Hey, G&E readers! Did you hear the news? We thought you'd like it … it looks like in the third quarter of 2011, HTC has slipped ahead of both Apple and Samsung in the US by shipping almost 6 million handsets. This success is by all means related to the release of successful devices like the HTC EVO 4G (which still has awesome sales numbers in spite of its EOL status) and the EVO 3D.
In case you're wondering, Samsung snagged the number two spot, shipping 4.9 million devices, and Apple was only number three, with 4.6 million. According to Chris Jones, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Canalys, who released this study:
However you count it, HTC has become a deserved leader in the US smart phone market … This is an awesome achievement for HTC, which has built a premium brand in a highly competitive market in just a few short years. It now has a strong range of 4G Android products, with devices ranged by each of the major carriers, and offers some of the most compelling and differentiated products found on the platform today.
So now it's time to pat yourself on the back for choosing a winner with the HTC EVO line of devices.[Engadget]