This is how phones should be named

HTC One 2014

HTC is formally launching the HTC One 2014. I like the naming convention. That’s how we name cars. Why not name phones that way? Next model should be HTC One 2015. No?

I certainly prefer it to hearing people say, “Bold 5,” “Curve 6,” etc. How about Bold 2014. Just by tagging it by its year of release, it is easier to know exactly which model is being referred to. Anyway, thankfully, BlackBerry has scrapped that Bold/Curve naming convention that led to the trend.

Good move, HTC. Now, which other manufacturer will be adopting this naming convention please?

Mister Mobility

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8 thoughts on “This is how phones should be named

  • March 25, 2014 at 1:20 pm
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    There is a Samsung Galaxy note 10.1 2014 edition not a phone though.but it tells the same story too.

  • March 25, 2014 at 1:35 pm
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    The “Bold 5” type naming convention was introduced by Nigerians, not BlackBerry. Tried searching for my phone on BlackBerry site with “Torch 3” to no avail till I used it’s proper name of 9860

    • March 25, 2014 at 1:48 pm
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      The “Bold 5” type naming convention was introduced by Nigerians, not BlackBerry.

      I was referring to the Bold/Curve naming convention, not the numbers that Nigerians attached. If BlackBerry adopted something like the year tag convention, there would be no need for the crazy numbering that people attach to each model.

  • March 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm
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    I still don’t know what a Bold 5 or 6 is. But if some one said Bold 9900 or 9790 I would understand what they’re talking about.

    Apple’s iPhone numbering is relatively simple. I hate to break it to you but if people can come up with Bold 5 and 6, don’t be surprised if something similar happens with the HTC One and HTC One 2014.

  • March 25, 2014 at 5:59 pm
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    i think saying Bold 6 or Curve 5 is way simpler and easier than HTC One 2014. The name is just too long and sure to confuse people. Even the cars thing doesn’t quite work in Nigeria else we won’t have names like Honda baby Boy or End of Discussion.

    Samsung and Apple have the naming thing locked down for their flagships (Samsung more so than Apple). The guys at HTC don’t know anything (or seem to like failing at it) about marketing else they would have foreseen the problem with the “One” brand before they settled on the name.

  • March 25, 2014 at 7:50 pm
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    All the funny names you see in cars and phones is just bewildering. Why would you name a phone/ car with a weird combination of letters and/pr numbers…

    What’ is wrong with adopting a naming convention similar to the type Google uses in naming its OS…desserts, for example?

    You could use the name of animals , fruits, insects or any other easily identifiable noun.

    Numbers and symbols are far more difficult to retain / recollect than nouns.

    That way, remembering all those rubbish like Blackberry Bold 9900 or 9790 or Nokia 5530, would be unnecessary

  • March 26, 2014 at 1:46 pm
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    You could use the name of animals , fruits, insects or any other easily identifiable noun.

    Numbers and symbols are far more difficult to retain / recollect than nouns.

    That way, remembering all those rubbish like Blackberry Bold 9900 or 9790 or Nokia 5530, would be unnecessary

    I agree with Eye.Bee.Kay here but MediaTek only problem that, except embargo on the likes of Samsung and Nokia of old, soon there won’t be enough names to go round.

    Yeah, I think these companies don’t ever analyse these names and tags appropriately and considering possible conflicts before adopting them. Samsung in particular and Google with their Nexus lines are guilty of this naming conflicts. What will be the possible next Nexus phone after Nexus 6 since there’s a Nexus 7, also what will be the next Samsung Galaxy Note name for their phablet after Samsung Galaxy Note 9? Maybe they will change the naming conventions then.

    Apple seems to be immune to this ill though.

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