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    Smartphones to Dominate in 2011

    We are at the beginning of a new wireless era where smartphones are set to become the standard device consumers will use to connect to friends, the Internet and the world at large.

    We are at the beginning of a new wireless era where smartphones are set to become the standard device consumers will use to connect to friends, the Internet and the world at large.

    According to a recent blog by Roger Entner, SVP, research and insights, telecom practice for Nielsen, while only 21 percent of American wireless subscribers are using a smartphone today, these mobile devices will dominate the market just one year from now.

    Indeed, Nielsen data shows that the share of smartphones as a proportion of overall device sales has increased to 29 percent for phone purchasers in the last six months, and 45 percent of respondents to a Nielsen survey indicated that their next device will be a smartphone. Add to this the falling prices and increasing capabilities of smartphones, along with an explosion of applications for these devices, and we can expect to see the beginning of a groundswell so rapid that, by the end of 2011, Nielsen expects more smartphones in the U.S. market than feature phones.

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