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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by kurkosdr on Fri 5th Jul 2013 18:25 UTC
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ake the best Android phone - and perhaps, the best phone period - and still not be out of hot water.


[citation needed] The One had problems with the Ultrapixel camera, mainly that it took crap photos. HTC claims they have an update that fixes the issue, but the damage is done. Oh, and the upgrade issues mentioned above. Any Android OEM not doing well with upgrades is dead in the water IMO. The people who buy phones like the One have wised up and demand upgrades so that they won't have to beg for them later. This is why Samsung will give 4.2 to the SGS III, in order to cement the status of the Galaxy S line as the king of upgrades (among non Nexus/Google Edition phones).

Sad truth is that Samsung still sells more Galaxy S4's than HTC sells Ones.

And the fact they had production problems. And the fact they barely have a presense in the low end and midrange sector

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by aqd- on Sun 7th Jul 2013 12:40 in reply to "Re:"
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2009-02-16

And the fact they barely have a presense in the low end and midrange sector


Now their low/midrange phones really suck in comparison. Less RAM, slower CPU, low-res screen, terrible camera, and HTC's typical appearance.

Their sale strategy is clearly faulty. Nobody likes cheap android phone because it'd be too slow to be usable and you can always get very good phones such as S3 mini or Xperia V for FREE by 2 years contract. What they need to offer are the flagship phones, and the best phones which people can afford without actually paying any dollar for the phone itself.

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