Android handsets drive HTC profits

Android handsets drive HTC profits

Summary: Taiwan handset maker shipped 9.1 million smartphones in the 4Q2010 alone, and saw profits jumped 75 percent in 2010 compared to 2009.

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HTC increased its overall profits by 75 percent during 2010 in a year-on-year comparison with 2009, helped in part by the shipment of 9.1 million phones during the final quarter of the year, the company said last week.

The Taiwan-based company--which held its annual financial summary conference call on Jan. 21--said that took just over half of its annual revenue, NT$141 billion (US$4.8 billion), in the United States.

HTC also pointed out that in other markets, such as Europe and Asia, the launch of its Desire and Wildfire handsets--both of which run the Android operating system--successfully boosted its results during the period.

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  • I believe android handsets have been better for HTC than Windows OS . i bought HTC desire and i am quite happy with it. But the Sense is best.
    http://www.browse-tools.com/htc-desire-hd/
    ozmanzia