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HTC drops phone sale outlook for 2009

updated 01:55 pm EST, Mon January 19, 2009

HTC Drops 2009 Outlook

Cellphone maker HTC today told the Taiwan-area newspaper Commercial Times that the company would be scaling back its expectations for 2009. Despite having predicted a spike of 20 percent for revenue from smartphone sales, company chief Peter Chou now says HTC has had to lower its predictions in light of the current economy. He declines to provide new specific figures but believes that the company will still achieve "double-digit" improvement over 2008.

Chou points to his firm's appearance at CES as support for some degree of optimism, noting that the reception of its lineup was the best it has ever seen at one of the American events.

HTC has been one of the most aggressive Windows Mobile device makers and released several new models towards the end of 2008, including the Touch HD and multiple other touchscreen handsets. The company also builds T-Mobile's Android-based G1 phone and is believed to have shipped 1 million G1s just during the holidays. A second Android model is expected in April.

HTC's individual sales have nonetheless been eclipsed in recent months by immediate competitors, including Apple's iPhone 3G.

By Electronista Staff


  1. dliup

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    Joined: Jan 2006


    bad products = low demand

    Perhaps because people don't want to pay for a knockoff that's less functional? Especially one that is unstable due to it using windows mobile?

  1. Guest

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    Joined: Nov 1999


    WMobile = Out of Date

    Devices with Windows Mobile are and will be tech out of date, only bought by some resilient Windows fans or ignorant people, that refuse to use other solutions even when are better solutions for the some price... I say that and I used for several years WMobile devices... I have suffered!!! Not anymore!

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