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HTC to quit low-end smartphone market - Irish Examiner;

HTC to quit low-end smartphone market - Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerHTC to quit low-end smartphone marketIrish ExaminerHTC is to exit the low-end smartphone market in 2017, as revealed in a report from Digital Trends on HTC's fourth-quarter earnings call. HTC to quit low-end smartphone market. Describing the low-end smartphone market as 'ultra-competitive', HTC CFO ...and more »

HTC plans to exit the low-end smartphone market in 2017 - Digital Trends;

HTC plans to exit the low-end smartphone market in 2017 - Digital Trends

Digital TrendsHTC plans to exit the low-end smartphone market in 2017Digital TrendsHTC's canning most, if not all, of its affordable smartphone line. If your heart's set on an HTC phone this year, you'll have to spend big bucks. HTC has apparently had it with low-cost, low-margin smartphones. That's according to company boss Chia-Lin ...and more »

HTC To Pull Out From Entry-Level Smartphone Market, Will Focus On Midrange And High-End Phones Instead - Tech Times;

HTC To Pull Out From Entry-Level Smartphone Market, Will Focus On Midrange And High-End Phones Instead - Tech Times

Tech TimesHTC To Pull Out From Entry-Level Smartphone Market, Will Focus On Midrange And High-End Phones InsteadTech TimesHTC is pulling back from the entry-level smartphone market, reports say, opting to release six or seven exclusively top-tier smartphones this year. Its entry-level phones presently at retailers, however, will continue being sold. ( HTC | Facebook ...and more »

HTC bins budget smartphone biz to focus on 'profitability' - The INQUIRER;

HTC bins budget smartphone biz to focus on 'profitability' - The INQUIRER

The INQUIRERHTC bins budget smartphone biz to focus on 'profitability'The INQUIRERPOOR OLD HTC has announced that it plans to exit the entry-level smartphone market because, frankly, it's not making any money. Speaking during the company's fourth quarter earnings call this week, Chia-Lin Chang, HTC's president of smartphones and ...and more »

HTC to cut back on entry-level smartphones - The Mobile Indian;

HTC to cut back on entry-level smartphones - The Mobile Indian

The Mobile IndianHTC to cut back on entry-level smartphonesThe Mobile IndianHowever, the entry-level smartphones which are currently in the market will get the support. Following its poor fourth quarter results, HTC has now decided to skip entry-level smartphones and stream down to only high-end and mid-range devices in future.and more »

HTC to back out of entry-level smartphone market to focus on mid and high-end phones - Tech2

HTC to back out of entry-level smartphone market to focus on mid and high-end phonesTech2Following a dismal earnings call, HTC has announced that it plans to exit the entry-level smartphone market and focus on high-margin devices. Speaking to the media, HTC stated that it would continue to sell and support existing entry-level smartphones ...and more »

HTC to Stop Making Entry-Level Phones and Focus on Profitability: Report - NDTV;

HTC to Stop Making Entry-Level Phones and Focus on Profitability: Report - NDTV

NDTVHTC to Stop Making Entry-Level Phones and Focus on Profitability: ReportNDTVHTC recently reported its seventh consecutive quarterly loss which seems to have forced the company to streamline its product portfolio. A new report says that the Taiwanese handset maker will exit the entry-level smartphone market going forward.and more »

HTC to make at most 7 phones this 2017, entry-level out - SlashGear;

HTC to make at most 7 phones this 2017, entry-level out - SlashGear

SlashGearHTC to make at most 7 phones this 2017, entry-level outSlashGearHTC's smartphone business has long been in trouble that it has almost become a guessing game when it would fold. The Taiwanese manufacturer has stubbornly refused to budge, however, having no other fallback in the meantime. But now that its Vive VR ...and more »

HTC Ditching Low-Cost Smartphones For 2017, Will Focus On High-End Devices Instead - International Business Times;

HTC Ditching Low-Cost Smartphones For 2017, Will Focus On High-End Devices Instead - International Business Times

International Business TimesHTC Ditching Low-Cost Smartphones For 2017, Will Focus On High-End Devices InsteadInternational Business TimesHTC is mostly known for its high-end smartphones, but the company has also released some entry-level devices as well. However, it appears that HTC will solely focus on high-end device this year. In a conference call earlier this week, HTC said that it ...and more »

If you want a 2017 HTC phone, it won't come cheap - TrustedReviews;

If you want a 2017 HTC phone, it won't come cheap - TrustedReviews

TrustedReviewsIf you want a 2017 HTC phone, it won't come cheapTrustedReviewsHTC has announced it is exiting the budget smartphone market as it seeks to shore-up profit margins by focusing on higher-end handsets. During its earnings call earlier this week, the company revealed plans to drop entry-level phones from its 2017 line-up.and more »

HTC Plans to Get Out of Entry Level Market in 2017, Intends to Produce At Most 7 Smartphones - XDA Developers (blog);

HTC Plans to Get Out of Entry Level Market in 2017, Intends to Produce At Most 7 Smartphones - XDA Developers (blog)

XDA Developers (blog)HTC Plans to Get Out of Entry Level Market in 2017, Intends to Produce At Most 7 SmartphonesXDA Developers (blog)HTC had a brief period where its devices in the mid and budget ranges started catching on in the Indian market. While they were not uber-popular, devices like the HTC Explorer (pico) had their own user base and could be seen frequently in urban areas.and more »

HTC's Vive follow-up is a mobile VR device, will launch by the end of the year - Neowin;

HTC's Vive follow-up is a mobile VR device, will launch by the end of the year - Neowin

NeowinHTC's Vive follow-up is a mobile VR device, will launch by the end of the yearNeowinWhile the PS VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive are the most well-known top end virtual reality headsets at the moment, people's curiosity regarding future iterations of these devices is justified. We might just have an idea of what HTC is planning. The ...and more »

HTC U Ultra Camera Review: Photo and video samples and tests - Recombu;

HTC U Ultra Camera Review: Photo and video samples and tests - Recombu

RecombuHTC U Ultra Camera Review: Photo and video samples and testsRecombuHTC U Ultra camera review: Whilst a successor to the flagship HTC 10 is supposedly just around the corner, the new HTC U Ultra looks to offer a top-tier experience right now, and that includes its camera capabilities.and more »

HTC to launch new VR headset, powered by mobile but with more features than most - Android Community;

HTC to launch new VR headset, powered by mobile but with more features than most - Android Community

Android CommunityHTC to launch new VR headset, powered by mobile but with more features than mostAndroid CommunityWith most of the heavy hitters launching their entries into the virtual reality (VR) market last year, it's time for a little more diversification in the growing VR industry. At least, that's what HTC thinks as it announced that the Taiwan-based ...and more »

HTC to only make high-end phones this year, will ditch cheap ones - Pocket-lint.com;

HTC to only make high-end phones this year, will ditch cheap ones - Pocket-lint.com

Pocket-lint.comHTC to only make high-end phones this year, will ditch cheap onesPocket-lint.comDuring its earnings call earlier this week, the company announced it will ditch cheap smartphones later this year, according to Phonescoop. HTC promised to support cheap phones that have been released, but it wants to focus on high-margin, high-end ...and more »

HTC: Yeah, We're Not Making Any More Cheap Phones - Max Buondonno (press release) (blog);

HTC: Yeah, We're Not Making Any More Cheap Phones - Max Buondonno (press release) (blog)

Max Buondonno (press release) (blog)HTC: Yeah, We're Not Making Any More Cheap PhonesMax Buondonno (press release) (blog)HTC has announced on a conference call (via Phonescoop) that they're not making cheap phones anymore, therefore leaving the low-end handset market for good. Instead, they'll focus on flagships and high-end devices that can generate higher gross ...and more »

HTC U Play, U Ultra now up for pre-order in the UK, will ship starting March 1 - Android Community;

HTC U Play, U Ultra now up for pre-order in the UK, will ship starting March 1 - Android Community

Android CommunityHTC U Play, U Ultra now up for pre-order in the UK, will ship starting March 1Android CommunityThe HTC U smartphones are now listed for pre-order in the United Kingdom. Delivery will begin on March 1 so you still have a couple of weeks to place your order this early. HTC has been telling you that the new HTC phones are all about “U” so take ...and more »

HTC plans to stop making entry-level phones - PhoneDog;

HTC plans to stop making entry-level phones - PhoneDog

PhoneDogHTC plans to stop making entry-level phonesPhoneDogHTC has said that it plans to release fewer phones in 2017, and this week the company shed a bit more light on how it'll accomplish that. During its Q4 2016 earnings call, HTC revealed that it will ditch the entry-level phone market and focus on high ...and more »

Is VR a Bunch of BS? Consumer Adoption Rates Seem to Say So - Dealerscope;

Is VR a Bunch of BS? Consumer Adoption Rates Seem to Say So - Dealerscope

DealerscopeIs VR a Bunch of BS? Consumer Adoption Rates Seem to Say SoDealerscopeOn the back of recent news that Best Buy and Facebook are shutting down 40 percent of the Oculus demo stations at Best Buy locations around the country, the Wall Street Journal ran a report that highlights a rather bleak trend for the virtual reality ...and more »

Budget breakup: HTC is done with entry-level phones, for now - TechRadar;

Budget breakup: HTC is done with entry-level phones, for now - TechRadar

TechRadarBudget breakup: HTC is done with entry-level phones, for nowTechRadarHTC is getting out of the entry-level phone business this year, focusing instead on mid-range premium and flagship devices that it hopes bring in profits. The phone maker made the announcement on an earnings call with investors and analysts following ...and more »