Founded: Jan 1997

Bellevue, United States

Hardware  Mobile  Consumer Electronics 

HTC Corp, (TAIEX: 2498) produces smartphones running the Android and Windows Phone 7 operating systems for themselves and as an OEM to other manufacturers. Since launching its own brand in late 2006, the company has introduced dozens of HTC-branded products around the world. The company recently introduced the HTC diamond to compete with Apple’s iPhone.

Founded in 1997 by Cher Wang, Chairwoman, and H T Cho - former CEO who is a chairman now, HTC made its name as the company behind many of the most popular operator-branded devices on the market.

In early 2006, HTC launched a new device with a unique form factor: the HTC Advantage. The HTC Advantage has a 5” screen and full detachable QWERTY keyboard. This was followed in early 2007 with the introduction of the HTC Shift. Equipped with Windows Vista, this device includes a 7-inch widescreen touch display and a 40 gigabyte hard drive.

HTC launched the HTC Touch in June 2007, equipped with TouchFLO so that users simply sweep their finger across the screen to get access to the most commonly used content, contacts and features.