Cell phones become more and more popular
Cell phone sales in 2008 have grown with 6%, according to a survey of Gartner. This looks logical, since the devices are becoming more and more popular. However, traces from the crisis can also be found here, since the sales from the last quarter of the year have been 4.6% lower to those from 2007. On the other hand, this does not go for the smartphones, which are experiencing their renascence and are now 23% of all sold phones, which is more than two times more, compared to last year. According to Greg Sterling from Sterling Market Intelligence, the main reason for this is the people’s need of a constant internet access. This is the area where smart devices are better than the ordinary ones, as the leader here is the iPhone with a whole 66%.
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