Thanks to Christopher Coulter for passing me this link:
High Tech Computer (HTC), a Taiwan-based PDA (personal digital assistant)
manufacturer, is planning to introduce own-brand PDAs to target the China
market, the Economic Daily News Chinese-language newspaper reported. Although
HTC has denied the reports, Microsoft disclosed that the Taiwanese company has
received Pocket PC 2002 operating system (OS) licenses for both contract
manufacturing and own-brand distribution, the Economic Daily News added.
HTC is the worldâ€™s largest producer of Pocket PC-based PDAs. Its clients
include Compaq Computer, Toshiba, Sharp and Sagem (and don't forget the mmO2
xda - PPCW.N). To avoid conflicts between its clients and its own brand, HTC
will hand distribution responsibility to Hong Kong-based Xander International.
In Taiwan, Leo System, Acer, Eten Information Systems and Inventec Besta
have already introduced own-brand PDAs. Since international companies already
have a strong hold in the US and Europe, Taiwanese brands have focused their
resources on the Greater China area.
HTC is scheduled to begin official trading on the Taipei Stock Exchange (TSE)
in March. In 2001, HTC fetched about NT$15 billion in revenues and NT$973
million or NT$7 per share in after-tax profits. VIA Technologies controls a
17.3% stake of HTC.
Qualcomm became an HTC shareholder last year and licensed its CDMA (code
division multiple access) technology to the Taiwanese company. They are
currently co-developing third-generation (3G) smart communications products.
Seems that the carousel is rotating again and we will so more fancy Pocket
PCs soon. Yesterday the Fujitsu Siemens announcement, today the HTC rumors...
Very cool! :-)
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