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HTC posts loss in Q3, predicts declining revenue in Q4

05 November, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC posts loss in Q3, predicts declining revenue in Q4 - read the full textHTC's unaudited report for the third quarter of this year pointed to the first quarterly loss in the company's history. The final report confirms that and doesn’t paint a rosy picture for Q4 either. The company's revenue for Q3 this year was $1.6 billion. That's a sizeable drop from the $2.4...

 

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Oh dear! Poor marketing strategy, gimmicky camera, albeit Zoe is quite cool, late release and only releasing certain phones in limited markets....the Head of Marketing should be sacked! Any idiot with half a brain could do a better job! It would be a shame if this iconic brand disappeared without a trace, HTC deserves to be near the top of the food chain!

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  • 2013-11-05 23:12
  • nGr3

> In reply to Ikram @ 2013-11-05 18:51 from utsb - click to readI agree with you. The only reason for sinking is poor service otherwise they had some very good products recently. Hope they realize this sooner .

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  • 2013-11-05 22:36
  • 0BU}

i ll never buy a unibody phone!!

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  • 2013-11-05 22:14
  • XMFb

Maybe if they would make a phone with a button on the front not on the top where no one can reach (what idiots) they will have more sales (samsung and apple have them). From my point, I say let them burn. Same goes for nokia who chose only Windows platform.

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  • 2013-11-05 21:52
  • spHF

> In reply to playForever @ 2013-11-05 18:12 from Bcth - click to readThe htc one would be a perfect phone if it's size and weight were a touch smaller and lighter, there's no need for those huge speakers...

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  • 2013-11-05 21:38
  • 7skK

I have had a few HTC phones and i must say that i'll never buy one again, i mostly had issues with the power and volume up\down buttons, after a while they just quit working. I had an I9000 galaxy which recently i gave to my girlfriend ,but in the timespan in which i used it i had absolutely no problems with it. And when i say i used i mean i USED it,i dropped it several times cracking the chrome bezel and the battery cover ,it is scrached all around the screen being an exception,i've flashed Cyanogenmod 10 on it and it still works great. Never an HTC phone served me as well as this one with the punishment it has been through in 3 years , i still love it!

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  • 2013-11-05 21:20
  • aj$r

> In reply to Pretoria @ 2013-11-05 18:27 from Nr5B - click to readfunny how HTC fanboi's only argument against the galaxy line is "cheap plastics hurrdurr"

tnx sir, but i'd take plastic that doesnt dent and scratch easily with mSD removable battery, bigger display and smaller bezels anyday even over some titanium clad POS.

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  • 2013-11-05 20:29
  • mgek

In India other companies offer same spes. at about 25% lesser price than you with better after sale service. You need to work on that seriously

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  • 2013-11-05 19:42
  • 7tGj

> In reply to Ikram @ 2013-11-05 18:51 from utsb - click to readso poeple might not have job due to this! still happy?

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  • 2013-11-05 19:20
  • ixum

> In reply to playForever @ 2013-11-05 18:12 from Bcth - click to readYes they just keep on doing that. Not listening to consumers. Thus, they suffer the consequence. Shame on them. When will they ever learn? When all is too late and they are already in the bottom of the pits and has suffered severe losses.

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  • 2013-11-05 19:00
  • iKyp

Very good news ! They do not have good aftersale service in India and prices are very high.

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  • 2013-11-05 18:51
  • utsb

Just bring on the momentum...Also build phones which are cheaper but with all features with lowest price point..that will be the turning point for your comeback...Hoping it soon.! ! !

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  • 2013-11-05 18:48
  • uumJ

> In reply to HTCMe @ 2013-11-05 17:05 from EJRV - click to readUsing that logic Nokia should be gouing from strength to strength!

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  • 2013-11-05 18:42
  • p%n8

try to put 5000 picture in htc butterfly s and galaxy s4
u will know who is the winner ...

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  • 2013-11-05 18:41
  • sF%q

> In reply to Sto Maraka @ 2013-11-05 14:20 from 0FJy - click to readyou speak kak HTC camera is as good as iphone camera. HTC has one problem which is lack of advertising. I'm using HTC One it's a perfect phone but people are being brainwashed by plastic phone.

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  • 2013-11-05 18:27
  • Nr5B

> In reply to Transfomer @ 2013-11-05 18:03 from tVsx - click to readPlease save your breath to cool your tea, He will never listen to reason

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  • 2013-11-05 18:21
  • RcFM


The problem is that HTC never listens to the customers.
Many people here or engadget or pocketnow have posted feedback about the important things they want. HTC just ignores all. Here are the few important/critical thing contribute the HTC failure on its HTC One.

* No removable battery. No microSD slot.
* Wide bezel, which made HTC one overall size is bigger than S4.
* 4MP camera is a wrong bet. At least it should keep 8MP with OIS.

On the other hand it added things which made the phone unnecessary cost high, such as aluminum case, big speakers, which made phone size bigger too.

Its HTC One Max is a joke when it's compared to the Note 3. It is much heavier and bigger, but less powerful. I don't understand why HTC make it which has no market demand at all for such a heavy/big phone.



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  • 2013-11-05 18:12
  • Bcth

> In reply to swift @ 2013-11-05 16:36 from g5bm - click to readU r very funny, Polycarbonate bumpers replace steel bumpers b'cos it's part of d g.o.a. Body to absorb impact at max resistance to protect passenger compartment. Same goes to the phone. Hard metal case means ur screen & m/b get damage at maximum impact. ,!!!

Pls replace ur car with steel bumpers,, yes?..?..?

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  • 2013-11-05 18:03
  • tVsx

Do this things you will get back on this game.
1.aggressive marketing
2.improve after sale service
3.dont delay the shipping of your products
4.make sure you have enough resource to meet the needs
5.make water proof and stick with to aluminium build and improve camera performance
6.dont try to compete with other oems ideas very swiftly

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  • 2013-11-05 17:48
  • t1$F

metal is better than plastic in every case end of.

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  • 2013-11-05 17:10
  • g5bm

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