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Beats sale helps HTC turn to profit in Q4

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Beats sale helps HTC turn to profit in Q4 - read the full text HTC posted its Q4 report and the numbers are worse than expected with the company’s struggles in the market continuing. The Taiwanese recorded a second successive quarter of operating loss, bleeding $52 million through its core business. However, the sale of its stake in Beats, helped bring...


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> In reply to techguru @ 2014-01-08 10:48 from 3AxW - click to read5MP is just below what Film truly is.

Film at ISO100 is roughly 8MP so you do 5MP that's roughly 65 ISO film.

So there is a quality difference, not trying to blow away your point just saying about quality and size.

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  • 2014-01-14 00:51
  • xGrG

> In reply to almeladze @ 2014-01-06 18:28 from Yg$9 - click to readdoes MP affect the picture quality on a 5' inch? seriously mate, read up on megapixels and what they do.

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  • 2014-01-08 10:48
  • 3AxW

> In reply to almeladze @ 2014-01-06 18:28 from Yg$9 - click to readThey HAVE abandoned it, they've sold their shares as explained in the article. Bose would be a great idea! But would Bose agree, considering where HTC is at at the moment? Probably, and sadly, not.

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  • 2014-01-07 09:27
  • n9RQ

They need to abandon stupid beats marketing ploy. if they want to appeal to true music lovers they need branding like Bose, Clarion, Harman Kardon or something along those lines.

And they deed to wake up from 5 megapixel camera dream. From moment one, I thought the company was lying to us customers with this camera. It turned out that I was right.

I wonder if Taiwanese think we're idiots that can be duped into these things... Well, they got their answer lol

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  • 2014-01-06 18:28
  • Yg$9

> In reply to How Come @ 2014-01-06 11:33 from NpZ6 - click to readstop hating! saynomore

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  • 2014-01-06 15:53
  • 3AxW

Phones locking up, extreme overheating and that good habit of cutting phone connection when you put your hand anywhere near the antennae! Wonder why people are running away in droves, NOT. At the price, people expect something that works, not something that runs like a bad Beta version made in someones garden shed

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  • 2014-01-06 13:58
  • NuF9

How can gsmarena says they wish HTC will come back in the game whereas they don't advertise its phone in stead samsung.

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  • 2014-01-06 11:33
  • NpZ6

> In reply to Ahmed Alam @ 2014-01-06 08:23 from SbWR - click to readwell you have a phone thats way out of date thats the issue you've got sensaion ex is over 2 years old and tbh a rubbish phone

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  • 2014-01-06 10:48
  • ixum

I am using HTC Sensation XE since one and half year and I am loving with HTC Products. But, the genuine problem which I have found are.

- Over heating.
- Sometime slow responsive.
- Battery draining so fast.
- Need to be more innovative.

If HTC overcome these problems, I believe HTC will become the market leader.

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  • 2014-01-06 08:23
  • SbWR

HTC needs to differentiate themselves more. Spend more R&D in a market not so saturated. I'm thinking Windows Phone...

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  • 2014-01-06 08:13
  • ii9f
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Greetings from Oman, HTC ONE is the best mobile, they are lacking unethical marketing as Samsung & Apple,, but the people who educated are aware about the capabilities of HTC,,all the best for 2014...

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  • 2014-01-06 06:39
  • nXFd

I think they could have sold more models of the HTC One if if didn't have the Ultra Pixel camera.
I know their intentions were good but the people have spoken and we/they/internet do not like the Ultra Pixel camera.

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  • 2014-01-06 04:37
  • RxeY

1: No Marketing,
2: Over priced for their mid range of Configuration models.
3: Outlook.(Seems, more space below the screen just for Home & back option..It reduces screen height)
Poor service in india..(Each state has only one service center, who lives in @least 500km far they have to travel)
4: So, Simply Samsung & LG& Micromax takes complete charge.

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  • 2014-01-06 03:12
  • T4%Y

HTC is a very good handset phone but the problem is just the marketing strategies they used to position the brand. In regards of the quality and specs, no question to ask. Please re-strategize the marketing.

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  • 2014-01-06 02:49
  • PxAL

Sounds like BB woes - perhaps a merger? Both good quality desirable hardware but overpriced. Seriously, a merger, integrate products and lower prices.

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  • 2014-01-06 01:45
  • mAtE

> In reply to Roy Miller @ 2014-01-05 13:30 from u1yt - click to readThe colors are there very vivid colors, autofocus is pretty fast, contrast is great,lowlight photos are great but then you try to zoom and see that detail is missing.

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  • 2014-01-06 01:35
  • TmCa

> In reply to Ethos-Evoss @ 2014-01-05 18:53 from nxk6 - click to readPathetic is you who comments just out of spite for specific products. Yes beats headphones are overpriced that is true but it doesnt mean they are bad. Boomsound on HTC phones and the equalizer they use is awesome. Try and find a phone with better speakers then HTC One.

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  • 2014-01-06 01:30
  • TmCa

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-01-05 17:43 from RKky - click to readI think they have a very good R&D foundation. The problem with HTC is good advertising, good managementand and they should extend their reach or costumer service much more because in third world second world countries retailers are profiting by putting rocket high prices as you can see from pwoplw who comment here. They should set astandart pricing and not allow retailers move that price or they should open their own retail stores or work in conjuction with big retailers on other countries although they do not have the budget to open their own stores i think they can work with big retailers in various countries to showroom their devices. Other than that you never see an HTC smartphone break, be poor built like other manufactures even their midrangers are very good manufactured.

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  • 2014-01-06 01:27
  • TmCa

Bad after sales support, pink tint when shooting in mid to low light, go figure. Worst decision ever was when i bought a crappy htc one.

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  • 2014-01-06 00:06
  • vaNe

Greetings from Egypt ;)

Seems almost everyone other US or select countries are complaining of the same reasons, no need to mention them again.

To be honest, I really admire (and Love) HTC products. Unlike India and other countries, we enjoy the availability of them devices. However, HTC here has next to nothing advertising in Egypt, no real pricing research on 2013 units, resulting in bad competition with Samsung and Sony, and now even Alcatel, Huawei LG are grapping more and more sales..Jovi Tronix is beautiful local distributer, and.people are realizing that plastic ain't always good..but they cant buy HTC coz of pricing and because they really know nothing about the phones' quality build or hardware. As a tech geek and android supporter, also someone who changes their phone once or twice in a less than a year, I rarely have enough money to buy a flagship from HTC.Always Sony and LG (Even Crapple) are better in price, Z1 is becoming cheaper than HTC One !!!!

Please improve ur prices (Learn from Moto G (A wonderful piece of the market is waiting for a product like that in Egypt, provided they do some serious PR this time).

Peace & Happy new year everybody

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  • 2014-01-05 22:38
  • NqX}

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