Mobile and Wireless: Smartphone Winners and Losers: 10 Handsets on the Market Now
In the mobile space, it's tough for some companies to get noticed. Companies like Apple, Research In Motion and Nokia tend to have their names plastered all over the place, while other firms, like Pantech and LG, hope to stand out from time to time. The only surefire way to be noticed nowadays is to offer up a high-quality smartphone that combines powerful features and a slick design. There are several smartphones on the market right now that deliver on that combination and see their sales soar because of it. However, there are just as many smartphones that, for one reason or another, just aren't delivering the same value proposition as their high-powered alternatives. In the process, they're left to hope that they can stay afloat. In the following slides, both sides of the coin, winners and losers, will be on display. For every high-quality, top-notch smartphone, another of lesser quality will be listed. And for those who might not agree, the best part is, all the following devices are shipping now, although smartphone shoppers should check availability for their favorite models. They should be able to at least try out the handsets themselves at local dealer stores to find out if the following assessments are spot on or fall short. Take a look at the five winning and five losing smartphones that are on store shelves now.