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Another one bites the dust

We reported earlier this week that HTC is still on the ropes after issuing another dismal earnings report. The company's earnings missed analysts' estimates by a long shot, and its profits for the quarter were down 50 percent compared to the same period last year.
 
Now, we're learning that HTC is bailing on the U.S. tablet market after failing to generate much interest among customers. HTC thought that it could conquer the U.S. market with devices like the 7" Flyer and the LTE-capable 10.1" Jetstream.
 
"We're watching that market [tablets] very, very closely," said HTCs Jeff Gordon. "It was a great learning experience for us, and they definitely met expectations."


HTC Flyer
 
"Meeting expectations" and then just exiting the market doesn't quite jive with us, however.
 
Tablets are becoming a lucrative business for hardware manufacturers, and players like Apple and Amazon have cornered the market. Even Microsoft is looking to get in the game with its own-branded Surface, which runs Windows 8.
 
HTC, however, is committed to reentering the market once it comes up with a proper business plan (and credible product) to counter Apple's iPad according to Gordon.

Source: Fierce Wireless



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I didnt even know...
By retrospooty on 10/10/2012 5:07:33 PM , Rating: 3
That HTC had a tablet LOL.

I just got myself a Nexus 7 and am loving it. Perfect size and great price. Its already got Android 4.1.2 and is fast as hell.




RE: I didnt even know...
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 10/10/2012 5:13:12 PM , Rating: 3
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I didnt even know... That HTC had a tablet LOL.


Well, there's HTC's first problem :)


RE: I didnt even know...
By retrospooty on 10/10/2012 5:18:48 PM , Rating: 2
Oy... 1 tablet from the 1st half of 2011 with a single core CPU. That is really outdated considering how fast mobile tech moves these days. No wonder I never heard of it. It couldnt possibly make anyone short list.


RE: I didnt even know...
By spread on 10/10/2012 10:26:48 PM , Rating: 2
It was a decent tablet. The construction was very nice but damn that HTC sense UI is trash and the lack of updates killed it.

Way to do a half ass job HTC. Maybe that's why nobody wants to buy your junk.


RE: I didnt even know...
By Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer on 10/11/2012 11:08:03 AM , Rating: 2
I really wish these manufacturers would get it out of their heads that their UI customizations add value to their products, 'cause they don't.


RE: I didnt even know...
By Kepler on 10/12/2012 7:06:34 AM , Rating: 2
Honestly, all they need to do is make them optional. When you start up your phone select "Stock Android" or "HTC Sense experience", and switch the launcher per their selection.

Doesn't seem like it is that hard. Then when updates come out, you can always update to the latest Android, and if you really want Sense, just wait for HTC to get it out.

This would also give a great indication of how much these "improvements" actually help sales.


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