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HTC predicting strong Q4 thanks to One M8 and Nexus 9

HTC reckons its Christmas quarter will trump its last three months of sales by around $150m in revenue.

The Taiwanese tech firm just posted its earnings for Q3 2014, revealing around $1.4 billion.

Not content with mobile mediocrity, the company’s crystal ball is now saying Q4 will see earnings of up to $1.54 billion.

Profits posted for most recent quarter totalled $19.7 million, which isn’t bad for the run-up to Apple’s iPhone 6 launch – assuredly stifling for smartphone manufacturers everywhere.

Strong reception of the HTC One M8 is likely to thank for the summer sales boon, and this success is likely to carry over onto Christmas lists this year too.

The HTC One M8 landed back in Q2 earlier this year, but it’s received good reviews, lauded for its premium design quality, unique camera features, and its large, sharp display.

The next quarter should be further boosted by the launch of the Nexus 9, a Google-stamped tablet that marks HTC’s return to decent tabletry.

It’s not going to knock the iPad Air 2 off its throne by any means, but it’ll be a solid contender for the crimbo stockings of die-hard Android fans.

The firm is surely also keen to see how well the Desire Eye and the RE camera do. The latter is a frankly oddball mobile cam that HTC reckons will revolutionise the way we snap on the move – shove over, GoPro.

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