The tablet market is certainly a hot one right now with the iPad selling in droves and cool Android tablets like the Galaxy Tab doing well. HTC is one of the more popular smartphone makers out there and its VP Jack Tong has talked a bit about the future of the company will look like for smartphones and tablets.
Tong says that HTC is watching the tablet market closely and considering entering the market. He says that the iPad so far has affected PCs more than smartphones. Tong also states that until localized versions of Windows Phone 7 launch in 2011 and until then HTC will stock closely to Android for its smartphones. HTC will target English-speaking markets with WinPo 7 handsets now.
Tong also talked about the short supply of many of the company’s high-end smartphones. Tong expects the supply of these devices to be better in December. HTC expects to ship about 9 million units in Q4 with revenue of about $3.29 billion.