HTC downturn continues as revenues dip 35 per cent £450

6th Apr 2012 | 18:02

HTC downturn continues as revenues dip 35 per cent

Former Android golden child continues to suffer after rough 2011

TechRadar rating:

4.5 stars

The HTC Sensation - a great phone that just got better. It's between this, the Galaxy S2 and iPhone 4S for the phone of moment.

Like:

Updated to Ice Cream Sandwich; Great screen; Contacts and social networking implementation is top-notch; Fantastic keyboard;

Dislike:

Seven home screens not expandable; Autofocus can be erratic; Resizing video for MMS issue;

HTC's recent slump has continued with the announcement that sales have fallen by a whopping 35 per cent year-on-year.

The Taiwanese manufacturer, once the undisputed darling of the early Android era, saw revenues drop to $2.3 billion (£1.5 billion) in the first three months of 2012.

The company had experienced exponential growth in sales until they began to stall last year, amid market saturation and increased competition from Samsung in the Android arena.

Samsung steals the throne

HTC's recent shortcomings are highlighted by Samsung's own announcement, which saw the company post record profits, which have nearly doubled since the same period of 2011.

If there was ever any doubt as to who's the current king of the Android market, one look at the contrasting fortunes of Samsung and HTC answers that question pretty decisively.

HTC will hope it can bounce back during the rest of 2012 with the eagerly-anticipated HTC One stable of devices now on sale.

Via: AllThingsD

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