Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Jul 2013 16:30 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "HTC has just announced its unaudited results for the second quarter 2013, and they're not pretty. Despite launching a much-lauded flagship smartphone, the HTC One, the company made just NT$1.25 billion (roughly $41 million) after tax from NT$70.7 billion ($2.35 billion) revenue. In the same quarter last year, the company took in revenue of NT$91.04 billion ($3 billion) and made NT$7.40 billion ($246 million) profit." Make the best Android phone - and perhaps, the best phone period - and still not be out of hot water. And people still claim the smartphone market is not a one-to-one replica of the desktop market. Anywho, another victim of iceberg Apple and hurricane Samsung.
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They cannot make mistakes
by mbpark on Sat 6th Jul 2013 02:41 UTC
mbpark
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They do not focus on quality like Samsung or Jobs-era apple did. They have had a few mistakes along the path, and did not embrace Android like Samsung. The One may be a good phone, but you need to either be Apple, Samsung, or LG to succeed these days in the smartphone market. You need the app infrastructure that Apple owns, or you need to control the international supply chain with a well structured company like Samsung. LG just is a gigantic conglomerate that can leverage through sheer numbers. HTC has none of these things and is at the mercy of companies that can control them. Elop managed to turn Nokia into another HTC.

Let's see who fails first.

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