Android gaining market share

Android’s open strategy seems to be working very well, winning the platform enough support to drive 886 per cent growth between the second quarter of 2010 and the same period in 2009.

HTC reaps rewards of Android support

Taiwanese device manufacturer HTC demonstrated the potential of Android as a revenue generator for vendors, turning in second quarter earnings that were better than guidance on the back of strong sales of handsets like the Magic and the G1.

Cher Wang, chairman and co-founder, HTC

If women in senior positions within mobile industry players are few and far between, then female founders of powerful firms are truly scarce. But in Cher Wang, handset vendor HTC has just that. Wang co-founded the firm with current CEO Peter Chou, and remains chairman.

HTC WiMAX handset breaks sales record in US

4G is taking off big time among US consumers, according to Sprint Nextel, which this week trumpeted the launch of its first WiMAX-enabled handset, the HTC Evo 4G.

HTC calls for Apple ban

Taiwanese handset vendor HTC, the first company to release an Android handset, has taken legal action against Apple for patent infringement, filing a complaint with the US International Trade Commission, asking it to “halt the importation and sale of the iPhone, iPad and iPod in the United States.”

Nexus One will not be available on Verizon

Google has announced on a blog posting that a version of its Nexus One handset that is compatible with US carrier Verizon’s CDMA network will now not be made available. When the handset was launched in January this year, Google said that it would be partnering with Verizon to distribute the phone “in the future”. The announcement raises questions over Google’s commitment to a CDMA-based version of the Nexus One.

Droid goes Incredible

HTC continues to fly the flag for Android, this time with a CDMA2000 1xEV-DO handset designed for the Verizon Wireless network in the US.

Palm sale reported to be close

Embattled US smartphone manufacturer Palm is the subject of speculation following a Bloomberg report that the firm has put itself up for sale.

Apple goes after Google fan HTC

More toing and froing in the world of patent wars this week, as Apple hit Taiwanese manufacturer HTC with the legal stick for infringing on iPhone related patents.

New leaders could emerge in handset market

In the mobile handset space, volume market leaders like Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola and Sony Ericsson are being challenged by RIM, Apple, HTC and Palm, which are significantly eroding their market share with an assault in the smartphone market.

Android gets Tattoo

Android gained further traction on Tuesday as the platform’s biggest cheerleader, Taiwan’s HTC, unveiled what it is pitching as a mass market device – the Tattoo.

HTC and China Mobile sign TD-SCDMA handset deal

Taiwanese handset vendor HTC has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator by subscriber numbers, that will see the two firms collaborate on the development of smartphones for China’s home-grown TD-SCDMA cellular standard.

Peter Chou, CEO HTC

Taiwanese handset vendor HTC has been positioned by CEO Chou to play exclusively in the smartphone space. Starting out with Windows Mobile-based products that were re-badged by operators, the firm has more recently staked its claim in the Android arena, bringing to market the first three handsets based on the Google-owned operating system.

HTC wants to be consumer Hero

Taiwanese handset vendor HTC has made the clearest indication yet that it sees its future as being a consumer brand as well as a supplier of white label or operator-specific handsets.

WiMAX traffic boom for Yota

After launching its free pilot mobile WiMAX service in November 2008 in Moscow and St Petersburg, Yota reports that around 500TB of traffic is traversing its network every month.

Android gets virtual keyboard support

Web giant Google gave developers a sneak preview of the next generation of the Android platform this week, based on the much hyped ‘cupcake’ branch of the operating system.

HTC hit in the pocket in first quarter

Taiwanese gadget maker HTC, once dubbed “the hottest tech outfit you never heard of”, has had a tough time of it during the first three months of the year.


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