Just 6 months back when I was in market for picking up a new mobile Smartphone, I had hardly any choices, but in last few weeks its raining Smartphones here in India. The Monsoon may be delayed a bit, but Smartphone monsoons have seen mobile markets flooded !
Just yesterday, I heard that world’s 3 largest PC maker, Acer, has announced launch of 5 new Smartphones in India. They would be in the price range of between Rs 16,000 and Rs 35,000.
Acer, has also announced that it will launch Total of 9 handheld devices in India, making its foray into suddenly competitive Smartphone segment.
Just a day before Acer’s launch, HTC announced that it will unveil India’s first Android mobile handset, based on the open source platform for mobile devices.
Bharti Airtel will be the exclusive carrier for this Android HTC device that is likely to be priced at around Rs 25,000.
HTC had also recently launched the HTC Touch Diamond2 Smartphone in India with a price tag of Rs 29,990.
Less than a week earlier LG, who is looking to aggressively penetrate the hugely growing Indian mobile market, will launch nearly 50 new mobile handsets by the end of this year.
LG said three new Smartphones Crystal, GM 730, and Viewty Smart will hit the Indian markets soon. LG is aiming to double its market share to 11 percent in the dramatically growing GSM mobile telephony market in India.
Samsung is not far behind as well. They also announced that it will roll out its high-end fully touch screen Smartphone – Samsung Jet – in the Indian market by the end of this month. Samsung Jet, boasting of a 3.1 inch screen, a 5 mega pixel camera with video recording capability, built-in GPS, and a slew of multimedia features, will be priced at Rs 24,150 in India.
And who will forget that all this started with Nokia announcing its, so called Iphone beater – The NOKIA N97- and Apple immediately following it up with its upgraded slimmer and sexier version of first generation Iphone – The IPHONE 3GS
So guys, take your pick – But remember for all what they offer, they ain’t coming cheap to you. They will burn your pockets upwards of 25k – so watch out for holes in your pocket :)