Shipment delays, price competition, slower sales
According to the latest claims from industry sources, the three leading Taiwan-based smartphone vendors Asustek, HTC and Acer have all missed their target smartphone shipments for 2016 due to price competition and lower-than-expected sales in certain countries.
A few days after CES
Over the weekend, HTC sent out invitations to a new product announcement it will be holding on January 12th, 2017, during the week following CES in Las Vegas.
MediaTek has another design win in the 5.5-inch format
MediaTek had some success in the 5.5-inch market with HTC and it looks like the partnership will continue with HTC One X10 which will launch soon with the Helio P10 under the bonnet.
For those buying Geforce GTX 10 series and HTC Vive headset
Nvidia has unveiled yet another promotion which gives away three VR games to those that buy a Geforce GTX 10 series graphics card and HTC Vive VR headset bundle.
Vive headset experiences shortage of key components
HTC’s overall device sales next year are expected to hit a plateau as the company experiences a slowdown in smartphone shipments while facing difficulties in increasing shipments of its Vive virtual reality headsets.
Things are not that bad yet
Troubled maker of smartphones HTC has denied rumours that it could be about to flog off its smartphone business.
Lower than expected results
Shipments of smartphones by Taiwan-based brand vendors and handset ODMs showed a surprise fall.
Slowly ramping up
HTC cannot get a break in the phone market and it looks like the Vive VR, the outfit's over-priced VR kit, sold 140,000 pieces in August and September.
HTC has been showing off the prototype of its VR controller and position-tracking modules for its virtual reality headsets.