Earlier this month HTC sent news that to be honest, we were all a little disappointed about, stating that they “will start fulfilling pre-orders by end March in certain markets and will roll out to more markets as we approach April.”
Now it seems a HTC executive has felt the need to explain the situation, talking to The Wall Street Journal about some of the manufactures issues with shipping and suppliers, stating that HTC had “changed its order forecasts drastically and frequently following last year’s unexpected slump in shipments.” meaning that “HTC has had difficulty in securing adequate camera components as it is no longer a tier-one customer.”
But what does this mean for the company? Well for a starters it means that they will be launching at the same time as Samsung’s Galaxy S4 in April which is not a good place to be for an Android manufacture alongside this they may even be dangerously close to the expected iPhone announcement, which could happen anytime between April and July.
It seems the HTC One’s success purely depends on whether customers are willing to wait for it.
What do you think about this? Will you be waiting for the HTC One?
Source: The Wall Street Journal