Why would anyone want to buy HTC which is fading quickly? They don't even bother to buy Nokia or RIM.
Lenovo, Huawei and ZTE are rapidly taking market share away from Samsung and HTC. They don't need HTC at all.
It is a false impression that Apple dominates in PC consumer satisfaction. The reason is that Apple refuses to offer computers for the masses. All other manufacturers are totally capable of offering the same high-quality PC/laptops. This is the reason why the Androids are now dominating over the IOS ecosystem, the same way Microsoft is dominating in the PC market. As a result Apple is losing market share in the both the PC/tablet and the smartphone market segments.
The iPhone is too complicated to be mass produced at high quality. Foxconn should not be blamed for this. Apple should learn from Samsung by making simpler mass market phones, in order to capture a larger market.
The Android ecosystem is now getting much bigger, with Samsung selling twice as many smartphones as Apple selling iPhones. Factor in all the other smartphone makers, the Android ecosystem is bigger.
The iPad mini is just a defensive move to slow the Android expansion.