A report by the Chinese-language Commercial Times indicates that HTC might be getting back into the ODM business. With the company focused on branded devices since June 2006, its ODM business has contributed ever shrinking revenues to the company (less than 10 percent in the last quarter of 2007).
Now comes word that Mobile and Wireless Group (MWG), i-mate and Palm have recently placed orders with HTC, with the expected result of pushing ODM revenues over the 10 percent mark of total revenues once again. There are no details as to what current or upcoming devices HTC would be manufacturing though.
HTC has also confirmed that it plans to launch 10 to 12 new handsets this year.