Mass market Smartphones coming soon

The general trend of smartphones targeted to a wider audience has been reconfirmed by ABI research.

They predict that almost one in three handsets will be smartphones by 2013.

Pricing has been the issue for both Nokia & Microsoft, due to third party software fees, but as the software suppliers are absorbed by the duopoly so pricing is starting to take another notch down.

The Symbian powered Nokia 6120 Classic is available at Tesco for under £100, so it should not be long for HTC/Microsoft to counter this.

For Nokia especially future profits will be in content and their smartphones will deliver it.