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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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By flubaluba on 10/10/2012 9:40:12 PM , Rating: 2
This is only in America right?, they are still selling in the rest of the world right? Gees you made it look like i might never get an HTC tablet again.

Might this not be a trend for Tablet makers. Dont even bother with the American market at the moment with all the patent problems. I know i would be ignoring that market at all costs if i was manufacturing tablets, at least until i had guarantees that i would not be sued for having a screen that when people tapped on it i could be sued for a swipe to unlock patent.

By Brandon Hill on 10/10/2012 9:54:12 PM , Rating: 2
This is only in America right?, they are still selling in the rest of the world right? Gees you made it look like i might never get an HTC tablet again.

**Looks at title, scratches head**

By geekman1024 on 10/11/2012 12:27:48 AM , Rating: 2
No rounded corner rectangular Android devices for the U.S.!

You should send your appreciation to Steve Jobs and Apple for this.

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