Quick Note: HTC Bails on U.S. Tablet Market
October 10, 2012 4:43 PM
comment(s) - last by
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
and the LTE-capable
"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."
"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
have cornered the market. Even Microsoft is looking to get in the game with its
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.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: I didnt even know...
10/12/2012 7:06:34 AM
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.
"If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion." -- Scientology founder L. Ron. Hubbard
HTC's Woes Continue as it Posts Big Earnings Miss
October 8, 2012, 10:40 AM
Amazon Reveals $299 8.9" Kindle Fire HD, $499 LTE Model with $50 Yearly Data Plan
September 6, 2012, 2:05 PM
Windows 8 Hits RTM, Paves Way for October 26 Consumer Launch
August 1, 2012, 12:36 PM
Microsoft Announces 10.6-inch "Surface" Windows 8 Tablet
June 18, 2012, 7:21 PM
Apple Launches Third Generation iPad with Retina Display, LTE; 16GB iPad 2 Drops to $399
March 7, 2012, 1:29 PM
Retiree Sues Apple For $7,500 for Wiping Honeymoon Photos From His iPhone
November 30, 2015, 10:23 AM
iPhone 7 May Pack 3-4 GB Memory, More Storage; 4-Inch Comeback is Rumored
November 20, 2015, 10:12 PM
OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 Will Receive Android Marshmallow in Q1 2016
November 16, 2015, 9:58 AM
Lenovo Whoa: Motorola Droid MAXX 2 and Turbo 2 Break Cover in Leaks
October 26, 2015, 3:12 PM
Leak: Apple Preps for First Real Android App Foray With New Apple Music App
October 24, 2015, 1:59 PM
Pepsi Smartphone? Empty Calories Coming Soon to the Midrange
October 12, 2015, 11:41 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information