HTC One M7 (Unlocked) Release Date Hindered By Component Production Woes
HTC’s premium new handset, the HTC One, is harder to make, and unsurprisingly, its launch date (the unlocked model) is delayed due to some component issues.
Article written by Kevin Go – It is a well-known fact that that the HTC One (M7) is one of the biggest ‘Android stars’ this year thanks to its wonderful spec sheet, unfortunately, the Taiwanese smartphone maker’s semi-victory party needs to be cut short due to its flagship phone’s delayed launch in the United States — we can already visualize Samsung execs smirking.
The reason being? Crippled supply of components used for its Ultrapixel camera, apparently, HTC intended on cutting back component orders mainly because of the lack in confidence posed by its last year’s sales performance which means, HTC One owners-to-be might face the same fate that LG Nexus 4 buyers did a couple of months ago — scratch that, even until today.
Here’s the back story, supply woes related to the Nexus 4 is not wholly caused by LG Electronics, Google — for whatever reason — gave LG the sales quote of its previous Nexus smartphone (Galaxy Nexus) which was produced by a fellow Korean giant, Samsung. The Nexus 4′s insanely cheap price tag and high-end hardware sparked a retail frenzy among Android and iOS lovers overwhelming the somewhat limited supply of Nexus 4 smartphones.
Given the current turn of events, HTC’s move to further delay the One’s launch locally is a smart move to keep things from getting messy, the only problem is, this news will surely drive away investors, not to mention, impatient buyers that can no longer wait to get their hands on the One may end up settling for other compelling devices such as the Sony Xperia Z or the Apple iPhone 5.
Hopefully HTC will be able to put an end to this as soon as possible, the Galaxy S4 is bound to hit stores in a couple of weeks, that is not a good thing for a company that’s already struggling in the ludicrous smartphone market.
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