"IDC estimates that over 100 million smartphones will ship this year," says Trend's device security director Todd Thiemann, "and viruses need the ability to run processes in the background, so even Java-capable basic phones aren't a big threat."
The more complex phone software becomes, the more places malicious people will have to explore for exploits. Does it really have the potential to become that bad? Should people really be expected to buy additional software for their phone just to protect it? It seems to me that the burden should be placed on the manufacturers of the phones and the operating systems they use, instead of a third party.