HTC and KDDI to develop innovative Japan-only smartphones
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain – 28 February, 2012 – HTC Corporation (HTC), a global designer of smartphones, and KDDI Corporation (KDDI), today signed an agreement to jointly develop smartphones tailored for the Japan market. The collaboration will leverage the two companies’ industry expertise, combining HTC’s strengths in mobile innovation and design, with KDDI’s leading market presence and mobile networks in Japan to create the most premium smartphone experience specific to Japanese tastes and preferences.
“Japanese consumers lead fast-paced lives and require the most advanced smartphones to make their lives more convenient and comfortable,” said Peter Chou, Chief Executive Officer, HTC Corporation. “We are very focused on delivering our smartphones that will work with every lifestyle, as well as bringing the most personal experience that Japanese consumers can enjoy.”
“Both KDDI and HTC are focused on putting people at the center of everything we do, and we believe this collaboration will enable us to offer an outstanding and excellent smartphone experience to Japanese consumers.” said Takashi Tanaka, President of KDDI Corporation.
Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense™, a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.