HTC Corp, (TAIEX: 2498) produces powerful handsets that continually push the boundaries of innovation to provide true mobile freedom.
Founded in 1997, HTC made its name as the company behind many of the most popular operator-branded devices on the market. It has established unique partnerships with key mobile brands, including the leading five operators in Europe, the top four in the US, and many fast-growing Asian operators. It has also brought products to market with industry leading OEM partners and, since June 2006, under its own HTC brand.
HTC is one of the fastest-growing companies in the mobile sector and has achieved remarkable recognition over the past couple of years. Business Week ranked HTC as the second best performing technology company in Asia in 2007 as well as giving the company the number 3 spot in its Global listing in 2006.
Since launching its own brand 18 months ago the company has introduced dozens of HTC-branded products around the world.
Products & innovation
HTC is known for its innovation. It is constantly broadening the range of devices it offers – introducing devices to support specific applications and new form factors that meet the increasingly diverse needs of its customers and partners.
HTC's product portfolio offers easy-to-use solutions that embrace the full range of mobile multimedia resources, wireless anytime and Internet on the go.
It has a rich heritage of device 'firsts':
- First color palm-size PC (1999)
- First Microsoft Pocket PC (2000)
- First Microsoft wireless Pocket PC (2002)
- First Microsoft powered Smartphone (2002)
- First Microsoft Smart Music Phone (2004)
- Large 2.8" TFT touch-screen LCD display
- First Microsoft 3G Phone (2005)
- First Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Platform Phone (2005)
- First tri-band UMTS 3G device on the Microsoft Windows Mobile platform (2006)
- First Microsoft Windows 5.0 Smartphone (2006)
- First Tri-band UMTS PDA
- First intuitive touch screen to allow finger tip navigation (June 2007)
In early 2006, HTC launched a powerful new device with a groundbreaking form factor: the HTC Advantage. The HTC Advantage is the world’s most powerful office, boasting a 5" screen and full detachable QWERTY keyboard. This was followed in early 2007 with the introduction of the HTC Shift. Equipped with Windows Vista this device includes a brilliant 7-inch widescreen touch display and a 40 gigabyte hard drive.
HTC launched the HTC Touch™ in June 2007 as the result of extensive R&D and the conviction that fingertip control would enable more intuitive navigation. The groundbreaking HTC Touch™ is equipped with TouchFLO™ so that consumers just sweep their finger across the screen to get access to the most commonly used content, contacts and features in a simple finger flick.
HTC aims to continually develop smart new devices that empower users on the go, providing more freedom in the way they live their lives.
Pioneering through partnerships
Since its inception, HTC has pioneered the smart phone market through partnerships with Microsoft and key mobile operators. Additional strategic partnerships include: Intel, Texas Instruments and Qualcomm; some of the largest mobile operators including Orange, 02, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Cingular, Verizon, Sprint and NTT DoCoMo.
Mission & capabilities
HTC's mission is to become the leading innovative supplier of mobile information and communication devices by providing value-added design, world-class manufacturing and logistic and service capabilities.
HTC is committed to driving the growth and capabilities of smartphone technology. Since its establishment, the company has developed strong R&D capabilities, pioneered many new designs and product innovations and launched state of the art PDA phones and smartphones for operators and distributors in the global telecoms industry. It has invested in a strong R&D team accounting for 25% of the total headcount and a world-class high-volume manufacturing facility, both based in Taiwan