HTC sales drop 48% YoY, 12% in a month. Profits down by 78% . Can 8X and 8S Windows Phones save them? » Unwired View
And it seems that a pattern is emerging to these HTC troubles. Their problems started a year ago, with the release and rapid ramp-up of iPhone 4S sales. First on 3 major U.S. carriers, then Europe and then, in Q1 2012, in China. It took HTC 5 months to steady the sales decline,but by March 2012 they did it.
Unfortunately that didn’t last long, and as soon as Samsung launched Galaxy S3, there was another sharp 16% drop in HTC’s monthly sales. And now, with iPhone 5 only available in 7 countries for most of September – another sharp 12% decline. I wonder what the new iPhone will do to HTC numbers, as its sales ramp up around the world.