October 23, 2014

WSJ: Ultrapixels to blame for HTC One delay

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The rumors that the Ultrapixel camera in the HTC One are the cause for delay seem to have taken a turn toward legitimacy, reports the WSJ. Citing an unnamed HYT executive, the newspaper tells us that the handset maker has run into issues procuring enough camera components. Why? Because they were longer considered a tier-one customer.

[blockquote align="center" variation="red"]The company has a problem managing its component suppliers as it has changed its order forecasts drastically and frequently following last year’s unexpected slump in shipments…HTC has had difficulty in securing adequate camera components as it is no longer a tier-one customer.[/blockquote]

HTC has yet to issue a statement on the release dates for the U.S. carriers; rumors have long suggested a March 22nd launch date. While we’re not quite ready to give up on that date, the time is ticking away. We can imagine that carriers will want to have at least a few days to rally their customer base around the phone.

In the meanwhile, HTC has extended the deadlines for the trade-up program which gives buyers at least $100 in credit toward the purchase of the soon-to-be-released handset.

WSJ via: HTC Source