Over 234 million Americans age 13 and older used mobile devices in the third quarter with over a third of them – 87.4 million – saying they owned a smartphones according to a recent report by comScore. The number of smartphone owners was up 12 percent from the preceding quarter.
Smartphones now outsell feature phones in the U.S according to a new report from research firm Nielsen.
Nielsen’s May survey of mobile consumers found among those respondents who purchased a new handset in the past three months, 55% bought a smartphone instead of a feature phone, up from 34 percent just a year ago.
Global sales of wireless phones and smartphones were 427.8 million units in the first quarter of 2011, an increase of 19 percent from the first quarter of 2010, according to recent report from Gartner, Inc.
Smartphone sales totaled 101.8 million units in the January to March timeframe, up 85 percent from the same quarter of 2010. Smartphones accounted for 23.6 percent of overall sales.
The Nokia N8, a Symbian based Smartphone, is now available in Canada from Rogers Wireless.
Features of the new device which is powered by an ARM 11 680 MHz processor include: 16GB of internal memory; a 3.5″ 360 x 640 pixel colour touchscreen; a 12MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics; Bluetooth and WiFi Connectivity; USB port, GPS; FM radio and short range transmitter; and TV out via HDMI connection.