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16 Smartphones That Were Deemed ‘iPhone Killer,’ 2008-2011

Jason O. Gilbert
·Technology Editor

After the first iPhone came out in 2007, tech publications rushed to identify the phone that would be the “iPhone killer.”

SPOILER: Apple sold more than 190 million iPhones last year. It is safe to say that the iPhone has not, in fact, been killed. 

1. Google Nexus One

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2. The BlackBerry Torch 9800

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3. The Palm Pre

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4. The Galaxy S II

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5. The Motorola Droid

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6. The Else phone

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7. The entirety of Windows Phone 7

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8. The BlackBerry Storm

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9. The HTC Evo 4G

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10. The Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X10


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11. The HTC HD2

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12. The LG KU990

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13. The LG Viewty KU990

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14. The Samsung SGH-F480

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15. The HTC Touch 

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16. The LG Voyager

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