HTC has announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2014, revealing that the company stayed in the black in Q3 after its return to profitability in Q2. While HTC managed to avoid another loss-making quarter, the struggling smartphone maker saw further declines in both revenue and profits: Unaudited quarterly revenue was NT$41.86 billion compared to NT$65.1 billion in Q2, while net profits were down from NT$2.3 billion to NT$0.64 billion.
Q3 saw HTC launch a variety of products in the high-end and mid-range spaces: The Butterfly 2 came to Japan and other Asian markets, Verizon got a Windows Phone-powered version of the One M8, while the Desire 610 and Desire 510 expanded HTC's more affordable product lineup.
Looking ahead to Q4, HTC is expected to launch its own standalone imaging device, to be unveiled at an event in New York City next week. The company is also rumored to be expanding the camera capabilities of its HTC One and Desire lines with new "EYE"-branded handsets.
And HTC is widely expected to launch its first tablet in three years in collaboration with Google — the Nexus-branded slate is understood to carry an NVIDIA Tegra K1 CPU and is likely launch with the upcoming Android L. All of this should contribute to a busier than usual Q4 for HTC, though it'll continue to face stiff competition from rivals like Apple's iPhone 6 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 4.