5/1/2008 9:59:00 AM
Brightpoint and HTC sign deal
Smartphone manufacturer HTC has appointed Brightpoint Great Britain, formerly Hugh Symons Telecom (HST), as its only distributor for the UK and Ireland.
The distributor deal follows Brightpoint’s £3.6m purchase of HST, which was announced on Tuesday (29 April), and comes after HTC ended its supply relationship with Portix last month.
Brightpoint is the biggest international supplier of HTC’s handsets and this deal will give the manufacturer an instant foothold in the UK market.
A spokeswoman for HTC said the manufacturer will work closely with Brightpoint to grow its market share.