If you live and die by HTC, you might be very excited to know that the company’s portfolio for the first half of 2010 has been leaked online. HTC’s portfolio was presented in Vienna back in October in a global meeting, and now it’s available for us to see. The phones are broken down by category: Design, Performance, Social and Productivity (can’t a phone be two or more?). Lined up are a number of Windows Mobile 6.5 devices and Android devices, so we hope you’re sitting down for this one. Hit the break to see how the phones are broken down by category and to see some images of the devices themselves!
HTC’s third quarter earnings are up 30% thanks to the crazy popularity of their Touch series devices. The only speedbump they hit is the 4.9% drop in profit due to shipment delays, but it doesn’t look like it’s hitting them too hard. The Touch-Diamond and Touch Pro has been receiving some pretty decent fanfare and interest in people who are looking to move to smartphones or switching from their current devices. The recent explosion in sales puts HTC right behind Nokia and RIM in terms of the largest makers of smartphones. Looks like HTC is on the up and up, especially with the manufacture of the new Treo Pro and the outrageously popular G1 on the horizon. T-Mobile didn’t anticipate the popularity of the device during its early pre-order stages and had to triple their inventory just to keep up. Job well done, HTC.
Apparently unaffected by the economy, HTC is predicting it will sell 13 to 15 million phones before 2008 is over. The majority of these phones are Windows Mobile devices, clearly a favorite of many business users and those who want alternatives to other handsets. Interestingly enough, they are expecting to sell only 200,000 Google/Android phones this year via T-Mobile. At 2% of their production rate, that is an extremely conservative number, especially given the hype of the G1 and how quickly pre-order stock ran out for that particular device. The bulk of these sales are to hit the U.S. and Western Europe with only 2 million devices landing in the Asia-Pacific region. However, if Conexus Mobile Alliance, a huge conglomerate of 10 Asian telecom companies (including NTT DoCoMo) hooks up with HTC, these numbers could sky-rocket. With all the popularity of the iPhone and Blackberry these days, it seems HTC is just confidently brushing its shoulders off.
Thanks, Harley C!