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Estimates from industry sources point that HTC is to ship over 10 million 4G smartphones in 2011

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Estimates from industry sources point that HTC is to ship over 10 million 4G smartphones in 2011
During CES 2011, three 4G HTC smartphones were announced - Verizon's HTC ThunderBolt, AT&T's HTC Inspire 4G and Sprint's HTC EVO Shift 4G, which was released earlier today. Citing "estimates from industry sources", DigiTimes alleges that HTC is to ship over 10 million 4G smartphones worldwide, which will account for 20% of all shipments made by the Taiwanese manufacturer.

It's calculated that HTC delivered 3.5 million 4G smartphones to the retailers last year - 3 million of Sprint's HTC EVO 4G and half a million of T-Mobile's myTouch 4G.

Reportedly, HTC plans to ship a few 4G-supporting handsets in Japan and Europe, which may explain the 10 million prediction made by these unnamed sources.

HTC has proved to be a "quietly brilliant" smartphone manufacturer and its success is well-deserved, but do you think these numbers are realistic?

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 10 Jan 2011, 10:24 1

1. iWantThunferbolt (unregistered)


My next phone will be the HTC Thunderbolt so I will be included in that number! I can't wait for it to be released, the iPhone is a little to late!!

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 12:43

2. baldilocks (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


I think in the 2nd Half of 2011 they need to step up their game. Better displays with higher resolution, dual-core processors, more on-board storage. BETTER BATTERIES!!! :)

The Inspire 4G and Thunderbolt are really just slightly upgraded EVOs. Nothing to compete with the new offerings by Motorola.

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 15:19

3. ecml (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


Completely agree with you on that.

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 16:10

4. darthray (Posts: 72; Member since: 04 Nov 2009)


But motorolla cant customize the the htc sense ui

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 16:10

5. darthray (Posts: 72; Member since: 04 Nov 2009)


*like

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 16:31

6. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)


i think it could be. they are proving more and more (bad grammar there, sorry) they have proven to be the best UI (I think) and with the foreign markets being on the list to get phones, i think that they could certainly hit that mark.

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