Despite announcing an impressive smartphone, HTC has not been able to get it in the consumer hands because of production issues. Now, the company has announced that production of HTC One is rising sharply and it will double in May from previous month, but the question arises whether it is already late.
Probably yes, because the companies no longer have years to sell their smartphones, new technologies arrive every month and we see new flagships every six months. Since announcing the phone in February, the company has already wasted over two months and Samsung Galaxy S4, the main competitor to HTC One, is close to 10 million shipments.
“Our capacity is expected to rise significantly starting from mid-May,” Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia, said at a news conference in Taipei. “We are optimistic about our high-end sales during April and June.”
In related news, HTC One might be very close to India debut as one online retailer has started taking the orders and we are hearing from brick and mortar stores that first stocks should land around May 20. Already facing a delay of around a month, the prospects of HTC One in the Indian market don’t really looks good.