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US smartphone ownership matches feature phone ownership

US smartphone ownership matches feature phone ownership
Tim Green

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Industry / Market Data / March 29th 2012 at 3:34PM

Because sales of smartphones went up 38 per cent last year.

New stats from Nielsen report that 49.7 per cent of US mobile subscribers owned smartphones as of February 2012; A year ago the figure was 36 per cent.

More than two-thirds of those who acquired a new mobile device in the last three months chose a smartphone over a feature phone.

Within the smart sector, Android continues to lead, with 48 per cent, ahead of 32.1 per cent with an iPhone, and 11.6 per cent with a Blackberry.

Among those who upgraded the last three months, 48 per cent chose an Android and 43 per cent bought an iPhone.