Increased competition for components in the cell phone industry

Increased competition for components could lead to price rises. It could also cause product launches being delayed, which can be a major blow in a field as competitive as the smartphone and tablet market. HTC was forced to delay the full launch of its flagship smartphone the HTC One in March due to a shortage of cameras. Analysts say that this has led to poor financial results for the Taiwanese firm, which is increasingly lagging behind the competition.

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