Recently, Samsung announced that it is partnering with visa in offering a special edition of its recently launched Galaxy S3 smartphone. The official handset of this year's Olympics will utilize the mobile payments app of Visa so that athletes who are sponsored by both companies can pay their London purchases using their mobile devices. HTC is making sure that it will not be left behind by Samsung as it also takes part in this summer's Olympic Games.
Peter Chou, the head of HTC gave a confirmation that he will be one of those assigned to relay the Torch of the Olympics from Greece to London which is the event's host city. The Taiwan news reported that Chou is accorded honor because of his contributions to the mobile industry's development worldwide, his leadership in the technology industry of Taiwan and his effort in introducing a Taiwanese brand to the global market.
The Chief Executive Officer will be taking charge of the torch in London on the 6th of July which is three weeks prior to the 2012 Olympic's opening ceremony.
Chou said that he is flattered to be appointed as one of the torchbearers in the Olympic Games in London this year. He further added that each step he will take in the relay will show how deeply he will support the athletes of Taiwan who will be participating in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Chou is one of the 8,000 chosen torchbearers that will become a part of the usual Torch Relay where the Olympic Torch is lighted in Greece and moved to the Olympics' host country. During the opening ceremony, the last torchbearer holds the Olympic Torch and lights up the Olympic Flame that will burn all throughout the duration of the Olympic Games. The Olympics in London this year will start on the 27th of July and continue until the 12th of August.