With Windows Mobile device sales on the decline, HTC more than makes up with Android. The Wall Street Journal points out (subscription required) that HTC posted a profit of $268 million for Q2 2010. That's up 33% year over year from $202 million in Q2 2009 and the highest HTC has posted since it changed its accounting practices in 2007. HTC reported $1.88 billion in revenue, $280 million over its estimates for the April/May/June quarter.
HTC also announced sales of 4.5 million phones in April alone. That's a staggering run rate of 54 million phones a year.
Smartphone sales for the year should be about half of that according to Yuanta Securities analyst Bonnie Chang. She expects HTC's handset shipments to rise to 20 million units this year, almost double the 12 million they sold in 2009. More
Second dumping in as many months for the Nexus One shouldn't be seen as a bad sign for Google's phones.
If you are like me, you are drooling over the specs on the Sprint EVO 4G Android phone. It either meets or exceeds every spec of Google's Nexus One and yet was scheduled to be sold at around the same price at about the same time on the same network, Sprint MORESeth Weintraub - May 10, 2010 5:10 PM ET
Not even a week after launch, Verizon's latest Droid, the HTC Incredible, drops $50 to $149 with activation at Amazon.
While Verizon stores were selling out of the $200 (w/ 2-year service plan) Droid Incredible, some smart shoppers were avoiding the lines and ordering the latest high end Android phone through Amazon, at a hefty discount.
In fact, Verizon (VZ) is currently back-ordered on the Incredible until May 14th so Amazon (AMZN) might MORESeth Weintraub - May 3, 2010 4:51 PM ET
The new 'best Android phone' boasts new network, 8-megapixel camera and Sense UI.
If you were going to buy an Android phone last month, most people would agree that the Google (GOOG) Nexus One would have been the best that money could buy. I love mine, but I also know that having the best Android phone is fleeting. The Nexus One replaced the Droid as the phone to have when MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 19, 2010 12:12 PM ET
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