MWC: HTC named manufacturer of the year by GSMA

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Company applauded for rapid growth, marketing capability and product portfolio

Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has been awarded manufacturer of the year by the GSM Association (GSMA) at its Global Mobile Awards ceremony in Barcelona.

In the UK alone, HTC has seen huge growth in UK sales in 2010, with it shipping around 200,000 units into all UK channels each month, from closer to 50,000 at the turn of the year.

The company announced six new devices including a tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this week.

HTC chief executive Peter Chou (pictured) said: “For HTC to be recognized by the industry in this way for the growth and success we have experienced in the last year is truly humbling.

“Thousands of people at HTC work tirelessly to create the intuitive and deeply personal smartphone experiences for which we have become known. This award is a measure of their passion and dedication,”

“This award also belongs to the tens of millions of customers around the world who enjoy our phones and inspire us each day to create new innovative experiences.

“To those people, to our partners around the world and to the HTC family, you have my sincere thanks and congratulations.”

GSMA judges commented: “This company [HTC] has built its market presence from nowhere, with fresh branding and marketing and a strong portfolio of devices across many platforms.

In particular, it has proven an exceptionally popular and enduring phone manufacturer. With great communication and good customer service, this is a well-deserved award.”

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