HTC is not doing too well for itself and has recently announced an operating loss of $101 million, making it the company’s first in many years. To that extent there have been rumors suggesting that HTC could be looking for a company to buy them out and hopefully solve their financial woes, and that a change in leadership was imminent especially in the face of HTC’s “failures”, despite devices like the HTC One having won awards, and with the upcoming HTC One Max phablet on its way which hopefully will appeal to customers looking for a large display akin to that of the Samsung Galaxy Note series.
The good news for HTC fans is that it looks like the Taiwanese company is here to stay, and so will its executives, at least that’s what HTC’s chairwoman, Cher Wang, wants us to believe. Wang recently addressed these rumors and was quoted as saying, “Stock price is really the past. Innovation is the future. I actually never look into the price, it doesn’t influence me. The (ability) of the company to be able to stick with (its) vision is the most important.” Wang also refuted rumors about a change in leadership and had only nice things to say about HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou, “Peter is a great guy. He has a lot of innovative ideas and he’s very charismatic.”
In any case HTC has put out some pretty impressive and innovative devices in the past and it would be a shame to see them go, so hopefully Wang’s optimism is founded on a solid strategy, rather than just empty words meant to appease investors, but we guess only time will tell.
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