Aug 05 AT 12:44 PM Edgar Cervantes 14 Comments

HTC reports successful July sales, will use pocket change to acquire Dashwire


HTC‘s success has been skyrocketing since the release of the Nexus One and now stands as one of our favorite smartphone manufacturers. The Taiwanese-based company is definitely among the favorites for Android enthusiasts, and the numbers are there to prove it. HTC has just reported that their July sales add up to about $1.56 billion U.S. dollars (T$45.11 billion). This is an increase of more than 83% compared to July 2010. It’s also a slight improvement over the month before, which saw sales of T$45.05.

It comes as no surprise that this company is doing so well. HTC’s involvement with the Android platform has been outstanding. HTC has manufactured some of the most solid devices in the market, like the Nexus One, EVO 4G, EVO 3D, Sensation 4G, the myTouch series and the Thunderbolt (among many others). HTC’s repertoire is one of the widest out there, with low- to high-end devices for every major carrier.

While we might fear HTC’s success will eventually die down (as everything that goes up must do), it seems HTC’s fall is not coming anytime soon. In Q3 alone, HTC is planning to release up to 8 devices. This, along with Android’s continuing world-wide explosion, will contribute to HTC’s coming success (as well as that of other Android manufacturers).

The company also announced that its U.S. unit is planning to acquire Dashwire (cloud computing services company) for $18.5 million, in order to further improve its cloud services.

HTC still has great plans for the future. And with 550,000 Android activations a day (and growing), there’s no better time for manufacturers to invest in better devices and services. What do you guys think about HTC’s involvement in the Android movement? Are you pleased with them? Which is your favorite manufacturer? Will HTC’s sales increase as much in a year?

Via: Engadget

Source: Reuters

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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    Absolutely prefer HTC over any other manufacturer when it comes to build quality and UI. There attention to detail in my opinion surpasses every other manufacturer. I loved my Nexus one and now love my Sensation 4g (disappointed you did not mention it, lol). I was hoping with everything I had that HTC would be the company to put out the next installment in the Nexus series, Sadly it looks like it will not. Question, when you say all those on top must fall at some point ( I agree). Would you say the same for Android?

    • Edgar Cervantes

      Very important one! Thanks! It is now rightfully placed on the post. :)

      • BiGMERF

        LOL, you da man!

    • Nick Gray

      i wouldn’t say android is going to die any time soon, but Google needs to keep a close eye on the competition. While many have discredited WP7 as a main contented in the smartphone arena, things are going to change quite a bit once Nokia starts rolling out new phones with the mango update on them. By this time next year, I say microsoft should have at least 15% market share in the smartphone sector.

    • Joshua

      Owning several phones I would like to mention Motorola as an excellent built phone. I have the Atrix and above all the speaker is PHENOMENAL on it. Blows HTC away and it’s such a pleasure to listen too. Something as important as sound made a huge difference for me. Motorola definitely made me a believer. I’ve owned the G1, Nexus One and MyTouch 4g and I have to say the Motorola Atrix is definitely comparable. With my experience and others I know I would say HTC and Motorola are even in quality build. Obviously Motorola does not have the volume of phones that HTC has so they are not nearly as profitable right now. I would urge any readers to not discard Motorola as an option if you are questioning it.

  • Robert Hallock

    I’ll only look into buying it if the Qualcomm APQ8060 is as fast as the Samsung Exynos in the SGS2. So far we don’t know much (anything, actually) about its performance on Android.

    • Robert Hallock

      Also, wrong comment section. Woops. :P

    • BiGMERF

      was this meant for the Hercules thread? LOL

  • RockinEvo

    I’ve been with HTC since WM5, and every device I bought I always was more than satisfied with all of them (besides some of those phones the charger port would become broken or loose). I can see them going up more so than falling back.

  • Richard Yarrell

    I applaud HTC for there overall consistency and quality of the devices they make. It’s no secret that they have BLESSED ANDROID with household devices names that people will always remember as well as the performance of the devices. This manufacturer understands what the customers need and want and they do there very best to openly satisfy the masses. Between android and windows NOBODY DOES IT BETTER. I look forward to next year’s EVO BRAND no question on that.

  • AME

    The only way they wouldn’t continue their upward trend is if someone took over their market share. I don’t see that happening anytime soon.

  • gad

    The only problem i have with HTC is there memory size. When they improve on that then i’ll go back to them.Apart from that they have the best phone designs out there.

  • Futureboy

    Hopefully HTC will keep the Awesome Drop app as is (or improve it) rather than shutting it down/pulling it from the market and rolling into their devices as a proprietary app.

  • sylar

    Man I wish I had that kind of pocket change.