According to the latest news around the Web, Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC aims at shipping a number of 1 million HTC Magic handsets in the following one or two months. The handheld, as many of you might already know, is the second gadget released on the market with the Google Android operating system, and became available at the beginning of May on the airwaves of wireless carrier Vodafone.
Although the world is still experiencing the economic downturn, it seems that the mobile phone marker has great plans for the device, at least this is what HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou, stated, reports Chinese paper Commercial Times. “The sales of HTC Magic
look good,” he said, adding that the aforementioned figure should be reached “within one or two months.”
The phone has already seen a lot of traction on the market, and, according to some analysts, the company has great chances to achieve its goal. “The progress is better than most analysts’ expectations as some thought it would take at least five months for HTC to sell 1 million HTC Magic
phones,” said Lu Chia-lin, an analyst with Macquarie Research.
The HTC Magic is already available for purchase in a variety of markets around the world, including countries in Europe, America and Asia, and is expected to reach more markets in the near future as well. For example, wireless carrier T-Mobile is expected to soon announce the launch of the phone in the United States, only that the company will have it under the name of myTouch 3G
, according to recent reports.
The fact that HTC is so confident about the performance of Magic also shows that the Android platform has started to gain more adopters around the world. It is known that a wide range of phone makers already announced intentions to come to the market with devices powered by Google's OS, while HTC is also expected to release a third such device, Hero
, which follows the HTC Dream and Magic in the line.