HTC smartphone biz revamp

HTC has sold part of its smartphone team to Google as it seeks to turn around its business.

  • HTC saw its consolidated revenues drop 23.24% on month and 44.04% on year to a 13-year low of NT$2.61 billion (US$89.3 million) in February.
  • Taiwan handsets – 4Q 2017

    Tuesday 27 February 2018
    Handset+shipments+grew+significantly+in+2017
    Taiwan's handset shipments grew significantly in 2017 because of strong orders from HMD Global for Nokia-branded devices. HMD's manufacturing partner, Foxconn, benefited most.
  • Samsung+Galaxy+S9%2C+S9%2B
    At MWC 2018, Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus with an evolutionary design building on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Samsung is focusing on enhanced camera capabilities to differentiate...
  • After scoring a sequential gain in the fourth quarter of 2017, Taiwan-based handset brands and ODMs are expected to see their combined shipments drop by 30% sequentially in the first...
  • HTC smartphone business head resigns

    Wednesday 14 February 2018
    HTC has seen the head of its smartphone business resign, about two weeks after it completed a deal to transfer its ODM smartphone team to Google.
  • HTC saw its consolidated revenues dip 15.3% on month and 27% on year to a six-month low of NT$3.403 billion (US$116.42 million) in January.
  • HTC completes deal with Google

    Wednesday 31 January 2018
    HTC has completed the deal of transferring its ODM smartphone team to Google, and the company will now focus more on developing branded smartphone and VR products, according to a...
  • HTC has begun shipping its Vive Focus VR devices to consumers in China, expecting the availability of the standalone VR products to boost its sales performance for the first quarter...
  • Smartphone sales in the Taiwan market slid 5.5% sequentially to 614,000 units in December 2017, as sales momentum of Apple's iPhone X and iPhone 8 devices began to slow down, according...
  • HTC launches U11 Eyes in Taiwan

    Tuesday 16 January 2018
    HTC+launches+the+HTC+U11+Eyes
    HTC launched its new smartphone, the U11 Eyes, in the Taiwan market on January 15 and began to take pre-orders immediately. The new model, which features 2D facial recognition capability,...
  • HTC unveils Vive Pro at CES 2018

    Tuesday 9 January 2018
    HTC+unveils+Vive+Pro
    HTC has unveiled a new version of its Vive headset, Vive Pro, at CES 2018 as the company moves to further enhance its VR hardware business along with other efforts to expand its VR...
  • HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.02 billion (US$136.44 million) for December 2017, decreasing 29% on month and 37.3% on year, as sales of its new premier model, HTC...
  • Taiwan businesses have performed aggressively in conducting mergers and acquisitions (M&A) at home and abroad over the past year, and a spate of factors such as cross-domain integrations...
  • HTC is expected to focus its R&D and marketing efforts on a limited number of smartphones for release in 2018 as it is struggling to bring a comeback to it smartphone business...
  • Smartphone sales in the Taiwan market expanded 11.88% on month and 3.17% on year to a nine-month high of 650,000 units in November, according to data compiled by local retail chann...
  • Shipments of handsets by Taiwan's brand vendors and ODMs reached 22.9 million units in the third quarter of 2017, up 11.2% sequentially and 85.3% on year, according to Digitimes Re...
  • HTC has seen higher-than-expected pre-orders for its standalone VR head-mounted display (HMD), the Vive Focus, in China, with the device's high popularity to benefit HTC's December...
  • HTC+expects+the+Vive+Focus+to+become+besting+selling+standalone+VR+HMD+in+China
    HTC on December 7 hosted a Vive experiencing event in Beijing and also announced that it will begin to accept pre-orders for its standalone head-mounted display (HMD) Vive Focus,...
  • HTC reports decreased November revenues

    Thursday 7 December 2017
    HTC+is+expected+to+ship+more+U11%2B+in+December
    HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.663 billion (US$188 million) for November, decreasing 6.61% sequentially and 26.16% on year, mainly due to decreased shipments of Pixel...
  • Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2017

    Tuesday 5 December 2017
    Handset+shipments+increased+11%2E2%25+sequentially+and+85%2E3%25+on+year+to+reach+22%2E9+million+units
    Shipments of Nokia-branded devices to HMD Global continued to buoy Taiwan's handset shipments in the third quarter of 2017. HMD's manufacturing partner, Foxconn, benefited most.
  • HTC+expanding+its+VR+ecosystem
    HTC has announced that it has selected a total of 26 technology startups as target investment partners under its Vive X incubation project for further expansion of its virtual reality...
  • Ledtech+ramping+up+low%2Dtemperature+LED+lighting+capacity
    Almost half of China's brand vendors of entry-level to mid-range VR (virtual reality) devices and smartphones have been forced to quit the markets, as the price gaps of their products...
  • VR+HMD+shipments+to+reach+7%2E8+million+units+in+2017+in+China
    With the ecosystem of standalone virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) and PC-bundled VR HMDs gradually becoming more complete, demand for the two types of devices are...
  • HTC prepares Ultra HD VR HMD for 2018

    Friday 17 November 2017
    HTC is reportedly planning to release a new head-mounted display (HMD) supporting Ultra HD resolution in 2018 at the earliest, and together with the newly released standalone Vive...
  • HTC+unveils+Vive+Wave+VR+platform+to+promote+the+develpment+of+VR
    The number of VR (virtual reality) applications available at HTC's VR App store, Viveport, has reached over 1,100, including 800 supporting VR gaming arcades and over 300 supporting...
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