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ZTE passes HTC to become the 4th largest smartphone manufacturer on the planet

0. phoneArena 30 Oct 2012, 13:01 posted on

ZTE announced today that is has overtaken HTC to become the globe's fourth largest manufacturer of smartphones; behind ZTE is RIM with only .1% separating the pair and with BlackBerry 10 expected in Q1 of 2013, ZTE's hold on the spot is tenuous at best...

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posted on 30 Oct 2012, 13:06 2

1. smallworld (Posts: 436; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Hooray !!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 13:10 13

2. thekai12 (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


To bad for ZTE im still for HTC. But do like the nexus 4

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 13:11 7

3. ryq24 (Posts: 479; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


watch out for lenovo and hwawei!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 13:12 6

4. AppleIsGod (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


If zte makes the next nexus, its going to cost 250.... go zte

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 13:18 2

5. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


If zte makes the nexys device apple will sue the device. And zte dis not have alot of patent to defend they self

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 13:25 3

6. ajac09 (Posts: 1365; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Just has the Chinese government and if I was apple I would fear them more then anything else.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 13:36 13

7. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Not surprising when your home country has a population of a billion and u make cheap low cost smartphones phones. ZTE will never reach what HTC has achieved. "quality"

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 15:37 2

15. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Do you have a crystal ball or something?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 19:53

18. jackhuny (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


HTC Quality? Really?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 13:50 11

8. Aeires (unregistered)


HTC had a winner with the EVO but failed to follow it up with solid phones. The EVO Shift and 3D didn't live up to the OG Evo so we had to wait for the One series to wow us again. I like HTC, hope they get back in the game like they were a couple of years ago.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 21:07

20. shirtlessrabbit4 (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


They need to expand their tablet lineup methinks

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 14:01 5

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


?????? whats going on with HTC......seriously? how are they doing that bad with such great phones? I have to be honest about this, i would buy an HTC phone any day over ZTE and Black berry......Can someone tell the root cause of this misfortune?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 14:52 3

11. bart7773 (Posts: 7; Member since: 04 Oct 2009)


For the record I have been a fan of HTC devices and really loved my Dinc. However, in my personally opinion having follow smartphone lore for the past several years, I think HTC's performance has to do with a few factors in varying degrees. I’m sure there are other factors I haven’t/don’t mentioned like the evolution of the ‘Sense UI’. 1) When HTC started to hit their stride and became popular, they tried to create too many smartphones for each carrier that drove issues with quality. Example: Thunderbolt. These received some not-so-great reviews and, in turn, fewer devices were sold. 2) Competition stepped up; Samsung namely. The Galaxy series has performed well and Sammy didn't have the same bad press. Arguably, they also kept their lineup relatively slim. 3) System on a Chip. Other manufactures, including Samsung, were already consolidation chips that allowed for thinner devices and better battery performance. HTC got a late start with SoC and produced some great but thicker hardware that didn’t have the same appeal as other slimmer devices. These are at least some of the bigger takeaways I’ve noted over time but all lead to other manufactures eating away at their market share.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 14:38 4

10. b1acktiger (Posts: 205; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Cheap phones can sell easily. It is always difficult to sell premium priced handsets. i'll use my 3310 again, but never a ZTE

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 14:54 4

12. murati (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


It is hard for HTC because they are making good phones, they are using aluminius and other solid materials and that means that phones are expensive and not everyone can afford it. HTC still means premium phone for me and I would go over ZTE every day. Maybe they are selling good in China or somewhere but not in my country. HTC will come back, it never went down, just competition catch them, they had no competition what so ever 4 years ago and they should realy consider about making some MARKETING ! If someone from HTC is reading this, please start make some comercials or sth cuz on this track, you are lost in space.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 15:06 5

13. kanagadeepan (Posts: 643; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


HTC said they will NEVER make cheaper smartphones... ZTE is ALWAYS making cheaper smartphones... Thats the difference...

If HTC wants to step in and reach top, they have to concentrate on mid and low end smartphones too... Atleast they should release high end phones with removable battery + SD, imho...

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 15:19 3

14. snowgator (Posts: 3200; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


That was going to be my comment. HTC has never recovered from their decision to cut mid-range devices and feature phones. They saw the dollars rolling in from some premium handsets and figured they would never drop back in that market. Very short sighted.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 01:08 2

22. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2120; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


HTC has never made feature phones.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 16:26

16. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Hmm,Zte handsets reliabilty quality is very questionable at best. huaweii I've seen very little trouble with however

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 16:30

17. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 987; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


For HTC to be passed up by a company whose primary smartphones are used by Prepaid carriers.........creates a bad sign for HTC!! I wouldnt buy a ZTE phone either.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 20:15

19. lonestrider (Posts: 85; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


I'm more surprised that RIM is still above HTC.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 00:29

21. psysect (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


o oo !! wait!! ZTE Not compare with HTC at All..
ZTE Brings Low cost & low Quality products and it can beat htc only in cost..
Htc always have a best phone in the market but how is zte??
they can to much sell only in china becuse they dont respect to quality & more price..
JUST HTC .. This is tribule juke..
whats relatetion is beetween htc & zte !!!!???

designe!!
Quality!!
Credit!!
Power!!
no no dont laught me plz............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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