When factoring out touch-screen phones, High Tech Computers (HTC) has lost their foothold in the mobile industry to Motorola and Samsung. No surprises here in the US as the Motorola Q and Samsung Blackjack sold like crazy last year.
Motorola, Samsung and HTC have been competing fiercely in the segment with each vendor accounting for a 20-30% share globally, with Motorola now leading the contest with a small margin, the data showed. – Internal data from Microsoft.
Expect the numbers to get thinner all around as more companies jump into the game.
When comparing touch-screen versions, or PDA phones, HTC still has nearly a 50% share. At least according to the same internal data. Again, this will not last long with companies like Palm, HP, and Dell looking to revive or reimagine their product lines.