“I talked to a few of the kids on her floor,” Fitcher told a crowd at the Mobile Future Forward conference in downtown Seattle, GeekWire reported. “And none of them has an iPhone because they told me: ‘My dad has an iPhone.’ There’s an interesting thing that’s going on in the market. The iPhone becomes a little less cool than it was.” He went on to say that while other Apple products like the MacBook Air were popular on campus, student phones tended to be made by Samsung, HTC or other manufacturers…

In follow-up remarks, Fitcher essentially said the same thing. He said that HTC is looking at a different market than Apple, saying, “we are selling phones to different people.” It’s clear from offerings like the HTC Status that the company is marketing to a younger crowd of digital natives who are looking for the next hot thing.