Analysts think that HTC will not be able to unleash a healthy first quarter. HTC itself is afraid of a weak first quarter. It seems like they could do nothing but to face the failure in front of a market which is virtually locked by Apple and Samsung. HTC expecting sales around US$2.3 billion, which means a thirty five percent decline from the first quarter of last year. The net profit has declined almost seventy percent from last year.
Recently IDC have ranked smartphones manufacturers and HTC have taken the fifth place with just six and a half percent share of the market. Although the shipments have increase, at this time last year they had a market share of 8.5percent. However the company is hoping for rebound in the coming quarter of this year with their new one series products. Because they believe that their downfall is geared up by traditional and older product line up.