HTC acquires Dopod; Announces Global Branding Strategy

HTC acquires DopodHTC, the world’s leading provider of Microsoft Windows Mobile PDAs and smartphones, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Dopod’s subsidiaries across Asia at the sum of Dopod’s adjusted net worth at the end of Q2 2007. The deal, which is still subject to shareholder approval, will “deliver” Dopod’s retail expertise and subsidiaries in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand, and Philippines to HTC.

After the acquisition, HTC will start selling its Windows Mobile products in Asia under it’s own “HTC” brand rather than using Dopod anymore. Furthermore, HTC is committed to provide a full range of support services to existing Dopod products and Dopod consumers through original distribution channels and service/call centers.

It sounds like HTC is ready to chase Nokia? We’ll watch this space carefully, as things progress… (via: unwired)

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