In an interview, HTC Vice President for Asia Jack Tong notes that the company is still evaluating the market for launching a tablet. The Android and Windows phone 7 maker says that it already have products of varying screen sizes, and its larger-screened smartphones, such as the HTC EVO 4G, already has a large display measuring in at 4.3-inch. Tong says that tablets have a more disruptive impact on PC sales than on smartphones, the latter being the business that HTC is focused on. Also, in terms of its smartphone plans, Tong says that the company will continue to be focused around Android until Microsoft localizes Windows Phone 7 for more languages in the Asia-Pacific region.
With Android’s rapid growth, HTC will continue to focus on Android-based smartphones in the Asia-Pacific region, Tong said. As for the recently launched Windows Phone 7 (WP7), Tong indicated that for Asia, the company will target English-speaking markets such as Singapore and Australia since Chinese and other language editions will not be in the first half of 2011.
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