“HTC during a call discussing its low forecast and results backtracked from the strategy that dictated 2011,” Electronista reports.

“CFO Winston Yung acknowledged a lukewarm reception for fall devices but added that the company’s philosophy throughout all of last year, where it was willing to make thick, short-lived devices for the sake of having 4G, was a mistake,” Electronista reports. “The “next product cycle” of devices would fix this, Yung said…”

Electronista reports, “HTC’s about-face indirectly validates Apple’s hesitance to jump into 4G early. It argued that an LTE iPhone in 2011 would have required too many sacrifices. While at the time many considered this a mistake that would let Android get the lead, it has so far proven to be no deterrent to Apple’s sales. Verizon sold nearly twice as many iPhones as its entire 4G roster combined, leaving any one LTE Android manufacturer with just a fraction of the demand.”

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