbest "articles" I have yet to see on this site. It has absolutely zero news value, and is essentially a waste of everyone's time. Hopefully, the author was drunk when he wrote it, or something. I may have missed it, but was there similar junk written about Google's Nexus 7? Different devices, same name. Oohh... everyone's is so confused!

I'm thinking about getting the Honda Civic 139, but last year's Civic 138 is only a year old. If I search hard enough, I may be able to find a 135 or 136 for half the price. Or should I just wait for next year's Civic 140?

This is why they should keep phone model names the same year after year. Use the model year to avoid confusion when comparing different generations.

wpavlik2 says:

How about the ONE Squared?

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