HTC management who last night rolled out the all new HTC Incredible S, running the Android Gingerbread OS, claim that it is carriers like Optus, Telstra and Vodafone who are slowing down the roll out of their phones in Australia and not HTC.Criticised by Smarthouse for not launching the new HTC Sensation, which is wowing reviewers in the USA and Europe where it has already been launched, HTC local management said that it was the “rigorous” testing and “demands” of carriers that had resulted in Australia running several months behind countries like the USA and UK.
Earlier this week we revealed how HTC had recently launched the new HD7 Smartphone, when the USA and Europe were getting the HD7 Pro which comes with a brand new LED Screen.
According to Ben Hodgson, Country Manager for HTC in Australia, the company is “not” launching old phones. However he refused to say when or if the new Sensation will be launched in Australia.
“The carriers have some rigorous procedures that we have to follow and this takes time. We are not launching old Smartphones,” he said.