Now the, make of this what you wish but I for one find it very interesting and question how many of the other HTC former staff members will be heading to a new company founded by former HTC Executives Michael Coombes and James Atkins (Atkins was formerly UK head of marketing and Coombes UK head of sales) who left the company earlier this year.
At the moment it’s unclear what the new OEM will be aiming for in terms of OS coverage however we’re almost certain that this will be another OEM in the Android field.
Tuesday 18 June 2013, London, mobile industry heavyweights, Michael Coombes and James Atkins today announced the launch of Kazam, a new smartphone manufacturer. Coombes and Atkins both resigned leading positions at HTC earlier this year with the desire to build a new brand that really stands out in the mobile space.
“We believe your smartphone is a digital reflection of who you are, and since we are all different, it’s important that we don’t adopt a one size fits all approach. Kazam’s dynamic structure and focus on local markets means we can react quickly to the ever evolving and diverging needs of today’s consumer. We aim to provide quality smartphones that are accessible to everyone,” commented Michael Coombes, CEO at Kazam.
“There is a real opportunity for a new mobile brand to disrupt the status quo. We are passionate about delivering a truly positive mobile experience that doesn’t just stop once you’ve bought the phone. Kazam is about stunning design, robust hardware and intuitive technology, underpinned by outstanding customer service,” added James Atkins, CMO at Kazam.
Kazam will launch a range of smartphones later this year. The company has offices in Mayfair, London and will have a network of regional sales and marketing offices throughout Europe.