According to Commercial Times – a Chinese outlet – HTC could see itself shipping 8.5-million handsets in Q4 2010. They would be able to achieve the feat by reportedly introducing six new devices before year's end. Three of those devices are said to be Android-based: the Europe-bound HTC Vision, and two US bound devices – the Vanguard and Emerald – heading to T-Mobile USA.
HTC must do something about their shortage issues if they want to meet this goal. To date, their two hottest smartphones in the US – the HTC Droid Incredible and the HTC EVO 4G – have been unable to sell as well as they'd probably like because they can't get parts fast enough to ship them. From what I hear, certain configurations of the HTC Desire over in Europe can also be hard to find.
About the only phones from HTC we haven't heard about regarding shortages lately are the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide and Google's Nexus One. In any case, HTC's proven time and time again that they can meet their ambitious goals, so I have no reason to believe they couldn't meet this one.