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Tuesday, 01 November 2011 12:55

HTC worried that sales will fall

Written by Nick Farell

htc

Can't compete against bigger outfits

HTC has warned its sales in the fourth quarter will be lower than the previous quarter and analysts' think that the outfit is having trouble competing against bigger rivals. HTC, has been a rising star over the last few years after coming from no where to become the number five smartphone maker.

However it looks like that it will  lose market share to Apple and Samsung in the race for holiday season sales.
According to Reuters, HTC on Monday shocked the market with a forecast for fourth-quarter revenue to fall and shipments falling to 12-13 million units from 13.2 million in the third quarter.

On average analysts expected the fourth-quarter smartphone market to grow 21 percent from the previous quarter, with HTC selling 14.5 million to 17.2 million phones. Neil Mawston from Strategy Analytics blamed tougher competition from the Apple iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S2 was causing problems in the US and Western Europe.

Carolina Milanesi from Gartner said HTC's cheaper smartphones have failed to gain as much traction as the company might have expected and said at the top end of market it had too many too similar products.

More here.


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+2 #1 Dumachi 2011-11-01 13:08
Didnt you post the complete opposite the other day?
 
 
+2 #2 Exodite 2011-11-01 13:22
Also, the smartphone market is racing towards saturation very quickly.

Not this year but still.
 
 
+1 #3 thematrix606 2011-11-01 13:35
Competition works. They have been selling inferior products against Samsung for the same price, conclusion? They get what they deserve! Yay, the world keeps turning.

Cept for apple it spins backwards >.>
 
 
+1 #4 robert3892 2011-11-01 14:37
HTC just needs to concentrate on what they do best.
 
 
+1 #5 thematrix606 2011-11-01 15:33
Quoting robert3892:
HTC just needs to concentrate on what they do best.


NOT update recently released phones with anything useful? MMkay.
 
 
0 #6 PorscheRacer14 2011-11-02 09:17
My problem here is, the HTC phones I do see, regardless of OS on them, feel cheap in my hand, though they are flashy and cool. I need a solid phone. While I try not to abuse my phones, the Canadian climate and the nature of my not-at-a-desk jobs means I need a solid phone that won't fail me. I guess previous users' comments swayed me away from them. The Titan looks cool, but I doubt we'll get it in my market. We're big on iPhone and BlackBerry up here and cheap Android phones. Nothing solid and high-end. Maybe Nokia has some room here to exploit if the market here can get up to current trends.
 
 
0 #7 JWellington 2011-11-02 12:46
Quoting PorscheRacer14:
My problem here is, the HTC phones I do see, regardless of OS on them, feel cheap in my hand, though they are flashy and cool. I need a solid phone. While I try not to abuse my phones, the Canadian climate and the nature of my not-at-a-desk jobs means I need a solid phone that won't fail me. I guess previous users' comments swayed me away from them. The Titan looks cool, but I doubt we'll get it in my market. We're big on iPhone and BlackBerry up here and cheap Android phones. Nothing solid and high-end. Maybe Nokia has some room here to exploit if the market here can get up to current trends.


Try a Motorola phone; they are renowned for their durability. Own a Droid X myself.
 
 
0 #8 PorscheRacer14 2011-11-02 22:18
I have a Motorola ROKR and while a solid phone, the MotoBlur thing and stupid update procedure didn't entice me. I was willing to stick it out with Windows Phone in the beginning as long as they stepped up to their faults. I think they have so far, so I'll give them another year. Which means, besides an old Nokia 3180 I had, this LG Optimus 7 will be the first one in many years to make it past a year for me.

Had I picked up Android early when I was really into Linux, it might have been different. But Google's privacy issues, and I got burnt out with Linux distros and all that witchcraft that it grew me up. I just want things to work. If it means I spend more initially for piece of mind later on, I'm down with that now.
 

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