宏達電手機在英國全面下架 股價急墜 | HTC stops selling smartphones in U.K., shares plunge

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圖片攝於2018年5月23日,HTC U12 + X MAYDAY智慧型手機於記者會上展示。|A model shows a HTC U12+ X MAYDAY smart phone during a media event in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The HTC U12+ will sell on July in Taiwan. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
圖片攝於2018年5月23日,HTC U12 + X MAYDAY智慧型手機於記者會上展示。|A model shows a HTC U12+ X MAYDAY smart phone during a media event in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The HTC U12+ will sell on July in Taiwan. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】先前英國廣播電台BBC報導,據傳因涉嫌侵害專利,台灣手機大廠宏達電決定將最新手機於英國全面下架。對此,宏達電拒絕作出任何回應。

HTC Corp. declined to comment on a BBC report earlier this week about the Taiwan-based company alleged decision to stop selling its latest models in the U.K. amid patent disputes. 

投資人對於侵權爭議非常失望。

Investors have reacted negatively to the news though. 

除了侵權爭議,七月手機銷售量令投資人更失望。宏達電七月銷售量較上個月掉了幾乎70%,導致股價下跌近8個百分點。

Beyond the patent dispute, investors were disappointed by July sales. The company experienced a nearly 70 percent month-on-month plunge in sales last month which sent shares tumbling almost 8 percent. 

今年七月的股價是自2002年3月宏達電於台灣上市以來最低紀錄。

The July figure was the lowest since HTC listed on Taiwan’s stock market in March 2002. 

宏達電證實公司在英國遭指控侵害專利。宏達電因汽車電話開發的無線技術,長期以來與德國研發公司IPcom有侵權糾紛。

Still, HTC confirmed that it has been accused of infringing on patents in the U.K. The company has been long involved in a patent dispute with IPcom, a Germany-based IP licensing company, over a wireless technology developed for car phones. 

專家指出,宏達電無法在全球競爭激烈的手機市場取得一席之地,而虛擬實境的開發也無法補救急速下滑的手機銷售。

Analysts said HTC has been unable to find a niche for its products in the fiercely competitive global smartphone market, and its VR business has not been able to make up for the slumping phone sales.