Apr 07 AT 12:30 PM Alberto Vildosola 11 Comments

HTC’s market value shoots up to $33.8 billion, surpasses RIM and Nokia

Feel that, RIM and Nokia? That’s HTC riding the Android train blowing right past you at light speed. Having just passed RIM in market value, HTC just went ahead and soared past Nokia as well. The second-largest Asian smartphone maker reached a $33.8 billion market value, compared to Nokia’s $32.84 billion and RIM’s $28.5 billion. It’s hard to believe that just a couple of years ago HTC was the underdog in the phone market.

Today, thanks to an early and aggressive embracing of Android, the company has a 30 times bigger market value than five years ago. On the other hand, those who dismissed Android or didn’t respond quickly enough, are now running for the hill. Nokia had to team up with Microsoft for a chance at survival and RIM is getting closer than ever to using Android. You can expect this trend to continue as Android keeps growing.

Via: Engadget

Source: All Things Digital

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    Many props to htc and all they have done for android. They have changed the landscape and clearly provide great devices on all carriers. I also credit htc trying to enhance the experience for windows users as well. Inshort if you ain’t rolling with HTC then you ain’t rolling AT ALL…

    • http://Website ☺☺☺☺☺ Semper Apple Fidelis ☺☺☺☺☺

      Thats pisspoor and very laughable.
      APPLE Inc is at $200b to $300b….

      • geniusdog254

        Yeah, they are. They’re also one of the worlds largest PC manufacturers, and the world’s largest maker of portable media devices. Not to mention tablets, and one of the leading online music stores.

        HTC just makes phones. They just passed two of the largest phone makers in the world. If you’re going to troll, why bother coming to an Android site?

      • http://Website randomtroll

        are you worth 33.8b? i dont think so.

      • http://Website Richard Yarrell

        You and APPLE suck EGGS go take your iphone and Mac and go stand on a crowded highway and get ran over by a Mac truck

  • http://Website RockinEvo

    Congrats HTC but its no surprise, they make quality phones. I noticed them when I was on my first PPC (pocket pc phone) with good ole WM 5 I tried other manufactures Moto is ok but lost more hope for them after the nice support with Cliq XT. Looking forward on seeing more great phones from them

  • http://Website Ratmuscle

    I just wish they would bring out the view now and have a 10″ tablet soon. I LOVE my evo and am waiting for the 3d to come out this summer. Htc may have played the tablet market smart and waited until honeycomb is developed a little more.

  • http://Website bottom_line_is

    Asian junk phones made by HTC

    • http://Website the real bottom_line_is

      asian junk? Pull your head out of you @$$ then pull your phone out. What brand is it? Where was it designed and manufactured?

    • http://Website Richard Yarrell

      GO SNIFF

  • http://Website revs1227

    it has grown 500′% since then