Hopefully they pick nicer LCD displays, because the HTC Amaze's display looks terrible. It's dark, the refresh is gross, when you scroll the text flickers.. it's just pathetic compared to my AMOLED on the Galaxy S2
That's what happens when that specific market is populated by moron who the only thing that matters is the look.
If they would actually try it: A big phone with a massive screen, better gps antenna cause the ones in cellphones sucks, and mabey other cool stuff, then I would buy it in a hearthbeat and I'm sure others would be interested too.
Too bad most consumers don't really know what's best. Skinny to an extent is nice, but when it sacrifices battery? NOOOOO.
HTC (and all other companies really) need to follow what Moto did with the RAZR MAXX, moderate thickness with a massive battery. The MAXX is 9mm thick with a 3300mAh battery, that's perfect if you ask me. If Moto can do that, there is nothing stopping HTC from making a ~9mm One S with a 2500mAh battery and a 10mm One X with a 2500mAh battery.
I have their HTC Thunderbolt, and mine lasts 2 days on light use, and over a day on heavier use (using Navigation for an hour+).
That said, I rooted my phone and did a lot of research to find ways to extend my battery life. The first time I used the phone, the battery died in 4 hours of use and I barely used it. I took it back, talked to the sales rep for a while as he did a few updates. The phone then lasted about 8 hours. After a couple days, I had it up to 1 day due to a few different utilities. After rooting it and the use of watch dog and juiceDefender, the battery lasted a full day. After turning 4Glte off, the batter life doubled. I now only use 4Glte when I'm about to download something large.
I don't mind thick phones but I do hate phones that have screens that easily crack or far too dark to see. Thicker batteries are better in the long run as it will mean fewer charge cycles for the same amount of use ie lasting longer. The very thin phones end up with more cycles and gradually weaken over time to where they don't hold as good as a charge as they had done before. People need to stop being little cry babies about phones being too thick, really what next phones with the thickness of rice paper.