In an interview with CENS news, HTC CEO Peter Chou spoke about the company’s plans for the third quarter of this year, and his expectations were quite optimistic — he said HTC expects top sales revenues in Q3. Now, according to Chou, HTC is planning to release about 6-8 new smartphones in Q3, most likely this will push up the Taiwanese company’s smartphone sales to 13.5 million units.
Earlier this year, HTC managed to catch up with the other major handset manufacturers like Nokia and RIM, and it was a great victory for the company. It is also noteworthy that HTC has gained broad popularity, since their different devices, including tablets, were distributed on all continents.
Starting in 2007, Google’s Android has been the main platform of HTC devices. Experts think that both Android OS and excellent design of the smartphones made HTC popular. HTC regularly produces smartphones of different prices and with different functions, and these smartphones always find their owners in all corners of the modern mobile market. The HTC Sensation, for example, is now the top product of the manufacturer, and it looks like in the next three months, the company will produce many Android smartphones that will beat even the Sensation. Hope the names of these upcoming devices will be leaked soon.
Since HTC is a “great friend” and a partner of Microsoft, most likely we will see a couple of new HTC devices based on Windows Phone in the nearest future (a new HTC smartphone called the HTC Omega running Windows Phone 7.1 Mango is already being discussed now, and most likely it will be released soon). There are also rumors that HTC is planning to release a smartphone with a 12MP camera based on Windows Phone. We guess the first Mango-based devices will appear very soon, maybe this September. And most likely half of those promised 6-8 devices will run Microsoft’s OS.