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HTC reports weak Q3 results as revenue and profits fall

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HTC reports weak Q3 results as revenue and profits fall - read the full textHTC was once on its way to the top of the smartphone world, but it's in a bit of a slump lately. The results from the preliminary report were confirmed in the new report and the outlook for the final quarter of this year isn't looking too good either. The company saw a revenue of $2.4 billion in...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-26 16:30 from 3x1v - click to readDon't get me started on the HD2. I went through 10 of them in the first year and a half that it was out. All kinds of issues and Tmobile wouldn't swap my phone out for a different one.

This is sad though befause HTC's build quality is better than Samsung's but them keeping phones from certain markets probably had a hand in this.

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  • 2012-10-26 17:45
  • jxxN

hey ok

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  • 2012-10-26 17:37
  • PaGJ

I believe their phones to be great and well priced. If only they stopped their policy of limiting the data storage available on the device they would sell much more. Very few people want a high-end device without a memory card option. The 16GB of the One S and the Windows Phone 8X are ridicolous, the 32GB of the One X barely acceptable...

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  • 2012-10-26 17:28
  • EmCn

HTC's products are of higher quality than Samsung's (arguably). In my opinion, they need to make phones with better batteries, SD card slots, removable battery, and market/advertise more.

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  • 2012-10-26 17:19
  • jKxx

It's a shame because they use to be the go-to manufacturer until Sammy showed up...
For me, I've had several HTCs over the years, their old windows phones were amazing HTC Titan 2 and for me up until the HTC Hero - they were leading the way...
But then...
Real lack of software updates..
The focus on Sense over actual specs...
The battery life issues...

But for me, the main 2 issues?

First one was that every phone after the Hero looked the same from HTC, there was little / nothing distinguishing their top-range from their middle... they became boring grey slabs... so generic it was painful...

But then with the HTC One X - they made the 2nd fatal mistake of REMOVING essential technology like memory card slots, etc. - they're doing a Nokia and not listening to what the market / their fans / audience want and as such won't last much longer I don't think...

It's a real shame, because when you think back to what companies like Nokia and HTC were like in their prime, they were unstoppable... even SonyE to an extent (they just seem content on providing phones with the year-before's technology - tragic that they can't (won't) catch up with others re: specs...)

Which miserably leaves us with Apple and Sammy leading the charge... nobody benefits from fewer manufacturers - it just reduces the choice for us, the customer (and ultimately stifles innovation) as if there's no-one to challenge them, they'll eventually put the brakes on and start to incrementally change each year (like Apple do now) as opposed to truly challenge and inspire...

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  • 2012-10-26 16:58
  • GjjS

This is pretty sad! They make good phones.

Dear GSMArena, as I said some times, there is a connection problem, I cannot connect to Facebook from your site since yesterday.

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  • 2012-10-26 16:55
  • 0UuE

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-26 15:42 from IVVP - click to readI do not know Korea country policies on Foreign companies. so i will not agree or disagree with ur statement.

I will however say you cannot blame Samsung for HTC demise. Do you think Korea makes up for the entire consumer market. No. There is Europe, the US and all other countries which HTC failed to satisfy.

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  • 2012-10-26 16:47
  • RcFM

HTC is class, Sure it's expensive, the Sales of the One-X has been impressive. - The problem lies in the mid-range phones? They have placed the Desire Series in the mid-ranage category, but the specs they offer compared to samsung of the same price range are lower. It's not like they are not trying but they haven't got it right?

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  • 2012-10-26 16:32
  • uWJ1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-26 15:56 from vaNH - click to readI being one, defective HD2 which required an Android app to stop headphones from randomly calling people.

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  • 2012-10-26 16:30
  • 3x1v

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-26 15:42 from IVVP - click to readSouth Korea has always had anti-competitive policies against foreign brands. WIPI was just a way for Korean companies to get an upper hand over foreign brands. Most people here who worship Samsung though, won't bring that up or don't know that about their cult leader.

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  • 2012-10-26 16:21
  • j1Hg

Really I think HTC did dual mistake in same time anf because of that they fall to this very bad position. first they entered to low end devices and destroyed their brand value, second they decided to be just normal!! they have no bold pros and have a bold Weakness (Their Camera performance). they build phones with good quality material but there are other phones with better performance attached to their High quality handsets like iPhone, Motorola's, SONY's and ...

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  • 2012-10-26 16:10
  • HIKg

sony is the one taking its share back from i think sony is responsible for this.

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  • 2012-10-26 16:08
  • KA4Q

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-26 15:42 from t7Xk - click to readlg will rise up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lg is coming back!

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  • 2012-10-26 16:02
  • vx20

Already 2 years ago we (HTC owners at the time) hoped this would happen, when HTC spewed out defective phones and their European service returned defective units without even looking at them.

Many HTC models wasnt even troublesome, they were downright nightmares, its not something victims forget so easily. HTC could have avoided this some years ago by replacing the defective phones, but they could not afford it, and now they already lost more than a fair and square handling of this would have cost. The brought the bad reputation on themselves, its well deserved.

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  • 2012-10-26 15:56
  • vaNH

HTC deserve this, they haven't remained competitive, their phones are inferior to Samsung's.

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  • 2012-10-26 15:52
  • 3x1v

not supprised! there phones are too expensive still trying to charge £120 for a wildfire s!

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  • 2012-10-26 15:46
  • 39x%

Motorola went down first, followed by Nokia. .now HTC. . . Haixxt. . . Apple is next. .

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  • 2012-10-26 15:42
  • t7Xk

samsung had a bit of a hand in this, apparently they kicked HTC out of Korea.

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  • 2012-10-26 15:42
  • IVVP

i always wanted to buy htc phone, but once i saw the battery life, i just gonna say goodbye to this phone, so i think htc should improve in battery life, especially when they wan to provide large screen with high graphic phone

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  • 2012-10-26 15:39
  • RIL$

Q3. july, august, september.

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  • 2012-10-26 15:33
  • mEBe

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