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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 7323x
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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.]


 

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Comments
Posted by msmobiles.com on 10.08.04 - 18:37:19

what is URL to original place of  this story?  I can't find it at HTC's website.

Posted by Arne Hess on 10.08.04 - 18:55:49

Got it by E-Mail from HTC. There is no link available.

Posted by msmobiles.com on 10.08.04 - 21:04:48

[2] any chances that you will be selling HTC Typhoon in your online shop? if yes: when approximately?

Posted by Waiting customer on 11.08.04 - 04:27:23

[3] Arne, come on, we are waiting - when are you going to have the Typhoons for us?

Posted by Arne Hess on 13.08.04 - 20:14:04

[3] Unlike other shops I prefer to announce it if I have a confirmed ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) and it's fascinating to see that you are bashing me today in your latest article that I've still not pre-announced it (unlike expansys and we know how often they pre-announced items in the past they never delivered or not delivered in time) while you've bashed before Jason for having pre-announcements on SmartphoneThoughts.

So what's up? Should I pre-announce wishes or facts?

[4] I see your pain and I share it with your but it might be good idea to pre-order it at expansys (because you can cancel pre-orders there anytime). Depends on who is faster while it is not a race for me but still a service for the community!

Posted by msmobiles.com on 13.08.04 - 21:18:31

[5] Arne, my robot is ill and I am not viewing all websites myself. It is not matter of pre-announcing or pre-ordering, it is a matter of clear statement: "yes, I will have htc typhoon in my shop. Don't know whenn, but I will have it". Typhoon is so good that this time you could earn much more money if you only could keep up with orders (and not force customers to wait several months for delivery).

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