The Rise Of Smartphones

With each passing day, more and more customers are buying smartphones like never before. This has been fueled by the increasing number of cheap smartphones that are introduced in the market by all major smart phone manufacturers.

For the uninitiated, a smartphone is a mobile phone that can connect to the Internet and the ability to run and buy applications. Even a cheap smartphone is equipped with voice, wireless fidelity data, Bluetooth and GPRS. The operating systems that are most often used in cheap smartphones include Google Android, Apple iOS and Windows Phone 7 by. Most smart phones, including low-cost smartphones, using the communication 3G wireless technology and changes to Wi-Fi wherever it is available. In fact, latest smartphones at low prices are being manufactured to accommodate the upcoming 4G technology.

The reports revealed that worldwide sales of mobile phones to end users totaled more than 416 million units during the last quarter of 2011. This represents an increase of 35 percent compared to the same quarter in 2009. T
he sale of smartphones, including smartphones at low prices, rose more than 95 percent in the third quarter compared to last year. Smartphones made up over 19 percent of total mobile phone sales in the last quarter of 2010.

The United States more than 290 million mobile phone subscribers and penetration of mobile telephony in the country is over 92 percent. More than one in four families had mobile phones and no fixed connection. Nearly one household in six, using cell phones exclusively, despite a fixed telephone connection. Worldwide, there are about five billion smartphone users, a large percentage of using cheap smartphones.

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martphone owners download thousands of applications and spend huge sums of money through mobile payments. With more people taking smartphones, concerns about mobile phone safety are also bound to rise. Also, do not store a banking password on your smartphone. About 24 percent of users do and 40 percent of these people say that losing their device would be worse than losing your wallet. More than two million mobile phones are lost or stolen each year. Add to this the reduction of subscription fees and smartphone users will have a gala time.
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