HTC is trying to fight its way back to the top of the smartphone hill with its new HTC One handset, by targeting a very specific niche of users: iPhone owners.
When the new HTC One launches in March, the Taiwanese manufacturer will roll out a new version of its HTC Sync Manager desktop application. The new version will have an added feature: the ability to extract information from iPhone backup files. That information would allow iPhone users switching to the One to transfer their photos, calendar entries, text messages, videos, and more.
It’s not certain the software works on both PC and Mac platforms, but the previous edition of the package did.
The HTC One has received favorable press so far. Its spec sheet includes a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 1080p display, and a unibody, machined aluminum chassis. The leaked image, as seen above, shows an exterior design closely resembling the iPhone 5.
While the One may draw some iPhone users who may be unsatisfied with the way the iOS platform has moved forward, it will most likely find it tough to make any gains with most iPhone users, as many have invested hundreds, and in some cases even thousands, of dollars into Apple iOS ecosystem of apps and accessories.