HTC’s been having a somewhat rough 2015, with the One M9 catching flak for having a design that’s too similar to the One M8 as well as a less-than-stellar camera. A recent plunge in HTC share value has led to some speculation that the company could be an acquisition target, and apparently there’s at least one other mobile firm that’d be interested.
ASUS Chairman Johnny Shih has said that he and his company haven’t ruled out the possibility of acquiring HTC. The comment was made during a recent ASUS general meeting. However, ASUS CFO David Chang warned that the chances of ASUS following through with an HTC acquisition are slim. ”Our chairman has chatted about the topic internally,” Chang explained. “Still, the chances of an actual takeover are not big as Asustek is a company that has depended on organic growth.”
While HTC doesn’t have quite the same market share as it used to, the company is still a well-known smartphone maker that can create quality hardware. As a result, it’s no surprise to hear that ASUS is at least considering an acquisition of HTC during its tough times, and I’m sure that there are a few other mobile firms that’ve thought about a similar move. Whether or not HTC will actually be acquired remains to be seen, though.
Do you think ASUS or someone else should acquire HTC?