HTC's revenues decline by a massive 64% in Q1 2016

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  1. jamezr macrumors G4

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    I really hope the new HTC 10 and VIve can help them turn things around in the next few quarters. But will they sell enough to make up for the losses?
    HTC has great designs. I hope they can turn it around and not get bought by another company.
    But they need to fire their PR dept...hire a new firm and truly market the 10.
    Then they need to fire their release manager and get someone who can get a new product to reviewers and the public that is truly ready and representative of the fine products they make.
    No more of this stuff about the next update will make reviews better.....

    http://www.androidcentral.com/htcs-...mpaign=Feed:+androidcentral+(Android+Central)
     
  2. epicrayban macrumors 603

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    The vive might. The HTC 10? Not as confident.

    But I'm really hoping they get back into smartphone dominance with the HTC Nexus this year.

    The combination of their hardware plus Google's Android N and support could be killer. Even more so if they can figure out full water proofing and wireless charging.
     
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  4. jamezr thread starter macrumors G4

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    LG could sure HTC designs.....
     
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    Honestly, why do we need HTC? If they failed, they didn't do what they needed to do. Someone anyone else will just take their place.
     
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    A quality device means nothing in regards to sales, HTC and Apple Prove that every week.
     
  7. GadgetSN macrumors 6502

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    Whilst I'm sure the HTC 10 is a good device it sure is ugly. Similar to the Samsungs pre edge days albeit metal and not plastic.

    Can't see HTC turning the corner. The VIVE also looks too cumbersome to succeed.
     
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    I am not sure what that means exactly. Marketing, consistency, predictable quality are probably the biggest factors to sales. Look at Apple, Starbucks, Coca Cola, McDonalds. Sure not everyone likes the "taste", but if you do like it, you never get a "bad" version of it. It is always just the same and gives you want you want.

    HTC had bad quality for a while after a string of really nice products. People lost trust. They were no longer certain they would get a good product. They lost their customers. Something very hard to gain back with how expensive these devices are.
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    Well it was more of a choice to not include it no?
     
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    I hope they make the choice to include it for the Nexus. At least waterproofing. But both would be super.
     
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    If it compromises the speakers or anything else, I would personally disagree. I have never once had a waterproofing issue with any phone. And I live in the pacific northwest. Rain or common moisture don't seem to be an issue with phones. And I don't typically have water of any depth surrounding me. Perhaps if I was a lifeguard or boat captain it would be useful.

    And for wireless charging, if it means a glass back, doesn't seem worth it either. While I don't always have water around me, I do always have the hard ground....the real number one cause of damage for a phone. And a glass back just adds to the chances of being damaged. Unbreakable glass (oh wait that is plastic) would be OK. Then people will just complain it is cheap though and not "flagship" quality.
     
  11. jamezr thread starter macrumors G4

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    I do a lot of hiking and off roading. I used to carry my phones in a plastic bag in my shorts in case they got wet. I hike around a lot of lakes, streams and rivers. I have fallen in many times. With my S7 i don't have to worry about it getting wet. Waterproofing makes things easier for me anyway.....
     
  12. epicrayban macrumors 603

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    That's a great point about the speakers. But I think they can accomplish good, loud, and clear speaker quality and still have waterproofing.

    As for wireless charging, the technology exists to wireless charge with metal phones. Maybe there are issues with overheating? Also, didn't HTC say they could have included it with the metal build but just chose not to?

    Either way, that would be two huge bonuses if they somehow worked both in there without much compromise for the HTC Nexus.
     
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    Too little, too late, nothing spectacular about the 10 which would save them at this point. I doubt the Vive will save them, I own one and it's a freakin nightmare (but amazing at the same time). I just don't think VR is ready for the average consumer.
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    The glass back on my Note 5 has proven much more durable than any aluminum backed phone I've owned. I'm sure if I dropped it just right it would break, but an aluminum phone would dent nicely with the same impact IMO. I've also found glass phones to be MUCH more durable in terms of scuffs and scratches, I can literally drag a key across the back of my Note 5 with firm pressure and not even a scratch. Try that with an aluminum backed phone. It's nice to have a phone which doesn't require a case or even a skin. I totally appreciate an aluminum phone, it feels really nice in the hand. But it just seems like going backwards.

    Wireless charging: to each their own, but now that I've tasted it I couldn't live without it. Not having to plug in that stupid non-reversible mini usb cable in the dark, or every time I get in my car is priceless.
     
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    Not sure why the negativity about the HTC 10, I played around with it slightly this weekend and it's a very nice phone with a lot to offer since the last model.
     
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    Thankfully USB-C can go in either way. But otherwise, agree with you about wireless charging. So many other things would have to line up well for the HTC Nexus to get me to sacrifice wireless charging. It's an insanely great convenience. And more than just for not having to plug in a wire. Topping it off on a wireless charging stand while at work, or even at your desk at home, or whatever, is super convenient and keeps my device juiced up all day long. It just keeps topping off. I sometimes leave work with 100%!

    The potential for the HTC Nexus is there though. If the hardware and Android N lines up as beautifully as I think it might, I could sacrifice wireless charging (and waterproofing).

    But it's why I said it'd be an even greater bonus if HTC/Google can figure out a way to get one or both of those features in there for the HTC Nexus. It could be a killer device.
     
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    USB C will be a huge improvement, but still a cable to fumble around with. The biggest benefit I've found is in my car. I have a magnetic holder with wireless fast charging so I just get in my car and plop my Note 5 onto it, it's affixed and charging and ready to go. I could never go back to the old days of plugging in a wire every time I got in and out of my car.

    I have my doubts about HTC and the nexus phone. I'm not really impressed with the 10 at all, and if they carry over that design language then I can't see what will be differentiating about it. Honestly it puzzles me why HTC would want to compete with itself in making a google phone.
     
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    What is typically differentiating about Nexus phones?
     
  18. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Price and access to OS updates.
     
  19. epicrayban macrumors 603

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    I hear ya about the wireless charging. I find great convenience with it as well.

    About HTC... I actually think the Nexus program is a lifeline to HTC! I think they're very fortunate Google gave them this opportunity. To me, if feels like a lifeline more than a risk of cannibalization.
     
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    I suppose it depends how much money they make with each Nexus phone sold, versus what they make for selling their own phones. We'll know if the 2016 nexus differentiates itself from the 10 soon enough I suppose.
     
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    Honestly I expect the Nexus to be a "trimmed" down version of the HTC 10 with stock android.
     
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    Hopefully not too trimmed! :(
     
  23. jamezr thread starter macrumors G4

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    I agree...maybe no boom sound? But what about a larger Nexus? The 10 is 5.2 is HTC going to make a 5.5 model too?
     

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