One of the news reports which surprised me a bit is the announcement from HTC that they've already sold 800,000 units of their Touch phone in Europe and Asia.
That's pretty impressive if you compare it to the sales of the iPhone. Apple sold about 1 million units of their iPhone in the same timeframe. However, while the iPhone has really been hyped to death in all media worldwide the Touch just received normal media attention.
"This is better than I expected ... We feel very good about our success," Chief Executive Peter Chou told Reuters in an interview, adding that the smartphone's popularity was close to that enjoyed by Apple Inc's competing iPhone.
"At the moment, the HTC Touch is one of the most successful to use the Windows Mobile. It's very very popular," said Vassili le Moigne, business manager for Windows Mobile in Central and Eastern Europe, in a separate interview.