Tough times are coming for HTC in 2010

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Tough times are coming for HTC in 2010
HTC is one of the leading smartphone manufacturers in the world and this is by no means surprising, as its products are known for the quality of both their hardware and software. Besides, the company made a timely move by switching from Windows Mobile to Android as the main OS to base its smartphones on.  But it seems the future of the company may not be that bright, as industry sources in Taiwan believe that competition in 2010 coming from manufacturers like LG, Samsung and Motorola will be much tougher.

In the last quarter of 2009, Motorola has actually managed to surpass HTC, becoming the fourth largest smartphone vendor for the period, in terms of volume shipments. Samsung is believed to become stronger on the smartphone field, having in mind the company is now manufacturing smartphones for various operating systems and it plans on rolling out its own one – bada. LG is also hoping to expand its smartphone business by offering more than 20 models in 2010.

We don’t really see HTC backing down anytime soon, but rather spending more resources on innovation, in order to bring us even better devices. After all, that’s the point in having a competition.

source: DigiTimes

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4 Comments

1. 203RichBoy

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

HTC will always be my brand of choice

2. scottmbolt unregistered

HTC > Moto, Samsung, and LG.

3. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I dunno. HTC hardware has been fine when it comes to my work phone G1, although the laggy proc they decided to use in it, and rather poorly responsive touchscreen drive me crazy. My buddies Touch Pro pisses him off to no end with hardware faults. But two other friends of mine have no problems with their HTC touch, or TP2. So probably hit and miss. I find myself never using my G1 anymore being that I have a Pixi as my personal phone. Android just doesn't have the appeal WebOS does, at least not comparing the G1 to the Pixi. If I had a droid that could have been a different story. Either way my vote goes to Palm. I won't buy another HTC Android phone again. As long as I have a WebOS personal phone my desire will be to replace my G1 with a Nokia X6 32gb for listening to on the jobsite. C'mon Tmo! X6 time!

4. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

I'd like to HTC try and make a great high end media product with a fantastic camera, xenon flash, 720p video recording, etc. Like a Nokia Nseries high end phone in terms of functionality and features, but with better video recording. Most of their products are either sub-par hardware combined with mediocre software, or mediocre hardware and sub-par software. They're missing that great hardware (how about a phone with a camera shutter button, great 8MP, 3.7" display and slide out QWERTY?), and if they just fill in the holes of Android, that Symbian fills, they'll have the great software too.

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