May 05 AT 3:48 PM Dima Aryeh 6 Comments

HTC may outsource production on some devices

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HTC started out building smartphones for other companies, releasing re-branded devices without its name on them. Now that the company has grown significantly and has long been releasing devices under its own name, HTC may be outsourcing its own production of smartphones to other companies. Rumors claim that HTC will outsource manufacturing on at least three budget Desire models.

With the company in such a bad financial state, measures have to be taken to make a bigger profit. And while making excellent smartphones is already accomplished (the new HTC One is a mighty fine device), that’s simply not enough to make money. So some Desire models may be manufactured by other companies for HTC. Luckily, it seems that the HTC One will remain internally manufactured to HTC’s quality standards.

It’s always been sad to see HTC flounder. Each year they release quality devices, deliver innovative ideas and develop better software. And with Samsung dominating the market, healthy competition is needed. Do you think this is a good idea on HTC’s part? Leave a comment!

Via: Pocket Now

Source: Wall Street Journal

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • Charlie Callow

    No. I think this will further dilute their brand at a time when it needs strengthening. They need to build the hype on each product launch and increase their advertising presence. They need to gather a strong public impression like Samsung or Apple.

  • jump

    HTC has been creating a buzz in the technology market as they continue to release gadgets that is worth your money. They are assuring that you will experience nothing but the best entertainment and technology from them.

  • donger

    Hope quality doesn’t go down.

  • Subx

    Probably not the best move but I’d rather see HTC outsource their marketing and increase that before outsourcing any manufacturing.

  • oscar pistorius, the blade gunner

    good bye htcrap

  1. Charlie CallowGuest 12 months ago

    No. I think this will further dilute their brand at a time when it needs strengthening. They need to build the hype on each product launch and increase their advertising presence. They need to gather a strong public impression like Samsung or Apple.

  2. HTC has been creating a buzz in the technology market as they continue to release gadgets that is worth your money. They are assuring that you will experience nothing but the best entertainment and technology from them.

  3. Hope quality doesn’t go down.

  4. SubxGuest 12 months ago

    Probably not the best move but I’d rather see HTC outsource their marketing and increase that before outsourcing any manufacturing.

  5. oscar pistorius, the blade gunnerGuest 12 months ago

    good bye htcrap