The Gartner report on the Third Quarter Sales of mobile phones makes an interesting read. Smart phones as a category are now 20% of the total sales. While this may seem less, the fact that their sales and market share have doubled over the year is significant. If the current trend continues they could outsell featurephones pretty soon. I picked up the term featurephone when I came across the news article that LG was exiting the featurephone market and focussing exclusively on the smartphone market.While what is a smart phone is always debatable I reckon all iPhones, All Android Phones, All Blackberry Phones, All Nokia phones shipping with Symbian operating system and all Windows mobile platform phones would fall into the Smartphone category.
Here’s some of my perspective on how things are shaping up in the Smartphone market.
What’s your opinion on how the smartphone market will pan out? Do give your feedback in the comments and let us know what you think.
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