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HTC One (M8) sales reportedly slowing

Published Jul 10th, 2014 4:20PM EDT
HTC One M8 Sales
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

HTC finally managed to turn things around in the second quarter as its cost-cutting efforts managed to yield a slight unaudited profit of $75 million. Revenue continued to slide despite supposedly solid sales of the company’s flagship HTC One (M8) smartphone, however, and things could get even worse moving forward. According to new claims, sales of HTC’s latest hero phone are already slowing down.

Despite the muted reception Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has received, stiff competition among top Android smartphones is apparently causing HTC One (M8) sales to “fade.” This according to Canaccord Genuity analyst Mike Walkley (via CNET), who failed to elaborate. Walkley regularly checks with carrier retail locations in an effort to gauge nationwide smartphone sales.

The good news is that HTC hopefully has additional device launches in store for the second half of 2014. The bad news, of course, is that they will be overshadowed by Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 and iPhone phablet releases, which are expected to take place this coming September.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.


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