The Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturer, HTC Corp., has plans on halting the manufacture of full-sized tabs running on Mircrosoft’s Windows RT OS for the concern that the demand is very weak, the people knowledgeable about the matter said.
The smartphone manufacturer has decided to stop making the tab due to the reason that the cost is high and the demand is weak compared to tabs running on Android OS and iOS. The report came from the people who declined to be identified because the company’s plans are not publicized.
But HTC Corp. is still planing to make and release a 7-inch tab with the Windows RT OS based on the new ARM chips / ARM’s Technology within this year.
With the tight competition going on with smartphones, HTC is one of the companies who are suffering but coping with the slide of sales. Due to the decline of profit, this forced the company to select products that will edge out to the market and lead a single spot in the competition.
According to researcher IDC, the sales of Windows RT has been lagging since its introduction. There are only 200,000 units of tablets handling Microsoft’s OS sold in the first quarter of 2013.
Smartphones selling great for 2013’s first quarter.
According to market researcher IDC, there will come a day that the sales of smartphone s will be outpacing thoe feature phones. This is because of more 4G wireless networks and lower-cost gadgets.
Smartphones are finally on the peak of outpacing feature phones in sales globally.
For several years, there are analysts who have been setting predictions that these smartphones would overtake basic feature phones regarding worldwide profits. A report was presented that manufacturers are estimated to ship 918.6 million devices this year. This estimated figure is also expected to increase up to 1.5 billion in shipments by the end of 2017.
There are two key reasons why this can happen. One is it can surf the Web, access email, and act as GPS navigation devices and check you into your favorite places thru social media apps.
Samsung Electronics Co. dominated over Apple Inc. during the last quarter for being by far the biggest smart phone manufacturer between an extending legal and technology fight involving the two companies.
Samsung delivered 27.8 million smartphones on the market during the last quarter, acquiring 23.8 % on the market, according to an email from Milton Keynes, U.K.- based Strategy Analytics. Apple Inc.’s 17.1 million deliveries, including 14.6 % of the market, sent the company to second place. However, Nokia Oyj retained the third position.
Apple Inc., which introduced the latest iPhone 4S this month, kept the highest position for just one quarter right after dislodging Nokia a few months ago. The Suwon, South Korea – based company, has considered Google Inc.’s Android operating system to increase sales of their Galaxy smartphones and tablet pc’s.
“Samsung has come out with products that appeal to all the different form factors and specifications out there,” according to T.Z. Wong, a Beijing-based analyst at researcher IDC.
“That is a strategy they have executed very well.” he also added.
Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris, was not around for a comment after regular business hours.
Samsung spokesman Nam Ki Yung, refused to give a comment on the estimate made by the research company.