HTC smartphone sales beat estimates, but HTC EVO 3D has "real thunder"
Bloomberg reported yesterday that HTC smartphone sales are still going strong, beating analyst estimates and consistently breaking their own month-over-month sales records. And as HTC races to become the world's fourth largest producer of smartphones, just after Samsung, Apple, and Nokia, their massive growth seems mainly to be fueled by an increasingly massive Android-powered portfolio in the US, which includes phones such as the HTC EVO 3D and EVO 4G.
While HTC will make their complete earnings announcement tomorrow, they have released certain sales figures early, including second-quarter revenue of $4.3 billion with over 11 million units shipped. These numbers reflect sales that have more than doubled year-over-year, and this stellar growth is expected to continue into the third quarter.
One analyst smartly noted that the "real thunder in HTC's US portfolio right now, however, is the EVO 3D for Sprint. It's packed with bleeding-edge technology from top to bottom, and beats the Sensation 4G when it comes to catering to high-end users looking for unlimited 4G data." Indeed, if you are looking for the latest dual-core 3D Android-powered technology, and you are a more data-centric user, Sprint is currently the only carrier that has announced at least some kind of commitment to providing unlimited, unthrottled data for the foreseeable future.
Coupled with this unlimited data from Sprint, the new EVO 3D and the year-old EVO 4G, which still boasts strong sales in spite of its age, make it a good time to be a Sprint subscriber.[Bloomberg via Infosync]