HTC First took yet another critical hit today. The UK carrier EE (the merged Orange and T-Mobile) has confirmed it won’t launch the HTC First in Britain and the pre-orders won’t be fulfilled.
This strike on the HTC First comes shortly after rumors that AT&T will discontinue the Facebook mid-ranger due to low sales.
Today HTC exec claimed the company has shipped 5 million One flagships globally, but that’s probably the only good news we heard recently about the Taiwanese manufacturer. It was good to hear HTC has dealt with the production hiccups, but HTC has already been shaken with the departure of its VP of Global Communications, Chief Product Officer and Asia’s CEO. The HTC First failure isn’t helping either.
HTC is still in trouble, but we hope the company will do better next couple of months. It managed to double the HTC One production and it solved its legal troubles with Nokia, so here is hoping.