Despite soaring sales of smartphones, research suggests one in five owners will rarely, if ever, use them to access the internet. Photograph: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters
Smartphone Sales To Hit 1bn A Year For First Time In 2013 -- The Guardian
Accountant Deloitte predicts the smartphone will become a mass market phenomenon and an everyday object worldwide.
The smartphone is predicted to become a mass market phenomenon this year, with annual shipments soaring to 1bn globally for the first time, although a fifth of the devices will rarely be used to go online.
In 2013 the smartphone will become an everyday object worldwide, according to a study by accountants Deloitte, bringing the number of active phones with either a touch screen or an alphabet keyboard to 2bn by the end of the year.
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My Comment: It's easy to see the day when almost everyone has a smart phone .... and the cost of communicating will be almost free.