Thursday, August 28, 2008

Manufacturers Battle It Out for Latest, Greatest Smartphones

The number of mobile phones available on the market is steadily increasing, with experts estimating 100 wireless phones to be launched in the United States by the end of 2008. With the influx of phones comes faster, more complex smartphones capable of supporting outside software programs and applications. North America and Japan are currently tied for second in the race for smartphone adoption (each has 20 percent of all smartphones sold), while Western Europe claims the top spot (22 percent). Of the major phone manufacturers, HTC and Palm are expected to lead the way with the highest percentage of smartphones being released, while Motorola, LG and Sony Ericsson will stagger behind with the lowest percentage.

Regardless of the manufacturer, smartphones are rapidly changing mobile technology, wireless communications and pop culture. As this article demonstrates, it might be time to start shopping around for a new handheld toy.

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