HTC's growth is outpacing others in the US market
Looking closely to it, Verizon and T-Mobile have been strong partners for them as the two carriers have gobbled up a strong bond for their smartphones. Chou said, “They [Verizon and T-Mobile] started treating us as their first-tier suppliers last year. It was difficult for us [to boost our sales] without their support. But their endorsements became a strong momentum.” Not to be outdone, Chou quickly mentions the pledged support from Sprint as the Nexus One and EVO 4G are expected to muster up additional sales for the Taiwan based company.
HTC's realization of being thought of as a top tiered smartphone company comes from the recognition being gained among customers – in the last year alone, it seemingly looks like HTC pulled a complete “180-degree change” to change the mind share of people. Looking outside the US, HTC plans on attacking the emerging markets where it's expected to see a dramatic increase in business – especially in areas like India and China where third-generation mobile infrastructures are under construction. All in all, HTC has only begun to reap the benefits of its fortunes – the mounting competition may not phase them as they continue to lead the group with their wide range of innovative products.
source: Wall Street Journal via Engadget
1. herbiederb (Posts: 275; Member since: 28 Jan 2010)
Dear Peter Chou, In case you havent heard, I plan on carrying my HD2 and EVO on either side of my hips and having both 4.3” screens directed at each other thereby creating a mini Hadron collider. The protons crashing into each other will create mini black holes in my pelvis/abdominal region and over time transform me into Seth from Street Fighter 4. Thank you for giving me superpowers. xoxo herbiederb p.s. "Quietly brilliant" my ass. Its been LOUD AND CLEAR! HTC HD2... BOUGHT! HTC EVO 4G... SOLD!
2. thatdude1 (unregistered)
HTC makes great smartphones. I just purchased the HD2 on friday and I am loving it! This device, alongside my trusty Nokia N900 means I have the two greatest handsets to date!
3. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
NERD ALERT... yea I said it before you did... One of my life goals is to have Peter Chou & Eric Schmidt to autograph my device (probably my evo) while I sit in my office chair, while workin at HTC... probably designing handsets or in marketing... a guy can dream right? the rich (Apple) yell While The Wealthy (HTC) whisper
5. biggles (Posts: 217; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)
This explains the whole Apple lawsuit. If you can't beat the competition, sue them.
6. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1011; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
i plan on buying the evo 4g when its available for sprint in the coming weeks and months. im not a fan of the iphone because its boring and i had a blackberry and i would buy another one again. HTC has quietly become a good company to buy a phone fROM.
7. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
I've thought about buying a HTC Incredible when it hits the market, I would buy the HTC Evo, but I won't switch to Sprint.