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Google Nexus Phone and iPhone 4G: 2010 Smartphone Forecast

Smartphone sales are disappointingly low for 2009, it had been expected that sales would peak this year due to a number of hot new handsets, such as the iPhone 3GS and the Motorola Droid. According to market research, we only have Nokia to blame for the poor sales figures. However, 2010 could see a turnaround in smartphone sales with the launch of the Google Nexus One phone and the rumored Apple iPhone 4G.

According to an article on PC World the market research was conducted by Gartner and shows that smartphones accounted for 14 percent of cell phone sales, an increase of 24 percent from 2008. Sales were right on target for 2009 but the third-quarter has seen a setback, this is due to Nokia not launching enough high-end smartphones.

The forecast for 2013 looks very healthy for smartphones; every third cell phone sold will be a smartphone. But we first need to look to 2010 and the release of a new bunch of handsets.

We know that more than 50 new Android handsets will be launched next year, one of those being the Google-branded Nexus One. This will be the first handset to come with Google branding, but we are not sure how much damage this will do with its partners and those 50 Android handsets.

Apple is where the real sales are, the biggest selling phone in 2009 was the iPhone 3GS and if rumors of a 4G version are true, then sales will be just as good if not better.

For more details on smartphone sales, visit PC World

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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