06/09/2009 00:00 AST

HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, has announced that Saudi telecom service provider STC will be the first operator in the Middle East to introduce the region’s first Android-powered phone HTC Magic to Saudi customers. The introduction of the HTC Magic in Saudi Arabia is the result of a successful relationship between STC and HTC.

STC, the largest telecommunication provider in the Kingdom and the Middle East, covers an area of two million square kilometers, providing coverage to more than 100,000 kilometers of highways and 98 percent of inhabitant areas across Saudi Arabia.

It has a larger customer base than any other provider in the Middle East - more than 18 million GSM, four million land line and one million DSL customers.

To date, STC has won telecom licenses in Kuwait and Bahrain and acquired shares in companies in Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, and South Africa and is continuing to develop its outreach to become a global service provider.

Founded in 1997, HTC designs, manufactures and markets innovative, feature rich smartphone and PDA phone devices.

Since its establishment, HTC has developed strong R&D capabilities, pioneered many new designs and product innovations and launched state-of-the-art PDA Phones and smartphones for mobile operators and distributors in Europe, the US, and Asia. These machines are available as HTC devices and as products individually customized for operator and device partners.

HTC is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile device market. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.


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