back to article Cher tells HTC: If I could turn back time ... if I could find a way (to not lose $250m in a quarter)

HTC has warned staff there will be mass layoffs after the biz lost more a quarter of a billion dollars in three months. For quarter ending June 30, HTC turned $NT33bn (US$1.04bn) in revenues (down 49 per cent year-on-year) into a NT$5.1bn (US$161.1m) loss, thanks to slow sales of its Android mobile devices. China in particular …

  1. Bloodbeastterror


    Is this in any way related to the adverse publicity about the Snapdragon 810? Personally I'm persuaded - I wouldn't touch a SD810 with a bargepole when there are competing devices with similar performance without the negatives. Not worth the risk on such an expensive investment.

    1. P. Lee

      Re: Snapdragon?

      Probably not just SD810 though that may have compounded the issue.

      Mobile has matured quickly - there is no consolidation/virtualisation bandwagon for phones to give them an extra boost of life, they are designed to be dumb and incapable. Mobile and PC markets are fast approaching the same stage: everyone has one, new ones offer no significant benefits over the old ones.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Snapdragon?

        Fast approaching? PCs have been there at least a decade, smartphones for half a decade.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Snapdragon?

      Can't believe it can make this much difference.

      810 is an 8 core big.little reference design on 20nm, first 64bit silicon from Qualcomm. The 820 will have Qualcomm's custom CPU 4 core design on 14nm and is faster on those 4 cores. There's the reason for the heat issues, although the HTC One M9 with the 810 doesn't get very warm after a couple of Android updates and is still very speedy.

  2. Stevie


    Wang are still in business? I thought they folded their tents yonks ago. Learn summat every day.

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    1. Stevie

      Re: Cher and 'Believe'

      Hated that effect within three microseconds of my being introduced to it. It remains one of the few special effects that will make me change the radio channel to anything else by reflex.

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