LG and Samsung to unveil new phones at the annual CTIA wireless show in Las Vegas

LG and Samsung will unveil new phones at the annual CTIA wireless show in Las Vegas. During the three-day show starting on Tuesday, LG, which trails Samsung and Nokia in global handset sales plans to showcase about 30 new handset models tailored to specific needs and age groups. LG will display its second model based on Android system and a Qwerty-based messaging phone, the Remarq, as it seeks to maintain its lead in the North American messaging phone segment.. Samsung — which outperformed Motorola Inc. in annual U.S. handset shipments for the first time last year — will display about a dozen new phones and its latest mobile platform, Bada.. Samsung’s new models for North America include phones targeting youngsters enthusiastic about social networking services, such as the full touch-based Sunburst and Qwerty-keyboard based Strive.

CTIA, or the Wireless Association, formerly known as Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, hosts the largest industry show in North America with representatives from over 1,100 companies from the mobile and telecommunications industry expected to attend this year. South Korean companies, which together control more than 30 percent of the global mobile handset market, claimed about 47 percent of the North American handset market last year.