HTC struggling to keep up with Hero demand

Depending on who you ask, the HTC Hero is one of the best Android smartphones available on market. And, new reports have HTC hustling to keep up with high sales demand. According to Digitimes, Jack Tong, HTC’s vice president of Asia Pacific says that high demand for the HTC Hero in Asia and Europe is making for some tight production schedules.

Thanks to its feature-laden spec-sheet and customizable Android UI infused with HTC’s Sense design philosophy, the Hero has commanded the attention of Android users around the world. The Hero, which recently launched in the US with Sprint, sports a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, 3G data, WiFi, GPS, microSD card slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

As one of this year’s most compelling Android devices, HTC expects to continue leading the pack. But, Tong says that “It will probably have to wait until the second half of 2010 to see who has actually won the market.”

Production for the Hero is expected to stay tight through the first quarter of 2010 as demand continues to remain high. It’ll be interesting to see how the launch of the Motorola Droid, Samsung Moment and Sony Ericsson XPERIA X3 will affect HTC’s Hero sales.

[Via: Digitimes]

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