Techtree writes: "The year 2008 was one the best years that the mobile industry has seen. The number of phones released was way beyond what we've ever seen. Though the number of phones released in the international market is much higher, the situation in India is improving.
Earlier the consumer had to wait for about two or three months for the phone to be released in the Indian market. While many waited for the release, others would go and get the phone from the grey market.
However, all that is changing now. India now sees simultaneous launch of phones or at times early launch of phones. While this may sound good, many a times in a bid to outdo each other, manufacturers make products that fall short of expectations and turns out to be a complete failure."