Taiwan's HTC J Butterfly to overtake iPhone 5 in Taiwan this month

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The HTC J Butterfly, the 5-inch flagship model of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp., is likely to overtake Apple Inc.'s iPhone 5 in Taiwan this month, shooting to the top of the bestsellers' list, Taiwan's official Central News Agency reported, citing an HTC executive, Thursday.

"As long as we can meet the strong demand in the local market, we'll be able to see 'a golden cross' of the sales figures of the two popular products by the end of January," said HTC North Asia President Jack Tong on the sidelines of a product launch.

"The popularity of the HTC J Butterfly has exceeded expectations," he said. HTC has been doing its utmost to increase shipments and has shortened its supply time from weeks to days, Tong said, expressing hopes that the company can meet all of its orders within two months., the news agency said.