Rich Culture; Great Fans in Old World Europe

We have had an amazing time over the past few weeks meeting customers all around the world.  As I was reading Shanes’ update about India and Singapore I couldn’t help but think about the contrast we saw between Warsaw, Poland and Milan, Italy.  These two European cities are filled with a rich cultural history, yet each has its own unique architecture and cuisine.


We arrived in Warsaw about 2:00 PM for a short 15-hour visit to this capital city.  After checking into our hotel it was easy to see the Muzeum Techniki (Museum of Technology), just a couple of blocks away, standing tall in the center of the city.  The hustle of Warsaw reminded me of the fast pace of my hometown, London – lots of cars, busy roads, crowded pavements and plenty of small business.

After an early dinner at Lubie To, which we thought was going to be traditional polish cuisine but turned out to be an Italian restaurant, we made our way over to meet 20 of our customers and show off the new HTC One series at Srodmiejska Klub.  What a fabulous venue, complete with impromptu singing sessions in the main room and a circle dance in the room behind us.  It was great to be surrounded by the culture of Warsaw!

It was also great to meet with customers and hear how they use their HTC phones and what they think of the new HTC One.

After a short time of exploring the cameras and other features, we broke out the Beats headsets and let folks start testing the improvements we have made in audio.  Everyone agreed that the sound quality has improved in the HTC One.  Too bad we didn’t get to record any of the locals singing to play back on the flight to Milan


After our all too short stay in Warsaw we caught our flight to Milan for a visit with our customers.  From Palazzo to Duomo, Milan is a city filled with centuries-old amazing architecture.  After a short walk through Milan city center we stopped for dinner at Café de Ville on the cobblestone streets of Milan.

After dinner, we quickly rode over to the Terme Milano for the HTC launch party – and what a party it was.  Boy George was on site as the DJ for the evening keeping people dancing in the courtyard late in the evening.  But the HTC One was the star of the night with customers lining up to look at the phone, test the camera and listen to the improvements made in audio.  The response was overwhelming.  Many customers waited to have their picture taken recommending the HTC One.

From Warsaw to Milan, one thing was constant, our tremendous fans and customers.  It is humbling to see so many people come to our events and enjoy the new phones.  On behalf of HTC I simply say “thank you.”

  • Miś Foltak

    it’s was very nice opportunity to me you! 🙂
    (sorry 4 my english 😉 )

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Thank you Mis, it was nice to meet you also.  I loved my time in Warsaw!

      • chaki007

        Also the pretty girls huh 😀

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001092550739 Juan Luis Pozos

    Wow! Great project, HTC simply the best!

    Regards from México!

  • http://twitter.com/adityaishere Aditya Chandel
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mahesh-Kumar/100000114515959 Mahesh Kumar

    wow! HTC simply powerfull

    • http://twitter.com/dinkyrools Dinkyrools


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=286600994 Dave Bould

    Please can we have some kind of comment on the backlight flicker issues with HTC One X.  I need to know whether to swap my phone or wait for an update…

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

       Hi Dave,

      Can you send me an email ( larry_meadows @ htc.com) as i would like to better understand what you are experiencing.

    • http://twitter.com/dinkyrools Dinkyrools


  • http://twitter.com/HTCOneXde HTC One X

    The german HTC One X Fanproject: http://www.htc-one-x.de  will be glad to welcome you in good old Germany.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shweta.singh.54584 Shweta Singh

    many problem in htc one series  , just  fed up

  • http://twitter.com/dinkyrools Dinkyrools


  • http://www.facebook.com/rahul.nha Rahul Nath

    please provide jellybean upgrade for HTC ONE V…it is very unfair that one v is being overlooked…its a very popular phone among youngsters in india…HTC seems to care only about the high phone users!!!…please release a jellybean update for ONE V…u cant blame the hardware for not releasing it..because a lot of other companies have already announced that they will be releasing updates for their phones which have similar specs as one V…HTC care nothing about the mid range lo/mid range customer’s satisfation!!!…i’m telling all my friends never to buy a HTC device!!!..unfair HTC!!!!