HTC doubles Android shipment estimates

HTC G-Mobile G1

Taiwanese handset manufacturer HTC has doubled its estimates for shipments of its Google Android based handset, according to a report in Digitimes.

The manufacturer now says that it will ship one million units by the end of 2008, up from its original estimate of 500,000. The company also bullishly claims that it will shift up to two million of the phones by the end of 2009.

HTC manufactures T-Mobile's G1, the first commercial handset that uses Google's Android mobile phone platform.

The company also increased its estimates of shipments of its Windows Mobile 6.1 based Touch Diamond phone from two million to three million units by the end of the year.

In its fourth quarter results, Apple announced that the iPhone 3G had sold 6.9 million units by September, having gone on sale in July.

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