HTC sold almost 10 million handsets in Q1 2011, mostly Android-based
HTC has announced its Q1 2011 results, unveiling record revenues, and record net profits.
The Taiwanese company sold 9.7 million handsets in the quarter – 192% more than in Q1 2010, and 6% more than in the previous quarter (Q4 2010). This brought total revenues of 104.16 billion Taiwan dollars (about 3.6 billion USD), and net profits of 14.83 billion Taiwan dollars (about 518 million USD).
Most of HTC’s handsets sold in Q1 2011 were Android-based. The company stated that “new products launched in 1Q (Inspire 4G, Thunderbolt, EVO Shift 4G, Desire S, Incredible S) were met with strong customer demand.”
With new smartphones (like the HTC Sensation, or the Facebook-centric Salsa and ChaCha) coming soon, HTC expects to ship at least 11 million devices in the second quarter of the year. The Taiwanese company will also launch its firts tablet (HTC Flyer) this quarter – I’m really curious to see if it manages to sell more than 1 million of those or not.
Via Press release (PDF file)