Want more proof that the HTC One M9 has been a complete disaster so far? Look no further than HTC’s own monthly revenues for May 2015. In total, HTC hauled in NT$10.8 billion in revenue in May 2015, or about USD$348 million. This was not only a 20.3% decline from the NT$13.5 billion in revenue the company posted in April, but a stunning 48.5% decline from the NT$21 billion the company reported in May 2014. The fact that these steep declines occurred just a month after HTC released its One M9 flagship phone just makes things look much, much worse for the company, since we don’t expect the sequel to the HTC RE to make up for the massive decline in smartphone sales. More →
Launching a new flagship smartphone on the same day Samsung released its new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge handsets seemed like a fool’s errand for HTC, and now that the numbers are in, it appears safe to say our assumptions were spot on.
While there’s no question that the HTC One M9 is a fantastic phone, most Android fans didn’t view it as a significant upgrade compared to last year’s One M8. As a result, the new phone hardly provided the sales boost HTC was hoping for, and the company’s revenue plummeted in April. More →
Buying a new phone is an exciting event for tech fans, but it comes with a degree of responsibility as well. After all, the last thing anyone wants to do is drop their expensive smartphone on the way to the car, just minutes after paying for it, but HTC understands that accidents happen. That’s why the UH OH Protection plan might be the best on the market. More →
With HTC’s brand new One M9 flagship handset recently released, I thought it would be a great idea to catch up with some members of the company’s executive team to talk through various features and functionality, as well as the design of the phone. Joining me at 3:00 p.m. EDT today is going to be Erin McGee, HTC’s VP of Marketing, and Claude Zellweger, Associate VP of Industrial Design. More →
While Samsung is widely known for its attack ads that fire shots at Apple and the iPhone, HTC often steers clear of the fray and focuses instead on being… weird. Every once in a while, however, the company veers off its standard path and throws a few jabs at rival smartphone makers. Of course, even the company’s attack ads are still weird.
Case in point: HTC’s latest promo published late last week suggests that Apple and Samsung are both diseases, and only HTC has the cure. More →
Rarer than a royal straight, a four-leaf clover, winning the lottery or even getting struck by lightning twice is an occurrence we like to call “fanpocalypse.” It’s that rare time when hardcore Apple fans and hardcore Android fans alike have brand new product launches to fawn over on the same day.
In the case of Apple fans, the Apple Watch is available to try on in stores and to preorder beginning today. And for Android fans, we have three of the biggest releases of the year all on one day. More →
HTC’s upcoming new flagship HTC One M9 smartphone is a terrific handset that will launch in the United States this coming Friday. We sang the phone plenty of praise in our in-depth HTC One M9 review, though we did complain that the device is a bit too similar to its predecessor at a time when differentiation is of the utmost importance, especially since Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 has been redesigned from the ground up.
Sales of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are thought to have remained incredibly strong during the first calendar quarter of 2015, but that seemingly wasn’t enough to hold Samsung and HTC back from showing some serious signs of life. Both Android phone makers posted their unaudited first-quarter results early Tuesday morning, and both companies impressed investors with better-than-expected numbers. More →
There’s no question that the HTC One M9 is the best phone that HTC has ever released, but something even better appears to be right round the corner. On Thursday, several promo images of a new HTC phone leaked on to the Internet. Although we can’t confirm the identity of the device in the photos, we’re willing to bet that it’s the HTC One M9 Plus. More →
Many people criticized HTC’s strategy of turning the HTC One M9 into a refined version of last year’s HTC One M8, even though the phone is one of the best Android devices that’ll be available in stores this year. And HTC is not done imagining smartphones based on its 2014 hit smartphone, as the company on Thursday unveiled a brand new handset built using the same recipe. More →
The HTC One M9 is the only flagship smartphone HTC announced so far this year, in spite of reports that said a slightly bigger HTC One M9 Plus version might also be in the works. It turns out HTC does have a new 5.5-inch smartphone ready, at least for Chinese buyers interested in even bigger displays in their smartphones, the HTC One E9+, which the company quietly unveiled on Sunday. More →
It’s never a good sign to see a major executive shakeup at a company just after it makes a major product launch — see Windows 8 architect Steven Sinofsky’s abrupt departure from Microsoft after Windows 8 launched, for instance. This is now the case with HTC, which last week announced that CEO Peter Chou would be replaced by chairman Cher Wang less than a month after the company unveiled its flagship HTC One M9 phone. And now Engadget brings us word of another key departure: Jonah Becker, HTC’s VP of Industrial Design, who leaves the company after just a year working as its lead designer. More →