HTC may top Apple as the #1 smartphone vendor in the US for the next few months, according to a report in DigiTimes. The Taiwanese handset maker is selling two new and popular Android models, the Thunderbolt for Verizon and the Inspire 4G for AT&T. At the same time, Apple is still offering the iPhone 4, a model that is now more than one year old on AT&T. Sales are expected to slow for the iPhone 4 and rise for the HTC handsets.
Apple did see a small boost in sales when it launched the iPhone 4 for Verizon and the white iPhone 4 earlier this year, but these additions may not be enough to fend off the growing sales of the HTC devices. HTC should enjoy its time at the top, as this may all change when the iPhone 5 is introduced -- hopefully this fall.