By Stephen Schenck | February 14, 2014 10:49 AM
HTC’s a few pegs removed from being the biggest smartphone manufacturer around, and the company’s financial statements have painted the picture of an organization just barely teetering over the edge of profitability. While on the surface that might set HTC up for having a bit of a bad reputation, instead we find users drawn to the company. And while its hardware may not be setting any sales records, the One in particular has really resonated with Android fans, emerging as the clear winner in the Pocketnow Readers’ Choice 2013 awards; it’s that kind of incongruity that keeps us so fascinated with HTC. If you’re an HTC supporter, a vocal critic, or even just someone curious to learn more about the company’s business, this afternoon presents a great opportunity to find out more, with HTC personnel on-tap to conduct a Reddit Ask Me Anything.
The AMA kicks off at 1:30pm Pacific (4:30 Eastern) and is scheduled to run for ninety minutes. While we’re bound to see a lot of complaints along the lines of “where’s my update?” there’s also the possibility for some really interesting questions to be asked and answered.
We wouldn’t bet too strongly on HTC making with any juicy details about the M8 – while possible that it might make some vague statements, don’t expect any tell-alls. Instead, we might hope to learn about expansion into form factors like tablets and wearables, gain some insight into the company’s plans for propping-up sales, and maybe even hear about what, if any, future it has with Windows Phone.
Hopefully, once the AMA is over we’ll have the chance to share some of the most newsworthy questions and answers with you.