December 19, 2014

HTC bids farewell to tablets in United States

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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.

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