HTC has launched HTC Business, a division dedicated to supporting smartphone use within business.
The service will provide organisations with ongoing advice, support and additional resources, from a dedicated team of experts, who will help companies of all sizes find the right platforms and handsets for their individual needs.
HTC UK chief Jon French said: ‘The HTC brand is increasingly gaining traction with consumers across the globe but our heritage lies in the business market. Smartphones are increasingly connecting to business networks, creating more productive mobile workforces and saving organisations money by consolidating the number of devices traditionally used by employees.
‘The business smartphone market represented nearly a third of the total smartphone market in 2009, according to analyst house Canalys, and is expected to grow dramatically in the coming years. With HTC Business, we are ideally positioned to help organisations of all sizes take this step.’
Meanwhile, HTC has set up a new website for HTC Business. The technical support team will be on hand to help businesses set up and integrate HTC devices into back-end IT systems through a dedicated technical support service that is available during business hours. The business training team can also support organisations at the time of rollout to ensure a successful implementation and reduce the number of internal support calls.
Thanks to loan schemes provided by HTC’s service provider partners, HTC Business customers will be able to test a range of Android and Windows Phone 7 handsets. This will allow customers to be certain that the final HTC portfolio meets their IT and user needs before committing to any investment.
‘We strongly believe that the latest generation of smartphones has finally reached a stage where we can truly speak of enabling mobile working and productivity at a reduced cost,’ added French.
‘Innovation and agility are two avenues through which small- and medium-sized businesses in the UK are looking to beat the current economic pressures. We are investing heavily in HTC Business and a portfolio of Android and Windows Phone 7 smartphones that is second to none, in order to help businesses tap into new opportunities for growth with the latest smartphone technology,’ he said.