HTC 5th most profitable handset maker after Apple, Nokia, Samsung and RIM

HTC 5th most profitable handset maker after Apple, Nokia, Samsung and RIM
According to Chinese language newspaper Economic Daily News, the leading handset producer in terms of profits in 2010 was Apple. The Cupertino based manufacturer took a 40% slice of the worldwide handset profit. Nokia shipped the most handsets and Samsung posted the highest revenue.

In terms of profits, HTC has settled into fifth place, beating out LG, Motorola and Sony Ericsson. The Taiwanese handset producer accounted for 5.7% of the worldwide profit in 2010 for handsets and is expected to bring that up to 8% HTC trails Apple, Nokia, Samsung and RIM in profitability.

Of course, it is hard to guess what might happen next year considering that many manufacturers have some really strong models expected to launch. LG has the sizzling hot Optimus 2X, the first handset with a dual-core processor that will launch in Europe next month as we reported. Motorola has a couple of dual-core models itself with the Motorola Olympus for AT&T and the Motorola Etan for Verizon. As we told you, Samsung is expecting to make a major push into Windows Phone 7 devices and HTC has some high spec'd models for launch in 2011 like the HTC Thunderbolt, possibly headed to Verizon next month.

With all of these new models coming out, it would be very hard to make a prediction about which manufacturers are going to produce strong financial numbers in 2011.

source: DigiTimes

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24 Comments

22. DigitalJedi_X unregistered

A dumb loser convention? Is that why your grandmother is hanging around here?! lol! Yes, the iPhone made companies step their game up in reference to touchscreens, but apps have been smoothly integrated into phones since Symbian, Java and homebrew. Nokia phones have always had smoothly integrated apps. As has Windows Mobile and Palm OS. You're such a dumb fuck. What, you just got a smart phone when the iPhone came out? That has to be the case, otherwise you would know this. And the reviewers on PhoneArena are hardly professional. They routinely get stories wrong and have massive misspellings throughout. And how many pro articles do I need to shove up your moms ass along with my c*ck to prove to you that the iPhone is a barely capable device only sustained by its apps. The Evo, Galaxy S, and Droid phones are routinely proven to be better than the iPhone. Now go back to sucking Steve Jobs off will you? Cockmeat!

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

fisher price phone? :p

8. DigitalJedi_X unregistered

There is absolutely NOTHING great about the iPhone. It has features that phones have been doing since 2002, but the CRApple iZombie's hail them as revolutionary. All it is is simple. It's a phone made for people who are basically too stupid to know how to go into the phones menu to do anything. No hate. No excuses. The phone truly is unremarkable.

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

with a fisher price UI :p

11. maccmill

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 29, 2010

kudos to that

12. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Lol, well why don't you come up with a phone with nothing great about it, and then sell it for $900, and let's see how many units you can sell :) Are you that dumb? The iphone will not sell in millions if it has nothing great about it. Your stupidity is truly remarkable :)

13. thatdude1 unregistered

Uh, NO!....the iphone is not great. That overpriced feature phone is marketed to people of low intelligence such as yourself. Add lazy to that also. Then CRApple's marketing team comes along and gets isheep like you to buy it in droves. EVERYONE knows it's a simple phone with a featureset that is blown away by the competition. YOUR stupidity is truly remarkable.

14. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

What a stupid thing to say. Doctors, lawyers, businessmen, use the iphone. There is no such study or survey released that say that the iphone's market are peolple of low intelligence. Only stupid ones like you would say such a thing :) Gosh, what a dumb and hateful thing you are :) Oh well, hatred does make people stupid :) Stop hating.

17. thatdude1 unregistered

You, 530gemini, are a prime example of an idiot. You fall for anything you see or hear, as long as it was seen on tv or posted in some article. The only stupid a$$ I see around here is YOU. Compare specs, dumb a$$. The iphone falls short compared to any REAL smartphone out there. What a dumb a$$ tool you are.

18. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

And you "thatdude1" is an epitome of a stupid hater and user. And what would you rather want me to believe? Whatever you say? Lol. Hey moron, specs are not everything. Nokia devices have impressive specsheets but perform poorly overall. Does "user experience" mean anything to you at all? What a dumb user you are if you think that the specsheet is enough to tell whether a device is great or not. The iphone's 5mp camera outperforms those with higher mp's. Using your mentality, you probably think that's impossible because your inferior brain only looks at the numbers. Pathetic dumb a$$ :)

21. thatdude1 unregistered

You, 530, are the dumb ass user if you think a handset that does not support widgets, cannot bluetooth files, does not have true multitasking, and can't even sustain a phone call without dropping is is a good handset. Stop sucking CRApple off, limp dick.

15. DigitalJedi_X unregistered

No. You're that dumb if you think the CRApple iToy is anything remarkable. Sh*t sells dude. If it didn't, how else would your mom have so many clientele? :) And what's so remarkable about a phone that touts features that have been on phones since 2002? You're a prime example of all the iZombie's running around. You'll buy sh*t on a stick if CRApple were selling it. You're one of the idiots that are easily influenced by Jobs' distortion field.

19. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Oh my goodness, is there a dumb user convention going on in here? Lol. The only $hit here is you :) And why include moms? Is your brain cell inadequate that you need to bring in moms? Lol. What next? My dad and my aunt? Lol. What's remarkable with the iphone is its implementation of features. Yes, touchscreen phones existed before the iphone, but does it have the level of smoothness and responsiveness that the iphone has? Video calling existed before the iphone, but does it have the clarity, quality, smoothness, ease of use that facetime has? 3rd party apps existed before the iphone, but did they have the integration and robust quality that apps on the app store have? Web browsing existed on phones before the iphone, but did it deliver pc like web browsing experience like the iphone did? How many pro articles do I need to slap to your stupid face stating that the iphone revolutioned the smartphone industry? What now? You think you're smarter than those professional reviewers? Gosh you're so stupid :)

20. thatdude1 unregistered

You are such a dumb fuck, 530gemini. Yes, there were smartphones that offered pc like browsing long before the iphone. You are the hater in all this. And a dumb ass one at that. And yes, 3rd party apps with robust intergration long before the iphone. What, you think this stuff came along when the iphone came out? You are a stupid dipshit. And how many articles do I have to slap your dumb ass with to prove those points? You are dumber than dirt with the judgement of jelly.

24. uofmrules

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 11, 2010

Why don't you go to any site other than Apple.com to get reviews on phones. The iPhone is NOT even rated the #1 smartphone on the market. I have had every single iphone and all they do is change one little thing or add something that an old flip phone had and call it the iphone32. They are not inventive; they just used their ipod, turned it into a phone and told people to pay them to make apps for their phone!! They didn't have MMS on a phone for almost 2 years!!!!!!! How the hell does that make you the best phone?? You seriously need to do some research before you speak, or you will just keep making you'self look dumb.

7. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Hahaha. No matter how obviously great the iphone is based on its popularity and huge profit, bitter haters always finds some excuse. Excuses that are so dumb, lol.

2. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

Actually I just think that Apple has such a following that they will continue to dominate. They have a simple to use phone and a marketing team that plays 2nd to no one.

3. Replyifyouregay unregistered

Actually Apple's marketing sucks. They just have a load of mindless followers who will buy anything from Apple. More evidence of this is here. Phone Arena will giving anything with an Apple Logo a 9/10 or 10/10

4. zackh121556 unregistered

hahahaha true that, this site was created by iphone hookers, they wouldnt accept Android if it grew out of their crotch........and ps...NOT GAY according to you screen name lol.

16. Replyifyouregay unregistered

You're gay

5. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

It does make you think...Apple just adds a couple of things to each new iphone that comes out and its basicly the same phone but continues to get a nice score, but Windows Phone 7 comes out with a new and great OS and it gets a 8/10. WOW! I wonder when apple makes the iphone 5 what score will it get?!

23. uofmrules

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 11, 2010

Windows 7 sucks, thats why they got an 8/10....lucky to get that.

1. maccmill

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 29, 2010

The fact that apple has the highest profit and the least number of phones sold of the top 4 should really scare people, since it proves how over priced iphones are. They're gouging you all to death.

6. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

It is not because the iphone is overpriced, but it's because all that huge unit sales only comes from one phone.

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