HTC

Three months, 33 percent improvement, and $268 million. That's HTC's second-quarter numbers for you, with the Taiwanese handset manufacturer posting its largest quarterly net profit since Q4 2007. Sales were up 58 percent at $1.88 billion (and up 67 percent YoY in June alone), beating HTC's own estimates. Not a bad three months, indeed. So if you have any friends in Bellevue, Wash., or Taiwan, make sure they buy lunch this week. [HTC]