EETimes analyst Alice Sun has become well-known for her informed insights into the mobile phone and tech industry, and last week claimed that HTC’s chairwoman, Cher Wang, had decided to sell the company.
Sun has been very reliable with her information in the past, however HTC’s China head, Ray Yam, shot down the rumors through a text message:
“Based on recent inquiries related to rumors that HTC is looking to sell the company, we want to confirm that those rumors are untrue. HTC is committed to innovation and will continue to deliver new designs and products to consumers worldwide. We appreciate the support and affirmation of our customers and have new initiatives underway to further build our global presence and a full resurgence of the HTC brand.”
Wang also had some assuring words for her colleagues at HTC’s corporate family day event which seemed to echo what Yam had said.
Although this is just a rumor at this point, the fact that it came from a reliable source certainly brings it all into question. Only time will tell.