HTC to ship at least three Android devices in 2009

Taiwanese handset manufacturer's chief executive says the company will release at least three smartphones using Google's mobile operating system this year.

HTC Magic
HTC Magic Andrew Lim/CNET UK

GSMA 2009 was clearly a snoozer, in terms of Google Android news, but with the CTIA Spring 2009 just a couple of weeks away, there's hope for some announcements at the show. While we can't say for sure, here's something that might interest you.

According to HTC Chief Executive Peter Chou, the smartphone manufacturer plans to release at least three Android devices in 2009. Keep in mind, this number includes the HTC Magic, which was announced at GSMA for the European market, so we're looking at a minimum of two more.

This information came to light at the Merrill Lynch technology conference in Taipei, Taiwan, when a reporter asked Chou if there was any truth to the rumor that HTC would ship five Android smartphones this year. Although he answered that the manufacturer would release "at least" three, he declined to comment any further.

With Samsung , Garmin, Sony Ericsson, and several other companies also working on Google Android devices for 2009, it looks like we're in for a busy and exciting second half of the year.

(Source: PC World via Engadget Mobile)

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Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.

 

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