HTC Still in Trouble; Tiny Profit Hides the Bleeding as Revenues are Down

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Despite the solid success (including eking out a tiny profit) with the HTC One M8 and the M7 before it, it looks like HTC is still on the ropes. Interest in the HTC One M8 has tapered off (as you would expect when we are about to see a host of new devices unleashed upon the world). On top of this, even though HTC made a profit for the first time in a great while, that was only because of severe cost cutting measures.

Their latest financials (according to analyst Charles Arthur) indicate HTC's revenues are actually lower than last year (2013), as the company is poised to have its lowest total revenues since 2009. Ouch!

The latest rumors suggest that HTC will be making the next Nexus tablet product for Google, but it will take more than that to revive the once mighty company. What do you think it will take to bring them back from the brink?

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I see HTC getting bought out by Microsoft.

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Or perhaps another Android OEM... I could see a Chinese company buying them to get more brand presence in the US.
 

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it's only a matter of when not if that htc will be bought out by chinese or korean phone maker. right now they're so insignificant that most consumers don't even know what they're and the minority that do won't care if they're gone/absorbed by bigger corporation. my guess is either oppo or lg will buy them out.
 

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That's too bad, HTC has great build quality. And sense has come a long way, it's actually pretty appealing IMO. Maybe a little late to grab people's attention though.

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How do you define great build quality? How is it better then LG, samsung, Apple or Motorola? I personally think htc is crap because their phones can't last 1/2 day without a charger. Always were the worst when it comes to usage longevity on single charge.
 

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As with everything, it's all a matter of personal preference. They DO make a good looking phone and their dual front speakers are great. I've personally never been a fan of Sense and I wasn't real impressed with the screen quality either, but that's just me.... I'm used to the over saturated colors & brightness of the Galaxy line.
That said, it is sad to see them struggling. The fact is they've been hurting for the past few years and I think they blew their chance at a real comeback with the One M8. I honestly think it they would have put a decent camera in that device, a lot more people would have went with it over the other high end devices released during this particular timeframe.
Guess all we can do now is wait and see how things pan out for them. RIP HTC

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it's only a matter of when not if that htc will be bought out by chinese or korean phone maker. right now they're so insignificant that most consumers don't even know what they're and the minority that do won't care if they're gone/absorbed by bigger corporation. my guess is either oppo or lg will buy them out.
I don't see LG buying them as they have worldwide presence. Oppo would make sense.
 

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How do you define great build quality? How is it better then LG, samsung, Apple or Motorola? I personally think htc is crap because their phones can't last 1/2 day without a charger. Always were the worst when it comes to usage longevity on single charge.

Have you used either of their last two or three devices? I know someone with both the M7, M8, DNA, and Rezound, all of which had great build quality and are/were on par with battery of their competitors. All great devices of their time. I currently have a G2 and although it's nice, I'm almost embarrassed to hold it side by side to all of the mentioned above (minus Rezound). Feels incredibly cheap. Same goes for Samsung. I've had plenty experience with all manufacturers. HTC and Motorola have the best quality in the Android world lately IMO.

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As with everything, it's all a matter of personal preference. They DO make a good looking phone and their dual front speakers are great. I've personally never been a fan of Sense and I wasn't real impressed with the screen quality either, but that's just me.... I'm used to the over saturated colors & brightness of the Galaxy line.
That said, it is sad to see them struggling. The fact is they've been hurting for the past few years and I think they blew their chance at a real comeback with the One M8. I honestly think it they would have put a decent camera in that device, a lot more people would have went with it over the other high end devices released during this particular timeframe.
Guess all we can do now is wait and see how things pan out for them. RIP HTC

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Good point, their camera is the downfall of their last two flagships.

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Have you used either of their last two or three devices? I know someone with both the M7, M8, DNA, and Rezound, all of which had great build quality and are/were on par with battery of their competitors. All great devices of their time. I currently have a G2 and although it's nice, I'm almost embarrassed to hold it side by side to all of the mentioned above (minus Rezound). Feels incredibly cheap. Same goes for Samsung. I've had plenty experience with all manufacturers. HTC and Motorola have the best quality in the Android world lately IMO.

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I agree 100%!

Those who give the M7 and M8 cameras no credit haven't used them. The build quality of them is leaps and bounds over the others. Senes is incredibly light and not overwhelming with useless apps that don't get used.

A two-year guarantee for software upgrades and a 6 month free screen replacement, winning in my book.

HTC is and will have a hard time competing with the Samsung fan boys, kind of like Apple fan boys.

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I've always liked HTC. This is my first non-HTC phone after having three straight ones. Dinc, Dinc 2, & a Rezound. My wife has a DNA and her battery life is great. The main reason I chose the X over the M7 was the screen/phone size. I'll always be an HTC fan. They make a solidly built, quality phone. It's that simple. It's just a shame that they don't have better marketing. That's been one of their biggest problems.
 
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