KDDI-HTC Partnership Brings HTC Products to Japan
Taoyuan Taiwan (11 September 2008) – HTC Corporation (TWSE: 2498), a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today announced a partnership with KDDI, one of the Japanese largest telecommunications companies, to sell HTC handsets across Japan. The two companies, KDDI and Okinawa Cellular Phone, announced that they would be unveiling the first model, the E30HT smartphone, from September 28th to October 4th at CEATEC, Japan’s largest electronics products exhibition.
Commercial sales of the E30HT are slated for spring 2009. The model will support KDDI plans to deliver a broader, more innovative array of 3G products and services to its customers.
HTC is committed to providing consumers in Japan with products that are powerful, innovative and offer a broad range of connectivity and information capabilities.
“Our goal is to provide customers the most advanced services all the time, to meet with wide variety of requirements, which demands quick and flexible mobile devices developments. KDDI is pleased to select HTC, who has established worldwide product delivery with proven speedy and innovative development capability. We believe that HTC Window Mobile devices will enrich the “au” product portfolio and will surely enable more detailed solutions for each enterprise customer, too.” said Takashi Tanaka, Associate Senior Vice President and Member of the Board, KDDI.
“Customers in Japan have become accustomed to having the most advanced mobile phones in the world. This focus and attention to mobile innovation inspire HTC to introduce more advanced, stylish mobile phones in Japan,” said David Kou, country manager, HTC Nippon.
KDDI is a diversified telecommunication operator formed by the merger of DDI, KDD and IDO in 2000, and is the only domestic company that provides both mobile communication service and broadband service. The number of subscribers to the mobile phone services under the au brand is over 30 million.
At KDDI, aggressive improvement of communications environment in preparation for the coming ubiquitous network society is underway and KDDI is aiming to become a “ubiquitous solution company” which provides high value-added solutions. For more information, please visit www.kddi.com