Android mania for budget handsets

Android mania for budget handsetsAndroid’s success is largely due its availability across a range of devices, from top-of-the-range superphones to budget nonsense. A new report from Digitimes suggests the latter scene will see a huge boom in Android devices in 2011.

The report attributes the anticipated boom to chips manufactured in China and Taiwan, driving “white box” sales (i.e. without fancy packaging) in emerging markets.

Digitimes defines “budget” as priced below $150. There were an estimated 2.5 to 3 million budget Android sales last year, and the report suggests that figure could rise to 20 to 25 million in 2011.

Incredibly, around half of those sales – 10 to 13 million – are expected to take place in China alone.

$150 equates to just over £90 in the UK, which, incidentally, is exactly how much the excellent Orange San Francisco will set you back.

via: BGR

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 7, 2011 at 11:42

Will be interesting to see how the hardcore Android lovers react once Android is the new 'bog-standard'?

shutup1  Apr. 7, 2011 at 12:17

I imagine everybody will be extremely upset, it might even destroy some peoples lives. This is such a big thing... sleep WILL be lost over this.

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