A recent J D Power survey shows a near four times increase in the proportion of smartphones sales over 2007, from 1.7 per cent to 6.3 per cent.
This can only improve as and when the 3G iPhone and Treo 850 are launched, and the BlackBerry Bold is finally in shops.
Also Nokia’s avowed intention to release new multi band HSPA handsets will further increase customer choice.
Though unfortunately for Nokia, customer satisfaction in its products is well below Sony Ericsson, let alone Motorola.
Interestingly the American love affair with flip phones has deepened to 74 per cent of total sales, a phenomenal rise of 24 per cent since 2006.