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HTC One gets delayed, suppliers no longer think HTC is a 'tier one company'

Suppliers no longer think HTC is a 'tier one company', causes the One to be delayed

By Anthony Garreffa from Mar 20, 2013 @ 4:00 CDT

If you were savings those clams for the HTC One, you have a little while longer to save as HTC's smartphone has been delayed because suppliers don't think the company is a "tier one company" anymore. This means that component companies only want to work with the undeniable champions of the industry, such as Apple and Samsung.

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An HTC executive talked with the Wall Street Journal, saying:

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.

If HTC aren't a tier one company, does that mean we only have two tier one companies at the moment? This means that we might see more of these delays going into the future, if companies are going to pick and choose who they want to dish out their supplies to.

NEWS SOURCES:Gizmodo.com


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