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HTC sales last month were up two-fold

By Jason Tan  /  Staff Reporter

HTC Corp (宏達電), the world’s No. 5 smartphone brand, yesterday posted unaudited consolidated revenue of NT$32.1 billion (US$1.1 billion) for last month on the back of strong phone sales.

The figure was up 212.3 percent from February last year, but down 7.4 percent from January.

HTC is rolling out a slew of newer models, including those running on the fourth-generation standard. Slated for launch next month, its first tablet PC — the Flyer — is expected to add to the company’s sales momentum.

HTC said in mid-January that it expected sales in the first quarter to expand 147 percent to NT$94 billion, with smartphone shipments to advance 157 percent to 8.5 million units.

HTC yesterday launched the “Incredible S” through the nation’s No. 2 telecom operator, Taiwan Mobile Co (台灣大哥大), which is bundled with a monthly subscription package.

Features of the smartphone include a 4-inch WVGA Super LCD display, stereo surround sound and an 8-megapixel camera with dual flash.

In addition, it enables videos, photographs and music to be shared from the handset directly to a television using DLNA technology.

HTC shares closed down 2.7 percent to NT$1,085 on the local bourse yesterday. Its stock has risen 20.6 percent since the beginning of the year and soared 236.4 percent for the past 12 months.

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