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HTC becomes the number one smartphone manufacturer in the US

Htc-logoHey, 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.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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6 thoughts on “HTC becomes the number one smartphone manufacturer in the US

  • Awesome. It’s cool that someone else has dethroned Apple for the time being.

  • Might want to reword that title since they don’t actually manufacture smartphones in the US. Wish they did make something here.

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    Don’t think so. It’s about sales, not manufactured units and their origin.

    Congrats, HTC!

  • Please correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t Apple products made in the South China city of Longhua?

  • i saw this coming, they have been making pretty nice stuff for a while now. i don’t know much on the subject and it may already be common knowledge but they at least used to make things for other companys and let the other companys slap their name on them, i think the old compaq ppc’s, for example were made by htc , i think.

  • Sorry to be a broken record but where are the new HTC phones? It seems that Samsung is pooping one out every couple of weeks, Motorola at least once a month. What’s next in line for HTC?


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