Today, Cher Wang, formerly chairwoman of HTC will replace Peter Chou as CEO of HTC.

This move may seem unprecedented, but in practice it seems that Cher has increased responsibilities in terms of running HTC from day to day as Peter became more focused on product development and R&D. Given the change in focus in HTC from smartphones to connected devices, it seems that this has become one of the organizational changes that was deemed necessary to expand into new segments of the industry. In the near term, it seems that it's unlikely that anything will be noticeably different, but in the near future we may see a distinct shift in how HTC works.

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  • dragantoe - Friday, March 20, 2015 - link

    I love Wang so this is a great turnaround for the company, it may stiffen their otherwise enfeebled market. Reply
  • YukaKun - Friday, March 20, 2015 - link

    I'm sure we'll see a hardened position form HTC and a pursuit for obscure markets now.

    It would be interesting to see if they get a special edition called "m8's wang edition".

    Cheers! :P
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  • dragantoe - Friday, March 20, 2015 - link

    we have to make a petition to see this phone made Reply
  • JlHADJOE - Saturday, March 21, 2015 - link

    HTC Wang M8? Reply
  • Scarier - Friday, March 20, 2015 - link

    Indeed, in such a competitive market, charging ahead with Wang may prove to be quite potent. Ramming head on and entering tight niches in today's fully connected space is critical to HTC's success. It wouldn't surprise me to see HTC at the top of the pole position after erecting this shift in change of member. Reply
  • WaitingForNehalem - Friday, March 20, 2015 - link

    Oh my innuendoes! Reply
  • D. Lister - Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - link

    lol, innuendo overload. +1 Reply
  • melgross - Friday, March 20, 2015 - link

    This isn't a turnaround, it's a replacement of the CEO, likely because they've lost confidence in his managing the company, despite the marketing of the announcement.

    HTC is in big trouble. I hope they pull out of it.
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  • dragantoe - Friday, March 20, 2015 - link

    subtle Reply
  • LoneWolf15 - Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - link

    @dragantoe:

    I see what you did there.

    Personally, I think choosing Wang may make the company go terminal.
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