HTC expects sales of its Diamond phone will top one million by mid-August:
Unit sales of HTC Touch Diamond handsets are expected to reach the one-million mark by mid-August, less than three months after High Tech Computer (HTC) began to ship the handsets at the end of May, HTC CEO Peter Chou told reporters on August 4.
It took about five months for HTC to ship up to one million units of its first touch-screen handset, the HTC Touch, noted market sources.
Chou also reaffirmed that HTC is definitely able to reach its goal of shipping two million Touch Diamond handsets by the end of 2008.
However, sources at the Taiwan handset industry speculated that HTC will eventually revise upward its shipping target for this year, and that HTC is likely to ship 2.5-3 million Touch Diamond handsets before the end of the year.