Two of the most anticipated handsets of 2011 are still nowhere to be seen, and it seems that HTC is now benefiting from the hesitancy of the Samsung S II and iPhone 5 release. In parts of the world the S II aka S2 has already been released, and we have seen that he handset has set records for the South Korean phone maker.
As for the iPhone 5, there have been fresh rumors that Apple will not launch the device until October — but we cannot see that. OSM has an interesting article that looks at how HTC has now started to fill the void that the two big players above have left behind with their delays, and it could not come at a better time.
For sometime HTC has been losing ground to not only Samsung but other phone makers as well, so they will be glad of this little influx in sales. Now we know that HTC do not make the fastest phones or those with the longest running batteries, but what we do know is they offer a greater choice than the likes of LG.
The HTC Thunderbolt did not sell as well as they had hoped, but a few firmware changes have certainly helped to improve on things. Also the recent releases of the HTC Sensation, EVO 3D and 4G have also had a positive effect on sales. However, one cannot help think that HTC is like a bottom feeder in a fish tank, and is currently just enjoying a nice meal on the scraps that are the effects of release delays for two big smartphones.
We are sorry to put it like that, but recent sales of the Galaxy S II in the UK shows what we can expect once the handset hits stateside. There is also one more thing that you have to remember; there will be four version of the S II in the U.S. alone, so four times the opportunity.
From all the upcoming HTC handsets there are none that we can say wow — well with the exception of the EVO 3D, as it offers something different. All the other handsets that have just been or about to be released are much the same as everything else. Also HTC seems to be struggling with the concept that people want more performance from a phone — so why they stick with a single-core processor in some of these really does baffle us.
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