Rumor: HTC One to be Delayed Due to Component Shortage?

It seems HTC just can’t catch a break these days. According to industrial sources, HTC’s flagship HTC One device may be delayed, as some critical hardware components are in short supply. Because of the shortage of the voice coil motor and the camera module, the HTC One may only be shipping 800,000 to 1,200,000 One handsets over the next couple of months.

The HTC One is slated to roll out in the U.S. on March 15th, but due to this delay, customers may not be able to get their hands on the One until May. HTC has focused its efforts on penetrating the U.S. market, releasing the One in the States before other markets. If the One experiences problems in the U.S., it could bode very badly for other markets around the globe.

HTC’s most recent financial results paint a grim picture for the manufacturer, with HTC seeing its share of the global smartphone market dropping to 4.6 percent in Q4 2012 as opposed to 10.3 percent from Q3 2012. WIth Samsung’s share of the market rising, and with Apple still retaining its fair share, HTC is standing on shaky ground.

With the upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy S IV and the BlackBerry Z10, HTC needs to get it together, and soon. Although the HTC One is a solid handset and has garnered much attention, if fans can’t get their hands on the unit they may seek their new phone fix from elsewhere.

[Via: GSM Arena]

  • geofftate

    Same deal with Lumia 920 and Nexus 4 but they weren’t because of “special” fancy schmancy camera. In the case of Lumia, well maybe

  • Richard Yarrell

    Flexible 1080p display=Check

    Exynos 5 Octa processor in the United States clocked at 1.8ghz=Check

    Wireless Charging=Check

    And the KICKER: The Galaxy S4 will as a bonus have a pad that will enable the device owner to measure blood pressure, and blood sugar levels as well as other signs regarding health. The monitoring of certain physiological signs would definitely represent an useful application for all customers from children to the elderly.

    The overall versatility of the Galaxy S4 will revolutionize the gadget market in 2013.

    You can ONLY imagine what the GALAXY NOTE 3 will be like later in Sept/Oct 2013…..The rest I have NO COMMENT….One thing is for sure NOTHING will ever beat Samsung in the android landscape that’s for sure…

    • TomasHunter

      You seriously believe that the GS4 will be a diabetic monitor?
      “Hey can I borrow your phone?”… “Sure, just let me wipe my blood off of it first”….

  • TomasHunter

    It is a shame that HTC is having trouble getting these beautiful phones into eagerly awaiting hands; but I just read an article that said the One should ship on time to the U.S. That’s fantastic news for me because I have a preorder, and I want the phone before I leave on a business trip for DISH at the end of the month. Of course I need it to stay connected, but my phone is also my main source of entertainment when I travel. I use DISH Anywhere to watch my local news channels while out of town, but I have found that it is also a great way to wait out flight delays and layovers.

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