HTC to stop placing advertising on HTC Keyboard (TouchPal)

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In the never ending quest to nickle and dime you and turn every experience into a subscription or transactional based one, HTC started putting advertising on their keyboards fairly recently. They’re going to stop now.  Yeah.

Lemme congratulate HTC on doing some Carrier-IQ level stupid. It’s been a while.

According to HTC this was due to a bug where HTC devices were supposed to be exempt from advertising.

Just waiting for the HTC photo app to start replacing things in my background with paid product placement and then claim it’s a mistake.

I’ve got the feeling this was just testing whether they could stick some more ads in and anyone would complain.

Perhaps I’ve got a case of the Mondays but this ticks me off.

[engadget]

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