- 01-08-2013, 04:27 PM #1
HTC Earnings Analysis: HTC’s Hot December Misjudged by Media | BGR
They Think the Windows phone 8X and 8S have stopped it's revenue collapse .
I tend to agree with this. because the 8X and 8S were released at that time frame and were released in multiples carriers around the world. the Droid DNA/ Butterfly. couldn't do it because it was/ is launched in two Markets. USA and Japan. They also say it's due to the decent demand for the 8X and high demand of the 8S in Europe.
That's pretty Impressive
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01-08-2013, 05:02 PM #3
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So the 8X and 8S did what the One X couldn't do. I hope this goes on to influence other OEMs, and let them know that their is money to be made with Windows Phone.
Samsung is currently keeping Android numbers inflated and if MS can get them fully on board then it would be good for the marketshare. Also, those huge activation numbers for Android that Google keeps pushing don't necessarily relate to handsets sold.
- 01-08-2013, 05:16 PM #4
the reason the thing the 8X did when the One X didn't is because Carriers and Advertising, Innovation and hardware. when HTC launched the One X. they had to advertise themselves. when the 8X launched they had MS backing them. meaning much more advertising and more carriers. Also HTC made something different and innovate. eg. the front facing camera and the built in amp.
- 01-09-2013, 05:32 AM #8
The whisper is despite claims of artificial supply shortages and exclusivity being its doom, the Lumia 920 is readily outselling the 8X. Signature what again? :]
I found this hard to believe, but then I remembered HTC is no Samsung. Two million or so in extra sales is in fact a huge deal - HTC shipped (just) 7.3 million smartphones in Q3 2012, which was a better quarter for them profit-wise than Q4 2012. I suppose it's good news that Windows Phone might now be a pretty important cut of HTC's revenue, but the bad news is that the company is struggling. Per your graph, the "pretty awesome December" is still on the worse end of their year, which has been bad.
I like HTC and hope they can turn this around. It's extremely saddening that the market has essentially moved to another duopoly with Samsung and Apple, while manufacturers who I believe do decent work - HTC, Nokia and Sony - are left out in the cold. Oh, and Boy Genius Report.
- 01-09-2013, 08:59 AM #9
HTC's biggest obstacle is HTC. Their numbers from 2Q and 3Q wouldn't have dropped so bad if they had decent support behind their products. I've heard a dozen times by current/prior HTC owners that they have poor customer service/relations. Perhaps their changing that. I hope so, because now they have a new problem on their flagship phone (8x) to deal with: the finish on their phones is rubbing off in people's pockets. HTC's response? Don't put it in your pocket. *eye roll*
- 01-09-2013, 10:16 AM #11
HTC's problems aren't as self-inflicted as, say, Nokia and Sony, who go out of their way to make it difficult to buy one of their better handsets through "exclusives."
I hope they can fix their CS issues, as they're one of the innovators in the category.
- 01-09-2013, 11:15 AM #12
I think the difference for HTC is the carrier push. I have been two 3 nearby Verizon stores, and all have been laid out in a way that promote Windows Phone.
My local store is designed to push people in a counter-clockwise pattern. The first phone on the right was the GSIII, followed by a massive Windows Phone display featuring Qi chargers and accessories galore. Right after that is the iOS display and then the android phones. Also the posters out front were dominated by WP ads.
- 01-09-2013, 04:51 PM #13
In my verizon store, the Windows phones are in the back....the feature phones are up closer to the front more than the windows phone.
Literally had I not known the phone i was looking for, i would not have even went to the back to find the windows phone.
I think for Verizon it is Galaxy....Iphones...Droids...Windows phone.
- 01-09-2013, 05:17 PM #14
Fascinating how carriers separate "Galaxy" from "Android," isn't it?
I think that if Samsung decides to go the Tizen way (assuming it makes sense for them), a lot of Android market share runs the chance of evaporating. Google and Android folks seem to think that Google's the dominant partner in that relationship, and I wonder if Samsung won't school them within the next 24 months. Especially if the rumors about a forked "Android +" Google "X Phone by Motorola" are accurate.
- 01-09-2013, 10:17 PM #17
Now let's look at HTC, who has done what Nokia has done in past - spread itself thin - and now, despite the 8X being the flagship Signature device of Windows Phone, it has failed to outsell the exclusive 920. I was told consumers would pick up the HTC 8X if they saw it next to the 920 because it's just so beautiful. So where are the sales?
- 01-17-2013, 07:20 PM #20
Regardless, it's all good news for Google. As for WP8, I'd like to see Nokia start doing some clever advertising like Samsung. In fact, I'd like to see the same relationship between Nokia and Microsoft as Samsung has with Google.
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