There is a lot of negativity surrounding the Taiwanese phone maker HTC recently due to some high profile departures from the company including Chief Product Officer Kouji Kodera and Asia CEO Lennard Hoornik. But the company has managed to sell 5 million units of the its flagship HTC One smartphone since launch according to a report by the WSJ. HTC’s main Android rival Samsung just announced today that it had sold over 10 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone in record time. The HTC One hit many markets before the Galaxy S4 but HTC is still struggling with the global roll out. India was supposed to get the phone in end of April but it is finally going on sale only this month end. HTC was also involved in some legal trouble with respect to the HDR microphone on the device.
Executives quitting a company in bad times is not something new. But I feel that the reports about the death of HTC are slightly exaggerated. The company is on a downward spiral but did manage to fight back with the One. Just that HTC can’t afford to make mistakes and launch delays and component shortages can only prove fatal to the company. If you are a fan of HTC , it is your turn now to support the company as it needs your business now than any other time !