It is easy to be swept away by Apple and Android, but HTC has been the silent leader all this while. It has several firsts to its credit. HTC has introduces world’s first 3.5-inch color touch screen smartphone and also in the US. The O2 XDA by HTC was the first 3.5-inch color touch screen smartphone in the world in 2002. The T-Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition by HTC was the first 3.5-inch color touch screen smartphone in the United States in 2002.
I agree that HTC is a silent leader. It was all known to the world that apple and Android are the touch screen leaders, but i feel the real credit should go to HTC.