However, crucial for the phone's success will be its U.S. release date. Being first to market with a dual-core phone will give it a head start because 2011 is gearing up to be the year of the smartphone, and technology has evolved to where the devices are both fast and inexpensive.
A company positioning itself at the cutting edge will have to work hard. For example, Samsung is rumored to have a 1.2GHz phone ready for release early next year, which will launch with Android 2.3 installed on its 16GB of storage. Additionally, Sony Ericsson is rumored to be working on a PlayStation phone, which could further shake up the market, especially in the younger age group.
Keir Thomas has been writing about computing since the last century, and more recently has written several best-selling books. You can learn more about him at http://keirthomas.com and his Twitter feed is @keirthomas.