So google is activating smart phones and tables at a rate of 21 million a month (that's like 16 months for the entire US and Canada), and apple is activating 7.5 million a month... What's going on with this recession I keep hearing so much about?
Yeah, milwaukeemike you're right. I was saying the same thing to my friends. ...there were 120 people packed into the apple store the other day, and north america just broke a record this year for the 4 top selling shoppng days (like cyber monday), and I just heard that overall sales were up a whopping 15% in 2011 over 2010...so, i too don't get the poor economy thing.
most of what is read about these activations are worldwide numbers, which means more than the US. Technically the recession ended in the summer of 2009, as well. so most of what is read is fluff without the entire story. many of the phones are practically given away with an agreement to pay a paltry monthly bill which could be on a family plan. prepaid counts as well in this matter. Also i have not seen any particular tech company with Help Wanted signs signaling a strong recovery