HTC forecasts flat to worse performance in Q1
HTC forecasts Q1 revenue at $1.69 billion to $2.03 billion, while analysts earlier projected 4.5% larger revenue on average.
The phone maker’s gross margin will also remain either flat at 23% or decline to 21%.
Now, HTC is placing all hope in its upcoming M7 flagship, a device that should get announced on February 19th, and arrive earlier than rival Samsung Galaxy S IV.
1. znellu (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
...and arrive earlier than rival Samsung 'Galaxy S III' or Galaxy S IV?
4. pyradark (Posts: 820; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
ohhh I thought Droid DNA is sold out and selling like hot cakes??
where all the bitters out there hahahaha
HTC should really need to evolve there design, to the max. level
they have the best build quality but sucks on delivery new looks
7. hung2900 (Posts: 899; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Droid DNA/J Butterfly/Butterfly are good phones, but because of trying releasing the best hardware at the earliest time, HTC forgot that they had announced too many flagships last year (and maybe because of the upcoming M7, people prefer waiting)
So with the revenue from the first 1080p phone, with its level I can consider this is a flop.
20. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
The phone was only being sold in a few selected countries during the time of release. I think it was Verizon USA, Japan and Taiwan (sold out in Taiwan). It just barely got announced for sale this month in Russia.
21. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
It is selling good, will sell better but HTC released it on only Verizon and in Japan on limited carriers and it has limited supply, SOLD OUT in taiwan.
It is the best phone right now.. and by the xperia z comes out with only rugged design and overrated sensor, HTC M7 will crush it, no one buy sony in US any ways, I have seen XPERIA ION on you tube only..lol
23. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
I have to defend on Sony on that, it's not that no one will buy Sony but look at how many Sony phones were release during the past couple years and which cell carrier had them in the US. The consumers weren't really given much of a choice with Sony phones in the US, especially with iPhone shining over them on AT&T. I'm sure the new Sony phones will be different from before. I can't say if it'll be the best of all, but I could say it'll be one of the best. They'll get more presence if they released on all carriers, the same with HTC.
30. 14545 (Posts: 1286; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
No, they need to start listening to what the customers actually want. People still want SD cards are a halfway decent battery. AND NOT EVERYONE WANTS A 5 INCH PHONE. It's ok to have multiple flagships as long as you ACTUALLY UPDATE THEM. Screw HTC, I hope they die for screwing me over on the Tbolt and the Rezound.
32. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
SD card is no longer a necessity, the number of power users getting a N4 is high and it doesn't have SD slot. That tells you it's not necessary to have SD card slot, but it is necessary to provide enough internal storage. Things you're saying is your opinion after seeing a number of people's response and your own preference.
5. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
Hope they can turn this around. They made a good move getting the "M7" on the major carriers, now it's all up to marketing. Hopefully they do well in that department too.
6. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Even sleeping with the enemy doesn't help ...
8. cheetah2k (Posts: 1250; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
HTC are falling by the wayside because they're limiting the markets they sell in. HTC phones are really popular in Australia, and yet the HTC DNA hasn't even landed here yet...
HTC are their own worst nightmare when it comes to target markets. They simply can't rely on sales in the USA alone to keep them afloat...
9. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
HTC really popular in Australia? I rarely see anyone carrying HTCs around.
15. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
I see them, to be so f**king honest 2 or 3 times a week and im working at optus 4 days a week and see hundreds of thousands of phones everyday
18. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
lol exactly my thought. I do see more Nokias then HTCs. Matter of fact, I don't even remember the last time I've seen someone with an HTC.
26. cheetah2k (Posts: 1250; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
Good to see you represent Optus very well with language like that. Its any wonder people are walking away from Optus these days.
Bunch of cowboys
29. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
He's correct in a way, HTC was #2 in Australia back in 2011, they're dropped drastically after.
13. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
Dont kid yourself mate
Im working at optus for a year and i've never seen or felt a word of "popular" for htc.
Now even nokia is much more popular than htc for god sake
25. cheetah2k (Posts: 1250; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
Walk into an Optass shop, and its like walking into an Apple Store.
Time to diversify Mr Optass. Vodafone and Telstra do just fine selling the HTC One X/XL/X+ series
14. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
One more thing...
You think DNA hasnt come yet because they dont market broadly.
The fact is exactly opposite.
The carriers dont make orders from HTC because they dont think they could sell it well
Wake up! What kind of company wants to limit themselves even though there is huge demand for their product????
Does it even make sense? Dont just imagine things way you like
24. cheetah2k (Posts: 1250; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
... And you work for Optus.. Nuff said
The range of handsets you guys have had the last 2 years has been really really pathetic. Its time you stopped focusing on the iPhone
28. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
We do sell a great number of gs3 n gn2 as well not only iphone mate
And we also sell more gs2 than any htc handsets
What a pity for htc...
33. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
You're making the comparisons while the place you work for only offer HTC One S? I find that rather unfair.
10. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
So they are trying to come out with a new flagship after calling the One its flagship. That is why it will remain flat to worse.
11. lovefist (unregistered)
More marketing pls htc, if u wanna survive. In dubai ive seen only 2 people with htc, the one v and my supervisor got an htc one x and she says most of the time she just keeps the screen off bcoz of terrible battery life. And the malls have many posters of s3. Havent seen 1 poster of htc, so sad. Concentrate on that pls. Whats the point of putting high end specs if people doesnt know it exists.
12. Aeires (unregistered)
HTC: Quietly slipping into oblivion.
16. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
17. tiara6918 (Posts: 1946; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
I recently just bought an htc one x even though there are many other options like s3 or nexus 4 because I believe in all the efforts done by htc. I hope that the m7 would make a better future for the company!
19. SuperAndroid17 (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Feb 2013)
HTC should have released the HTC DNA on all major carriers in US with a SD card slot, bigger battery, and different color options of white, red, black to pick from just like the htc j butterfly in other countries. That exclusive verizon droid released hurt them more than helped them in the united states as far as sales.
31. 14545 (Posts: 1286; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
They are too stupid to realize this. They are too busy listening to the crock of crap that they NEED the carriers, which isn't true. Look at the Nexus and unlocked iT*rds. They won't realize this until it's too late. Therefore they will die.
22. Droiddoes (unregistered)
How unfortuanate, but that's what they get for climbing in bed with the Devil (apple). apple is now in a win-win stuation, HTC succeeds and gets apple more money or they fail and are no longer a competitor.
27. Taters (Posts: 5847; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
This is exactly what HTC deserves for their absolutely horrible quality control.