The HTC One received a warm welcome from a technical standpoint, but it apparently hasn\’t proved as successful in terms of sales since it\’s release in April, especially against popular Samsung and Apple devices, and very likely due to a number of production issues. Mark that as the first in a long line of reported problems for the company.
Last month HTC announced they would be the first to carry a Facebook Home compatible device, the HTC First. However, the company dropped the price of the device on AT&T weeks after its release from $100 to $.99, suggesting a clear lack of interest in the software and hardware. Also, reports suggest that while HTC planned on having the first device to run Facebook Home, Facebook changed plans and released it to Google Play as an Android app at the same time, perhaps hurting sales that would have been boosted by an exclusivity window.
Now, the company is experiencing an exodus of high-level employees, with its ex-product strategy manner Eric Lin tweeting his former colleagues to follow his lead and quit. The latest report from Engadget states that Lennard Hoornik, CEO of HTC Asia, has also left the company as well as Elizabeth Griffin, Head of Global Digital Service. Other recent departures include Kouji Kodera, Chief Product Officer, and communications chief Jason Gordon.
Source: All Things D