HTC Sense 5.0, Zoe and Blinkfeed coming to HTC Butterfly by the end of the month, HTC One X a bit later


HTC North Asia Jack Tong with Nobel laureate Dr. Christopher A. Sims

Since HTC One has been revealed to the audience everyone is talking about this device and its features. Some of these features (software side), like the HTC Sense 5.0, HTC Zoe and HTC Blinkfeed, will be arriving according to Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia, to HTC Butterfly by the end of the month (May). The same software update is expected to roll out for HTC One X owners soon and for HTC Droid DNA in the following months.

Mr. Jack Tong also said that the company’s production capacity for its newest flagship smartphone will double this month and probably triple in June, in order to meet the high demand world-wide.

“Our capacity is expected to rise significantly starting from mid-May,” said Mr. Tong at a news conference where the company announced its sponsorship of Cirque du Soleil. He also added saying: “We are optimistic about our high-end sales during April and June.”

HTC is engaged in a stiff competition on the smartphone segment with competitors such as Samsung Electronics or Apple, the Taiwan-based mobile maker reported revenues of $1.43 billion during the first quarter (January – March) of 2013. Although the figures are impressive the OEM reported a 29% drop from the previous quarter and a 37%  annual decrease. Some of the loss is due to manufacturing problems with the HTC One, but now that the capacity if back on track and slowly growing, HTC estimates an increase in the revenue for up to 60% in the following couple of months.