HTC predicting lousy Q3 results

HTC predicting lousy Q3 resultsHTC’s 2012 got off to a pretty awful start (93 comments – all on topic, natch), and its Q2 wasn’t much better, despite the arrival of the flagship HTC One X, alongside the One S and One V.

Now we’re told that HTC has been reassessing its Q3 forecast, with various numbers being trimmed down like some unruly bush. Oh dear.

You can read more about the numbers and that over at the Gear of Slash (or SlashGear, if you prefer). In layman’s terms: the figures smell like poo.

HTC doesn’t explain why it’s being so pessimistic, though the HTC One X continues to take an absolute beating from the ultra-popular Samsung Galaxy S III. Sucks to be HTC.

To make matters worse, Samsung is tipped to launch the Galaxy Note II before the end of this here month.

And let’s not forget those chaps over in California. The latest murmurings suggest Apple will unveil the iPhone 5 in September.

China's Huawei is also tearing it up on the smartphone scene, with the likes of the Ascend G300 and the imminent Ascend D1 Quad.

While we’re pouring on the hurt, let’s add that HTC was snubbed when it came to Windows 8 tablets.

All in all, pretty freakin’ bleak, man. On the plus side, the Windows 8-rockin' quad-core HTC Zenith might be alright.

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matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 3, 2012 at 14:04

Windows 8-rockin' quad-core HTC Zenith might be alright.
Since the Android-rockin' HTC One X seems to be failing miserably, I doubt a W8 version will sell particularly well, either.

Pondlife  Aug. 3, 2012 at 14:15

WP buyers are peculiar though, just look at Treab ;)
On the Note 2 train of thought, saw that one of the networks in the US has only just launched the first Note.

Pondlife  Aug. 3, 2012 at 14:21

After their form with android tablets who could blame MS for looking elsewhere. Could help HTCs figures not to be involved anyway.

Treab  Aug. 3, 2012 at 15:16

WP buyers are peculiar though, just look at Treab ;)
On the Note 2 train of thought, saw that one of the networks in the US has only just launched the first Note.


i miss the good old days... where you just targeted the mods :p trying to take me on... bad form :p

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 3, 2012 at 15:20

WP buyers are peculiar though, just look at Treab ;)
On the Note 2 train of thought, saw that one of the networks in the US has only just launched the first Note.


i miss the good old days... where you just targeted the mods :p trying to take me on... bad form :p

How is the WP device? Still using it, or has it been relegated to "drawer device" until your sister's wedding?

Treab  Aug. 3, 2012 at 15:30

its a back up device... my sgs2 was always my main ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 3, 2012 at 15:36

its a back up device... my sgs2 was always my main ;)
It's in a drawer, isn't it :p?

Treab  Aug. 3, 2012 at 15:38

its not actually its currently under my bed ;) i use it mostly when im calling 08 numbers...

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 3, 2012 at 15:58

its not actually its currently under my bed ;) i use it mostly when im calling 08 numbers...
Why do you swap devices to call 08 numbers? They're counted as normal minutes on T-Mobile, you realise (or they are on my contract, anyway)?

Treab  Aug. 3, 2012 at 16:04

its not actually its currently under my bed ;) i use it mostly when im calling 08 numbers...
Why do you swap devices to call 08 numbers? They're counted as normal minutes on T-Mobile, you realise (or they are on my contract, anyway)?


only on the new tariffs thats an optional extra on my contract.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 3, 2012 at 20:11

Yesterday I received an email from Expansys - a business customer special sale.
The BIG smartphone offer? The HTC HD2!!!!!! 2 1/2 years old... €350! I don't think any current HTC model will fetch €350 in a year's time. Nevermind 2 1/2!

Treab  Aug. 3, 2012 at 20:52

Yesterday I received an email from Expansys - a business customer special sale.
The BIG smartphone offer? The HTC HD2!!!!!! 2 1/2 years old... €350! I don't think any current HTC model will fetch €350 in a year's time. Nevermind 2 1/2!


pah in ireland your lucky to be offered that :p

blizzard7  Aug. 4, 2012 at 11:47

WP buyers are peculiar though, just look at Treab ;)
On the Note 2 train of thought, saw that one of the networks in the US has only just launched the first Note.


i miss the good old days... where you just targeted the mods :p trying to take me on... bad form :p


Don't worry Treab, I've got a Lumia too. ;)

Treab  Aug. 4, 2012 at 12:10

WP buyers are peculiar though, just look at Treab ;)
On the Note 2 train of thought, saw that one of the networks in the US has only just launched the first Note.


i miss the good old days... where you just targeted the mods :p trying to take me on... bad form :p


Don't worry Treab, I've got a Lumia too. ;)


yeah but you have the overpriced fancy one the '800' you sicken me.

universe1992  Aug. 4, 2012 at 17:11

To think I nearly got the One X glad I held out for the SGS 3

blizzard7  Aug. 4, 2012 at 23:00

WP buyers are peculiar though, just look at Treab ;)
On the Note 2 train of thought, saw that one of the networks in the US has only just launched the first Note.


i miss the good old days... where you just targeted the mods :p trying to take me on... bad form :p


Don't worry Treab, I've got a Lumia too. ;)


yeah but you have the overpriced fancy one the '800' you sicken me.


You're assuming I paid for it. *shifty eyes*

Treab  Aug. 4, 2012 at 23:27

WP buyers are peculiar though, just look at Treab ;)
On the Note 2 train of thought, saw that one of the networks in the US has only just launched the first Note.


i miss the good old days... where you just targeted the mods :p trying to take me on... bad form :p


Don't worry Treab, I've got a Lumia too. ;)


yeah but you have the overpriced fancy one the '800' you sicken me.


You're assuming I paid for it. *shifty eyes*


doesn't matter 710 FTW ;)

Pondlife  Aug. 5, 2012 at 01:59

resists urge to ponder if ftw means for the wankr ;) Well nearly resists :)

Treab  Aug. 5, 2012 at 10:25

resists urge to ponder if ftw means for the wankr ;) Well nearly resists :)

it doesn't... disappointed in you pondi... very disappointed.

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