HTC denies report that it is being sold

HTC denies report that it is being sold
What can Taiwan based HTC do? This year, they have launched a handset in the HTC One that is giving the Samsung Galaxy S4 a challenge. Taking a page from Samsung, HTC has taken design cues from its flagship Android phone and is adding an HTC One mini and an unannounced phablet version of the phone. Not only is the HTC One a treat for the eyes, the uni-body aluminum build makes it the opposite of the Samsung Galaxy S4 which is made from plastic.

Despite the success of the HTC One, the upcoming third quarter report is expected to be another disaster. EE Times reporter Alice Sun put up a post on Chinese social network Weibo saying that HTC chairwoman Cher Wang had decided to put HTC up for sale. But this rumor was quickly denied by the top executive of HTC China, Ray Yam. Wang herself also put the kibosh on the rumor at a company family day event that was held over the weekend.

Reporter Sun took down her original Weibo post, not because she thinks it is not true, but "for some peace and quiet." She remains a strong believer that her original story will prove to pan out and that HTC is about to be picked up in what would appear to be a distress sale. But for every seller, there needs to be a buyer and it is hard to imagine who might be interested in buying the company. One of the Chinese upstarts looking to widen U.S. distribution could be interested in HTC's connection with U.S. carriers, but companies like ZTE and Huawei would probably be better off if HTC just died.

source: Weibo (translated), UDNNews (translated) via Engadget



1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

That jelly reporter should be fired.

22. zhiae unregistered

HTC need to give idiot people an good advertisement i think 90% dont know there is a device called ''one'' im one user im still happy with it htc if u lose ''fu** you u made this to ur self

2. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Im interested in buying.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You're not the only One.

9. Luisit0

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

well played

3. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013


4. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Not so fast...

10. Luisit0

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

so wrong

19. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Not yet.. Still Breathing.. pwheeeew

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Even after I, a highly disappointed former HTC user who's lost respect for the company, knew this was BS when I heard about it. Yes they're struggling, but they're bringing the best out of Apple, Samsung, Sony and LG. It isn't HTC's time yet to leave the battlefield.

7. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

A lot of phone market shares are dropping with the rise of cheaper Chinese android alternatives...hopefully HTC can pull through :)

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

This is HTCs challenge. The cheaper Chinese Android alternatives don't have to be better than HTC. Just good enough. And cheaper.

11. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

heh... HTC is putting the One on verizon really soon, seeing as the DNA officially got retired from the site. So that is some stupid bulls**t, why sell when they are about to make a s**t ton of money. Nah HTC is fine yo

20. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

HTC better hurry up and release it on VZW because the iPhone 6 and Note 3 are on the way soon so they better get some sales while they still can.

12. Topcat488

Posts: 1419; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Sounds like someone at HTC's Family Day Event tried to cover-up the obvious. Even companies making a profit are getting banged up by the Analyst. HTC "appreciated the support" of its customers, but the LACK of support TO the customers is what brought them to this point.

13. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Not only is the HTC One a treat for the eyes, the uni-body aluminum build makes it the opposite of the Samsung Galaxy S4 which is made from plastic. what about i dont hear or see much about that and from reviews its better then the htc one

14. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

It would be funny as heck if Apple bought them.

15. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Sony survive, how about HTC

16. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Probably make your smartphones One bit less expensive, then you might have a good time!

17. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Make SD card, less expensieve, better battery capacity and maybe you will survive.

18. gd761

Posts: 215; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

If and IF, HTC is Really going to be Sold, then Maybe Microsoft can make an Offer to Buy HTC since Microsoft was looking at both Nokia and HTC to Market and Distribute Microsoft's Windows Phone Platform to the World. Microsoft had Chosen Nokia because of the Instability of HTC at the time and also because HTC would NOT Commit 100% to Just Windows Phone. There were also a bunch of other reasons that Everyone can Add here if they so choose. Instead of HTC Disappearing and going away, then let the Money Machine that can Afford to throw their Money away like the $900,000,000.00 that was just written off because of the Surface RT Tablet and the Windows RT Debacle. HTC IS and HAS Been a Quality Manufacturer. HTC was building Phones for a LOT of other Manufacturers before deciding to Just Build their Own Devices. I'm NOT saying that Microsoft Just Buy HTC if there is NO NEED for HTC to be Sold. But, if HTC is in Worse Dire Straights than HTC is Willing to let everyone know about, then that's Why Microsoft Should Step In and Buy HTC. Have 2 Different Manufacturers Building Windows Phone for the World of Consumers that Would Benefit from having More than just 1 Manufacturer to choose from.

21. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Fire her. If not company endorsed, she could be out to damage them for unspecified reasons.

23. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

The only good phone company is HTC. Literally blows my mind that they aren't doing too great, but that's because of Verizon making droid a priority. They screwed HTC and said let's take te 3 new, not really new at all, droids instead. The only company that can make phones like HTC..... Is HTC. The LG G2 is the only phone so far I've ever seen compete with HTC's game changing designs. Samsung is a smart company but they don't revolutionize phones. The new iPhone will not contend with anything. I still think HTC is the best and will pull it together. I don't know where they can go though. They already made one of the best phones on the market. LG is comin on strong. Gotta love the future and what it brings!

24. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

One word: ASUS. Asus has laptops and tablets covered, is a strong Google partner, and needs into the phone market. HTC has phone expertise, already abandoned the tablet space, and needs cash, direction, and more industry clout. If they were to merge, Taiwan would have a formidable challenger in the tech world.

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