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IHS: By next year, half of all mobile handsets will be smartphones

0. phoneArena posted on 28 Aug 2012, 13:49

Research firm IHS says that half of all mobile handsets will be smartphones by 2013, two years earlier than first thought; in the same report, IHS says that by 2016, smartphones will represent two-thirds of mobile phones...

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posted on 28 Aug 2012, 14:44 1

1. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1121; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

this article doesnt surprise me. the cellular world is set for Smartphones and will continue to be that way

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 04:46

2. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

I do think feature phones will be a profitable product longer than most people give them. They are a huge market in my age group (40-ish), and in developing markets. It may take an entire generation before smartphones really own the mobile world. I think it is no coincidence that the 2 largest companies (Samsung and Nokia) are also huge in that market. LG and Pantech owe feature phone sales for keeping them profitable in mobile.

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