Smartphones are trending up, they now account for almost 50 percent of mobile phones in the United States. And, not surprisingly, feature phones are trending down – four out of five new mobile phone purchases are for smartphones. The clear winner is Google, about 48 percent of smartphones are Android devices. iPhone is second with about a third of the market, although iPhones sales are trending up at a remarkable pace. In the last three months, 43% of smartphone purchases were iPhones. And, down and out in smartphone land is BlackBerry, struggling to hold on the 12 percent of the smartphone users who get their phones free from their bosses, or who just love to type with their thumbs. What are we doing on our smartphones? We’re not talking. For the first time, voice calls on mobile phones is down 11 percent year over year. But, there has been a massive increase of data usage in the same period.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 2, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).