Featurephones make up 72% of new U.S. cellphone sales according to NPD
Many featurephones end up in the hands of those who really don't care what model phone they have, as long as it takes and receives calls. You know whom I mean, the kind of guy who shrugs his shoulder at your Touch Pro2 and says, "A phone is just a phone." Being a featurephone doesn't mean that the device has no exciting specs. Models like the LG Dare or the enV Touch are so full of features that they are often misclassified by the media and sales reps as smartphones.
According to NPD, the top selling featurephones in the period were the LG enV2 and the Samsung Rant. The iPhone and the BlackBerry Curve were the best selling smartphones. Average price of a new handset? $87, up 4% from last year. 20% of new handsets now come with Wi-Fi (hear that, Verizon?). 26% of new phones are touchscreen devices while 35% have physical QWERTY keyboards.
source: NPD via EngadgetMobile