Has the Number of Smart Phones Tripled?
Dec 4, 2008 7:48 AM –
In the U.S. the number of Smart Phones used have nearly tripled according to Red Eye Chicago. So more iPhones, Blackberries, and T-Mobile’s new G1 are on the street. According to statistics, 8% of Americans owned smart phones in July 2007. 22% of Americans owned smart phones in July 2008.
The trend for smart phones these days offer desktop-like experiences full with high speed Internet, email, keyboard, mobile applications, music, video, digital camera and more. The top trend though is the beloved touch screen. We’ve rounded up the top 3:
- T-Mobile G1, (nicknamed the “Google Phone” or “G Phone”)
- Everyone Else (Blackberry Storm, Samsung Instinct and Motorola Krave)
It’s really up in the air right now who is the definitive number three, but we shall see.
Smart phones were traditionally only used by business professionals, travelers and white colar executives who addictively depended on their email to be readily available. Whereas, the rest of the cell phone population weren’t so attached. With the new capabilities of today’s smart phones, better technology, cheaper prices, and a bit of sexy appeal, you find more hipsters with them. We’ll revisit this to see where the projected total of smart phones will be in a decade… (if we even have them, maybe we’ll be able to communicate by telekinesis by then 😉 ).