HTC Wins Passive/Aggressive Twitter War With Samsung UK

By Gary Cutlack on at

That some grown-up people have been acting rather childishly on Twitter isn't really news, seeing as it happens approximately 50 trillion times an hour. But when it's Samsung and HTC having a pop at each other in public, it's a little more interesting.

The public spat between the two mobile makers started when HTC UK congratulated itself about its HTC One Android model winning a 'Hottest Phone' prize at the Mobile Awards event, leading Samsung to respond in a gently mocking style that it won three trophies that night and HTC was welcome to keep its one little gong as some sort of pathetic, wooden spoon-like consolation prize.

That offhand quip made HTC's social media guardian flip his or her lid, who replied with the venomous but technically correct: "All those students you paid to write fake reviews of your competitors finally paid off. Pay rise, maybe?"

The comment from HTC's UK Twitter person has been up and viewable (and heavily retweeted) all weekend, so presumably whoever posted it is not in any kind of trouble and may actually be in the running for an internal company award for bravely standing up for the brand. [Twitter via Techradar]