HTC announces final Q2 results, 12.1 million phones shipped, $349 average selling price
Now we learn that the average selling price of HTC's handsets rose to $349 despite more than doubling the number of handsets shipped compared to the second quarter of last year, to a cool 12.1 million handsets. Moreover, the operating margin was slightly increased to 15.5% compared to Q2 2010. HTC is in the big four of handset makers that actually turned a profit last quarter, the others being Apple, RIM and Samsung.
It wouldn't be nice for HTC to see such a flourishing model get slammed with patent royalties if Apple has its way with the courts, but that's the way to do business in the mobile industry recently, something has to give in Android's quest for world domination.
HTC had a press conference to discuss its second quarter, clarifying that it will have six to eight new smartphones and tablets by the end of 2011, predominantly Android devices. We know about a few Windows Phone Mango handsets, as well as about the female-oriented HTC Bliss, but there is obviously more to look forward to this year from HTC.
1. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Way to go, HTC. Keep on trucking, we need you and your quiet brilliance.
2. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Yes we do. By the way Sniggs- how does the Atrix work as compared to your time with the Sensation?
3. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Ooh. Tough call. I love the amount of internal memory on the ATRIX, and I've always liked MOTOBLUR. It gets great coverage, and the battery seems to last longer.
But I liked the size and resolution on the Sensation 's screen and see why everyone hates penile displays. Also, Youtube playback makes for blotchy and pixelated images on the ATRIX. Also, the Sensation seemed slightly faster, and Sense 3.0 is not to be missed.
I honestly love both phones. You can't go wrong with the Atrix's price right now, and little features like the fingerprint sensor (which works flawlessly)
4. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Really make the ATRIX work for me.
But, it really just comes down to what is important to you. On price, reception, battery life and security, the ATRIX wins. But on screen resolution, video playback, and overall software awesomeness, take the Sensation.
Here's an awesome idea: HTC buys out Motorola, coming up with a Sense/Blur hybrid, as well as combining their physical designs. THAT would be a powerhouse.
5. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)
I highly doubt that HTC would buy Motorola, they were one of the first to make cellphones! lol
6. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
MotoSense 3.0!!! Not EVEN fair for the competition!! :-D
7. Goldeneye (Posts: 349; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)
You've always liked Motoblur? That's bizarre! I'd take stock Android over cartoonish blur anyday, the latest version is really improved but the early versions really sucked