Should I roll the dice on HTC?
January 14, 2014 10:36 AM Subscribe
What are the risks of buying an HTC One?
I'm eligible for a new phone in a couple months, and I keep coming back to the HTC One as one of the stronger candidates I've seen - it's priced right (right now, I can't afford an unlocked/prepaid phone, so at this point I'm tied to Verizon's contract-bound phones), it's pretty powerful, and it's got a CM build so I can run that. However, I keep reading that HTC is in the first stages of a death spiral as a company; they're seemingly falling apart faster every day from what I'm reading.
So really, I guess my question is: does that matter? I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus right now and I never interact with either Samsung or Verizon about my phone at all, so maybe it's not an issue. If I buy an HTC One and the company goes away/gets bought and sold for parts, as an owner of an HTC phone, what would be the impact to me? What am I not taking into account?