is looking to increase its sales on the U.S. market by “at least 50 percent” this year, according to Jason Mackenzie, vice president for HTC America. It seems the company hopes to achieve this goal also thanks to its upcoming Android-powered handsets, the T-Mobile myTouch 3G
and the HTC Hero
. The official doesn’t believe that competition from hits like the iPhone 3GS
(and possibly the Pre
), along with the global recession will stand in the company’s way to achieving the results, especially given the strong interest in smartphones. In addition, Peter Chou (pictured), HTC CEO, seems to have planned a 20% increase in global sales.