There are definitely some good reasons why LG is the world's third largest mobile phone maker, but there is clearly one aspect where they fall short in when compared to the competition – smartphones. In just about every smartphone platform, LG has lagged behind in offering decent handsets, but they do so well when it comes to feature phones. For example, AT&T has offered devices such as the LG Incite and eXpo for the Windows Mobile front while they're just embarking on a relationship with T-Mobile
. Additionally, Verizon just received the LG Fathom and Ally – both of which aren't the true high-end smartphone competitors that can match some of the offerings seen by HTC. During the first quarter of 2010, we've witnessed at how LG Mobile's operating profit sales plunge down
to 0.9 percent which can be attributed to the lack of impressive smartphone hardware. With that in mind, the Korean based company is prepping to launch 20 Android handsets before the year is over – which proves to look impressive now that we're nearing the halfway point of the year. Even though the focus may be placed on the surging amount of love being garnered by Android, we've already seen how LG is also intent on releasing a Windows Phone 7 handset
to the market. Needless to say that LG already has a lot of work ahead of itself if they are adamant on bringing out 20 Android sets to the market this year.
source: Korea Times
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