Stiff Android competition is putting HTC on the ropes - still a market leader

Stiff Android competition is putting HTC on the ropes - still a market leader
HTC's beginnings may be unknown to a lot of people around the world, but the last few year we've seen them explode onto the scene and become a smartphone market leader. They were also the first to take on Google's mobile platform, Android, when everyone was unsure about the stability and profitability it offered. For now though, international investment institutions are leaning to a more conservative stance for the Taiwan-based company's fourth quarter outlook. The reason being for a change of heart is due to the increasing competition of other manufactures putting out Android handsets. In the last few months, we've seen a record amount of companies take the plunge and make announcements for their Android based phones. In addition, Motorola has been making some headlines with news about bringing an Android handset to every major wireless carrier in the US soon. There are still some positive outlooks with HTC – they've been working closely with T-Mobile in the US and Europe. T-Mobile USA in particular contributes five to ten percent of HTC's total revenues a year. Credit Suisse is placing HTC's stock to a neutral rating with a an estimated target price of NT$380 (US$11.62). There's still no cause for alarm yet because HTC is going to continue working with Google to roll out the next generation Google phone in the fourth quarter; the Passion.

source: DigiTimes

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3 Comments

1. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

htc ftw! i got to say that even though other carriers are making android devices as well, they dont have anything against htc. (fanboy) the new lg phone, the keyboard is basiclly copying htc, trying to make a phone better than the tp2, smart adding android but, not impressive enough. i got to say, the samsung galaxy, from the appearance it doesnt look like a touch screen phone at all. and it doesnt look like something i would want to get. motorola, the cliq's screen is like not orginized at all, trying to find stuff would be a pain. as of now htc is winning the android device war and they would hopefully keep that record. the bigfoot, not heard about for a while might come out soon to, i personally dont really like the color scheme, also the instinct q, i cant complain about it yet because its not released and experia x3, that i cant talk about it either. out of all these companies, htc is still king!

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the tp2 is junk. its windows based and not a capacitive screen. change windows to android, ad capacitive, and fatten that battery and it would be awesome. anything WM 6.1 is junk.

3. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

the touch pro 2 isnt junk. even though i like android and capacitive screen doesnt mean all resistive and winmo devices are junk. you might like the ability of flick scrolling and multitouch but some people like to click with precision and accuracy. i heard the touch pro 2 is like a capacitive screen anyways. lg phone is basiclly like the touch pro 2 but with android and a capacicitve screen but its just like changing the hardware of the touchpro 2, and make it a different screen. is kinda like saying apple makes an iphone and lg is copying that look by making the arena. they added a new ui, the s class cube interface, and adds a 5mp camera. copying the iphone and trying to make people buy that than the iphone. but the iphone beats the arena no matter what. htc ftw!

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