LG, the company behind the popular Viewty and Cookie range of handsets, has sold 20 million touchscreen mobile phones, it has been announced.
The Korean mobile phone manufacturer has passed the landmark despite having only entered the market in March 2007.
The impressive showing, which comes at a time when sales of new mobile phones have been hard hit by the economic downturn, was driven by sustained demand for handsets such as the KU990 Viewty and the LG KP500 Cookie
LG is planning a range of new touchscreen phone launches this year, as it gears up for stiff competition from the third edition of the iPhone and a raft of Android-powered smartphones from rival manufacturers.
Among the handsets soon to come from LG is the LG GC900 Viewty Smart, an eight megapixel cameraphone, and the fully transparent LG GD900.
Earlier this week, LG’s main Korean competitor Samsung also confirmed that it has sold 20 million touchscreen phones.