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htc advertised time.. 10:08.. why????

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  1. dan330

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    some one over on AC posted something interesting..
    about htc and their print adds..

    random thing about HTC phone's advertising... - Android Forums
    "some kid pointed this out on good and evo.... anyone else notice that alot of the HTC phones advertised on print and online list "10:08" as the time?"

    i did take a look.. and it is used a lot! not all.. but many htc models show this on official htc fliers.
    10:08 is the most
    but 10:54 and 10:45 also come up many times too.

    why do yo u guys think this??? :thinking: :p
     

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    Secret code, those of us who know are not allowed to share..sorry.
     
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    seriously though, years ago when print ads had analog clocks, it was common practice to place the hands of the clock where it made the clock look like it was "smiling" the brain subconciously interpret that as a positive thing..
     
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    I do some stuff and get paid for it...that's all t
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    Analog clocks are typically displayed at 10:10 because it looks good to the eye to see the Y shape. Also leaving the three sub-dials visible. Perhaps something carried over from that?
     
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    Maybe the first designer put 10:08 on it at random, and nobody want to chage it again.
     
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    many different htc phones have this time too
     
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    It's guess it's a tradition, like showing 10 past 10 on analogue clocks and watches.
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    Seiko and Casio have been doing it for decades. Always 10:08.42.
     
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    Found the following online... Not all the reasons are compelling, but some make a lot of sense. Still trying to find the origin of this.

     
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    108 or 1008 is the Hinduism sacred number. HTC comes from region where the Buddhism is main religion, and as you know Buddism and as it goes from India they might respect the 108 number as holy symbol. It's a simbol which has a lot of explanation, it is magic number. It is Lord Shiva's number. There is ancient Sanskrit text which is called 108 Names of Shiva. There 18 chapters of Mahabharata - the most epic Indian (and in fact in the all over the world) poem. The Bhagavad Gita poem - the main Krishnaism book, includes 18 chaptrers as well.
     

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