Re: Was this valuable IP?
I wouldn't agree recent HTC phones have 'sucked'. I have a One X+, and it's great. Much better than the Galaxy in terms of build quality, and better than the iPhone for functionality and features. It never crashes, is lightning fast, has shedloads of storage and has every smartphone feature you can think of.
I think HTC's problem is confusing marketing; releasing the One X, One XL and One X+ phones at different times last year, and THEN releasing the One, for example. They also seemed to have flooded the market a bit in recent years, creating even more confusion for customers, who like to know which phones are top end, which are bottom, and which is the latest in its class. With HTC, there's too much choice.