That HTC's new flagship smartphone becomes successful in the U.S. is especially important, because that's where the company's current troubles started.
"Essentially what happened to HTC was that it lost big in the U.S. to Samsung and Apple. That seemed to set off a domino effect around the globe and HTC didn't have enough presence in China to offset that," Mawston said.
HTC clawing back some market share in the U.S. would be a big first step in the right direction for the company.
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