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HTC names its CFO as head of sales

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HTC names its CFO as head of sales
If HTC stands for Here's To Change, as the company suggested in an ad, the change might have to do with the game of musical chairs it is playing in the executive suite. Despite a flagship model with an innovative design, HTC is struggling. Throwing money at actor Robert Downey Jr. to appear in a forgetful series of ads didn't help. HTC Chairwomen Cher Wang said that HTC's problem is the lack of communication between the company and consumers. A few months ago, Wang added marketing, sales and supplier relationships to her responsibilities, apparently stripping them from CEO Peter Chou.

But on Monday, the Taiwan based manufacturer named a new global head of sales, and didn't have to look far from the company to fill the position. The opening was filled by HTC's CFO, Chialin Chang. The executive has a very tough job ahead of him, trying to turn the company's fortunes around. HTC reported its first ever operating loss during the third quarter and has reported 25 consecutive months of lower year-over-year sales.

Chang does have a background in sales and will keep his CFO title for the time being "until the time a transition of responsibilities makes sense." HTC is rumored to be working on its next flagship model, codenamed the M8. The latest buzz around the barber shop has the device called the HTC One 2 and will allegedly feature a 5 inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920, and a Snapdragon 800 CPU. Sense 6 is expected to be running on top of Android 4.4.

source: Reuters

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posted on 17 Dec 2013, 00:43 2

1. jaychildz (Posts: 104; Member since: 31 May 2013)


I love HTC but I just had to say it first...what sales lol

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 01:53

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2288; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Let's see what sales he brings to the table.

I think he needs marketing..

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 14:05

9. jaychildz (Posts: 104; Member since: 31 May 2013)


I hope they do a better job because so many people hold my phone and ask how come they never see commercials for it I feel like I'm a spokesperson when people ask me about my phone sadly I have Sprint so I can't boast on speeds

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 00:45 1

2. mr.techdude (Posts: 534; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I hate HTC CEO peter crap, but love their devices. The only solution I have for HTC is kick peter out or downgrade him into a position where he didn't give directions or orders. Simple yet brilliant idea.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 01:06

3. hotty (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


it is very simple for htc to change the game in thier favor just bump the mp count on their camera on smartphones !

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 01:17

4. Taters (Posts: 2579; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


HTC needs to cut way less corners when designing their products and realize new isn't always best.

Unfortunately, they seem to be in a race to cut even more expenses. Which means they are going to be even more garbage than they already are. Scary.....

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 01:34 2

5. darkskoliro (Posts: 934; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Wow its you with the same post again.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 05:02

7. rusticguy (Posts: 2813; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Damaging effect of "sleeping with the enemy"
Nokia Slept with M$
HTC slept with Apple

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 13:27

8. NoFanboy (Posts: 204; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Is One 2 the best you phone blogs could come up with? Don't count out the HTC Two's screen.. The One had the best screen this year

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