A range of smartphones will be launched in the next few weeks, just as analysts are warning that a lack of new models is hampering sales.
Although mobile device sales were up 27 per cent for this quarter compared to the same quarter last year, the majority of growth was in the PDA market, with Hewlett Packard performing strongly, according to analyst firm Canalys.
Other systems like the Medion, which is used in conjunction with GPS for location-based services, have also been driving growth.
"There have not been the launches of new smartphone models to boost the market this quarter," said Canalys senior analyst Chris Jones.
"But there are a number of smartphone models coming online in the next few weeks that should boost take-up in the sector."
A series of new launches from Samsung, Nokia, Siemens and Sendo are expected over the next few weeks.
Sendo was the first to market this week with the launch of the Sendo X, the first smartphone designed and built in Britain.
The tri-band handset is using the Symbian 60 operating system and weighs in at 120 grams. It has a colour screen, built in camcorder and Bluetooth and is available immediately.
"We believe that the Sendo X has the best combination of advanced multimedia and internet capability of any phone available on the market today," said Hugh Brogan, Sendo's chief executive.
"True to Sendo's business model, we have made the phone extremely customisable for the operator and the user. Both can now adapt the phone to the way they want to use it."
Distributors also hope that the new products will boost the market. "The lack of new products being launched has not inspired end users," said Mark Robinson, business manager at Hugh Symons Group.
"That may change with the new products coming online which may give users more of a reason to buy. On the handheld computing side, units are flying out.
"A lot of location-based services are going into the haulage and shipping industries."
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