HTC still making a profit... just

HTC still making a profit... justI had some less than complimentary things to say about HTC over the weekend, and now the company itself have issued some numbers that add even more fuel to the fire.

As expected, HTC's results for Q4 2012 continue to see the company's fortunes slide, with the three-month period seeing Taiwan's once-finest turn a profit of just NT$1bn (£21.4m).

Of course, your definition of what constitutes bad results depends on who you are. Nokia, to take a needlessly cheap shot, would be pretty chuffed with those kind of figures. And it's far from the only one.

As it happens, HTC's profit for the quarter was actually slightly more than analysts were expecting. But it all falls into perspective when you consider that for the same Q4 period in 2011 HTC put £235m in its pocket – itself a drop of 25% on the year before.

And while HTC did launch a few new handsets over the past few months whose sales won't really have had a chance to have an impact on the bottom line, the reality is just about everyone else did too.

Via The Verge

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AhmadCentral  Jan. 7, 2013 at 19:51

I think HTC can turn it around and i'd like to see them become the successful company they were with the Desire range, but it'll take a lot of hard work.

jpdjpd641  Jan. 7, 2013 at 20:09

I agree with Ahmad. From a once a HTC Desire lover now a Samsung S3 mingler. Don't know why they bothered to partner with Beats on some of their new handsets!
Personally I was sold on the Samsungs Camera and Specs over HTC's offerings, was a close call though.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 7, 2013 at 23:49

I think HTC can turn it around and i'd like to see them become the successful company they were with the Desire range, but it'll take a lot of hard work.
HTC messed up as soon as Google let go of the reins. The original Desire was, after all, just a Nexus One with a different body and Sense UI. I think all their previous Android devices had some kind of "Big G" input, too.

Samsung had majpr software issues with their early Android devices (including the SGS), which I guess also helped HTC look comparatively better.

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