HTC confident it will sell more smartphones in 2012

HTC confident it will sell more smartphones in 2012
HTC an emblem for Android growth success all the way until just after mid-2011 when something happened. The Taiwanese company’s shares nosedived, and it hasn’t recovered up until now. At MWC, though, HTC layed out its plans for making a comeback with a few but well thought out handsets - the HTC One series. Now, the company is confident that the One series that will hit the market in April will help it sell more smartphones in 2012 than it did in 2011.

"We are confident this year will be ... a much better year," head of HTC Europesaid, Florian Seiche, spoke about the company’s smartphone sales.

"Even with the Q1 not being the ideal fast start right out of the gate in January, which of course we would have preferred, even with that we are very confident," Seiche said for Reuters.
 
Currently, Apple is enjoying huge growth in sales and Samsung dominates the Android landscape, while Nokia has partnered with Microsoft over Windows Phone. HTC is obviously putting its best effort on Android, but we’ve seen it out Windows Phone smartphones previously as well, so we wouldn’t be surprised if it launches WP8 devices towards the end of the year.

Do you think HTC will be able to get out of the gutter?

source: Reuters

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21 Comments

1. refreak

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

i believe htc will do better.. Agreed that samsung is leading android manufacturer.. But htc has Something even samsung borrows from.. Its Sense UI.. and now with its latest 4.0 version with the one series and quad core devices, it has a good chance

4. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Well, I agree with everything you said except the thing about the Sense UI. When it comes to UI it actually depends on a person's taste. But if you're looking for the most highly optimized and integrated UI you're gonna have to look beyond the conventional UIs of the manufacturers and be open to custom ones. Anyway, back to the topic :) Yes, HTC will do better. Their One Series is a force to be reckoned with. Samsung got a great foothold last year because they produced droids on almost all sizes. This time HTC has something to box with on most corners too.

2. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

I hope Every manufacturer is thinking this way only........LOL....

3. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

Absolutely. HTC and Sony will reign in 2012.

7. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Sony.. Are you kidding? They can only make PS for kids & not the smartphones.

18. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

what? Have you ever heard of the xperia arc, arc s, and the Experia S? and if sony only makes the PS, where did their amazing tvs, cameras, and computers come from

5. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I hope HTC does well this year, and in fact hoping every company to do well. I love seeing different phones from different companies come up with. I don't want to end up in a world that only one company left to make phone. Oh well, Apple is trying to do that, isn't it?? Sorry for the iFan out there, but I am sick of seeing the same phone everyone is holding. Really? iPhone 4 and 4S looks the same!?!? Wow, that's a great way to show off your phone. Please Apple, redesign your iPhone 5!! It's sad to say, there are too many people out there just love to use iPhone, especially teenagers know nothing about phone but want to be just like their friends.

6. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Well said. :p *though I hate to admit that iOS is really irritatingly creamy even with low processors (i mean lower than droids).

8. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Love the Nutella!!! I know!! iOS is very smooth that doesn't require high spec to run. I think Android needs to go back to its root and rethink that a little. Simply jacked up the spec all the time but ignore its OS would just end up in disaster. It's like a car, you can keep increasing HP and it can run faster in straight away. But ignoring tires, suspensions, etc, the car just can't win all the races.

9. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Every payout my fiance and I makes sure we have some stock nutella. :p By the way, we're on the same boat man!!! I hate to admit that our toothy fruity enemy is really good when it comes to hardware-software compatibility.

13. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

OMG!! Very off topic, but spoon full of Nutella is just simply amazing :P

15. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I guess all the news about the redesing iphone5 hasnt hit you yet...hmmm

17. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I know the iPhone 5 is gonna be redesigned, but who knows. Apple keeps their secret really well. We will see what it will look like when iPhone 5 comes out. Can't wait :)

10. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

HTC is going to do a lot better if it concentrates on good smart phones like the sensation they did last year and does not bother building stuff like the Jetstream.

11. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

In America, you have to get on board with all the carriers to sell phones. Samsung released a GSII for EVERY carrier in some way or form. I doubt the HTC One X will make it to all the carriers but we will see. Right now the One X is only GSM so that certainly doesn't help US sales. Even the iPhone is now with 3 of the 4 major carriers. Apple learned that carrier exclusivity did not help market sales...especially when that carrier is ATT. Not good HTC.

12. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

You are right. HTC does need to make sure the One series goes onto every carrier. Samsung is smart enough to put their best phone for all major four. This is will be an interesting year for sure. I just CAN'T wait!!!!

14. savien808

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

I love HTC they have better customer support than tmobile and they are always helpfull. i do hope they do good this year!

16. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

as long they redisng phones and not al look the same.. they wil climb back to the success as the build quality ans sense is great...

19. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Just really wish the one series had fm radio I would definitely purchase. Is there any way to install HTC fm.radio on this device fm radio with rds

20. ENIGMA

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

BUT HERE IN UK IF PHONE RELEASES ITS AVAILABLE ON ALL 5 NETWORKS IN STATES ITS DIFFRENT WEIRD GOOD LUCK HTC I LIKE HTC OWN THE SENSATION DHD

21. manoj7878

Posts: 7; Member since: May 03, 2013

Smartphonecashin definitely pays the highest values from all the cell phone trade-in programs.

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