HTC targets iPhone users with new data migration software

By , Feb 26, 2013

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If you’re HTC, I’d imagine you’d try anything at this point to drum up buyers for your new flagship handset. After suffering steep losses over the last several quarters, the Taiwanese electronics giant desperately needs the HTC One to be a hit.

And it’s latest effort isn’t a half-bad one. In an attempt to make it easier for iPhone users to make the switch to the One, HTC has enabled it to extract data from backup files. This will allow for automatic transfers of photos, videos and more…

Here’s CNET Asia with the report:

“HTC told us that it will be launching a new version of its HTC Sync Manager desktop application for theHTC One with a new feature–it can extract data from iPhone backup files. Data from an iPhone backup (saved through iTunes) that can be transferred include photos, videos, calendar entries and text messages.

This would make it easier for users to switch from an iPhone to an HTC One, especially in the case of text messages, which cannot be easily copied out of a phone.”

Unfortunately, here’s no word yet on whether or not the new Sync Manager software will work on both PCs and Macs, though the current version does. And it’s still not clear if the iPhone transfer feature will be compatible with older HTC phones.

I like this idea, and I think it will benefit the people who decide to switch from the iPhone to the One. But I don’t think this is enough to entice anyone. If it really wants the handset to sell, it needs to seriously—seriously beef up its advertising.

HTC unveiled its new One handset at dual media events—in London and New York—last Tuesday, and it has thus far received positive feedback. It has a 4.7-inch 1080p display, a quad-core processor and 2GB of ram. It launches late next month.

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  • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

    Wait, aren’t HTC the people who will left you with an old system just after one Update of the OS? So your phone is outdated after three month and you’ll have to root it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      yup and they are doing the same with the ONE..loolo

    • Chingiz Saidov

      Um excuse me but, HTC just wrote on their Facebook wall that in the next month or so they will be releasing Sense 5.0 to the HTC one x, One x+, One S and Butterfly. So this is the same amount of phones apple supported with ios 6. So no need to bash.

      • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

        Let us wait and see if the really do it.
        Fact: You always have to wait for Updates

  • MvP77

    Totally agree. I don’t think this will entice anyone to switch. Nice for those that do though. HTC really needs to step up their adversting. If the battery life on the One is above average I will be ditching my Note 2 for it. HTC makes great looking phones.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    yeah..ummm…NOOO!!!

  • Milo

    Apple had already lost a lot of customer to Samsung and i can foresee they gonna lose more with the introduction of Sony Xperia Z and HTC One

  • http://www.facebook.com/dante.arellano1 Dante Arellano

    So htc thinks i going to leave apple for the shite very arrogant.

  • http://www.facebook.com/craig.wayman.7 Craig Wayman

    First worry about a better phone than the iPhone. Then worry about the sync migration

  • batongxue

    HTC One is indeed a great one.Very nice looking.
    The full metal jacket design just beats the shit out of Galaxy’s cheap plastic.
    I am seriously considering getting One (Android still needs a lot of improving)!
    And HTC One just needs a lot more advertising!

  • Rodney Coleman

    Htc phone looks like iphone 5 white.. Jockers