Smartphone adoption forecasted to reach 5.6 billion by 2019

By Shawn Knight · 4 replies
Nov 11, 2013
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  1. Smartphones have exploded in popularity in recent years but if you thought growth had leveled out, you’re dead wrong. According to the latest mobility report from communications technology company Ericsson, smartphone growth is forecasted to continue to balloon through at...

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  2. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,309   +255

    Yes, I believe in the projection.
    many ordinary people I know have two or more low-cost smartphones (3000 to 7000 Philippine pesos) while some rich people I know even have three to four high-end smartphones (Samsung galaxy note 3, Samsung galaxy s4, iphone)

    I'm using a two-year old cheap Samsung galaxy y. with more than twenty five typhoons hitting the Philippines per year, my old reliable nokia 7210 feature phone is the only backup (~five days standby power) I need. :)
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  3. +1000000000 for having a Nokia :D
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,280

    I've had a mobile phone since '96 and since then till now I've had a good few phones, most of which I still have including my first feature phone which was a Samsung Star & smartphone which was a Blackberry 8250. I even have my first phone ever phone which was a Motorola 7500. All in all I must have about 7 vintage phones in my collection.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,444   +563

    I went back to a dumb phone myself... I tried out a Droid 4 for two years but I just don't think the cost is worth it. I have internet access at home and at work, I don't spend much time between those places and when I do I plan ahead. Granted there are occasions where it is convenient to be able to access the internet from anywhere, but it doesn't happen often enough to justify the cost in my situation.
    avoidz likes this.

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