HTC profits drop 30% as phone sales crawl
So this could be the reason why there was a huge HTC Trade-In Promo last quarter (Feb. 15 – March 31, 2009) — HTC was aggressively catching up on the sales quota.
According to a report from WSJ, HTC was already expecting it to happen for the first quarter of the year.
I thought that trade-in promo (posted shown below) would have helped meet their quotas but some retailer shops weren’t as cooperative as expected.
There were shops we asked around that would not accept trade-in if the units were not PDAs. I argued that the promo details didn’t mention about any PDA, just any cellphone but they were still insistent. My cousin and I walked away without a new HTC phone in tow.
I can only imagine how many other people wanted to grab the discounted price only to be turned away.
Anybody out there got a new HTC handset because of the promo?