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Taoyuan, Taiwan – HTC’s net profits fell at a double-digit rate for the sixth consecutive quarter in the company’s 2013 fiscal first quarter, when net profits after taxes fell 98 percent to NT$85.1 million ($2.88 million).
Net profits also fell on a sequential basis from the fourth-quarter’s NT$1 billion ($33.8 million).
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Bellevue, Wash. – HTC hopes to begin rolling in the dough again as it begins the delayed roll out of its flagship HTC One Android smartphone.
The HTC One became available online and in retail stores nationwide at AT&T, Sprint, Best Buy, Radio Shack, Walmart, Target, Amazon.com, Costco, Car Toys, Sam’s Club, HSN.com and HTC.com.
Taoyuan, Taiwan — Revenues at smartphone market HTC continued to decline in March and for the first quarter at double-digit percentage rates following a full-year double-digit decline in fiscal 2012.
The quarter marks the fifth consecutive quarter of double-digit percentage declines in revenue.
For the quarter, sales were off 36.9 percent to NT$42.8 billion ($1.43 billion).
Bellevue, Wash. – HTC launched a national promotion campaign that puts the flagship HTC One smartphone phone into the hands of consumers in 11 major markets to compare against their own phone.
The HTC One Live Experience Tour will be accompanied by a national advertising campaign that positions the phone as “Everything your phone isn’t” and will include a “heavy rotation” in national TV, print, digital media and mobile advertising, the company said. Digital ads include ads in Pandora, Spotify, YouTube and Vevo.
New York — Facebook unveiled a downloadable app that will replace the home and lock screen of Android smartphones and tablets, bring Facebook content to the front of the screen, and deliver a Facebook-centric way of interacting with the phone’s other apps and features.
Overland Park, Kan. — Sprint announced plans to offer HTC’s flagship One smartphone on April 19, joining AT&T on that day in making the device available to consumers.
Sprint priced the LTE-equipped Android 4.1 One at $199 for the 32GB version in either black or silver.
HTC is banking on the success of the One to reverse its sales slide.
Bellevue, Wash. – HTC acknowledged delays in shipping its HTC One flagship smartphone, saying the phone will be available before the end of April in the U.S.
The One is seen as a key to turning around the company’s shrinking sales.
New York – HTC is delaying shipments of its new flagship smartphone, seen as a key to turning around the company’s shrinking sales.
In February, HTC promised sales would begin in March through more than 185 carriers in more than 80 countries, including the U.S., but a published report contends the handset will ship only in some markets in March, followed by more in April.
Taoyuan, Taiwan – Revenues at smartphone market HTC continued to decline in January and February following double-digit sales declines in fiscal 2012.
January sales fell 6.5 percent compared with the year-ago month to NT$15.5 billion ($522.8 million), followed by a February year-over-year decline of 44 percent to NT$11.4 billion ($384.5 million).
For the year to date, revenues are off 27 percent to NT$26.9 billion ($907.3 million).
New York — Best Buy plans to put a major promotional effort behind the launch of the HTC One smartphone.
This will be part of a greater investment in mobile-phone advertising and promotion during the next 12 months, said Allister Jones, head of marketing for Best Buy’s connectivity business group.
Best Buy will be the smartphone’s exclusive indirect-channel launch partner.