HTC’s combined shipments for the remainder of the year are expected to reach upwards of 16 million handsets from the Taiwanese mobile device manufacturer. The numbers break down to 7-8 million units for Q3 and 9-10 million over Q4. These numbers take into account all of HTC’s offerings, including phones using Android as well as new Windows Phone 7 devices. The projected shipments put HTC at number four out of all handset makers in terms of shipping volume. HTC is expected to sit behind Nokia, RIM, and Apple.
Quite a few HTC Android handsets are on the slate for release, including the T-Mobile G2, Desire Z and Desire HD among unannounced phones planned for Verizon and other carriers. At this rate it won’t be long until HTC is able to crack the top three, though the competition will be stiff.