HTC has ambitious plans for 2011 to ship 10 million 4G smartphones. By now we know 4G doesn’t just mean LTE but also WiMax and HSPA+, which makes the job that easier.
Last year the Taiwanese company shipped about 3.5 million such devices in the U.S. alone, including 3 million HTC Evo 4G and 500,000 T-Mobile myTouch 4G units. This year, with AT&T and Verizon joining the 4G race, it should be easy to hit the 10 million figure. As a matter of fact, this seems like a modest goal considering HTC will also be selling its products in Europe and Asia.
During the CES, HTC unveiled few rock-solid Android smartphones that take advantage of 4G networks such as Sprint’s HTC Evo Shift 4G and two Desire HD variants – Thunderbolt for Verizon and Inspire 4G for AT&T.
However, it’s also worth pointing that the company is facing a tough competition from Samsung and Motorola, both of which also unveiled their 4G products in Las Vegas…