Irish bookmaker Paddy Power is offering odds of 4/1 that Samsung’s brand spanking new Wave smart phone will outsell both Google’s Nexus One and the iPhone globally this year but the smart money, it seems, is still on the iPhone.
After the launch of the Samsung Wave at the Mobile World Congress on Barcelona this morning, the iPhone still remains the bookies’ odds-on 4/6 favourite to become the best-selling mobile device in the world in 2010.
Paddy Power is also taking bets on who will have the greatest share of the global mobile phone device market (not including Nokia) by 1 January, 2011, and Sony-Ericsson has emerged as the bookies’ strong 2/5 favourite with Samsung present at odds of 7/4.
“From what I’ve seen, the Samsung Wave looks like a very sexy device and I’d give it a sporting chance of outselling the Nexus One, but my money is on the iPhone to easily outsell both devices this year,” said a spokesperson for the bookmakers.
By Marie Boran
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Photo: The iPhone (above) and the Samsung Wave