HTC expected to double sales in 2011

According to “market observers”, HTC is expected to double sales in 2011, from 11.7 million handsets in 2009 to 20-25 million in 2011.

While HTC has recently said US seems to be their fastest-growing region, HTC expect sales of its handsets to grow from 1 million in 2009 to 4-5 million in 2011, courtesy of there Dopod subsidiary there.

Peter Chou said HTC will cooperate with China Mobile to launch six new handsets, with the first model, the Qualcomm Brew Mobile Platform (BMP)-based HTC Smart, to be available in May.

HTC has just announced their Q1 2010 revenue, which at $1.19 billion, up 19.3 percent over the first quarter of 2009, with profits up $158 million vs. $154 million.

HTC is currently finding it hard to keep the HTC HD2 on the shelves in USA, and is expected to release their first Windows Phone 7 handset later this year.

According to GigaOm HTC’s recent success makes it currently the fourth-largest smartphone maker in the world.

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