Whether it is clever subliminal advertising, mild schizophrenia or just that pesky Devil on your shoulder, those voices in your noggin whispering ‘I should really sell my mobile, and get my grubby little mitts on that new Smartphone I’ve had my eye on’ may just have some credence in 2011.
The next 12 months are shaping up to be the year of the Smartphone, with all the big-hitters releasing their versions of this must-have piece of kit.
For Samsung, market dominance does not seem too far away with its flagship product, the Galaxy S. The head honcho’s at Samsung are predicting strong sales this year, as they hope to shift more and more units of their Android-driven range, with an imposing figure of 50 million being banded around. This would certainly go someway to reigning in Apple’s run-away success.
There is no doubt that the Galaxy S model remains Samsung’s favourite child; it sold a bucket-load in 2010 and its performance is being used as a launch pad for a host of new Android-driven products, as well as a new range of Bada-based models – of which they hope to flog around 10 million units.
The Galaxy S model currently runs on the high-performance Android 2.2 OS, but is due to get an upgrade to the Gingerbread operating system in the very near future, this will only act to spark more sales in 2011.
So the future is looking very rosy for Samsung, as they seemed to have stumbled across a winning formula with the Galaxy. They certainly knew how to sell mobile phones with the traditional features, and it would seem that the Smartphone revolution is coming very naturally to them as well.