“Disruptive”. Investor-pleasing rhetoric with little substance?

In an interview with the Financial Times this week, HTC CEO Peter Chou talked of the company launching a tablet in the near future. He stated that the product would be disruptive. Disruptive. What a nebulous statement that has become. I’m sure it resonates well among the investment community keen to see HTC’s fortunes reenergized,…

HTC eschews the Brazilian ‘race to the bottom’

HTC wants out of the Brazilian market. It stated that it was to close its São Paulo office, which primarily manages sales in Latin America. The device manufacturer has had something of a difficult time in the last 24 months; global shipments have stalled and its Q1 2012 market share (smartphones) was at 4.76% compared…

Average Selling Price of mobile devices

I’ve frequently commented about the impact of handset subsidies on the mobile operator community. It got me thinking about the expectancy of consumers for low cost smartphones and the real price paid for the device by the mobile operator. It side-tracked me a little and I spent the best part of the day trawling through…