Smartphones 'increasing in popularity'

17 March 2010 — 4:00 PM

Smartphones increasingly popular

Smartphones are increasing in popularity, if recent research is anything to go by.

Recent findings from ABI research suggested that falling smartphone prices and an increasing number of entry-level devices was partly responsible for a 25 per cent rise in shipments in the last three months of 2009.

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Anthony Keyworth, director of product marketing for Orange UK, said: "The latest smartphones running on Android and iPhone and touchscreens make interaction much easier. The way that the internet has been portrayed on these devices makes it so much more readable and user-friendly."

He added that the app market is currently interesting and there are thousands of applications around at the moment, which leaves consumers "spoilt for choice".

Nokia enjoyed a successful final quarter of last year as it shipped 21 million smartphones in comparison to the 15 to 16 million that it normally achieves.

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