Former HTC executives team up to create Kazam smartphone startup

Earlier this year, a handful of HTC executives departed the company amidst the launch of the One flagship and reports claiming that the company was in serious jeopardy. According to a new report out of CNET, however, the executives can’t stay out of the smartphone industry for too long and have teamed up to create new start-up, dubbed Kazam. Michael Coombes, the former sales head at HTC, and James Atkins, the former U.K. marketing leader, have joined together to create a new smartphone manufacturer that will be focused on developing smartphones that feature “stunning design, robust hardware, and intuitive technology, underpinned with improved customer service.”