It’s Still A Feature Phone Planet

Smartphones are what everyone’s using, right? Wrong. While Smartphones are undeniably popular in certain markets, from a worldwide perspective, only slightly more than a quarter of phones are smartphones. That’s a whole lot of WAP still going on.

Vision Mobile’s report on global mobile trends suggests that while markets with strong 3G penetration have higher smartphone uptake (which makes perfect sense; a smartphone on 2G is somewhat lobotomised), there’s still a long way to go before we’re a smartphone planet; even locally in the Asia-Pacific region, smartphone penetration is only at 19 per cent. [Vision Mobile via TechCrunch]
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