Most gadget enthusiast who have been following the market and the mobile blogosphere for the past couple of years or so, should be aware of the fact that HTC went through a pretty rough patch, financially. In fact, the Taiwanese manufacturer is still not out of the woods yet, but thanks to their “hero phone” – the original HTC One- the company managed to bring in some profits and it’s still able to compete with the biggest players out there.
The good news for HTC fans, is that according to BNP Paribas, the Taiwanese giant is soon going to dig itself out of this financial hole, and will cash in some pretty nice profits. Yeah, sorry HTC haters, but you might have to wait a bit longer before the company goes bankrupt. More after the break.
BNP Paribas: the new HTC One and Desire 816 to Rescue the Company
For those of you unaware of this, BNP Paribas is a French financial services company and bank, with its headquarters in Paris. Earlier today, the company in question has revealed that they’re expecting HTC Corp. to register a 51.9% increase in revenues, during the second quarter of the year. According to BNP Paribas, the worst time for HTC will soon come to an end.
More so, the company believes that the new HTC One will be this year’s hero smartphone, which will help the Taiwanese manufacturer to overcome one of its most difficult times.
In addition, the French company has also suggested that the Desire 816 mid-range smartphone will play a pretty big role in saving HTC from financial disaster.
Looks like one part of the story is already proven correct, as the Desire 816 seems to be a tremendous hit in China, where the Taiwanese manufacturer has managed to sell 50K units in only 10 minutes.
The new HTC One is expected to go on sale in UK on March 25 – the same date on which the smartphone will be unveiled. Meanwhile, waves of Desire 816 units will continue to hit the Chinese online stores, and hopefully the device will soon make it on the western market as well. Any thoughts?