Unfortunately HTC, like larger companies like Samsung and Nokia, are finding this is far from the case. Their recently published results show sales down YoY in January by nearly 17%. At the time this was blamed on a the Chinese New Year being in a different month in 2008 than 2009, but in February no such convenient excuse is available.
Fortunately for HTC February looks a bit brighter than January, with sales down only 4.4 % YoY. In a statement HTC has said they felt the trend should be bottoming out in February, and they have high hoped that March should show much better results, with the upcoming launch of new products soon.
See HTCâ€™s results on their website here.