New handsets "require momentum" to topple Apple iPhone

18/01/2010

New Handsets Require Momentum To Topple Apple IPhone

Apple iPhone's large share of the mobile phone market will be difficult for newer handsets to challenge, an expert has said.

LG Electronics suggested recently that Android phones will make up more than half of around 20 new smartphone releases planned by the manufacturer this year, many of which could provide an option for consumers looking to get cash for their old mobile.

But despite this, the well-established Apple handset may be hard to top.

Leigh Geary, from CoolSmartPhone.com, said: "Give the existing handsets time. Android Market – the Android apps store - has more than 20,000 apps available now. The iPhone had 50,000 after a year, but the majority of Google's apps are free."

He added that in a marketplace flooded with iPhones other, newer handsets will need to compete and that these phones will need to require momentum, no matter how good they are.

Smartphone volumes will represent 14 per cent of total mobile device sales in 2009.

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Posted by Paul Whalley