HTC sold 800,000 Touch phones

Since the HTC Touch went on sale in late July, HTC has sold 800,000 of the phones. The figure is an echo of sales of Apple's iPhone, which sold 1 million during a similar period. HTC CEO Peter Chou said: "This is better than I expected… We feel very good about our success."

HTC coupled the sales figure milestone with the launch of four new handsets, including the Advantage and the Touch Dual phone, which France Telecom's Orange will carry on its HSDPA network in the U.K., France, Romania and Poland starting this month.

For more on HTC's handsets:
- read this press release