Aug 15 AT 10:14 AM Nick Sarafolean 8 Comments

HTC had plans for an ‘HTC Design Studio’ but scrapped them


Motorola has been receiving all sorts of attention because of its MotoMaker software that allows you to customize your Moto X. But apparently HTC beat them to the party, at least with the concept. A new leak to The Verge shows off what was going to be an ‘HTC Design Studio’ which is an HTC equivalent of MotoMaker. Now before you get too excited about customizing an HTC One, HTC Design Studio was originally designed only for the Windows Phone 8XT on Sprint. There were four different options for customizing color that included the speaker, accents, the top and bottom highlights as well as an option to have a custom engraving.


Don’t get too down in the dumps though; it’s entirely possible that HTC could have expanded this to include other devices in its line-up. In fact, HTC probably would have had the idea not been scrapped due to worries about the cost effectiveness as well as the complexity of customizing the phones. But if Motorola is successful with the customization aspect, it’s entirely possible that HTC could revive Design Studio and do the same thing.

Would you enjoy customizing one of HTC’s phones?

Source: The Verge

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • breckdroid

    The customization of the Moto X is definitely a plus in Motorola’s favor so if HTC would implement a similar option it would make my decision for my next phone even harder.

    • renyo

      Just hoping they do and its not another exclusive thing…

  • Fifth313ment

    This annoys me. Buy a friggin case! Stop trying to charge me more for something I don’t want nor need. Only chicks and other niche people would want to customize their phones and pay more in the process.


    • Kemosabe

      I buy phones based mostly on their design now since they all pretty much run the same now. I dont use a case and i would love to differentiate my HTC One with everyone else’s. This idea is great and should have been implemented. Not only “Chicks and other niche people” want it.

  • Matt

    Haha a windows phone…like the 5 people who bought one would want a different colored back..

  • Hom0ncruse

    final nail in the coffin for HTC

  • Nathan D.

    Hell yes, but don’t do what they did though, make it fully customizable to all carriers and not just one.

  • donger

    HTC had the idea, they should of follow through with it.