HTC's rise linked to Android, innovation

HTC, the Taiwanese smartphone maker that has rapidly traded obscurity for prominence, may reach a new plateau of influence next year if the Nexus One--the phone rumored as Google's "own" Android phone--is a hit. Wired takes an in-depth look at the company's trajectory and singles out a few key factors contributing to its rise, including its early embrace of Google's Android platform. Additionally, HTC's nimbleness and attention to design and user interfaces have helped set it apart from the pack. Article