3/5/2009 11:17:00 AM
HTC rules out adding second distributor in 2009
HTC will not be adding any new distributors this year, and will stick with Brightpoint for at least the whole of 2009.
UK and Ireland chief Dave Catt said: ‘Brightpoint are totally committed to us, and are doing a fantastic job.’
Catt ruled out any more supplier contracts, which will frustrate the likes of 20:20 Mobile, Data Select, Brightstar and IT distributor Ingram Micro.
Brightpoint has recruited three new dedicated staff for its HTC account, including a marketing role.
HTC’s UK distribution is currently limited to Brightpoint and directly through operators, from HTC’s warehousing in Taipei, Taiwan.
The manufacturer is in negotiations with Carphone Warehouse to add the retailer as a direct customer.