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Report: Taiwan better served by an HTC shift to low and mid-range models

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Aug 2013, 03:00

Taiwan’s Industrial Economics and Knowledge Research Center, funded by the Taiwan government, says that the value of the production of mobile devices in the country during the second quarter plunged 21%; the research center blamed a slowdown in demand locally for high-end smartphones. While not mentioning HTC by name, the research center was certainly talking about the Taiwan based handset manufacturer...

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posted on 27 Aug 2013, 03:23 3

1. Sesameopen (Posts: 109; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


posted on 27 Aug 2013, 03:27 2

2. RH234 (Posts: 45; Member since: 21 Aug 2013)

Delays in launching the phone then waits 5 1/2 months to launch a $1 billion marketing campaign. Even worse, they launch this Ad blitz shortly before Note 3, Sony Honami, and IPhone 5s announcements. Doubt this will help HTC One sales even if Iron Man threatens the planet.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 03:27 9

3. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1526; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)

Yeah low and mid range phones are the key to success. look at nokia . Their Lumia 520 selling like hot cakes, there is no low end phone that can match 520. And look at Samsung's success. All those profit is not came by selling s4 and other flagships. They have lots of good offerings on low-mid range categories.
i love HTC One . Its such a beauty with beast . Make a low-mid range phone with One's design language with Lumia 520 specs and cover all basic customers needs like sd card,removable battery etc

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 10:29

8. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

'there is no low end phone that can match 520'

Htc 8s said hi

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 03:36

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Yes, HTC should produce phones that cover the low to mid-range of the market with proper price tags. HTC phones in India are too costlier than Sony.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 05:41

5. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

I doubt HTC would make a strategy that would successfully make them enter the low end and mid range category. Their products are always expensive than others and so are their specs. HTC would just be better off by focusing with their high end devices

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 08:31 1

6. Eclectech (Posts: 253; Member since: 01 May 2013)

HTC will not make low end phones because their CEO, Peter Chou indicated he'd like to protect HTC's brand image. This very site had an article about it last year (Google - HTC will not produce low end phones).

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 08:55

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

HTC needs better quality control. Gap-more design and really poor finishing marks on the headphone jacks, USB ports, and sim card trays is terrible. You might be able to fool the average American that your designs are amazing by using metals and really dense plastics but most people see how crappy your build quality is in regards to clearances and heat distribution.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 13:21 1

9. sharks (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)

Looks like the trolls are back to typing again. You have no idea what's good and what's amazing. The HTC One is freaking amazing.

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