HTC targets US market with latest Desire smartphones

Troubled smartphone maker HTC is targeting the US market with four new mid-tier devices, which it said are “designed to make premium smartphones affordable and accessible to all”. It said that devices will be “broadly available at prepaid and postpaid …

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HTC’s Q2 revenue halved from year ago

HTC, the troubled Taiwanese smartphone maker, delivered poor second-quarter numbers. Revenue was TWD33.01 billion ($1.07 billion) and the company reported a net loss after tax of TWD8.03 billion. A comparison with the year ago period (Q2 2014) is striking when …

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HTC says it’s not open to merger with Asus

Taiwan’s HTC has said it won’t consider merging with local rival Asus (also known as Asustek Computer) and hasn’t been in touch with the company, Reuters reported. HTC was responding to comments by Asus chairman Johnny Shih last Friday about possible …

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Asus CEO keeps open mind on HTC acquisition

Taiwan’s Asus said today it has “not ruled out the possibility” of buying troubled smartphone maker HTC, which recently forecast a sharp loss for Q2, Reuters reported. Asus chairman Johnny Shih made the comment in response to a question raised …

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Australia smartphone market jumps 29% in Q1

Strong demand for phablets and the continued popularity of the iPhone 6 in Australia helped fuel a 29.2 per cent jump in smartphone shipments in Q1. Apple’s market share leapt to almost 50 per cent as shipments surged 66 per …

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HTC drops forecast on weak high-end, China sales

Troubled Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC cut its revenue forecast for the second quarter of 2015, citing “slower demand for high-end Android devices and weaker than forecast sales in China”. The company has also trimmed its gross margin forecasts, primarily on …

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Coolpad joins list with Indian ambitions – report

Chinese device maker Coolpad is planning an entry into the competitive Indian smartphone market, according to The Economic Times. The company will offer devices using its Dazen brand online. It is also planning to set up a research and development …

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HTC reports weak April sales; One M9 demand in question

HTC announced uninspiring results for April 2015, seeing its first year-on-year drop this year, as the company rolls out its latest flagship, One M9. Sales for the month were TWD13.54 billion ($440.97 million), down 38.66 per cent over the same …

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HTC set for H2 flagship launch; India push reported

HTC is set to launch a high-profile smartphone in the second half of the year, noting that in recent years it has not had a “holiday hero” to drive it into the lucrative Q4 sales period. Speaking in a conference …

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