With the aid of Android, HTC jumps into the top 10 list of handset manufacturers

With the aid of Android, HTC jumps into the top 10 list of handset manufacturers
Sometimes you've got to root for the small guys, especially when they start out as a relatively small player and eventually develop to a powerhouse that's able to muster up a following with their line of devices. For a period of time, the name HTC was hidden amongst the other names placed over their creations as they were commissioned to build devices for other manufacturers. However, the tide has changed now that we see the Taiwan based company become a prominent figure in the mobile industry thanks to their talented, ingenious, and dedicated staff.

HTC reached yet another milestone recently by making an appearance in the top ten list of the biggest cell phone makers. They're actually ranked in eighth place thanks to the 139.1 percent increase in shipments they've seen versus the same time period last year. One of the major contributors to their appearance in eighth place has to be the strong sales received from their line of Android devices, and when you look at what they've unleashed in the past year, there is no arguing their quick ascent to prominence. However, their humble beginnings started off with a handful of Windows Mobile devices that reached a boiling point in the US when all four major carriers offered a variant of the HTC Touch Pro2.

When you look at their recent Android offerings, it perfectly showcases how Android has become such a huge part of their success – especially when they've created fantastic devices like the Nexus One, Legend, Desire, Droid Incredible, and the EVO 4G. Even though they are seeing some heavy competition from a variety of rivals, such as Motorola's DROID devices and Samsung's line of Galaxy S smartphones, there is no denying that they'll still be able to combat them without worrying too much. Looking forward to the future, we can still expect to see strong development of Android smartphones from them, but we'll hopefully see what they have in store with Windows Phone 7.

source: Gartner via Intomobile

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8 Comments

1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It will be top 5, soon enough - they make some of the best phones....supply issues probably did hamper their ascension, though.

2. bibologsy unregistered

i dont belive in that fuckin lie HTC is the best pedia of phones 1-HTC

3. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I love my HTC Droid Incredible, but I also love Samsung products, its a shame that HTC got shifted on AMOLED during the Incredible release. You'd figure with Samsung keeping SAMOLED to themselves they wouldn't be so greedy with standard AMOLED.

4. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Though my loyalty will always remain with Motorola (unless their products begin to all completely suck total ass-hasn't happened yet, FYI) I have to hand it HTC, they've done a great job with their phones. I don't recall anyone ever having an issue with the Eris, and so far I have heard nothing bad about the Incredible. Of course they also have the only phone which can physically compete with the Droid X.

5. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 2010

I don't care at all for Samsung Phones. Had em'...ditched em. I have a My Touch 3g and it's ok. Have had a few issues with it, but overall it's been ok. Main thing I don't like about HTC is that they just feel cheap to me. Like if I drop em on a rubber carpet, they will still shatter into pieces. Thats just my opinion. Regardless, I've got to hand it to both HTC & Samsung. They have become the McDonalds of the Cell Phone Biz. Pumping out phones faster than Mickey D's does burgers on .39 cent Cheeseburger Night. They both are nails when it comes to getting their products on the market quickly.

6. uk786

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

HTC are great, I will remain loyal to them my HTC Hero has been the most reliable, fun, durable, customisable phone I have ever owned. And I am really looking forward to the Desire HD, they surely will get it out on the market quickly!Previously I have owned several Symbian devices, Nokia's, Samsung's, and Sony-Ericsson's, but none of them come close to HTC just look at their recent offerings, I mean don't get me wrong the Sasmsung Galaxy S may be a powerful beast and have the best screen in the mobile world but it is made out of a cheap shiny plastic material and looks like an iPhone clone both in software and physically. Nokia still hasn't got a Phone with features like the competition have like 1ghz processors, WVGA screens and most important fluid user friendly UI, they had it with the N900 but then lost it with the whole MEEGO business, N8 isn't even out yet and already people are complaining. Sony Ericsson is utilising a down right outdated software version of android missing the things that make Android great like multi-touch. So HTC will be my company of choice.

7. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 2010

Played with a friends N900 for quite awhile and found it to be one of the most powerful devices out there. It is difficult to use at times because it isn't skinned to death. It's not designed to appeal to the mass market like most other phones being produced. But in terms of capabilities, it isn't lacking much. It is one of the closet devices I've seen to emulating a home pc. It's one glaring drawback is it's price.

8. Mightymack

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

Id have to say that HTC has to be in the top 10. Each phone is a great phone.

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