The Smartphone Era

Some say that smartphones are essentially expensive high-end mobile phones, and others like expensive mini hand held computers. No matter how you view a smartphone, you know that they are a bit pricier than a regular feature phone, but have a lot more to offer. One of the things that make them so great is their applications. Smartphones have tons and tons of applications; they almost have an “app” for everything. The somewhat endless number of apps allows for people to constantly enhance performance for additional entertainment such as games and movie viewing, for better connectivity, better data processing, and much more.

Smartphones may cost a lot of money. But there are people who find that it is worth the cash. Some, of course find that it is more a symbol of status than anything else. Averages of 35% Smartphone users have an annual income of $100,000+. Smartphone statistics has found men to spend a lot more on their Smartphones than women. While a woman might spend $189, a man will spend $216. Who says that women love to shop? The above statistics proves that men are bigger spenders than women. But the men justify their spend thriftiness. They say they need Smartphones for their businesses. Again Smartphone statistics shows that 48% use Smartphones to aid in their business. Among that 48%, only about 23% has their companies paying their bills while the other 25% pay for the usage themselves. The rest of the 52% use Smartphones for their personal use. The average monthly plan falls to about $110.

The year 2007 saw around 4.8% people using Smartphones which grew to 9.9% in 2008. There are more men than women using Smartphones. Around 12.2% men as against 7.8% women used Smartphones in 2008. This number of users has grown from 2007. In 2007, statistics show, that only around 3.4% women used Smartphones as opposed to 6.1% men. People in the age group of 25 to 34 years are the ones who use Smartphones the most – a whopping 29%. There are only 4.9% users who are 65 years and above. Smartphone users in the age group 18 to 24 years are only about 10.4%. The second major users of Smartphones are in the age group 35 to 44 years. The older the people, the less they seem to want to use Smartphones. The age group of 45- 54 has users that make up about 18.2%. And there are only about 13% users in the age group of 55 to 64 years.

The sales of Smartphones are increasing every year all around the world. A recent survey shows a 15%+ increase in Smartphone sales than the previous year. While worldwide Smartphone sales is about 12%. This percentage keeps increasing year by year. In Asia-Pacific, the sales of mobile phones dropped but there was a 2.3% increase in Smartphones. As the Smartphones statistics show, it is the era of Smartphones.

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