Taiwanese smartphone and tablet manufacturer HTC may close its offices in Brazil. The rumor was circling for the past few days. But, HTC officially confirmed that it will close its offices in RTP on Friday.
Though HTC has already started selling HTC One S and HTC One X, the new HTC One series will not be launching in Brazil at all. Rather the company plans to stop selling the wholesale of their devices in the country immediately. But the company will continue supporting existing customers by providing them replacement and repairing facilities. An HTC public representative in Brazil said, “After analyzing the sales numbers, we have decided to pull out of the Brazilian market.”
It’s true that the company was lagged behind Samsung, Nokia, Apple in selling products to the Brazilian consumers. In addition, HTC hasn’t been making phones in Brazil for some time and therefore it has been losing market share for years. And now, they are finally leaving Brazil.