HTC’s 2012 gets off to a quietly bad start

HTC’s 2012 gets off to a quietly bad startThings went downhill for HTC pretty quickly last year. The Taiwanese manufacturer was once adored back in the glory days of the original Desire, but consumers weren’t impressed with HTC’s ludicrous 2011 output, as evidenced in tumbling profits.

HTC claims to have learned that “less is more”, and hopes to turn things around in 2012, but Q1 has been a bit of a disaster.

Taking a gander at HTC’s Investor pages, we see that total revenues reached NT$67,790 million, which represents a year-on-year decrease of 34.92%. Oh dear.

Meanwhile, unaudited operating income is reported at NT$5,099 million, net income before tax was NT$5,551 million, and net income after tax was NT$4,464 million.

To be fair, the manufacturer has been keeping a pretty low profile this year. It revealed just three new handsets at Mobile World Congress, namely the quad-core HTC One X, dual-core One S and comparatively modest One V.

Incidentally, the HTC One X and One S are out now, if you fancy throwing a buck or two HTC’s way. I'm sure it'd be appreciated.

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Pondlife  Apr. 6, 2012 at 19:10

Full of doom and gloom aren't you :)

Treab  Apr. 6, 2012 at 19:57

its lewis hes the eternal pessimist... dont let him get you down otherwise he will crush your spirit...

Pondlife  Apr. 6, 2012 at 20:02

Ha I've beaten him to that years ago.


Hmm that's not a good thing is it. :( lol

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 6, 2012 at 20:20

These figures are to be expected, they're post-xmas and pre-One Series devices. I'm sure HTC won't start worrying unless the One X and S don't sell very well.

Pondlife  Apr. 6, 2012 at 20:26

Which will depend on how long we twiddle our thumbs waiting for the S3 and how good it is when it arrives.

But they are year on year drops so last year people were in same post xmas pre what's next limbo too but they still sold more

Treab  Apr. 6, 2012 at 20:35

Ha I've beaten him to that years ago.


Hmm that's not a good thing is it. :( lol


just remember...

http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/1009/wax-on-wax-off-demotivational-poster-1285294602.jpg

jaybear88  Apr. 6, 2012 at 22:55

Going by the threads over on HUKD, the One series is selling like hot cakes. Even considered flogging my own phone to get my hands on one (cheeky little 12 month vodafone deal plus my 25% discount from work)

SpeedyG  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:05

The One V looks interesting but its £50 outside my budget unfortunately. Looks like my old Hero too.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:31

The One V looks interesting but its £50 outside my budget unfortunately. Looks like my old Hero too.
The One V will likely fall in price quite quickly, if the Wildfire and Wildfire S from 2010 and 2011 are anything to go by :).

Treab  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:33

The One V looks interesting but its £50 outside my budget unfortunately. Looks like my old Hero too.
The One V will likely fall in price quite quickly, if the Wildfire and Wildfire S from 2010 and 2011 are anything to go by :).


i reckon it will be 100 ish quickly.. its not much higher than the samsung galaxy ace...

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:35

I think that's a bit optimistic, it has the same specs as a Desire S, doesn't it? I'm not entirely sure though...that kinda phone isn't my forte.

Treab  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:37

1ghz 512mb ram 4gb hdd... not exactly high end these days ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:37

I looked it up, it's better than the Desire S, no way it'll be £100 any time before pre-MWC 2013.

Pondlife  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:38

Is the 4gb fixed?

Treab  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:40

Is the 4gb fixed?

Edit. defo micro sd slot... but doesn't the s not have one?

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:40

No, expandable via MicroSD. It's basically a Desire S in a different body with the new HTC imaging chip.

Treab  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:40

I looked it up, it's better than the Desire S, no way it'll be £100 any time before pre-MWC 2013.

i dunno. the v is very low spec these days... that was high end 2 years ago.

Pondlife  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:40

What price and from where are we basing these decreases from?

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:41

Is the 4gb fixed?

i think so... cant find ref to a micro sd..

http://www.knowyourmobile.com/comparisons/1294674/htc_one_v_vs_zte_orbit.html

Bottom of the page, in the storage section.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:42

What price and from where are we basing these decreases from?
Using Google Products price seems to range from ~£230 to ~£250.

Treab  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:43

What price and from where are we basing these decreases from?

im basing on eqivilent spec phones i.e. the lumia 710 samsung ace etc...

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:44

I looked it up, it's better than the Desire S, no way it'll be £100 any time before pre-MWC 2013.

i dunno. the v is very low spec these days... that was high end 2 years ago.


It's not very low spec, the Ace, Galaxy Y, Wildfire S etc are very low spec. The One V has a Snapdragon S2 processor and 512mb of RAM with a 5mp camera (with its own imaging chip) which can capture 720p video...that's not "very low end", is it?

Pondlife  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:45

All this talk of their lousy last 12 months and not even laughed at the Flyer yet can we rectify that now?

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:48

All this talk of their lousy last 12 months and not even laughed at the Flyer yet can we rectify that now?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...rectified :).

SpeedyG  Apr. 6, 2012 at 23:48

The One V looks interesting but its £50 outside my budget unfortunately. Looks like my old Hero too.
The One V will likely fall in price quite quickly, if the Wildfire and Wildfire S from 2010 and 2011 are anything to go by :).


Should do, but why should that be cheaper than the older Desire S? I don't understand in the face of all the phones around it keep its value so well. Been seeing 2nd hand Samsung Galaxy II's within £50 of Desire S's. These phones are both high grade, barely used (A or B usually) so that should tell you something.

Was looking for a while and decided on the LG E906 instead from Expansys because I liked the look and access.

Finally my aging G600 can take a rest! :)

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