HTC struggle to meet smartphone demand

Record revenue off the back of Android and Windows Phone 7
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Record revenue off the back of Android and Windows Phone 7

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has experienced a second straight month of record revenue with sales reaching $1.3 billion according to the DigiTimes.

The results were between 4 and 10 per cent higher than forecast as the company experiences strong demand for the firm's range of Android and Windows Phone 7 handsets. 

Having shipped 8.5 million handsets in the first quarter, the continued strong demand has outstripped the firm's ability to meet demand with shipments, said sources quoted by the DigiTimes, presumably from within HTC.

As a result the company is holding a 'HTC Partner Strategy Summit' tomorrow at the company's headquarters in the Taiwanese capital where it will discuss supply chain issues with a range of firms supplying PCBs, cameras, chips and other components.

HTC's fortunes have sharply risen with the rise of consumer apetite for Android handsets. The firm has been spectacularly successful at placing handsets with major network operators worldwide, often with re-branded exclusive products such as the T-Mobile G2.

November revenue for the company was up 68 per cent year-on-year.