January 7, 2010 @ 7:13 am
Only a few short years ago, out of nowhere the smart phone emerged and it changed the way that the world looked at their phone. Gone were the days when camera phones and SMS capabilities were the ‘wow’ factor for everyone buying a new phone. Now users wanted to not only be able to browse the web, they wanted to listen to music and even have a touch screen so they wouldn’t have to constantly rely on an endless series of button pressing to do what they wanted with their phones. Apple delivered a device that would rule them all, the iPhone. However, these days there is a definite threat on the horizon, the HTC HD2. This powerful phone comes equipped with a whole range of much sought after features such as ringer silencing, a huge screen and the ability to dim in correlation with the surrounding lighting. This catering to the needs of smart phone users will give the HD2 a strong edge in the market.
Yet, the HD2 is not alone, by far. Another company is gearing up to take on the iPhone and that is Nokia. With the new Nokia n900, the Finnish corporation has unveiled a tremendously robust device that is capable of handling web browsing with ease, and also making use of a well designed touch screen. The n900 also has the added advantage of being able to run Linux, a system that the tech savvy prefer over the Mac OS or Windows. This mix of features is going to make it tough for Apple to achieve its former total dominance over the smart phone industry and analysts do not believe that things will ever return to how they once were. That being said, the iPhone has ridden a wave of extreme enthusiasm on behalf of its fan base and will be a very tough competitor for any company to go head to head with.