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HTC's financial woes continue

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:44

Taiwanese HTC released today unaudited results for Q2 2013, and while the results are an improvement over figures for Q1, they continue to indicate that the troubled company is a long way from financial recovery...

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posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:48 7

1. wendygarett (unregistered)

Competition from Chinese brand are fierce? I thought HTC itself is also Chinese brand....

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:51 36

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

The very first word on the article Wendy...

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:19 6

8. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

You don't have to break wendy that hard. lol

He is right though. Taiwanese.... is not Chinese.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:46 8

14. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Technically, wendy is right. Taiwanese are chinese. Get your facts right.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 11:44 1

29. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

READ comment #28.


posted on 05 Jul 2013, 12:32 3

33. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 May 2012)

China are Taiwan are different countries and yes, Taiwan were a part of China before. Not now. like czechoslovakia. Now Czech Republic and Slovakia.

posted on 07 Jul 2013, 05:28

47. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

That's why I used the word technically.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 13:25

35. oister85 (Posts: 501; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Yeah they use to be Chinese but they separate from china.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 10:41

21. Cyberchum (Posts: 749; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Last I checked, Tan is Chinese.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 10:43 1

22. Cyberchum (Posts: 749; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Last I checked, Taiwan is Chinese.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 11:05 2

27. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

You are wrong!!! Technically Taiwan is part of China, just like Alaska is part of the US. Therefore, anything manufactured in Taiwan, is Chinese made.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 10:55

26. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 162; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

Taiwan is technically Chinese but not a China Company. Taiwan is officially the Republic of China, while China is the People's republic of China. Taiwan claims sovereignty over all of mainland PROC while the PROC claims Taiwan to be it's 23rd state. So it depends how you look at it if Taiwan is Chinese or China is Taiwanese.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 11:42 3

28. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Thank you. Anyone in Taiwan will tell you they are not Chinese. I grew up with a Taiwanese kid & he always rep'ed Taiwan NOT China.

Just like Puerto Rico & Guam are territories of the U.S. but are NOT considered the United States. That goes to neutralguy, Cyberhum & JunitoNH.

posted on 06 Jul 2013, 03:10

39. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

LOL Taiwanese are Chinese no matter how you spin it. People in Quebec do not want to be Canadians but too bad, they are. Same with the Taiwanese, they are Chinese even if they do not want to admit it.

Just because I say I am not something doesn't mean that I am not. It could be just me talking s**t.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:52 9

3. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

I feel really bad for HTC. I loved its products and was a perpetual buyer of its phones. But, certain amenities are important to me as well as many other long time customers. It didn't listen to our requests to keep these certain criteria so many of us moved on. It now reaps the consequences of adopting Apple's arrogance in what ever deal it signed with Apple.

Plain and Simple: rather than signing a pact with Apple, you should've been listening to your long time customers.

John B.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 10:04 4

20. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

Hey Slammer, you gave away the whole problem of HTC, in your second sentence. They need better timely updates of their smartphones... But they prefer that their customers are perpetual buyers of a new phone "updated".

posted on 06 Jul 2013, 08:54

44. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

It's in people's nature to always want better and newer things. You'll buy the new product anyways since it has a better camera, better battery life, better screen and so forth . ;)

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:54 9

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Oh HTC... The once good phone manufacturer is slowly dying. They make incredible devices, and my first was the HTC Sensation 4G, but when they refuse to update their phones that are a year old, they got a bad rep and brought it against themselves.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 10:44

23. lallolu (Posts: 560; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

I had the sensation as well and since they decided not to give it sense 4.1 not to talk of JellyBean, I gave the phone to my wife and bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:01 8

5. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1310; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

even HTC ONE is not helping HTC, i mean HTC's profit was better in 2012.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:08 14

6. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

Samsung swoop them up

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 17:57 1

37. SleepingOz (unregistered)


posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:18 4

7. sonisoe (Posts: 435; Member since: 06 May 2009)

htc's miniscule marketing budget compared to samsung might be used as an excuse for the company's downtfall, but i dont buy that. htc has established a solild enough foothold for its brand since 3 years ago, in the us or internationally. they just hadnt listened to consumers/critics ie.android cripling sense and bad battery life despite generally beautiful hardware.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:19

9. pyradark (Posts: 882; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

where the hell did the 5 Million sold? or should I say ship and stack at store

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 10:00

19. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 854; Member since: 11 May 2013)

One of the exec of htc said that the 5 million units is not true, it only came from unknown person reporting to wsj. htc never made official declaration of htc one's sales.. but i remember 1.2Million in May doubling what April made.. so april 600k

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:21 2

10. HASHTAG (unregistered)

I wonder if they had better product support would they not be in this situation? I like HTC, but with them releasing so many flagship devices last year (given that they released many high-end devices last year) they were just in a complete mess.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:28 3

11. FlushGordon (unregistered)

The Oversaturated Mediatek China phones are slowly killing the high-end market

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:38 2

12. LordLust187 (Posts: 18; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)

It's a great company but with devices losing support before or sometime around a year and lack of expandable memory or at the most 64gb of built-in memory their sales will continue to drop, They need better smartphone support if they want people to continue buying their pricy smartphones and I should know cause when I had a Android from HTC it was awesome and HTC said it'd get updated but now it's not even going to get any updates and that's why I won't buy a HTC One is cause if I get it know will they continue updating it or will it be another device HTC leaves behind?

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 08:40 6

13. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

It's unfortunate, but not unexpected. Folks now more or less thing of galaxies as android, just as Lumia is Windows Phone. HTC will have to be content with a much smaller piece of the android pie, and wrangle for position amongst Sony, LG, Motorola, ZTE, Oppo, Huawei, etc etc etc. Too crowded.

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 09:12 4

15. piyath (Posts: 1033; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)

Trying is better than doing nothing.. Well done HTC..
I am a Samsung fan though.. Sammy is the King!

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