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NEWS RELEASE: HTC ships the world's smallest Smartphone and continues strong growth
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 10.08.04 - 11:20:47 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 8477x
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High Tech Computer Corp. (today announced that total revenues for July 2004 reached NT$ 2,038 million. HTC also announced it's new Smartphone, is the world's smallest Smartphone, has been shipping since August. It will be sold in Europe, US and Asia.

HTC today announced the total revenues for July 2004 reached NT$ 2,038 million, and grew 19.17 percent on a year-over-year basis. Revenues for January through July 2004 totaled NT$17,020 million, an increase of 57.50 percent over the same period in 2003.

"In the first half of 2004, HTC growing momentum mainly came from the popularity of PDA phone, but Smartphone shipment volume kept in a low base," said HTC. "However, HTC has allocated a lot of resources to shrink the component inside and leveraged huge software resources to improve the power management which drive the battery life of HTC new Smartphone improved significantly and become the world's smallest Smartphone. We believe this Smartphone will be the new business momentum of HTC and it will be sold in Europe, US and Asia.

HTC said," It's a very outstanding achievement to us and we received great feedback from our customers around the world. . They love to see the functionalities better, form-factor smaller, and power consumption lower. We don't have compromised on performance, but reinforce the performance of previous Smartphone hugely in hardware, software and applications."

Sales Report of July 2004 (Unit: NT$ million)

Total Revenues 2004 2003 YoY Growth
July 2,038 1,710 19.17%
January through July 17,020 10,806 57.50%

The information  above I've received this morning from HTC and if you re-read it you will notice this (or maybe you have noticed it already: "We believe this Smartphone will be the new business momentum of HTC and it will be sold in Europe, US and Asia." HTC is talking about the HTC Typhoon Smartphone 2003 SE here (better known as Orange SPV C500) and as it seems it will also enters the US and they are not referring too me... ;-)

Cheers ~ Arne

Source : [High Tech Computer Corp.]