“Tuesday marks the long-awaited introduction of the first phone running Google’s Android software, but some experts warn phone users not to get their hopes up too high,” Nancy Gohring reports for IDG News Service in an article headlined, “Android Launch: Don’t Expect IPhone-like Lines.”
“T-Mobile’s launch of the Dream — a phone made by HTC and the first on the market to run Google’s Android software — likely won’t be accompanied by the mad rush that surrounded Apple’s introduction of the iPhone,” Gohring reports.
“‘Any launch short of the iPhone launch is going to seem small, so I think it’s incumbent upon us to recognize that it doesn’t get like that very often,’ said Bill Hughes, an analyst at In Stat,” Gohring reports. “In fact, the hysteria surrounding the iPhone launch is likely never to be replicated in the mobile-phone world, he said.”
“Researchers from Strategy Analytics are predicting that 0.4 million Android phones will sell in the fourth quarter this year,” Gohring reports.
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