HTC sells 13.2 million smartphones, releases new Vivid with AT&T

HTC, the Taiwanese mobile phone maker whose North American operations are based in Bellevue, today said that it sold 13.2 million smartphones during the third quarter. That was up 93 percent over the same period last year, driving profits of $624 million and revenue of $4.5 billion.

In addition, the company announced today the launch of the HTC Vivid, marking one of the first smartphones to run on AT&T’s LTE network. The phone includes a dual core 1.2 GHz processor and a 4.5 inch qHD display.

“The HTC Vivid combines an exceptional display in a premium device that delivers a powerful smartphone to our customers through AT&T’s fast LTE and HSPA+ 4G network,” said Jason Mackenzie, president of global sales and marketing at HTC.

In addition to the Vivid, AT&T plans to release the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket on its new LTE network.

The HTC Vivid will be available November 6th for for $199.99 with a two-year commitment with AT&T. The Samsung Galaxy S will sell for $249.