Rumor: HTC to release stereotypically female centered Android phone

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  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX
    edited May 2011
    Next step? Phones geared towards Men. Porn search and Fast Food finder apps preinstalled. Bluetooth watch included that displays notifications on the face. Other available accessories include wireless vibrating ring and HDMI doc for media.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA
    edited May 2011
    The PR nightmare that would entail releasing a phone pre-loaded with a calorie-counting app makes this rumor seem rather unlikely. Digi's idea seems much more plausible :P
  • _k_k P-Town, Texas
    edited May 2011
    I would use a calorie counting app to help me eat more.
  • CharshieCharshie Hollywood, California
    edited May 2011
    I would so buy Digi's man phone D: Porn and fast food at my fingertips? Hells yeah. Throw in a camera app that x-rays clothing and I'm sold.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA
    edited May 2011
    Don't forget the portal gun
  • drasnordrasnor Starship Operator Hawthorne, CA
    edited May 2011
    Slip an IR filter over your phone's camera and it can x-ray clothing just fine.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou
    edited May 2011
    I thought cell phones were already centered towards females....

    I haven't seen one with a leatherman or light-saber yet
  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego
    edited May 2011
    In the most delicate of ways: I can see a huge target audience for this specific type of phone out here. I don't think midwestern women is what they were shooting for. I can't really see how someone could get that bent out of shape over the features, either.

    Edit: Color choice is a huge issue with products, I'm betting that the green chosen gave more of a "calming" feel to the test group they gave the phones to. You could just as easily describe pink as "flashy, loud and attention grabbing" which would likely cause equal amounts of rage on the opposite end. We have a few product managers on the board, now, I'm sure they could clue us into more.
  • AnnesAnnes Tripped Up by Libidos and Hubris Alexandria, VA
    edited May 2011
    I would rock the fuck out of a green phone. A nice dock for an Android phone would be wicked, but other than those two things it's a solid "meh, who cares." If the hardware is good, it's not unsightly and it's carried by Sprint, I would think about it.
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX
    edited May 2011
    99:1 says a chick phone has crap hardware.
  • waxwax A mere 2800 feet north of Detroit
    edited May 2011
    i just tried to upvote thrax's comment...
  • kanezfankanezfan sunny south florida
    edited May 2011
    If they don't put an automatic tampon dispenser on it, it will fail miserably.
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff
    edited May 2011
    I want the chickphone.
  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan
    edited May 2011
    Thrax wrote:
    99:1 says a chick phone has crap hardware.

    Except for the vibrate motor, that will be top notch. :wave:
  • edited May 2011
    It isn't condesending to put a calorie counter on a phone when most of the target market count or want to count calories.

    What is more deteriorating to women is that they have so little confidence that they would take offense by this.

    Personally, this sounds perfect for me and I'm a male. Less the shopping app.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA
    edited May 2011
    You clearly haven't been asked "does this make me look fat?"
  • edited May 2011
    I can't tell you how many times I've been asked that question in it's various forms, and that is my point exactly. Females need to be more confident; they're hot and they don't need to ask silly questions or get offended by apps that support healthy lifestyles.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA
    edited May 2011
    I definitely see what you are saying, but do not think that is how most people will react :tim:
  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego
    edited May 2011
    I can almost guarantee after numerous test groups/markets were polled, it was requested as a feature of the phone.
  • edited May 2011
    NiGHTS wrote:
    I can almost guarantee after numerous test groups/markets were polled, it was requested as a feature of the phone.

    Truth. Are you also in marketing?
  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego
    edited May 2011
    No, accountant ;)

    Very aware of how the business process works, though.
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