Mobile Phones – The Rise of Cheaper Smartphones on the Horizon

The release of the HTC Tattoo and the T-Mobile Pulse this week is set to begin the rise of cheaper mid-range smartphones for consumers.

Online PR News – 06-October-2009 – – The attraction of the latest smartphones in the UK mobile phone market has reached fever pitch, with the latest Apple iPhone 3G S and HTC’s Android handsets selling in significant numbers despite their high-end values. Yet consumers will be heartened by the news that there is a rise of cheaper mid-range smartphones on the horizon.

Britain’s first pay-as-you-go Android smartphone has been released this month, with the T-Mobile Pulse hitting the shelves from October 2. The cost of a SIM-free handset is significantly cheaper than its HTC and Apple competitors, and gives consumers hope that other manufacturers will be forced to follow suit.

For those interested in specifications, the T-Mobile Pulse also compares favourably with the iPhone, with the largest Android touchscreen of 3.5”. Its 3.2 megapixel digital camera is also a competitive addition, with the same photo quality of the HTC’s Hero and Magic handsets. The early signs are that T-Mobile’s latest Android-powered mobile phone - - will eclipse the success of the T-Mobile HTC G1 launched last year.

Another mid-range budget competitor is set for release this week also, with the HTC Tattoo now available for pre-order. A follow-up from the HTC Magic in design terms, the Tattoo is fitted with a slightly smaller 2.8” Android touchscreen, complete with track-pad. The attraction of the Tattoo is that consumers can customise the external and internal look of their mobile phone - - with changeable designs for fascias and flexible widgets for home screens.

HTC certainly holds the supremacy over the Android smartphone market. Their latest move to target mid-budget consumers could be a very profitable one with almost all of their previous Android handsets very much at the top of the range. With sleek, contemporary mobile phone - - designs as well as excellent communication and multimedia features, the mid-range smartphones are far from being labelled the poor cousins of the HTC Magic, HTC Hero and the iPhone 3G S. stock a fantastic range of Mobile Phone Accessories to suit all models of mobile phone. With Genuine Accessories from Mains Chargers to Bluetooth Headsets you can be sure to find a great deal - the online phone shop you can talk to!