phonemaker HTC Corporation released a relatively short earnings
report, but that was just fine as the numbers spoke for
themselves. Profit on a year-to-year basis had soared
from T$5.695B (approximately $184.54M USD at current exchange
rates) to T$11.1B ($359.68M USD).That figure handsomely
trumped the consensus analyst estimate of T$8.7B by Thomson
Reuters I/B/E/S. The company also raked in T$75.85B ($2.458B
USD) in revenue, up from T$33.81B ($1.096B USD) a year
prior.HTC's stock rose around 3% percent on the strong
earnings report, and is currently at T$719.00/share.The
outlook seems rosy for HTC. Despite facing increased Android
competition from the likes of Samsung, Motorola, and Dell, the
company has the benefit of being on what appears to be the winning
team in the smartphone war and is poised to stay
competitive. The company in September announced two upcoming
models. Comments Steven Tseng, an analyst at RBS in
Taipei, "Investors are comfortable with HTC's status in the
Android market. HTC will keep a stable position, even if it is
not a leader in the sector."The first phone, the HTC Ace
(aka the HTC Desire HD), is an ultra high-end smartphone (1 GHz
Qualcomm Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, 768 MB of DRAM, and an
8-megapixel camera) with 4.3-inch SuperLCD
screen. The RAM is particularly impressive, and should
allow for speedy app performance.The second recently
announced phone is the HTC Desire Z, a slider version of the popular
Desire model. While featuring less than high-end specs, it may
still sell pretty well given that its hardware is superior to most of
its slider competition.HTC is also poised to capitalize on
Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 7 operating system. While
Windows Mobile has been much maligned, there is actually significant
excitement surrounding WP7, and HTC is hoping to translate that
excitement into continued sales growth. Sources indicate that
it plans on having handsets
ready at launch later this month.
quote: The hand set makers, except for RIM, are making hardly any money, and they are (like Apple and Google) businesses and so must make money.
quote: Apple continues to make simply enourmous profits on its phone business and almost every other phone maker totters along on tiny profits.
quote: Personally if I was forced to predict the likely shape of the smart phone market in three years......
quote: Microsoft communistic OS
quote: liberty trumps totality
quote: Windows dominance contributed to the effective bankruptcy of Apple in the 1990s
quote: How come then that Apple rose from the ashes and leapfrogged MS to become one of the biggest high tech corporations, all while Windows was still dominating everything?
quote: cant really say leapfrogged MS
quote: one word iPod
quote: leapfrogged MS
quote: i made discussing the Market Cap irrelevant and redundant
quote: In fact, the only metric which could show Apple as better is in individual stock price (Apple: $289.19, MS: 24.43), however, considering the fact that there is 9.5 times as many shares of MS stock than Apple... 24.43*9.5=231.41 Not quite as ridiculously high as Apple...
quote: Not quite as ridiculously high as Apple
quote: -1 here I come baby :)))