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50% of HTC's 2010 shipments to be Android-powered

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50% of HTC's 2010 shipments to be Android-powered
HTC is known as the largest manufacturer of Windows Mobile smartphones. However, that Microsoft-bound image is soon going to change, Digitimes informs. Taiwanese industry sources seem to believe that 30% of HTC’s phones in 2009 will be Android-based ones. Moreover, that figure is expected to get even higher – about 50% of the company’s 2010 shipments to be running on Google’s OS.

The manufacturer is also said to be working on a “high-profile”, “entry-level” 3G handset based on Qualcomm’s BREW Mobile Platform. Expected to launch sometime in September or October, that touchscreen-equipped device is rumored to utilize the TouchFLO 3D or Sense interface on top.

source: Digitimes via EngadgetMobile

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. chupum (Posts: 115; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

I don't know much about HTC phones, but as long as they're pumping out those Android OS phones to Verizon, I'm happy.

posted on 22 Jul 2009, 10:15

2. stuntz (Posts: 178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

only rumored VZW android phone is from Moto. sucks for you man.

posted on 22 Jul 2009, 12:13

3. chupum (Posts: 115; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


posted on 22 Jul 2009, 13:22

4. theman10 (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 May 2009)

I guess that is what you get for choosing such an over-priced crappy company.

posted on 22 Jul 2009, 14:01

5. chupum (Posts: 115; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

I don't know why you hate Verizon so much... Did Verizon insult you some how? And for your information, I really like Verizon's signal coverage and customer service much better than I did with Sprint... So back off.

posted on 22 Jul 2009, 15:34

6. Astromanaught (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)

All Three major Service providers (four if you want to include t-mobile) offer roughly the same prices as far as monthly plans go. To me it boils down to where im using it and what phones are available. Now I work for att, so obviously i use att. But all things being equal i would go with Verizon because all my family and almost all my friends have verizon. The only phone i would get would be the storm, maybe the omnia. ATT kills verizon when it comes to high end phone, with the iphone and bold (and fuze and other such devices) so if everyone had att i know, i would be happier, but.. there it is

posted on 22 Jul 2009, 16:27

7. sinfulta (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

We just finished a chipset at work for an Android based phone for Verizon with LTE on the device. Manafacturer is Samsung. The Motorola has been finished for awhile. So they are probably getting at least two Android LTE handsets by the end of the year. Our deadline was at the end of Q1. Usually then phones release 1-2Q's after, which leads me to think they are getting two before the end of the year. We are started working on chipsets for Verizon's Palm Pre since the demand is dying down from the Sprint version. Seems like Verizon is stepping up there game. HTC rarely uses our chipsets, so I can't confirm or deny when more handsets are coming from them.

posted on 23 Jul 2009, 14:55

9. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)

just in case u havnt noticed, but vz doesnt have a single andriod phone out. maybe one upcoming, but not for awhile. by the end of this year t-mo will have like 3 or 4............

posted on 24 Jul 2009, 18:21

10. sinfulta (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Yes very true behold--me, VZ is not part of the open handset alliance until they release there LTE network. So all LTE phones along with the network, even if they are backward compatible. Thus why they are getting two by year end. I worked on the chipsets for them. They are coming, I'm guessing within the next 6 months, cause we've already sent out chipsets to samsung and motorola.

posted on 23 Jul 2009, 13:24

8. Sethdras (Posts: 61; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)

sinfulta, any chance you have heard word about the HTC Touch Pro 2's release date on Verizon?

posted on 24 Jul 2009, 18:31

11. sinfulta (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Not sure since HTC does a lot of all there own work and use's there own chipset vendors. We work with Samsung, Motorola, UTStarcomm, Pantech, LG, Apple, Sony Ericsson, Toshiba, HP, Nokia, Rim, Eten, Gigabyte, Acer, Asus, Mobiado, Kogan, Kyocera. We rarely deal with HTC as they just use us for overflow work.

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