2011’s iPhone Killers

2011's iPhone Killers

The iPhone 4 is currently the most popular phone available at the moment. Everybody likes an underdog so what phones are on the horizon that could potentially challenge the throne of Apple’s mighty mobile phone.

Kyocera Echo

The dual-screen Android smartphone called Kyocera Echo is a first and one which comes from a company that virtually invented the smartphone. As the name suggests the handset comprises of two screens which fold out not too dissimilar to a Nintendo DS. The Echo comes with a host of competitive specifications: 2x 3.5″LCD touchscreens at 800 x 480 resolution

  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus and digital zoom
  • 720p HD camcorder
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • Full HTML Web browser with Google Search
  • 1GHz Snapdragon processor (QSD 8650 Android)
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) of onboard memory and an 8GB micro SDcard for the external memory card slot supporting cards up to 32GB
  • Voice and text notifications
  • This phone is set to take multi-tasking to a whole new level and is expected to be launched in March.
  • LG Optimus 2X

The LG Optimus 2X is the world’s first dual core smartpone. Initially this device will be launched with Android 2.2 and will be upgraded to Gingerbread once it becomes available. It runs flash and its speedy dual-core processors make the interface quick and smooth. This Android feature filled handset will no doubt go down well when it is launched. Some of its many features can be seen below: Display – 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches

  • 8 MP camera, autofocus and LED flash
  • Dolby Mobile and SRS sound enhancement
  • 8 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
  • MicroSD, up to 32GB memory storage
  • 3G, HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
  • 1080p Video
  • Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor
  • The LG Optimus 2X is expected to be launched in March.
  • HTC 7 Pro

HTC has made quite a name for itself recently and their popularity continues to grow and for good reason too. This handset is another dual core processor mobile phone this time running Windows 7, which also provides a QWERTY keyboard. Display – 480 x 800 pixels, 3.6 inches

  • 5 MP camera, autofocus and LED flash
  • 8 or 16 GB storage, 448 MB RAM
  • Micro USB available
  • HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbp
  • 1 GHz Scorpion processor
  • Pocket Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, PDF viewer)
  • This handset is already available in the US.
  • HTC Desire 2

Many fans consider the HTC desire to be the best phone on the market. So naturally the Desire 2 is eagerly awaited. At this stage there are only rumours with sightings being reported at various events. If the sightings are true we could be seeing the next version sooner rather than later.

  • Rumoured Details Below: Front and rear cameras
  • 3.8 inch display
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 MP camera, autofocus and LED flash
  • Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread OS
  • Micro USB and SD available
  • HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

The iPhone has a massive legion of followers but there are alternatives which some regard as even better. In 2011 there are several competitors who could take the throne comparing build quality and functionality it all depends on the marketing.