HTC’s gone on the record to say that they’re working diligently toward getting new facilities up and running in which to build their phones (Android and WinMo-based). Recent issues with component shortages from their suppliers (namely Samsung and their inability to ship adequate amounts of AMOLED screens) has pushed them to build a more efficient manufacturing process to ensure that they can build phones just as fast as they can get parts in stock.
HTC’s Jon French – the company’s UK director – speaking to Mobile Magazine:
“We are catching up. We are still in a position where the demand keeps growing and like any good manufacturer, it takes time to build up capacity just to meet demand so we are doing that now by very heavily investing in new production capacity and we will catch up very, very soon”
That would depend on the suppliers continuing to deliver the goods, however, but HTC’s already made a move from Samsung’s AMOLED to Sony’s Super TFT LCD in order to keep production rolling.