Posts Tagged ‘HTC News’

Apr 25

First quarter wasn’t pink at all for HTC, financial results showing a decrease of income over $1 billion, while profit also decreased 3 times compared to previous periods. Well, the Taiwanese manufacturer is much more optimistic about the next period, stating that Q2 is expected to increase serious. Their predictions also mention the approximate amount of $3 billion as revenue for Q2.

And this is mainly due to terminal One series, which includes model HTC One X, review that I did some time ago, but very thin and accessibility One S and One V. In the U.S. we have the HTC One XL dual core version Snapdragon S4 with LTE quad core’s One X. So far we have first sales figures for One series, although it already has about two weeks behind in Europe and will debut soon in the U.S. through AT&T and T-Mobile .

HTC advantage is the advance they had in front of Samsung, which will present its new Galaxy S III model next week, so the bulk of sales for the One series is these days, until the new Galaxy S III will be launched. Obviously, if  Samsung product is postponed or will reach In SUA this autumn, the public will prefer to buy a HTC One, but let us not hurry and see what Samsung will announce. Until then, one thing is clear: HTC sales and profits will certainly be higher than in the first quarter of this year, a barren one for all producers.

Apr 18

HTC wanted to remind everyone that supports products Beats by Dre, company that was bought last year by the One series manufacturer. Recently there were rumors that HTC would reduce involvement of Beats technology in their audio products, with the change of its CFO.

You should know that Winston Yung, HTC CFO was replaced with Chia-Lin Chang, and rumors have emerged because Yung was an important element in HTC investment in Beats and when they move into another position, it was possible that the importance of audio segment dissapear. CEO Peter Chou has denied such rumors, saying that media speculation is unfounded and that the progress made by HTC and Beats together is clear that brands are already seen as a whole.

Notice that phones from One series have Beats branding on them and such audio technology, and this indicates that this cooperation continues without problems. A few weeks ago I was informing you that the Taiwanese phone manufacturer will not make Beats headphones bundled with its terminals and behold, before the information was true, at least for One series. It remains to see what will bring the future HTC models.

Apr 07

Taiwanese from HTC published the financial results for first quarter of this year, including a decrease of 70% of the profits, but also signs of recovery. Note that after a few quarters with good financial results, HTC began recording towards the end of 2011 marks the decline and that the lack of originality in design and new models. Now with the arrival of HTC One series I expect them to recover.

The data revealed by HTC include net income of $151 million, comparing with 500 million from the previous period. Compared to last year, revenues were about 35% lower, reaching 2.3 billion dollars. In the 4th quarter last year, HTC revenues reached 3.43 billion dollars, so it feels lower. Worth mentioning that if we look just at March of this year, HTC started to grow again, profit climbed to third from the previous, but is still lower than in 2011.

January was the worst month for HTC, which received only 565 million dollars in revenue, nearly 50% less than in January 2011. One series will mark the return of the company and pre-orders have already exceeded expectations, according to HTC officials. The public has a choice: we have an ultra terminal less than 8 mm, HTC One S, a very powerful smartphone, HTC One X with quad core CPU and an affordable phone – HTC One V. Will HTC succed to get out of the bad care? What do you think?

Mar 28

HTC has introduced the One X and One V phones in Taiwan, indicating that shipments of these models begin on April 2. We find out in advance that on April 5,  HTC One X is joining Europe, the first mobile quad core Taiwanese, which was presented it at MWC 2012 in a hands on experience.

In the case of the One S, it is the thinnest handset from HTC so far, with a thickness about 8 mm, and V One wants to be a follower of Legend, borrowing and that chin and with a unibody enclosure. One S on you I presented at MWC 2012 here, and the One V here. Currently pre-orders for HTC One X units reached 50,000 units and that only the Asian region will begin next week! Given that 4.7 inch display with 720p resolution, 8 megapixel camera with ImageSense technology and quad core processor so that’s the reason why this phone is so wanted.

HTC One X has a price of $706 in Taiwan, while One V will cost half that amount, it seems. ICS handsets running Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0, which brings to 25 GB of storage Dropbox.

Feb 29

HTC One V is noted thanks to the case with unibody design, inspired by HTC Legend from 2010. This device is a Smartphone with Android 4.0, rather thin, with a mid-level configuration, which consists of a single-processor running at 1 GHz and a 5 megapixel camera.

Unlike older models, often criticized for poor quality pictures that they offered, HTC One V promises improved performance in this area, after the company added in the construction a new dedicated image processor, able to provide  better images before saving them in compressed JPG format the memory card of the phone. The system provides noise reduction of images, more precise nuances of color and overall better quality photos.

Increased attention paid to the performance of HTC camera cover the software chapter too. The new version of the camera starts in just 0.7 seconds and offers a response time of just 0.2 seconds. Pressing the shutter button on the phone turn on continuous shooting, which after use, provides us a selection of images from which we have to chose the most beautiful picture that you want preserved. Shooting modes are now included in the same interface, with buttons responsible for triggering the capture process positioned next to each other.

Also new for HTC phones is the ability to get photos while filming. Moreover, we can now save snapshots and video clips recorded with the camera.

Some changes were made at HTC Sense 4.0 interface, in response to criticism from users. Many of the animations and decorations present in the old interface was removed, leaving a place with many 2D design, but practical and effective.

HTC One V is classified as a budget Smartphone and should arrive on European shelves by the middle of this year, after the official launch scheduled for early April.