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HTC One Secures “Several Hundred Thousand” Preorders In The US

HTC One, the flagship smartphone from the house of HTC, is likely to get overwhelming response in the United States, provided the current trend continues.  Official information from HTC confirmed that it has already scored several hundred thousand preorders for the HTC One from the customers. It really shows the customers’ eagerness to get their hands on this latest smartphone from this Taiwan based mobile manufacturing giant.

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HTC president of global sales and marketing Jason Mackenzie has confirmed this milestone for preorders for the HTC One. Jason Mackenzie has termed the customers’ initial response to the phone as “fantastic” along with the apology for the delay in production of this phone due to the Ultrapixel camera. He said. “We are seeing our strongest initial response for any smartphone we’ve ever designed with several hundred thousand people in the U.S. pre-registering to purchase the new HTC One.”

It is also said that HTC needs nearly 4 hours (220 minutes to be exact) to manufacture every single One smartphone.

HTC unveiled the HTC One smartphone in February this year. HTC One, the android based smartphone includes an all aluminum body with 4.7 inch touch-screen. According to the sources close to HTC, that smartphone would be available in 80 countries through 185 carriers in March. But due to that technical problem, it has failed to complete the shipment by the stipulated time.

Despite the high initial response from the customers for this phone, there is little chance to recover the market share. HTC One is getting praised by the reviewers as well as consumers.  The rating in the review also has placed it higher.  But despite the high rating in review and appreciation from the consumers, there is a little chance to change the fortune for the company as well as the CEO as HTC failed to meet the deadline for the supplies which were to be shipped by mid March. The delay in shipping has put both the company and the retailers on the edge as the retailers had planned to sell it out to the consumers by mid March. HTC also planned to get this flagship smartphone to the consumers before Samsung Galaxy S4. But this Taiwanese mobile manufacturer still hopes to satisfy pre-orders by the end of March in order to get the HTC One out to several markets at the beginning of April. However,  it is already late by about 2-3 weeks on shipments, so there is a high probability that the Samsung Galaxy S4, which is said to be launched by the end of April, will have a huge impact on HTC’s sales. The device will also face tough competition from Sony’s flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z.

Few days back HTC announced about the delay to hit the market except UK, Germany and Taiwan. So there is a chance that HTC One will lose to Samsung Galaxy S4. HTC is already facing tough challenges from Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market. So lots of things depend on the success of HTC One.

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