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.