The iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4 are the two top-selling and highly demanded Smartphones in the US presently but don’t let that deceive you into thinking that they are cool, says Martin Fichter, temporary president of HTC America.

Talking at the Mobile Future Forward seminar in Seattle, Martin Fichter narrated a story about taking his daughter to Reed College in Portland, where he took an unofficial study of her dormitory friends. And with this survey he found that “None of them were carrying an iPhone” Fichter said, “because they told me: “My parents have an iPhone”.


There is an exciting trend which is going on in the smartphone’s market. The iPhones are becoming a little less appealing and cool than it was earlier. Dormitory persons were having Samsungs, HTCs and even some of them were using Chinese devices also but no iPhone.

Martin Fichter further added to his discussion that “Macbook Airs are cool. iPhones are not that cool any longer, “we are using iPhones but our children are not using and even don’t think that they are cool any longer.”

HTC has been making some insistent moves since the starting of this year. At present, the HTC make use of Windows Phone 7 and Android for its operating systems; yesterday HTC’s CEO told in an interview that HTC is looking for other mobile operating systems, so that the company don’t need to depend upon Microsoft and Google for their mobile software.

Martin Fichter has a point: iPhone customers are likely to be older and wealthier, mainly because iPhone is more costly than the usual Android equivalent. As per the latest infographic from recommendation engine Hunch, Android users are likely to have just a high school qualification and are mainly aged between 18 to 34 years which are considered as the cool years.