The sad decline of HTC

HTC has now given up every penny of revenue growth it picked up from Android.

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Of course, some sort of fall-off was to be expected, given the age of the portfolio and the overhang from the upcoming HTC One. But this is horrible, especially given China is supposed to be a key market and this was the Chinese New Year buying season.

THe HTC One is a very nice phone, incidentally. But then, last year's portfolio was nice too. In today's handset market, nice hardware is necessary but insufficient to compete.