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HTC's upcoming Desire HD will be one of the top handsets on the market in terms of hardware specs.  (Source: HTC)
The HTC EVO and other smart phones are selling at a frenzied pace

Taiwanese phonemaker HTC Corporation released a relatively short earnings report, but that was just fine as the numbers spoke for themselves.  Profit on a year-to-year basis had soared from T$5.695B (approximately $184.54M USD at current exchange rates) to T$11.1B ($359.68M USD).

That figure handsomely trumped the consensus analyst estimate of T$8.7B by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. The company also raked in T$75.85B ($2.458B USD) in revenue, up from T$33.81B ($1.096B USD) a year prior.

HTC's stock rose around 3% percent on the strong earnings report, and is currently at T$719.00/share.

The outlook seems rosy for HTC.  Despite facing increased Android competition from the likes of Samsung, Motorola, and Dell, the company has the benefit of being on what appears to be the winning team in the smartphone war and is poised to stay competitive.  The company in September announced two upcoming models.  Comments Steven Tseng, an analyst at RBS in Taipei, "Investors are comfortable with HTC's status in the Android market.  HTC will keep a stable position, even if it is not a leader in the sector."

The first phone, the HTC Ace (aka the HTC Desire HD), is an ultra high-end smartphone (1 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, 768 MB of DRAM, and an 8-megapixel camera) with 4.3-inch SuperLCD screen.  The RAM is particularly impressive, and should allow for speedy app performance.

The second recently announced phone is the HTC Desire Z, a slider version of the popular Desire model.  While featuring less than high-end specs, it may still sell pretty well given that its hardware is superior to most of its slider competition.

HTC is also poised to capitalize on Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 7 operating system.  While Windows Mobile has been much maligned, there is actually significant excitement surrounding WP7, and HTC is hoping to translate that excitement into continued sales growth.  Sources indicate that it plans on having handsets ready at launch later this month.



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RE: Three Words
By theapparition on 10/6/2010 12:59:02 PM , Rating: 5
Today's gems from Mr. Swash:
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The hand set makers, except for RIM, are making hardly any money, and they are (like Apple and Google) businesses and so must make money.


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Apple continues to make simply enourmous profits on its phone business and almost every other phone maker totters along on tiny profits.


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Personally if I was forced to predict the likely shape of the smart phone market in three years......

You can't even get the next 12hrs of the phone market right. LOL.

I know one datapoint does not make a trend, but I could go back a year and see how you mentioned many times that Android had no chance against the iOS machine, kinda like Ballmer's ridiculous comments.

Your otherwise intelligent ramblings would be somewhat more palatable were it not for your obvious bias and Steve's stink still fresh on your nose.


RE: Three Words
By Motoman on 10/6/2010 4:34:56 PM , Rating: 5
Facts and reality are unimportant to Apple consumers.


RE: Three Words
By chrish89 on 10/6/2010 6:58:53 PM , Rating: 4
Yeah ALL Apple consumers are complete retards. Thank god for the superior Android a$$holes.


RE: Three Words
By chick0n on 10/6/10, Rating: 0
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