HTC bids farewell to tablets in United States
HTC, having failed to make any real impact on tablet sales in the United States, has decided to indefinitely shelve things. Calling their efforts (Flyer, Jestream) a “great learning experience”, HTC advises that they’ll keep options open and may return at some point, providing they could “make a splash”. As most of you know, the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire and Nook families account for a sizeable chunk of Android tablets, with Samsung and Asus grabbing decent sales.
“We’re watching that market [tablets] very, very closely. It was a great learning experience for us, and they definitely met expectations…We’re very much not set on one strategy over another”. - Jeff Gordon, HTC’s global online communications manager.