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Taiwan's HTC Q2 profit up about 33 pct y/y

TAIPEI, July 6 (Reuters) - Taiwan smartphone maker HTC Corp 2498.TW reported an around 33 percent rise in second-quarter profit, it said on Tuesday.

HTC’s unaudited net profit in April-June was T$8.64 billion ($268 million), the company said in a statement, without giving further details.

In the same period a year earlier, it had reported an audited net profit of T$6.5 billion.

Sales reached T$23.86 billion in June.

HTC ranks behind bigger smartphone rivals Nokia Oyj NOK1V.HE, Blackberry maker Research in Motion RIM.TO, iPhone maker Apple Inc AAPL.O and Motorola Inc MOT.N in the global smartphone rankings, according to research firm IDC. (US$1=T$32.2) (Reporting by Roger Tung)

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