HTC has shipped more than 1 million units of the Magic, its second phone powered by Google's Android platform, according to a DigiTimes report citing HTC CEO Peter Chou. The phone launched in Europe this spring and made its debut Aug. 5 in the U.S. as T-Mobile USA's myTouch 3G. An HTC spokeswoman confirmed the accuracy of Chou's comments to FierceWireless.
The report said Chou made his comments as HTC and Chunghwa Telecom launched the Hero, the company's third Android phone, in Taiwan.
Chou also said 50 percent to 60 percent of the company's smartphone shipments in the second half of the year would be mid-range phones, and that the company would aim for the $300 price point. Indeed, the company last month said its move toward the mid tier would push down revenues. HTC's new forecast for the second half of the year predicts revenue for the year to fall by a low to mid-single digit percent, a reversal of its earlier prediction of growth of around 10 percent. The company blamed product delays and unexpected slowdowns in unit shipments.
News of a million HTC Magics comes just a few months after T-Mobile USA passed the million mark with its HTC G1 device. In April, Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile's parent company, quietly disclosed in its earnings statement that the carrier had shipped 1 million G1 units.
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