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HTC Desire - Made/Manufactured in?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kartnite, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. kartnite

    kartnite Well-Known Member
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    My Father, let my country awake!
    A question, just for the record.

    Where have your HTC Desires been manufactured? China/Taiwan..? That's what I find occurring often on Google search.

    As I wait for the local dealer here to re-stock his inventory, I couldn't help asking him (out of sheer curiosity) and he is of the opinion that the devices come with the label "Made in Germany".

    Thought I'd clarify.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. speedycolzalez

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    Clarify what? That your local dealer is an idiot? :D No-one make phones in Germany if they've any sense. It must be the most costly labour market in the world.

    Box mine came in says made in Taiwan fwiw.
     
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  3. LECTER

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    I currently live in Germany and mine's made in Taiwan. ;)
     
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  4. jay_kay

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    HTC are a Taiwanese company so would make sense that they have been made there by the skilled hands of infants ;)
     
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  5. GavChap

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    says "Made in Taiwan" on the box, just to annoy the Chinese I think. ;)
     
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  6. kartnite

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    :D He probably is, then. It got me thinking when he said "made in Germany"... :/

    Ah well... Not that a big difference, buddy. One is "Republic of China" while the other is "People's Republic of China". ;)

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    Thanks for the responses, peeps. :)
     
  7. nx1977

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    Likely made by foxcom just like other makes such as the iphone.
     
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  8. kartnite

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    foxcom..?
     
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  10. wuthton

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    Assembled in Taiwan, the parts are sourced worldwide.
     
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  11. kartnite

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    Ah! Foxconn... That makes sense. Thanks @bfksc. :)

    Thanks to you too, @wuthton. :)
     
  12. rick-in-taiwan

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    Taiwan doesn't use any more child labor than the U.S. Whether or not Taiwan is a part of China is a huge political debate, but I promise you this: kids in TW spend more time in school and cram schools than U.S. kids do. I've lived in TW for 10 years, and I lived in the Mainland for a short time.

    My point? Child labor is a problem in some parts of Mainland China, but it just doesn't exist here. Part-time jobs for high school students pretty much DON'T EXIST. Many college students don't work at all either.

    There you go.

    Cheers
     
  13. ajh94

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    Mine says "Made in Chain" on the back of the box to the bottom right :/
     
  14. SiHa

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    Huh? Not heard of that place before.
     
  15. ajh94

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    yeah on the back of the box at the bottom right there is a "made in china printed on the sticker" - where does yours say it then?
     
  16. papa j

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    not sure will ask boss monday
    here and there some times in the midle but most of
    i think he was no i am sure /posative that he was talking the piss
    and if they have any skilled hands of infants that are free for a few hrs . i have a bulb on my car that needs changing with my masive hands i cant get in to do it ........
     
  17. Sak01

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    Well mine was Made in China but I think you've got the only one that was made in a dungeon or something
     
  18. kuobob

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    I don't think so
    Foxcom sets their factories in china, but my desire says made in Taiwan

    anyway, are't foxcom already making enough money off apple stuff
     
  19. Howard Hopkinson

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    Oh bugger! Now I have to go and root out the box just to see where my handset was made.

    Taiwan
     
  20. SiHa

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    Sorry, I was attempting (badly) humour.
    Your post said made in CHAIN, rather than CHINA.

    Not sure where mine was made, not bothered to look at the box, as I don't care.

    Well, I say I don't care. Obviously I would rather it was made in the UK, or at least in Europe, but then it would cost
     
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