If there ever was a time for HTC to be extremely timely with their products, now is it. But with the delay in shipment caused by issues with production, they are losing precious time in creating interest into HTC One because unless you have plenty of money to spend on marketing, you won't be able to capture people's attention without a unit.
Adding to the insult is that this might be HTC's last chance to save itself from the effects of bad internal decisions. With the sleek aluminum design of the HTC One, it is very hard not to like. Also, personally, HTC has created pretty good smartphones from the Nexus to the HD 2. However, they were not able to sustain it and it reflected on various aspects of their business.
If the HTC One does not get shipped this month and that the Company does not do all it can to come up with deadlines, then their flagship devices would have to deal with more scene stealers from Sony, Motorola, LG and even Apple, at worst, it could mean the demise for the formerly innovative company.
Source: Yahoo News
Worldwide mobile phones sales to customers totaled 455 million within the third quarter of 2013, a rise of 5.7 percent in the same period this past year, according to Gartner. Sales of smartphones paid for for 55 percent of overall cell phone sales within the third quarter of 2013, and reached at their highest share up to now.
Samsung extended its lead in the overall mobile phone market, as its market share totaled 25.7 percent in the third quarter of 2013 "While Samsung has started to address its user experience, better design is another area where Samsung needs to focus," said Mr. Gupta. "Samsung's recent joint venture with carbon fiber company SGL Group could bring improvements in this area in future products."
While Samsung's share was flat in the third quarter of 2013, Samsung increased its lead over Apple in the global smartphone market. The launch of the Samsung Note 3 helped reaffirm Samsung as the clear leader in the large display smartphone market, which it pioneered.
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Latest Android OS install stats are out, While Gingerbread still remains the largest major version of the platform, its dominance is decreasing steadily. As of today, Gingerbread only represented 47%, down from 50% in December.
Second place was Ice Cream Sandwich with 29$ up from 27% in December. The two versions of Jelly Bean totaled up to 10%, ICS 4.1 accounts for 9%, while ICS 4.2 is on a measly 1.2% of devices.
The decrease in Gingerbread and increase in Ice Cream Sandwich is actually welcome news, especially since we want to see more users getting the latest UI available, that remained fairly consistent throughout subsequent platform releases. Take a look at the breakdown at the screenshot.