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HTC Posts a Profit in Q2, Isn’t Out of the Woods Yet

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Thanks to cost-cutting measures and device sales in developing markets, HTC has turned a profit in Q2, netting NT$2.26 billion ($75.6 million). That’s an 80 percent increase from last year’s Q2, and a notable improvement over the company’s losses of NT$1.88 the previous quarter.

Despite the improvement, it’s not all sunshine and roses for HTC quite yet. The company barely met its guidance for the quarter, and Goldman Sachs research predicts Q2 could be the company’s peak quarter. Obviously, that doesn’t bode well for the rest of the year. 

HTC is still betting on the HTC One (M8) to help maintain profitability, but has also shown a firm commitment to low-end handsets for countries such as China and India.

Hopefully that strategy keeps HTC afloat in the end, but if not, perhaps the rumored Volantis could be a shot in the arm.

Via: HTC
  • JoshHenry

    im rooting for you HTC!!!

  • Yaritza Miranda

    They need a Led Lampen

  • jb

    HTC can’t win. It’s like they’re being struck down by one Thunderbolt after another…

    • JoshHenry

      I see what ur saying.. but thats not true.. I pondered long and hard between the LG G3 or the M8. Finally I went with the M8 because at the end of the day, no matter the specs there something about a plastic phone that i dont like. I couldnt be more happier with my choice. My biggest worries were would i be happy with the 4mp shooter and the 2600mah battery. and now they arent worries at all. I think us enthusiast get so caught up with minor differences in specs and forget its all about the functionality of a phone as a whole. Thats why the Iphone is a winning product with mid range specs. and the M8 is a winner too!

      • jb

        high megapixel counts are for those who don’t understand “Airy disc” and diffraction (which is the VAST majority of consumers). http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/diffraction-photography.htm
        To use the calculator on that page, select the Canon G6 (which has a 7 megapixel, 1/1.7″ sensor) which is the smallest sensor size camera that’s selectable. Then, realize the sensor size on the M8 is 1/3″ which is about 1/4 the size of the G6. You’ll quickly realize that even with “only” 4mp, the M8 is already WAY past the point of diffraction at it’s maximum aperture of f/2.0 meaning resolution (details) are already limited as-is.
        So… it’s not the SENSOR that’s the limiting factor, it’s really the software behind the sensor. If you think that the images out of the G3 camera (same size sensor as the M8 but with 13 megapixels and thus, less resolution detail because the Airy disc’s will converge, blurring the details) is better, it’s NOT the 13 megapixels which are responsible. It’s the software processing AFTER the sensor.
        To an end user, that difference (sensor vs software) may not matter (if they do indeed see the G3 images as superior – I haven’t compared them because I could give a rat’s *** about cameras in cell phones) but my point is, buying off of a “spec sheet” is NOT the way to do it. Capturing images side by side with both devices in a variety of settings and comparing them is the way it should be done.

  • Droid Ronin

    Which phone is that in the headline pic?

    • Adam Elghor

      OG Nexus One

    • JonathonFlores

      Never thought I’d see such a question.

    • Grayson

      Nexus One. Come on man.

  • Maxim∑

    Something as simple as a black bar at the bottom of the phone probably cost them a lot in sales

    • rawr

      Which is why the Volantis will come with 4 black bezel bars! Haha! Consumers love bezels with logos on them. We just didn’t put enough on The All New HTC One (sic).

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    • rals

      Then no boom sound

      • rawr

        Good, use headphones.

      • Maxim∑

        they could have removed the useless depth camera for more space

        • rals

          Agreed. I’m making that point that every tech journalist praises boomsound, but the cost comes with that ridiculous black bar

          • EC8CH

            I’m sure some people use the speakers on their phone, but Boomsound comes at a heavy cost to the phone’s size. Something that everybody will notice.

        • Android_09

          It’s honestly not even noticeable when you’re using the phone. You’re being an over-dramatic biitch. So stfu. I hate that I have to go through every comments section and see that you’re posting something that’s almost always retarded. You need to get a life man. Honestly it’s pathetic.

          • Maxim∑

            Unlike you, I own the phone. Every single .mm counts, your delisonal if you think I’m the only one complaining about it. On nearly every review you get something along the lines of “well crafted phone, hard to hold/slippery”.

            One of the main reason we all wanted the software keys to go away was to get more display space and less bezel. A bezel+boomsound+softkeys is a bit much dont you think? (reply when your done raging)

          • Android_09

            I have the phone in my hands typing this now. People that complain about it are little cry babies that have to find something to whine about. Like yourself. It’s only slippery if you have little infant hands and the grip force of said infant.

          • Maxim∑

            I have very manly bear hands, with a grip force similar to the titanic smashing into a glacier. Its still slippery like that glacier.
            The phone is fine yeah, but not having that bar would have been better

          • Android_09

            I bet that’s a lie. You look like a little pussay

          • Lucky Armpit

            Holy cow, rage much? Might want to lay off the steroids!

          • cizzlen

            Lmao. People will find anything to complain about.

        • malcmilli

          not really sure how its useless. Maybe of no use to you personally, but def not useless.

      • BobbyG

        I thought a tear down showed this wasn’t the case?

    • Alec

      I’m pretty sure the average consumer doesn’t care.

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