There are few signs that HTC might be turning around. As we told you earlier this month, the company that has seen its revenues shrink more than a spinach leaf in a hot pan saw its revenues soar by 110% from February to March
. On a year-to-year basis, the numbers don't look as appealing as revenue dropped 53% on that basis. In addition, Q1 profits were down 67% from the same period last year. To make matters worse if you're a fan of HTC's phones, it was the firm's VR division that generated the revenue improvement.
Other than the Exodus 1 and its appeal to a very small (but growing) percentage of the global population, the most recent phone that the company offers is the nearly year old HTC U12+
. But you know what is even deader than HTC's smartphone business? Its social media presence. Spotted by Reddit posters
), the company hasn't sent out a tweet since March 11th. Even worse, its once lively Instagram feed (@HTC) hasn't seen new content since last August.
So what can we make of this? The last great phone that the company produced was the HTC One (M8)
, which in some ways was ahead of its time. If we are witnessing the slow demise of HTC's smartphone business, it is a sad ending for the company that produed several outstanding Android phones including the very first one.