According to HTC Peter Chou, HTC growth in the U.S. market has been "faster than others" which is probably due in large part to Android's success here. HTC was the first phone manufacturer to release an Android device and has been on a roll ever since, improving their hardware, writing new software, and basically building better phones. Our apologies to other phone manufacturers but HTC has shown the world how awesome Android can be.

Because of its recent success, HTC's relationship with U.S. carriers have also improved. Chou specifically mentions the Nexus One (which will be available on all 4 carriers) and the Evo 4G (which is on Sprint) as devices that have brought firmer support from US carriers. Chou also says:

"[Verizon and T-Mobile] started treating us as their first-tier suppliers last year. It was difficult for us [to boost our sales] without their support. But their endorsements became a strong momentum" for growth"

We've said it before, but we'll say it again: we're glad that HTC has been in Android's corner since day one. We're even more glad the rest of our lovely country has taken notice. [wsj]


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HTC growing fast in the U.S., also tight with U.S. carriers now


ya know, HTC is that company producing the "future" of mobile tech. the vision they have for these devices can take them to the mesosphere!:)

If HTC has some more truly amazing phones in development it maybe a good idea for them to release them and get them in the hands of the consumers now as Apple may have a case and even if they don't they can drain HTC dry with years of legal battles if they so wish to.

But if the consumers saw what Apple was doing they wouldn't be to happy as the evil corporate side of Apple doesn't really fit with there world wide out look and branding.

Apple have lots of money (well more than HTC) so public opinion is the only thing that will stop them. Because potentially that could cost them more.

At the moment they are being forced into putting more than they want to into iPhone 4.0 because HTC will not stop filling there phones with great hardware (apart from the camera lens and maybe the speakers) and features that Apple would like to spread out or simply not give you until two years from there existence.

Apple won't back down because they are greedy and HTC actions by default highlights Apples actions as not so pure design led and more profit led.