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HTC says iPad is hurting PCs more than smartphones

HTC watching tablet market cloesly

By: Shane McGlaun from Dec 2, 2010 @ 11:34 CST

The tablet market is hot right now with the iPad selling in droves and other tablets coming to the market in force. Some of the most popular tablets are those that run Android like the Galaxy Tab and there are many other tablets heading to market in the next few months that will use Android as well. HTC VP Jack Tong has noted that the iPad right now is hurting the PC business more than it is affecting the smartphone business.


HTC is watching the tablet market closely according to Tong in an effort to determine when it should enter the fray. It would be safe to assume that if HTC offered a tablet it would run Android. Tong also talked about Windows Phone 7 and says that HTC will continue to focus on Android for the time being. It will offer WinPo 7 handsets in the US and will offer Windows OS devices in China and other countries next year when the OS launches in other languages.

Tong also spoke a bit on the shortages with some of the high-end devices that HTC offers. He says that the shortages should ease in December. HTC has shipped more devices to key markets to help end the problem. HTC plans to ship about 9 million units in Q4 and reap revenue of about $3.29 billion in the quarter.


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