HTC reiterates commitment to Windows Phone, issues strong Q2 revenue guidance on HTC One sales
posted by Daniel P. / May 02, 2013, 3:56 AM
As the unaudited figures hinted last month, today's audited official report lists just $2.88 million net profit on $1.45 billion in revenue. For the current quarter, however, HTC gave much more optimistic guidance, thanks to the start of HTC One sales, and said revenue is expected to go up 63% to $2.5 billion. Gross margin is expected to hit 22-24%, while operating margin is to get to 1-3%.
In February our teams set a new standard for smartphones, launching the new HTC One. The reviews of fans and critics alike have been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to delivering on the promise of this device... We are working as hard as possible to meet the demand everywhere.”As for the state of the industry, CEO Steven Chou had good things to say about the HTC One, unsurprisingly: "
Asked about the financial status of the company, Peter Chou said they are fine "in terms of cash flow," so no underfunded worries, and confirmed HTC plans to stick with both Android and Windows Phone going forward. On the topic of innovation, and copying it thereof, HTC's CEO stated: "In this industry, everything can be copied. I think there's no point [in] thinking you can prevent this... but whether they would get this original quality -- I think the most important [thing] is that you are first."
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Nice to see HTC keeping close to Windows Phone, it means they trust it with sales.
posted on May 02, 2013, 4:12 AM 28
Not like the Samesung.
posted on May 02, 2013, 4:28 AM 27
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Htc always the first when it comes to innovation!
posted on May 02, 2013, 4:44 AM 19
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mention some of them?
posted on May 02, 2013, 7:29 AM 5
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- Stereo speakers have been way before HTC One. Old Nokia phones, Samsung phones, and especially Pureview 808, all had great dual stereo speakers. - Front speakers were first used by Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N. Galaxy Note 10.1, Nexus 10 also had dual front speakers. Aluminium body has been used before HTC One. Nokia N8, Omnia 7, Samsung Wave, Nokia 8800, iPhone 5, Nokia E7, etc Blinkfeed is not even an innovation, it was inspired by others work E.g Flipboard, pulse widgets and the windows phone Metro UI. I'll give them the Ultrapixel noise, but that also sounds like a remodel of what Nokia has already done
posted on May 02, 2013, 8:03 AM 10
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Its about the combination of those perfect technology into one phone. -Front facing speakers on a Flagship Phone with Android OS is 1st. - We had many Aluminium devices, But those made before the booming of smartphones.
posted on May 02, 2013, 1:27 PM 2
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Yea nice try...Front facing stereo speakers on a mobile device! Innovate doesn't mean invent. So yea, Blink feed is an innovation. HTC has been first as an LTE device on VZW and the first Nexus and the first to put a 1080p screen on a MOBILE phone.
posted on May 02, 2013, 2:20 PM 0
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hurts to know that s4 will sell more than this beautiful device. even though htc has increased its marketing budget, its still not enough.
posted on May 02, 2013, 4:55 AM 8
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I played with both phones at Best Buy the other day. Actually the S4 looked better in person than I anticipated, but the One obviously trumps in the looks department. The Galaxy definitely has some bugs to work out as the cute sales lady couldn't get many of the features such as eye tracker and the "hand hover" mode to work and the display phone crashed in mid-demonstration. I didn't mind as I got to hang out with her a little longer...: ) Anyway the HTC One seemed quick and flawless. The interface is almost Windows Phone-esque which I consider a plus.
posted on May 02, 2013, 8:35 AM 5
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Very happy with my one x and soon upgrading to 4.2.2 with sense 5 (tegra 3 version)=BOSS plus my mate's and family r all buying the HTC one mainly due to the sxcy design and front stereo speakers, I have hope for HTC windows phone but has to have high end specs and new innovation like the HTC one to take out the stuburn Nokia. Samsung s4 decent but just filled with gimmicks. I love HTC :)
posted on May 02, 2013, 4:58 AM 14
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android is fugly and boring. The best word to describe it would be "outdated".
posted on May 02, 2013, 5:14 AM 4
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HTC fan boys don't get the big picture. The reason HTC fails is not because of marketing it. It is because of stupid crap like not receiving notifications on the One X and having to wait 6 months for the update that fixes it. Now with the HTC One, the capacitive buttons go dead for 20 - 30 seconds and that fix for the carrier versions seem nowhere in site. Apple and Samsung sell because you can buy a first batch iphone 4s, GS3, and GS4 and not be incredibly frustrated by some problem that never should have been there in the first place.
posted on May 03, 2013, 8:54 AM 1
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