HTC have shelled of $14.5 million to buy Dopod. Dopod have been selling HTC handsets for 5 years now under their brand and the move is a “gradual integration process” according to HTC Chief Peter Chou.
Dopod have also just announced the launch of the Dopod C500. This is also known as the HTC Vox / Orange SPV E650 and the HTC s710 which we reviewed yesterday. They also announced the Dopod C730 – this is the HTC Cavalier Smartphone with a 400Mhz CPU and UMTS / HSPDA capability. They will also be providing Windows Mobile 6 updates for the 838Pro, D810, P800W and U1000.