Smartphones to account for 28 percent of handsets in 2011

By Shawn Knight · 6 replies
Jul 27, 2011
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  1. Smartphone sales have exploded in recent years and are expected to surpass 420 million units worldwide, representing nearly 30 percent of all mobile phones sold this year. The study from…

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  2. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,069   +427

    No, I do not currently have a smartphone. I am looking at getting one when my contract is up next year. Right now I would pick HTC or an iPhone. If the iPhone has a better camera (8mp w/1080p video) I think it would be one of the best phones on the market. Unfortunately it doesn't, and it lacks a micro sd card slot (wonder why that could be, lol). So right now, I think I would get the HTC Thunderbolt as my phone of choice. It's got 4g LTE and nice specs all the way around. I know there are certainly phones with better specs, but I don't really care about those, just the true performance and battery life.
  3. I don't even have a dumb phone.
  4. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    I remember the days where every man and his dog had a nokia, now I cant even name one person. It amazes me every time that Nokia is still #1 when it comes to smartphone sales.
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    aj: that is because Nokia still sells tons of phones which are not smart enough :rolleyes:
  6. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    I know that, but these figures relate to Smart Phone sales specifically and nokia smart phones arent that great
  7. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    I agree, but their upcoming 'Sea Ray' looks to be the best looking smartphone in a while, and if it turns out to be a stable platform, I am certain to dump this SGS with it. :D

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