Smartphones Make Up 28% Of Cell Phones Nowadays

With features expanding and prices dropping, it’s not surprising that many people are changing simple cell phones for the increased functionality and flashiness of smartphones. Smartphones now represent more than a quarter of all cellphones sold in the US.

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With features expanding and prices dropping, it’s not surprising that many people are changing simple cell phones for the increased functionality and flashiness of smartphones. According to research by NPD Group, Smartphones now represent more than a quarter of all cellphones sold in the US. This represents a 47% year-over-year increase and is based on data from the spring. The shift helped push the average price of a phone up $4 to $87. The top sellers among smartphones were Apple’s iPhone 3G and RIM’s BlackBerry Curve series. Simpler phones like the Verizon LG enV2 and the Sprint Samsung Rant also showed strong sales among simpler feature phones. Analysts expect these trends to continue as prices drop and the hardware and software provide a better experience. [via Electronista]

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